Course Title Human Settlement and Development Issues
Course ID ARCH 6306
Course Program Postgraduate, PhD, M.Arch,
Course Type Optional Theory
Credits Hours 5 Hrs/WK
Course Offered No
Description Overview of nature, process and considerations of Development Planning, Meaning and theories of development, Approaches to Third World Development, Development Policy and its influence on Human Settlement, Global issues. Definition and classification of Developing Countries. Diverse structure of Third World. Common Characteristics of Developing Countries. Colonization, Historical perspective of Developing Nations, Impact and consequences of Colonization on the urbanization, settlement pattern, development issues and policies, Neo-colonialism. Growth, Poverty and Income Distribution, Extent and measurement of poverty, Affordability, Impact of poverty and affordability on housing provisions, Policy options. Growth, characteristics and facts in population change and control, Demographic transition, Economics of population and development; Pattern and process of Urbanization and Migration, Housing and social structure, Urban transition in Third World, Expansion, agglomeration and disparities, Effects of urbanization and migration on human settlement pattern and housing. Issues, dimensions and analyses of Unemployment, Informal Sector and Entrepreneurship, Education and human resources, Income generation and poverty alleviation, Savings and credit, Vulnerable groups. Housing for the urban poor, Spontaneous housing, Struggle for land and finance, Housing and Settlement Policy, Housing Rights, Housing and Poverty alleviation. Rural Development, Agriculture transformation, Peasant farming and Rural societies, Role of women, Modernization and adaptation. International Trade and Finance, Third World debt crisis, International flow of financial resources, Resource transfer and aid, Political and economic associations, Role of International funding agencies in housing and urban development.