Category Archives: Urban Studies

Hierarchical Levels of Planning Regions

  In multi level planning there is certain hierarchy of regions. WE can classify it in many ways depending on chosen criterion/criteria. One such classification on size criterion is here.  Macro Regions Macro region is naturally bigger. Macro region can … Continue reading

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Planning Regions of India: Concept,Classification and Delineation

What is a Region? A region is an area on the earth’s surface marked by certain properties that are homogeneous inside and distinct from outside it. A region is defined as a part of the Earth’s surface with one or … Continue reading

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Age of Town Scheme of Griffith Taylor and an Asian Perspective from Chanakya’s Arthashastra

Age of Towns Scheme Australian geographer Thomas Griffith Taylor proposed a classification of towns based on their age and pattern of land use. He identified five types of town: Infantile towns, with no clear zoning Juvenile towns, which have developed … Continue reading

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Process of Urbanization and Factors of Temporal Urban Growth

World as well as India  is urbanizing at a rapid pace. Though the current level of urbanization in India is lowest compared to the other developing countries. The absolute size of urban population is enormous. By the turn of the … Continue reading

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