Population and Settlement Geography: Growth and distribution of world population; demographic attributes; causes and consequences of migration; concepts of over–, under– and optimum population; world population problems. Types and patterns of rural settlements; hierarchy of urban settlements; concept of primate city and rank-size rule; functional classification of towns; sphere of urban influence; rural-urban fringe; satellite town; problems of urbanisation.
Regional Planning: Concept of a region; types of regions and methods of regionalization; growth centres and growth poles; regional imbalances; environmental issues in regional planning; planning for sustainable development.
GEOGRAPHY PRELIM 2009
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