Urban Planning is necessary in any type of political set-up and economy for organized growth and development. This book covers all the essential aspects of urban planning with case studies specially with reference to Indian conditions. The chapters include Ancient and Modern urban planning Planning legislation preparation of Development plan Housing Traffic and transportation Landscape design Urban conservation and useful Planning standards. Most of the syllabus on urban planning has been covered for polytechnic degree and post-graduate students.
About the Author
M. PRATAP RAO is a well qualified practicing Architect-Planner at Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh with eighteen years experience in the tield of architecture and urban planning. He obtained Bachelors degree in Architecture from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad in 1977 and Masters degree in Urban and Regional Planning with first rank and gold medal from University of Mysore Mysore in 1981. He was given Research Award for excellence in architecture by Indian Institute of Architects in 1991 and VSF fellowship of Vastu Shilpa Foundation Ahmedabad in 1995. He participated and presented research papers in several seminars and published two books and twenty research papers in leading architecture urban planning journals. He is an Associate member of Indian Institute of Architects Institute of Town Planners India and Indian Institute of Interior Designers.