M.Arch 2nd Semester Habitat Design Syllabus

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14HDC21: LAND USE STRUCTURE AND URBAN MORPHOLOGY

CONTACT PERIODS: 3 (LECTURE) PROGRESSIVE MARKS: 50
PER WEEK EXAM MARKS : 100

OBJECTIVE:
To understand various perceptive and cognitive elements in city structure, their role in shaping urban morphology

OUTLINE:
Introduction to urban geography – cognition, perception and spatial representation.
Renaissance and the reconfigurement of space. Industrial revolution, Technologies and the 19th century transformation of world views.
Compression of time-space and the birth of suburbia. Idealized space, romanticism and the garden city movement.
Ideal-space diagram and city form.
Astronomy and city structure. Vastu Shastra and the integrated world view. Sacred geographies, sacred cities, precincts
and spaces. Sacred rivers,’ Ghats, mounds, trees and other totems in urban space. Mapping the sacred.
Cognitive mapping – contemporary and traditional methods.
Rhythms of the city. Modem work rituals and the definition of fragmented zones, time space and lives.
Nightlife and electronic definition of time
Significance, signs and meaning of structure. Imagined places, collage of time space representations in literature,
cinema and the performing arts

Suggested seminar topics/ term papers
Urban growth and system of cities; growth of metropolitan and mega cities scale, complexity.
Metropolitan growth – Trends, characteristics, problems and socio-economic and political issues in India with reference to Asia.

Reference books:
1. Spiro Kostoff -City shaped
2. Sumita Ghosh -Introduction to settlement geography
3. Michael Pacione -Urban Geography: A Global perspective.
4. Paul Knox-Urbanization

14HDE27: REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT AND FINANCE

CONTACT PERIODS: 2 (LECTURE) PROGRESSIVE MARKS: 50 PER WEEK

OBJECTIVE:
To familiarize students to the Real-estate market mechanisms and their implications on the process of city development and resource mobilization.

OUTLINE:
Introduction and history of Real-estate Development.
Real-estate market and assessment techniques, economic cycles, demand and supply, values and rental structure,
and advertising etc.
International investments and the packaging, implications on Real estate market, public-private participation, and
Real-estate. development agencies etc.
Real estate laws, rent control laws, and other legal framework.
Investment and risk assessment techniques market surveys and research, rating system in Real-estate market etc.
Infrastructure development and quality control post development management and maintenance in Real-estate
development.
Case studies of good practices in development of Real estate

Suggested seminar topics/ term papers
Documentation of Real Estate practices in Indian and foreign markets

Reference books:
1. The Economics of Commercial Property Markets Michael Ball, Colin Lizieri, Bryan D. Macgregor
2. Real Estate Market Analysis: A Case Study Approach by Adrienne Schmitz

14HDC23: LANDSCAPE DESIGN AND SITE PLANNING

CONTACT PERIODS: 3 (LECTURE) PROGRESSIVE MARKS: 50
PER WEEK EXAM MARKS : 100

OBJECTIVE:
Role of land use planning in settlement studies and design.

OUTLINE
Scope of land use planning:
Behavioral issues in landscape design; principles and aesthetic theory in landscape design;
Land form design and elements of geomorphology, hydrology, storm water management in landscape planning.
Site Planning
• Introduction to ecological approach to site analysis and planning with emphasis on study of natural and
manmade features of site.
• Landscape components engaged in site planning process, plant materials and design concepts, landscape
engineering techniques for site and related infrastructure development.
• Historical perspective on natural and manmade landscapes including historic gardens, parks, and other open
public spaces.
• Landscape design concepts and design of open and public spaces, recreational areas, roadside landscapes, etc.
Support, System Design
• Introduction to Urban services network -at -site level and related planning standards, concepts of sustainable
infrastructure development from ecological standpoint.
• Solid waste management, surface water harvesting and ground water recharge, water based wastes disposal
and recycling concepts towards achieving sustainable development.
Electrical and other site infrastructure planning standards and disposition criteria.
Movement network, disposition and design of movement infrastructure, planning and design standards for parking,
road geometry, etc.
Introduction to site and urban networks and components, related planning and design standards, disposition criteria
and quantitative assessment methods at site level.
Site Planning and Support System Design
Application of above theoretical base into site-specific planning and infrastructure development projects.
Application of ecological approach to site analysis and planning process of large sites.
Site surveys for natural and manmade features of site and its relationship with larger natural and urban ecological
system.
Identification and programming of site services and related infrastructure development.
Criteria for activity and built form disposition. Design of open space system.

