Urban and Regional Planning Education

Learning for India

  • Ashok Kumar
  • Diwakar S. Meshram
  • Krishne Gowda

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Ashok Kumar
    Pages 1-13
  3. Emerging Ideas of Urban and Regional Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Diwakar S. Meshram, Swati Meshram
      Pages 17-32
    3. Rolee Aranya, Chetan Vaidya
      Pages 33-45
    4. Tathagata Chatterji, Aparna Soni
      Pages 61-77
  4. Urban and Regional Planning Knowledges

  5. Urban and Regional Planning Ethics

  6. International Perspectives on Planning Education

  7. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 317-317

About this book


This is the first volume exclusively dedicated to planning education, with a focus on India and learning from global experiences for India. Prior to the 1990s, planning education in India was largely confined to national and local economic concerns. Within a globalized scenario, such pedagogies and theories have become outmoded. With new concerns emerging in planning, new pedagogical tools and theorizations need to be developed within planning curricula to provide today’s planners with the wherewithal to adapt to changing and globalizing cities and regions in India. Therefore, the eminent contributors to this volume deal exclusively and comprehensively with planning education in a globalized context. Divided into four thematic sections, this volume provides a comprehensive view of planning education in India, with focus on:
• The trajectory of planning education in India.
• The kinds of knowledge used for teaching in Indian planning schools, and whether some sort of integration of diverse knowledges is achieved. 
• The ethical foundations of urban and regional planning in Indian planning schools. 
• The role of international planning perspectives in providing new insights for Indian planning education.  

Comprehensive and topical, this volume is of interest to academics and researchers from planning institutes, urban and regional planners and policy makers, as well as architects, social geographers and economists. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ashok Kumar
    • 1
  • Diwakar S. Meshram
    • 2
  • Krishne Gowda
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Physical PlanningSchool of Planning and ArchitectureNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Institute of Town PlannersNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.University of MysoreInstitute of Development StudiesMysoreIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-0607-4
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-0608-1
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