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Mapping – Why Urban Planners are Using GIS for Mapping

Why Urban Planners Use GIS for Mapping and Related Services Mapping forms an integral part of urban planning functions regarding city development. With cities ever-growing and being dynamic spaces, the urban planner’s work is never finished. To this end, town planners...

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Integrated Development Plan – Understanding the Concept

What is an Integrated Development Plan? To emphasise the importance of seeking expert help and services with integrated development planning for organised settlements and resource allocation, this article provides a short discussion of the approach as applied by the...

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Roles of Urban and Regional Development Professionals

 What is Urban and Regional Development?  Urban and regional development planning is the scientific approach to allocate, organise, and manage land use and erection of buildings, infrastructure and roads to ensure the best possible use to the benefit of the...

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The Power of Development Planning in Communities

The Importance of Development Planning: Why Involve Town Planners? Organised usage of available resources is essential for sustainability. Development planning is integral to this process and critical to minimising environmental impact whilst ensuring access to...

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Different Types of Urban Planning

Introduction to the Different Types of Urban Planning Urban planning is an organised process of land development. It includes consideration of elements like air, water, land, infrastructure, community needs, drainage and more. A specific spatial development vision...

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Mapping – Introduction to Mapping Used in Town Planning

Introduction to Mapping Used in Town Planning Mapping is one of the main planning instruments for a spatial display of information. Modern town planning and mapping consultancies make use of GIS software systems for the preparation of site and development plans and...

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