Town Planning and Urban Management CSS Paper 2016

FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION – 2016
FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BPS-17
UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT,
TOWN PLANNING AND URBAN MANAGEMENT
TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS PART I (MCQS) MAXIMUM 30 MINUTES
PART I (MCQS) MAXIMUM MARKS = 20
PART II MAXIMUM MARKS = 80
NOTE: (i) Part-II is to be attempted on the separate Answer Book.
(ii) Attempt ONLY FOUR questions from PART-II. Elucidate your answers with SKETCHES, DIAGRAMS and FLOW CHARTS. ALL questions carry EQUAL marks.
(iii) All the parts (if any) of each Question must be attempted at one place instead of at different places.
(iv) Candidate must write Q. No. in the Answer Book in accordance with Q. No. in the Q.Paper.
(v) No Page/Space be left blank between the answers. All the blank pages of Answer Book must be crossed.
(vi) Extra attempt of any question or any part of the question will not be considered.

PART-II

Q.No.2. Explain the role of town planner as a “technocrat who leads a team of engineers, architects, sociologists, geographers, & environmentalists to ensure rational decision making by politician regarding the future investment for development” (20)

Q.No.3. Urbanization-is it a curse or blessing? Explain your answer with example in both causes. (20)

Q.No.4. Land use zoning has been used as a tool to control development stringently. But has this policy helped the job of a development planner? Explain your answer with example from both developing and developed world and suggests its appropriateness or otherwise for our cities. (20)

Q.No.5. Pakistan was regarded as one of the fastest growing nation of the world in mid 60s and its 5 years plans were used by some nations to boast their economic development. Explain the planning mechanism of Pakistan in historic perspective and identity loopholes in the existing mechanism. (20)

Q.No.6. How relevant Intelligent Transport System (ITS) are for ensuring safe and efficient Urban mobility in Pakistan? What do you understand about system architecture of IT? Explain behavioural as well as structural views of policy formation. (20)

Q.No.7. Why policies are important in socio-economic development perspective? Explain behavioral as well as structural views of policy formulation. (20)

Q.No.8. Write short notes on any TWO of the following: (10 each) (20)
(a) Gentrification (b) Public participation in planning (c) Significance of GIS in planning as a spatial analysis tool

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