About Planning of Towns and Cities
The rapid pace of urbanization coupled with enhanced mobility patterns in the recent past in India, while bringing in the socio-cultural transformations, has caused regional imbalances, environmental degradation, and deterioration of living conditions. The prevalent scenario has created multiple challenges for the entire planning fraternity. Our country requires built-environment professionals who may collaborate to steer the development agenda by effectively addressing the emerging challenges through appropriate policies, strategies, and action plans. In this context, “Planning of Towns and Cities” is focused upon disseminating comprehensive know-how of the contemporary urban planning practices in India backed by the historical perspective of town planning in the world.
The book particularly targets the students of undergraduate and postgraduate studies in architecture, urban planning, and allied disciplines across India. Additionally, it seeks to equip the entire clan of professionals related to the built environment in constructing a substantial knowledge base. The content incorporated provides comprehensive coverage of the subject matter, and is absolutely focused, eloquently formatted, aptly illustrated, and widely referenced utilizing both online and offline sources.
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About the Author
Dr. Meenakshi Singhal is an architect-planner and an academician. A graduate from Chandigarh College of Architecture, Chandigarh, she did post-graduation in Urban Planning and Doctorate in Architecture from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. With more than 25 years of teaching experience to her credit, she is presently an Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture, Guru Nanak Dev University. She has been teaching the subject of Town/ Urban Planning to undergraduate and postgraduate students for more than a decade.