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Urban Planning - Awareness & Informational Articles

Urban Planners, both as students and practitioners face the problem of explaining their role and nature of work. Due to sheer lack of awareness and knowledge gap among the general public they are mistaken to be architects or civil engineers.

We would like to bridge this gap and try to increase awareness about the profession. The links of articles shared in this unit are meant for both the general public and those in the field. So, share as much as you can and keep on reading and exploring about this noble profession of Urban Planning!

Bridging the awareness gap – for anyone & everyone!

  1. Urban Planning - A largely unknown profession

  2. Urban Planning Courses in India - What to Expect?

  3. Why political agendas never solve your problems (Part 1 of 3)

  4. Planning process without Planners (Part 2 of 3)

  5. Loss to community because of incompetent planners (Part 3 of 3)

  6. Planners as Knowledge Workers- Key to nation's growth!

  7. Urban Planning – The Open but Hidden Gold Mine

  8. Importance of Urban Planning

  9. Little cognizance about Planning as an academic course

  10. Urban Planning and Economic Development

  11. Tips before starting a Planning degree

  12. What is Environmental Planning?

  13. Planning Times - Issue 2: The Market Value of a B.Planner

Food for thought – for Planners

  1. Importance of Urban Planning

  2. Latest technology trends in urban planning

  3. Understanding the limitations of planning

  4. What Urban Planning needs to learn from Civil Aviation

  5. Benefits of 3D modelling in Urban Planning

  6. How Big Data Solves the Urban Planning Challenge?

  7. Urban Planning & Technology - A never ending chase!

  8. Use of GIS Application in Planning Projects

  9. GIS (Geographic Information System) in Urban Planning

  10. Basis of Infrastructure Planning for Urban Planners

  11. Is Urban Planning meant for you?

  12. Placement scenario after M.Plan from School of Planning & Architecture, Delhi

  13. City Leaders are selling us to Tech Giants. And it's Disturbing!

Academic and informative – for Planners

  1. The Timeline: A Guide for Students of Planning

  2. Translating Planning Phases in Norway: An Epitome of Development

  3. Regional Planning - Need, Importance & Implementation

  4. Top 5 Urban Planning Quotes and their Meanings

  5. Urban Conservation through Urban Planning

  6. How urban planning can contribute to resilience and disaster risk reduction

  7. Introduction to Human Geography

  8. Environmental Planner | Roles, Responsibilities & Future Prospects

  9. Regional Planning - Need, Importance & Implementation

  10. Changes and History of Regional Planning in India

  11. NCR Regional Plan - National Capital Region 2021 | India

  12. NCU India: Integration of Spatial and Economic Planning

  13. Urban Planning & COVID-19 | Density, Travel Demand, Water & Hygiene

Urban Journalism

  1. The Need and Importance of Journalism in Urban Planning

  2. Selling “Urban Planning” as a product in Indian market

  3. Urban Planning in India | Lack of Planners & Educational Institutions

  4. The need of revisiting “Food, Clothing and Shelter” as basic necessities for survival

  5. B.Planning course in India

  6. Planners – Professionals with many hats, Profession with endless struggle | Planning Tank

  7. Urban Planning - Moving Forward or Moving Backward or Standing Still?


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