(i) What is the Planning Region?
(ii) Mention any two characteristics of a planning region.
(iii) Distinguish between multi-level planning and single-level planning.
(i) A planning region is a self-created living organism, having a life which not only supports the life in the region but also radiates unifying forces that enable the region to be a unified regional space so as to facilitate the practice of regional planning.
(ii) Any two
- A planning region should neither be too big nor too small.
- The boundary should be flexible.
- There should be a natural cohesion.
- It should have economic harmony.
- There should be social harmony.
- Functional unity.
- Planning for a variety of is regions that together form a system and subordinate system.
- The country is centralized.
Single level Plan
- Single-level Planning done at the national level.
- The process is divided into small territorial units.