Introduction

Urban and regional planning promotes the physical, aesthetical, economics and social development of urban and rural areas in the nest interest of the community. It achieves this through guidance and control that ensures development occurs in the right place, at the right time and for the right reasons.

Urban and regional planning ensures that the land is used efficiently and buildings are located in positions where services and facilities can be provided. It also tries to secure a proper balance between competing demands for land so that the land is used to the best of all the community.

Programme Details

First Year

The studio course is intended to equip students with the basic designing skills. The course takes a practical approach through engaging students in simple design concepts.

The course acts as a basis for the introduction of the philosophies and concepts in each of the four disciplines of the School.

This course looks at the physical environment, with particular reference to Southern and Central Africa

The course provides essential elements of the social system affecting urban and rural communities.

The course is aimed at developing students’ ability to convey a host of technical aspects of the future courses comprising their respective programmes. It also introduces students to the use of computers.

This foundational course provides a broad base for a number of subjects in the fileds of Structures, Surveying, Building Economics, Planning Statistics and Valuation.