Suggested seminar topics/ term papers
Case studies of recent landscape design and site planning projects

Reference books:
1. Givoni B -Climate and Urban Design
2. TSS – Landscape Design
3. Ian McHarg -Design with Nature

14HDS24: INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT

CONTACT PERIODS: 3 (LECTURE) PROGRESSIVE MARKS: 50
PER WEEK EXAM MARKS : 100

OBJECTIVE:
To develop an insight amongst the students on, urban infrastructure development & management and its impact on
qualitative and quantitative aspects of urban built environment.

OUTLINE:
Concepts in urban infrastructure- Social and physical infrastructure.
Urban social infrastructure – qualitative and quantitative techniques of assessing requirements, Planning Amenities and institutions.
Urban physical infrastructure with emphasis on Water supply, sewerage, Solid waste , Storm water .
Public and private sector role in resource mobilization and infrastructure development and related issues.
Financing systems, sources of finance, leasing and contracting methods, pricing and financing, major National and
international agencies involved in infrastructure provisions.
Introduction to urban management. Evolution and structure of urban development bodies.
Concepts of decentralization of development and management.
Managing Infrastructure development, corporatization and related goals, decentralized and people led infrastructure
provisions, social goals and equity, environmental and economic issues and assessments etc. related to physical infrastructure.
Quality control mechanisms, institutions and instruments of resource mobilization, lessons from success and failure,
new opportunities and initiative in infrastructure development and management.
Case studies from Asian cities of successful and innovative infrastructure provisions, and equitable economic
development, management and maintenance schemes.

Suggested seminar topics/ term papers
Case Studies and best practices in India and abroad

Reference books:
1. Eduardo Vasconcellos -Urban Transport, Environment and Equity
2. B.G.Hutchinson -Principles of Urban Transport Systems Planning

14HDC25 : HABITAT DESIGN STUDIO – II
(Inner City Regeneration & Intervention)

CONTACT PERIODS: 16 (STUDIO) PROGRESSIVE MARKS: 200
PER WEEK VIVA MARKS : 300

OBJECTIVE:
The objective of this studio is to sensitize and introduce students to inner city regeneration.

OUTLINE
Study and Design of development /redevelopment / intervention in an existing urban district of a large city.
The studio exercises would examine issues of inner city regeneration and interventions through economic,
environmental, urban conservation, participatory and infrastructure provision-led objectives.
The project definition, programme development, design and development process, and implementation framework to
form integral part of the project structuring.
Direct involvement of user groups and decision making agencies as part of the project to target appropriate
development strategies. Feedback and interactive sessions to achieve workable economic and environmental
regeneration objectives.
Finally -to diagnose implications of suggested interventions on the larger urban fabric, to re-examine values in terms of
social, physical, and the progressive nature of change.
Study should include model making and virtual models and use of graphics to highlight layers of interactive spaces and
networks.
Studio exercises may be carried out in groups and interventions to be submitted individually.
Submissions shall be in the form of drawings and Report.

Suggested seminar topics/ term papers
Understanding Residential layouts, in terms of patterns, housing densities, and utility network and community facilities.
Slums and squatters settlements – problems and possibilities.

Reference books:
1. Geoffrey Broadbent -Emerging concepts in urban space design
2. Land Development Handbook, Planning Engineering and Surveying by Dew, Berry and Davis
3. Urban Design – Green Dimensions by Cliff Moughtin

14HDE26: URBAN ECONOMICS

CONTACT PERIODS: 2 (LECTURE) PROGRESSIVE MARKS: 50 PER WEEK

OBJECTIVE:
To expose the students to the fundamentals of Urban Land economics.

