ORCAST ON HOUSING DEMANDS AND THE IMPORTANCE OF TOWNSHIP PLANNING FOR THE EVER CHANGING CITYSCAPE OF CHENNAI,INDIA

TOPIC : FORCAST ON HOUSING DEMANDS AND THE IMPORTANCE OF TOWNSHIP PLANNING FOR THE EVER CHANGING CITYSCAPE OF CHENNAI,INDIA

Introduction

Chennai the fourth largest metropolis in India is the focus of economic, social at cultural development and it is the capital of the Tamilnadu state. It is growing at a rapid pace, and there is a demand for integration of the past developments with the future requirements. While looking at the city planning aspect unlike other major cities in India, realisation of the plan through large scale acquisition and development of land, to ensure spatial pattern of development and provision of recreational, educational and other institutional facilities, was not aimed at. Public sector lead growth and development process was not envisaged, but it was of private involved growth process (regulated by public) to achieve the objectives of town planning. The land use zoning concept adopted since 1975 was the  Mixed Zoning Concept which suited better Chennai s social way of life considerations, and not exclusive zoning, this is the major drawback now, as the city is becoming more of a cosmopolitan nature. The city has recently become the major IT hub in south India and due to this there has been a major increase in use of energy, population, pollution, deforestation and traffic. This situation has led to the growth of private townships and satellite towns surrounding the city, as the city has reached a saturation point in terms of expansion.

Aim

To study the importance of designing a township to meet the increasing housing demands with respect to zoning, its various facilities and services required infrastructure wise and meet sustainable goals.