Seema Kaushal, Assistant Town Planner, Patiala
Evaluation, Master plans, Planning theories, Evaluation principles, Evaluation criteria, Quality of Master plans
The purpose of a Master plan is to promote growth and regulate the present and future development of towns and cities. It is a vision document giving perspective of 20 to 25 years keeping in view the future growth of population, economic development potentials and ecological improvements likely to come up during the plan period. Therefore, the quality of Master plans is of great concern. Literature reveals that the Master plans in India have not produced a satisfactory physical environment (Tiwari, 2002) …..