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Default Syllabus and Recommended Books of Town Planning & Urban Management


I. Definition of Town Planning, Goals and objectives of Town Planning:
Town Planning as a multi-disciplinary approach and relationship of Town Planning with other professions.

II. Historical Perspective of Urban Planning:
Planning of historical towns in the world. Examples of planned towns in Europe, Nile Valley region, Euphrates and Tigris Valley region and Indus Valley region (Mohenjodaro, Harappa, Kot Diji and Mehr Garh) and Gandhara Civilization.

III. Urban Rural Differences and Hierarchy of Settlements:
Urbanization and its effects on the environment of urban areas.

IV. History of planning in Pakistan:
5 year plans.

V. Managing Urbanization

  • How to manage urbanization
  • Best Practices
  • Land use classification policy
  • Building and development control
  • Removal of encroachments
  • Introduction to Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)

VI. Housing community and Economic Development:
To prepare professionals with the skills and knowledge of equitable development. Commitment to expanding opportunities and providing quality life for disadvantaged groups.

VII. Public Policy and Urban Design Management:
Solving social and environmental problems using:
a. Economics
b. Policy analysis
c. Political science
d. Urban Design
VIII. Sustainability, Environmental Policy and Planning: How society conserves and manages its natural resources and works to promote development.

IX. Urban Information Systems:
Use of planning related software and spatial analysis tools and systems i.e GIS.


1. Introducing Town Planning--------------------------------------------------Clara Greed

2. Introduction to Town and Country Planning------------------------------- John Ratcliff

3. Town Planning for the Third World-------------------------------------------A.K. Bhatti

4. Contemporary Urban Planning-----------------------------------------------J.M. Levy

5. Land Use, Planning, and Zoning---------------------------------------------Peter J. Loughlin,

6. Town and Country Planning in the UK -------------------------------------- J.B. Cullingworth, Vincent Nadin

7. Town Planning in Practice---------------------------------------------------- Raymond Unwin,

8. World Cities and Urban--------------------------------------------------- -----Mike Janks

9. Urban Land Use Planning------------------------------------------------------ Philip R. B

10. Environmental Science: A Global Concern----------------------------------- William P

11. Megacity Management in the Asian and Pacific Region (Vol-2) ----------- Stubbs, Jeffery Giles Clarke

12. Dying Cities: Surviving the Urban Jungle------------------------------------ Somaiya N

13. Handbook on Urban Sustainability-------------------------------------------- Springer

14. Emerald Cities – Urban sustainability and Economics------------------------ Joan Fitzgerald

15. Growing Greener Cities----------------------------------------------------- ----Eugene Birch, Susan Wachter

16. The Earth scan Reader in Sustainability Cities----------------------------------David Sattethwaite

17. The Poverty Curtain----------------------------------------------------- ----------Dr. Mehboob –ul-Haq

18. Reflections on Human Development--------------------------------------------- Dr. Mehboob –ul-Haq

19. Smart Cities----------------------------------------------------- -------------------Anthony Townsend
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