GETh 409: Landuse Planning and Development

Course IDCourse NameInstructorRoom NumberTime
GETh 409Landuse Planning and DevelopmentDr. Nurul Islam Nazem24210:00-10:50 A.M. (Monday), 10:00-10:50 A.M. (Tuesday), 8:00-8:50 P.M. (Thursday)
  1. Landuse : Concept, issues and a theme in Geographical perspective
  2. Landuse Studies: data, conceptual problems and the users of landuse data
  3. Theoretical underpinnings and approaches to landuse studies
    • Key factors affecting landuse
    • Theories and models of landuse and spatial organization
  4. Approaches to landuse planning and development
  5. Location and spatial distribution of landuse
  6. Landuse survey : tools, techniques, methodology and management of landuse data
  7. Landuse in Bangladesh and other countries.
  8. Principles of landuse and land evaluation
  9. Landuse classification
  10. Landuse Planning for sustainable Development
    • concepts of landuse planning
    • carrying capacity of land
    • sustainable landuse for Development
    • Landuse zoning
    • conservation of land resource
    • landuse planning
    • land reforms for equitable development
  11. Urban landuse: A different dimension
    • Factor influencing urban landuse
    • Major issues in urban landuse
    • Urban landuse classification
    • Urban landuse planning in Bangladesh
  12. Landuse policies and related Planning issues in Bangladesh
    • Landuse policy
    • National Water Policy
    • Agriculture Policy/crop production policy/Agriculture Extension Policy
    • Forest and Nature conservation Act
    • Bio-Diversity Act
    • Coastal Zone Policy
  13. Climate Change and Adaptation through Landuse Planning
    • National Adoptation Programme (NAPA)
    • Bangladesh climate change strategy and Action Plan
    • Agriculture Policy/crop production policy/Agriculture Extension Policy
    • Forest and Nature conservation Act
    • Bio-Diversity Act
    • Coastal Zone Policy

References:

  • Beek, K. J Land Evaluation for Agricultural Development ILRI Publication, 23, Wageningen, The Netherlands
  • Freeman, T. W.Geography and Planning, London: Hutchinson University Library
  • Dent, D. & A. YoungSoil Survey and Land Evaluation, George Allen and Unwin, London
  • F.A.O (1976)Framework for Land Evaluation, Soils Bulletin No. 32
  • F.A.O. (1978)Report on the Agro-Ecological Zones Project, Methodology and Results for Africa, Worlds Soil Resources Report
  • Harwood, R. R. & E. C. PriceMultiple Cropping in Tropical Asia, Symposium “Multiple Cropping” of the American Society of Agronomy, August 1975.
  • Islam, M. A.Environment, Land Use and Natural Hazards in Bangladesh, Dhaka: Dhaka University
  • Lounsbury, F. L. & Aldrich, F. T.Introduction to Geographic Field Methods and Techniques, London: Charles E. Merrill Publishing Company
  • Mandal, R. B.Land Utilization: Theory and Practice, Delhi: Concept Publishing Company
  • Pierce, J. T.The Food Resource, New York: Longman Scientific and Technical
  • Purnell, M. F.The FAO Approach to Land Evaluation and Its Application to Land Classification for Irrigation
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