Model Question Paper Diploma in Civil Engineering 6th semesterTOWN PLANNING



Model Question Paper Diploma in Civil Engineering 6th semesterTOWN PLANNING 

Model Question Paper Diploma in Civil Engineering
6th semester
Course title: TOWN PLANNING
Time: 3Hrs. Max. marks: 100
Part – A
Answer any six questions of the following. Each question carries five marks:
1. What are the guiding principles of town planning?
2. How the town planning surveys are useful for a town planner?
3. Give a brief outline and functions of HUDCO.
4. Define master plan. What are the objects of master plan?
5. What are the objects of re-planning?
6. Write a short note on satellite town.
7. Mention the requirements of a good city road.
8. Differentiate between freeways and expressways.
9. What are the disadvantages of traffic congestion?

Part – B
Answer any seven questions of the following. Each question carries ten marks:
1. Explain the features of a satellite town with a neat sketch.
2. What are the topics to be covered in a civic survey?
3. Write a short note on i) regional planning ii) national planning
4. Explain the methods adopted to collect the data before planning a town. And also mention the drawings and maps to be prepared.
 
5. Explain briefly the causes and characteristics of slum.
6. Explain the broad principles which are to be observed while designing site and size of public buildings.
7. Define the parkway. And mention important factors to be remembered in connection with it.
8. List out the data to be collected while preparing the master plan of a town.
9. What are the usual defects of modern unplanned cities?
10. Enumerate the general principles to be observed in the design of road junctions to minimize the accidents.


Introduction

Remembering

1.     What is meant by the term town planning?

2.     What are the objects of town planning?

3.     What are the guiding principles of town planning?

Application

1.     Discuss the growth of towns according to origin.

2.     What is ribbon development? What are its disadvantages?

3.     Mention the features of the satellite town.

4.     Explain the concentric spread concept of development.

Analysis

1.     Distinguish between horizontal and vertical growth.

2.     Mention the various stages of town development according to Lewis Mumford.

3.     Mention the various stages of town according to Griffit Taylor.

4.     Explain how the Indian villages are grouped.

5.     How the cities are classified on the basis of population.

6.     How the town is divided according to distribution of land use.

7.     What are the ways of mobilizing the fund for the development of the town?

8.     What are the factors to be considered while selecting an ideal site for a town?


Surveys & Planning

Remembering

1.     List out the various surveys to be conducted for the collection of data

2.     What is the type of information collected in functional survey

3.     Mention the information collected in the social survey

4.     Enlist the information’s to be collected in territorial survey

Application

1.     What is the necessity of drawings? What are the usual drawings prepared

2.     Why is national survey necessary? Mention the topics which are usually covered in it?

3.     What are the methods adopted to collect the data?

4.     How the town planning surveys are useful for a town planner?

Analysis

1.     How the vital survey is conducted before planning of the town?

2.     How the national resources are studied?

3.     Distinguish between national and preliminary survey

4.     Differentiate between functional survey and territorial survey

5.     Differentiate between regional survey and civic survey.

6.     Differentiate between urban and rural planning.

7.     Differentiate between regional and urban planning.


Zoning

Remembering

1.     What you meant by the term zoning? What are the objects of zoning?

2.     Mention the main principles of zoning.

3.     What are the advantages and objects of height zoning?

Application

1.     Explain the importance of zoning with illustrations.

2.     Write a short note on the aspects of zoning.

3.     What is the usual percentage of each zone in a normal town?

4.     Describe transition zone?

5.     Explain zoning powers.

6.     What is the meaning of SEZ? What is its importance?

Analysis

1.     Distinguish between density zoning and height zoning

2.     Distinguish between zoning regulations and structural regulations

3.     Distinguish between profit making and nonprofit making uses of the land.


Housing

Remembering

1.     What are the factors to be considered while selecting the building site?

2.     How are residential buildings classified?

3.     Describe briefly a typical rural house.

4.     Describe the agencies involved in the housing.

Application

1.       Write short notes on i) flats, ii) Importance of housing iii) Rural housing iv) Investment in housing v) LIC housing boards vi) rural housing boards

2.       Explain the function of GRUH

3.       What are the important aspects of rural housing?

4.       Give a brief outline and functions of HUDCO.

Analysis

1.     What are skyscrapers? Are they desirable?

2.     Mention the aspects to be considered in the design of residential areas.

3.     Write a critical note on HDFC.

4.     Why was CIDCO formed? Give an idea about its functions and achievements.

5.     Discuss the national housing policy announced by the government in 1988.

6.     Differentiate between the following:

å         Detached houses and semi detached houses

å         Apartments and skyscrapers

å         Rural planning and city planning

å         EWS, LIG, MIG and HIG



Slums

Remembering

1.     Define and explain what is meant by slums.

2.     What are the characteristics of slums?

Application

1.     What are the objects of slum clearance programs?

2.     State the legal aspects to be considered in any slum clearance project.

3.     Explain rent restriction act

Analysis

1.     Mention the points to be considered in any slum clearance project.

2.     What are the resources for slum clearance and rehousing?

3.     Discuss the open plot scheme for removal of slums.

4.     How can formation of slum be prevented?

5.     Describe the two methods of slum clearance.

6.     Differentiate between the following:

å         Slum clearance and slum improvement

å         Transit camps and rehousing



Public Buildings and Industries

Remembering

1.     How are public buildings classified?

2.     What are the principles of design of public buildings?

3.     What is town centre? What are its different forms?

4.     How    are    industries   classified   according   to    the   nature   of dependence on circumstances?

5.     What are the advantages and disadvantages of concentration of industries?

6.     What are the measures to be adopted to control the location of industries?

7.     Write  short  notes  on  :  i)  industrial  survey  ii)  foot    loose industries iii) special industries iv) Layout of an industrial township

Application

1.     Mention the categories in which the public buildings are generally grouped.

2.     Give some illustrations to indicate the importance of site selection with respect to the purpose of public buildings.

