ABA 2404: URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING Past Paper

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JOMO KENYATTA UNIVERSITY
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AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY

University Examinations 2012/2013
FOURTH YEAR FIRST SEMESTER EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURE

ABA 2404: URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING

DATE: AUGUST, 2012 TIME: 2 HOURS

INSTRUCTIONS: Answer Question ONE – Compulsory (30 marks). Choose any TWO other questions (20 marks)

 

Question ONE (30 marks)

a) Differentiate physical planning from economic planning. [6 marks]

b) The process of planning is a complex operation that demands a combined variety of skills and support. Discuss the contribution of the following professions.

i. Architect [2.5 marks]
ii. Land economist [2.5 marks]
iii. Sociologist [2.5 marks]

c) i. Define the term systems as it relates to urban planning. [2 marks]

ii. Urban and Regional planning is today considered as a cyclic process. Discuss.
[14.5 marks]

Question Two (20 marks)

a) Discuss the advantages of community action in planning. [4 marks]

b) i. What is the primary objective of public participation. [4 marks]

ii. Outline the circumstances that are conducive to the process of participation.
[5 marks]

c) Discuss the functions of the National Liaison Committee. [7 marks]

Question Three (20 marks)

a) What are the functions of the Director of physical planning. [4 marks]

b) Outline the features that are considered common to both national and regional policy of a structure plan. [7 marks]

c) Differentiate District plans from subject plans. [9 marks]

Question Four (20 marks)

a) Discuss the following components of land use planning:

i. Employment [2 marks]
ii. Infrastructural utilities [2 marks]
iii. Education [2 marks]
iv. Health services [2 marks]

b) Differentiate Gross residential density from Net residential density. [5 marks]

c) Outline the primary guidelines for site layout. [7 marks]

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