Part-I, Marks-100


1. Urbanization:

Concepts of urbanization and urban growth. The nature of urbanization in Bangladesh and comparison with urbanization in the western world. The growth and development of towns and cities in Bangladesh. Effects of urbanization on economic and social development of a country.


2. Urban function:

Causes of origin and evolution of towns and cities. The important functions for which the towns and cities, exist. The reasons in the variation of sizes of urban areas. The rural-urban relationship. The sphere of influence of urban areas. The meaning of land use. The major of land use components of urban areas; CBD, neighborhood unit, recreational space.


3. Urban Development:

Meaning of Development in urban planning. Necessity of development control in urban areas. Methods of development control: Enabling legislation; Police power; Zoning; building control regulation; Town Improvement Act. Paurashava ordinance. Urban planning institution.


4. Urban Transportation and Housing:

Different pattern of urban road network system and their advantages and disadvantages. Hierarchy of urban roads and the functions of different hierarchies. Cross-sectional elements of roadways. National Housing Policy of Bangladesh and its objectives, strategies and salient features.



Part-II, Marks-100

1. Urban Form and Structure:

Theories on size, spacing and distribution of urban areas; Christaller Model. Spatial structure of urban areas; Concentric Zone theory, Sector theory; Multiple Nuclei theory; Utopian ideas of urban planning; Garden City of Sir Ebenezer Howard, Linear City of Soria-Y-Mata, Vertical City of Le Corbusier, Neighborhood idea of Clarence Perry, Radburn Layout of Clarence Stein.


2. Methods and Techniques of Urban Planning and Management:

Urban Development Plan. Structure Plan. Master Plan. Detail Area Plan. Sites and Services Program. Land Readjustment Technique. Upgrading of Low-income Settlements. Urban conservation. Strategies for managing the growth of cities.


4. Urban and regional Economics:

Economic base of cities; the basic and non-basic concepts: Export activities and Residential activities. Economic function of cities. Models of urban economic growth. Spatial organization of regional economic activities. Regional economic growth models; Place prosperity vs. people prosperity; economic development vs. regional growth; dispersal vs. concentration; balance vs. imbalance; growth vs. welfare; polarization and trickle down effect.


5. Transportation and Site Planning:

Traffic generation in urban area; land use and transport interaction. Urban transportation study; volume study, O-D survey, parking survey, inventory of physical infrastructure. Characteristics and role of different transport modes.Principle of site planning. Different patterns of layout design. Principles of designing with cut-de-sacs. Principles of planning pedestrian pathway system.