3.     Mention the reasons for concentration of industries.

4.     State the requirements of normal typical industry.

Analysis

1. Discuss the

buildings?

factors

to

be

examined

at

the

time

of

site

selection

for

the

public

2.     What are the different measures adopted for developing civic aesthetics?

3.     Differentiate between the following:

å         Dependant buildings and institutional buildings.

å         Business centers and civic centers

å         Public buildings and business buildings

å         Educational center and health center

å         Departmental stores and market

4.     Discuss the types of industries classified on the basis of nature of industry.

5.     Explain what is meant by sitting of an industry.

6.     Differentiate between the following:

å         Fixed industries and linked industries

å         Heavy industries and light industries

å         Primary industries and secondary industries

å         Linked industries and foot loose industries



Recreation measures

Remembering

1.     What are the two types of recreation?

2.     How are parks classified according to character?

3.     How are parks classified according to size?

4.     What is ideal park system? Describe important types of park systems.

5.     Write a short note on i) theme parks ii) boulevards

Application

1.     Give sketches of the following

å         Combined belt and wedge park system

å         Layout of a typical park

å         Typical play ground of fully developed school

Analysis

1.     What are the space standards for parks and play grounds?

2.     Prepare landscape sketches for a) Residential Building, b) Public Building and c) Industrial Building.


Master Plan

Remembering

1.     Define master plan. What are the objects of master plan?

2.     What is the necessity of master plan?

3.     Mention the various stages of preparation of a master plan for a town.

4.     Explain building Bye-laws

Application

1.     What are the data to be collected to prepare a master plan?

2.     What are the drawings to be prepared to prepare a master plan?

Analysis

1.     What are the features of a master plan?

2.     What is meant by the term planning standards?



Re-planning of existing towns

Remembering

1.     What are the objects of re-planning?

2.     What are the data to be collected for re-planning of a town?

Application

1.                        What is an urban renewal project? Mention the important aspects of urban renewal projects.

2.                        Define smart city. What are its features?

3.                        Define a garden city and explain in detail how Ebenezer Howard Conceived it.

4.                        Write a short note on- i) satellite town ii) sub urban areas

Analysis

1.     What are the defects of existing towns?

2.     What are the arrangements adopted for decentralization and recentralization?

Urban Roads

Remembering

1.     What are the importance and objects of urban roads?

2.     Mention the requirements of a good city road.

3.     How are the urban roads classified?

4.     Define a freeway and mention its essential features.

5.     Define an expressway and mention its essential features.

Application

1.     Discuss the various categories of street systems.

2.     Explain with sketches i) through and bypass road ii) outer and inner ring road

Analysis

1.     Differentiate between ring road and expressways.

2.     Differentiate between freeways and expressways.



Traffic Management

Remembering

1.     What are the main objects of traffic management?

2.     What are the chief uses of traffic surveys?

3.     What are the disadvantages of traffic congestion?

4.     What is traffic control? What are its objectives and how is it achieved?

5.     What is roundabout? State its advantages and disadvantages.

Application

1.     What is the procedure adopted for a traffic survey? Discuss the information collected in such a survey.

2.     State the measures adopted to avoid traffic congestion.

3.     What are the factors to be considered while selecting a particular type of road junction?

4.     Draw sketches of the following i) traffic island ii) elliptical roundabout iii) clover leaf crossing iv) diamond crossing v) tangent type roundabout vi) turbine type round about

vii) rotary interchange viii) T – intersection ix) Y- intersection.

5.     Write a note on traffic capacity of roads.

6.     What are the advantages and disadvantages of traffic signals?

7.     What are the usual forms of road markings?

8.     Why are street lights necessary? Mention the usual types of street lights.

Analysis

1.           What is traffic congestion? What are the causes responsible for developing traffic congestion?

2.           Discuss the arrangements made at important road junctions.

3.           Mention the general principles to be observed in the design of road junctions.

4.           What are the effects of improper parking on urban environment?

5.           Explain the methods adopted to grant parking facilities.

6.           What are the causes of road accidents?

7.           Why are road signs necessary? Mention their negative functions.

8.           What are the limitations of road signs?

9.           Discuss the various types of road signs as per the provisions of the Indian motor vehicle act and IRC code.

10.      Explain with the help of sketches, various arrangements of street lights.

11.      Differentiate between the following:

å         On street parking and off street parking

å         Guiding road signs and regulatory road signs

å         Clover leaf crossings and diamond crossings

å         Traffic island and roundabout

å         Mandatory road signs and regulatory road signs



 TEXT BOOKS/WEB LINKS
Town Planning by Rangwala.
Fundamentals of Town Planning by G.K Hiraskar.
Town Planning by Abir Bandyopadhyay.
www.moud.gov.in/
www.uddkar.gov.in
https://www.karnatakahousing.com/
www.hudco.org
www.ksdb.kar.nic.in
http://www.uddkar.gov.in
http://www.urbantransport.kar.gov.in/

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