Geography, Geology and Earth Science - Geography
The interdisciplinary field that is concerned with the planning and development of physical layout of human settlements is known as urban planning. The main aim of urban planning is public welfare. It includes sanitation, efficiency and protection of the environment. The field is also accountable for the planning and development of parks and conserving areas of environmental significance, water use and resources, and rural and agricultural land. The sub-fields of urban planning are land-use planning, environmental planning, transportation planning and economic development. Population growth prediction, land use analysis, zoning, geographic mapping, transportation patterns identification, etc. are some of the techniques used in this field. This book is a compilation of chapters that discuss the most vital concepts in the field of urban planning and development. It elucidates new techniques and their applications in a multidisciplinary approach. As this field is emerging at a rapid pace, the contents of this textbook will help the readers understand the modern concepts and applications of the subject.