This course is an introduction to the history and theories of the planning profession. Selectively draw on the literature in planning theory and history to examine a series of questions fundamental to planning practice. The discussions, exercises, and readings on these questions will highlight alternative approaches to planning practice, and the current issues in the field of planning.
To teach the students the theories of the social sciences (Urban and Rural Sociology, Urban and Regional Economics and Urban and Human Geography) for analyzing human settlements - their evolution, growth & development and incorporating them while planning of human settlements at the rural, urban and regional levels.
To generate interest in students to understand the causes and consequences of disasters and its importance in planning and managing cities and towns towards mitigation and rehabilitation.
To study Urban and Rural Housing Policies and Programmes in India and the Developing World. To introduce the basic premises for Policy Preparation and Content of various Housing Policies and Programmes.To familiarize the students with the Real World Issues and Evaluate Success and Failure of Policies and Programmes