OUTLINE:
Key Concepts of urban economics, Scope of Land economics
Economic principles of Urban Land uses, Urban Land use patterns – CBDs, Zone of Transition, Suburban areas, Rural-
Urban fringe, Urban location theory, Location Models
Relevance of Land economics for spatial planning, urban base – demand and supply
Land utilization costs, capital costs, rent & price, building costs, professional charges
Sources of finance, constraints in resources, Private & Public Sectors, replicability and feasibility
Economic aspects of land policies at various levels of decision making

Suggested seminar topics/ term papers
Developments in India and abroad

Reference books:
1. Jack Harvey -Urban Land Economics
2. Amitabh Kundu-Urban land markets land price changes.

14HDC22: ECOLOGY AND SUSTAINABLE HABITAT SYSTEMS

CONTACT PERIODS: 3 (LECTURE) PROGRESSIVE MARKS: 50
PER WEEK EXAM MARKS : 100

OBJECTIVE:
Sustainability of cities and the related EIA have become important issues that guide urban development. This course is designed to expose the student to the concerned issues so as to interact effectively with the environmental planner.

OUTLINE:
Concepts of settlement ecology. Settlements as habitat systems of interconnected man made and natural systems.
Introduction to concepts of Sustainability. Nature as the primary layer – urban development as the secondary layer.
What makes today’s cities unsustainable? Nature, built heritage and community networks. Cities as centers of
consumption of land, water, energy resources and forest cover.
Various aspects ecology, ecological footprints, energy and resource depletion connected to development, pollution of
soil, water, air and noise and visual pollutions. Destruction of food chains.
Issues of public health and sustainability.
Need to reduce consumption. Circular metabolism and linear metabolism. Concepts of equity. Slums as an issue of sustainability.
Impact of technologies on sustainability I.T. and Biotechnology, Energy research and control of water.
Role of EIA in the planning process.
Definitions and need, evolution and objectives, tasks & scope.
Methods of EIA advantages and limitations.
Assessment of impacts on resources and land use.
Assessment of social and health impacts.
Public participation. Legal framework for EIA.
International and national agencies and pressure groups for environmental and social assessment.

Suggested seminar topics/ term papers
Water augmentation, Rain water harvesting, waste and waste water recycling, reuse and renewal of habitat resources

Reference books:
1. Dominique Gauzin-muller -Sustainable Architecture and Urbanism
2. Victor Olgay -Design with Climate
3. Givony B -Urban Design in Different Climates
4. P.L.Lombardi -Evaluation of the Built Environment for Sustainability
5. Sudhakar Reddy -Urban Energy Systems
6. B.R.Barthwal -Environment Impact Assessment

14HDE28: HERITAGE HABITATS: CONSERVATION AND RENEWAL

CONTACT PERIODS: 2 (LECTURE) PROGRESSIVE MARKS: 50 PER WEEK

OBJECTIVE:
To equip students to deal with conservation and recycling along with related design issues of existing urban environment, old cities, natural and urban heritage areas.

OUTLINE:
Interactive session of History heritage and cities, traditional water systems.
Introduction to conservation, historic and inner city areas and other Natural elements.
Concepts and approaches to conservation in India and other countries.
Socio-economic development, tourism infrastructure development, and role of urban conservation.
Institutional Aspects of Conservation – Charters – World Heritage legislation and Sites Conservation Acts
Legislation Archaeological Acts Institutional framework for conservation in India and other countries.
Historic overview of recycling cities.
Conservation Area practice, adaptive reuse, upgradation programs in old areas, infill design.
Financial and Implementation framework for urban conservation and Adaptive Reuse Projects.
Urban recycling and brown field projects, urban renewal and development strategies for regeneration of inner cities areas.
Conservation management, community participation, economic regeneration, upgrading infrastructure, financing and
implementation framework for redevelopment and revitalization projects.
Legislation frameworks and institutional framework for special areas, urban conservation, and urban recycling.
Recent successful practices in urban conservation and regeneration in India and other countries.

Suggested seminar topics/ term papers
Case studies of adaptive reuse and Inner city revitalization.

Reference books:
1. Alan Dobby -Conservation and Planning
2. Herat – The Islamic City (A study in Urban Conservation)
3. Bernard Feildan- Conservation of Historic Buildings

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