Community and Regional Planning Program

 

Date of this Version

8-1967

Comments

Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the Post-Graduate Diploma in Town and Country Planning, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, August 1967

Abstract

Preamble:
The Ekistics of today – The Ekistics of Tomorrow

Introduction:
What is settlement structure?
Kerala - The study area
Why this thesis? Soope and limitations of the Thesis
The philosophy of balanced development

CHAPTER I "THE LAND"- "Can-vas for Planning"
Location Area and Dimensions
Physical features
Natural divisions
Administrative divisions
The soils
Geology
Climate and rainfall
The rivers, lakes and backwaters
The mountains, passes, plains and coast line
Land utilisation and crop patterns

CHAPTER II: THE PEOPLE
Population density
Sex Ratio Age structure
Literacy
Language
Religion
Growth of population
Rural and urban population
Distribution of population in rural and urban areas
Migration

CHAPTER III RESOURCES - "Prospects and Problems"
Water
Forests
Fisheries
Minerals

CHAPTER IV - ACTIVITIES
Occupational structure – the economic scene