School of Built Environment & Development Studies

Town and Regional Planning


Planning means the scientific, aesthetic and orderly disposition of land, resources, facilities and services with a view to securing the physical, economic and social efficiency, health and well-being of urban and rural communities. Responsible planning has always been vital to the sustainability of safe, healthy and secure urban environments. Issues that are dealt with include conversion of land from natural habitats to urban built areas, maintenance and use of natural resources and habitats, development of transportation related infrastructure and environmental protection.