Aims/Benefits of Town Planning

Town planning has gained a lot of importance today. New towns are being developed. It has become very important for the town planners to concentrate on old development as well as the new development. It is essential that old and new development are linked properly. Energy efficiency in planning should be the goal of any town planner, urban designer or an architect. The aims of town planning are as follows.

1. To correct the past errors as far as possible.
2. To provide civic aesthetics of the town.
3. To attempt an orderly appropriate and balanced
    arrangements of land use.
4. To develop healthy, attractive and efficient 
    environment in the city.
5. To promote a high level of culture.
6. To create and maintain an attractive central core
    and make it the cultural, financial, commercial and
    entertainment centre.
7. To provide an interrelated balanced transportation
    system adequate to meet the needs of everyone in
    the urban community.
8. To encourage the attraction, retention and
    expansion of a sufficient number and variety of
    industries and business activities to provide jobs
    to the people and to get more income to
9. To create a sense of dignity, identity, pride and
    responsibility in the social environment.
10. To suggest the schemes which will control the
      future growth and development of the city.
11. To insure against the possible future errors.
12. To concentrate for development of full potentials
      of human resources through wide variety of
      programmes, facilities and other incentives.
13. To establish and maintain a consistent housing
      policy providing for decent housing open to
      all persons in the community at reasonable 
      prices and rents.
14. To encourage vigorous programmes of
      inspection, maintenance of health environment in
      the city.
15. Suggestions will be given to provide maximum
      housing facilities as per the income through  
      various concerned authorities.
16. To encourage the development of neighbourhoods
      as social and recreational units and promote the
      neighbourhood organizations and involvement in
      the improvement of local services, facilities,
      transportation and living conditions.
17. Suggestions will be made for efficient
      transportation facilities in the city including new
      roads, widening the roads repairing maintenance
      depending upon the localities and functional
18. To develop parks and recreation facilities to
      optimum standards based on local needs
      preserving as many sites of natural and
      historical significance as possible.
19. To provide maximum educational and medical
20. To provide maximum utility service facilities
      to reach all people of the city.
21. To promote maximum co-operation between
      Government and public to get the benefits of 
      development schemes of urban development.
22. To implement effective measure of slum
      clearance programmes in the city and controlling
      the further development of slum in the city.
23. Suggestions will be made to demolish old
      structures of public and private houses.
24. To suggest relocation, redevelopment and
      renewal of structure in the city.
25. To create maximum green and open spaces in
      the urban limit.
26. Measures will be suggested to control the
      pollution of air, water, noise etc.
27. Improvement and modernization of water supply,
      sewerage, electricity etc.
28. Improvement of site development for residential
      industrial, public and semi-public use.



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