Swayam Central

City and Metropolitan Planning

By Prof. Dr. Sanjukkta Bhaduri   |   School of Planning and Architecture New Delhi
The objective of the course is to impart knowledge related to planning of urban settlements. Considering the scale, typology hierarchy and the complexity pertaining to growth and development of Indian cities and the present inadequate capacity for planning the cities, this course would impart knowledge related to urbanization, city region linkages, planning history, theory, techniques of planning, concepts and approaches, processes, planning and development policies, types of plans, implementation of plans, projectization of these plans and case studies supplementing various aspects. 

Upon Completion of this course, students will:
  • Understand the dichotomy between the urban and natural environment and resources
  • Understand the significance of city-region linkages and inter-dependence.
  • Understand the complex nature of issues, process specifically at metro and mega cities scale.
  • Understand how to develop indicators to measure various environmental, social and economic qualities of urban areas.
  • Be familiar with concepts such as climate change, green infrastructure, transit oriented development
  • Be familiar with approaches to human settlement planning
  • Be familiar with major urban policies and programmes at various levels and how they impact a city’s development.
  • Be familiar with acts and legal tools relevant to city planning.  
  • Be familiar with finance and management aspects of urban development.

Learners enrolled: 2087


Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Core
Duration : 15 weeks
Start Date : 06 Jan 2020
End Date : 19 Apr 2020
Exam Date : 09 May 2020
Enrollment Ends : 08 Mar 2020
Category :
  • Architecture and Planning
  • Level : Postgraduate


    Week 01:- Definition and characteristics of Urban areas

    Week 02:- Urbanization

    Week 03:- City in context of the Region

    Week 04:- Evolution of Settlements- Part I

    Week 05:- Evolution of Settlements- Part II

    Week 06:- History of Town Planning

    Week 07:- Emerging trends in Planning- Part I

    Week 08:- Emerging trends in Planning- Part II

    Week 09:- Hierarchy of Plans

    Week 10:- Plans and policies

    Week 11:- Planning Techniques- Part I

    Week 12:- Planning Techniques- Part II

    Week 13:- Management of urban development- Part I

    Week 14:- Management of urban development- Part II

    Week 15:- Financing Urban Development in India (Part I and II)



    Prof. Dr. Sanjukkta Bhaduri

    School of Planning and Architecture New Delhi
    Prof. Dr. Sanjukkta Bhaduri is a full time Professor of Urban Planning at SPA, New Delhi. She has done Bachelor in Architecture from Jadavpur University (1983), Masters in City Planning from I.I.T Kharagpur (1985) and Ph.D from SPA, New Delhi (2003). She has 33 years of professional, research and teaching experience in the fields of Urban Planning, Environmental Planning; the areas of special interest are Smart cities, Sustainable Development of settlements, Participatory Planning, Social aspects related to Planning Disaster Management, Urban Environmental Management, Assessment of Environmental Impacts, Energy and Urban Development, Environmental Quality of Human Settlements. She has worked in SPA, Delhi for 30 years in various positions.


    Upon successful completion of the course the students would receive a 4 credit course certificate.
    • The course is free to enroll and learn from. To gain a certificate, one has to register and write the proctored exam conducted at any of the designated exam centres.
    • Announcement will be put up when the registrations for exam are open.