Importance Of Urban Planning Essay

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It has been once famously said that planning is to bring the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.
The discipline of planning and architecture is a very important discipline given the context of our present capital of J&K State, Srinagar. The city is rapidly urbanizing, people are leaving their villages and migrating to cities in large numbers. When they migrate to cities, one of the common problems they face is of housing. Urban housing, especially for the urban poor will become a major challenge in the future. If we do not plan for the future challenges right now, we will be faced with the ticking time bomb. We will have an overflowing population without access to the basic public services that they need.
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As per the proposal with the government, these institutions will be centre of excellence as IITs and IIMs have become in their respective fields and will have curriculum related to urban planning, urban transport and other related issues.
The proposed institutions are likely to come up at Karnataka, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Chandigarh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, West Bengal and Assam.
There is a serious shortage of qualified urban planning professionals due to lack of institutions teaching such subjects. The government has, therefore, decided to open new urban planning schools in different parts of the country, a senior official in the Ministry of Urban Development told Deccan Herald.
At present, 25 various institutions in the country teach urban planning, including School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi, Bhopal and Vijaywada
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One of the objectives of the Architectural Institution will be to promote education and research of rich heritage of the Kashmir valley itself. There is growing research that demonstrates that caring for places of cultural heritage significance can generate significant environmental, economic and social benefits. Benefits mean that heritage can contribute to wider agendas such as health outcomes, education, the environment and urban

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