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  • 1. 

    Is a process that planners can employ to provide detailed guidance to thedevelopment of areas in the city. Seeks to realize the vision for an area bymaking the public realm more organized, aesthetically pleasing, and functional. It is thescience of ‘place-making’ which enhances the value of a city and improves the quality oflife of its people.

    • A.

      Urban Design.

    • B.

      Town Planning

    • C.

      Site Planning

    • D.

      None of the Choices

    Correct Answer
    A. Urban Design.
    Explanation
    Urban design is the correct answer because it refers to the process of providing detailed guidance for the development of areas in a city. It aims to enhance the value of a city and improve the quality of life for its people by making the public realm more organized, aesthetically pleasing, and functional. Urban design is considered the science of "place-making" and plays a crucial role in shaping the overall look and feel of a city. Town planning and site planning are related concepts, but they do not encompass the same scope as urban design.

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  • 2. 

    Draws together the fields of planning and transportation policy, architecturaldesign, development economics, landscape and engineering. It considers environmentalresponsibility, social equity, and economic viability to create livable places of beauty andunique identity (Llewellyn-Davies, 2000).

    • A.

      Urban design.

    • B.

      Town Planning

    • C.

      Site Planning

    • D.

      None of the Choices

    Correct Answer
    A. Urban design.
    Explanation
    The given statement describes a multidisciplinary approach that combines various fields such as planning, transportation policy, architectural design, development economics, landscape, and engineering to create livable places with unique identities. This aligns with the concept of urban design, which focuses on the planning and design of cities and urban areas to enhance their functionality, aesthetics, and sustainability. Therefore, the correct answer is urban design.

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  • 3. 

    This concerns inefficiently performing or outdated existingareas which are candidates for redevelopment. Old developments are normallyfound in the inner city.

    • A.

      Areas for redevelopment.

    • B.

      Areas for new development

    • C.

      None of the choices

    • D.

      All o the choices except none

    Correct Answer
    A. Areas for redevelopment.
    Explanation
    In the continuing development of city lands, city managers are confronted with
    two types of situations:
    • Areas for redevelopment. This concerns inefficiently performing or outdated existing
    areas which are candidates for redevelopment. Old developments are normally
    found in the inner city.
    • Areas for new development. This concerns still undeveloped or under-developed
    areas. This concerns city raw land and lightly inhabited areas. These areas are usually
    located in city hinterlands.

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  • 4. 

    This concerns still undeveloped or under-developedareas. This concerns city raw land and lightly inhabited areas. These areas are usuallylocated in city hinterlands.

    • A.

      Areas for new development.

    • B.

      Areas for redevelopment

    • C.

      None of the choices

    • D.

      All of the choices except none

    Correct Answer
    A. Areas for new development.
    Explanation
    In the continuing development of city lands, city managers are confronted with
    two types of situations:
    • Areas for redevelopment. This concerns inefficiently performing or outdated existing
    areas which are candidates for redevelopment. Old developments are normally
    found in the inner city.
    • Areas for new development. This concerns still undeveloped or under-developed
    areas. This concerns city raw land and lightly inhabited areas. These areas are usually
    located in city hinterlands.

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  • 5. 

    The ‘theme’ of a city (whether contrived or natural) and its public amenities suggests the character of a city. 

    • A.

      Urban Character.

    • B.

      Urban zone

    • C.

      Urban Theme

    • D.

      None of the choices

    Correct Answer
    A. Urban Character.
    Explanation
    The theme of a city refers to the overall atmosphere, style, and character that is portrayed through its public amenities and urban design. This includes the architecture, parks, public spaces, and infrastructure that shape the city's identity. By analyzing the public amenities and urban design, one can gain insights into the character of the city, whether it is contrived (intentionally created) or natural (reflecting the city's inherent qualities). Therefore, the correct answer is Urban Character.

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  • 6. 

    Elements of Urban Character

    • A.

      Parks, plazas and greenbelts (“Lungs of the city”; promenade; social assembly places)

    • B.

      Accessibility (Wayfinding instruments; public parking sites; green routes, transport stations)

    • C.

      Public art and street furniture (Rest and recreation; history)

    • D.

      Cultural centers (Knowledge facilities such as museums; libraries; venue for performing arts; etc.)

    • E.

      All of the Above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the Above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the Above" because all of the mentioned elements contribute to the urban character. Parks, plazas, and greenbelts provide open spaces for recreation and social gatherings, while accessibility features such as wayfinding instruments and transport stations make it easier for people to navigate the city. Public art and street furniture add aesthetic value and provide resting spots for pedestrians. Cultural centers like museums and libraries contribute to the knowledge and cultural aspects of the city. Therefore, all of these elements combined contribute to the overall urban character.

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  • 7. 

    Principles of Urban Design

    • A.

      Design for all

    • B.

      Create places for people

    • C.

      Conserve heritage

    • D.

      Enrich the existing

    • E.

      Make connections

    • F.

      Work with nature

    • G.

      Mix uses and forms

    • H.

      Manage the investment

    • I.

      Design for change

    • J.

      All of the choices

    Correct Answer
    J. All of the choices
    Explanation
    The principles of urban design include designing for all, creating places for people, conserving heritage, enriching the existing, making connections, working with nature, mixing uses and forms, managing the investment, and designing for change. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the choices."

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  • 8. 

    Principles of Urban Design: Urban design does not belong to one group. Urban design should involve people, local communities and those likely to move in.

    • A.

      Design for all.

    • B.

      Create places for people

    • C.

      Conserve heritage

    • D.

      Enrich the existing

    Correct Answer
    A. Design for all.
    Explanation
    DESIGN FOR ALL - Urban design does not belong to one group. It
    involves different stakeholders representing different interests.

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  • 9. 

    Principles of Urban Design: For places to be well-used and well-loved, they must be safe, comfortable, varied, and attractive. They also need to be distinctive, and offer variety, choice, and fun.

    • A.

      Create places for people.

    • B.

      Design for all

    • C.

      Conserve heritage

    • D.

      Enrich the existing

    Correct Answer
    A. Create places for people.
    Explanation
    The principle of "Create places for people" aligns with the idea that for urban spaces to be successful, they need to prioritize the needs and preferences of the people who will be using them. This means designing spaces that are safe, comfortable, and attractive, as well as offering a variety of activities and choices for people to enjoy. By focusing on creating spaces that cater to the needs and desires of the community, urban designers can ensure that these places are well-used and well-loved.

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  • 10. 

    Principles of Urban Design: New development should conserve monuments, groups of buildings, or sites of cultural importance, and natural features, geological and physiographical formations and natural sites of national importance.

    • A.

      Conserve heritage.

    • B.

      Design for all

    • C.

      Create places for people

    • D.

      Enrich the existing

    Correct Answer
    A. Conserve heritage.
    Explanation
    The principle of conserving heritage aligns with the statement that new development should conserve monuments, groups of buildings, or sites of cultural importance. This means that when designing urban spaces, it is important to preserve and protect historical and cultural landmarks. By doing so, cities can maintain their unique identity and sense of history while also promoting a sense of pride and belonging among its residents.

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  • 11. 

    Principles of Urban Design: New development should enrich and complement existing places.

    • A.

      ​Enrich the existing.

    • B.

      Design for all

    • C.

      Create places for people

    • D.

      Conserve heritage

    Correct Answer
    A. ​Enrich the existing.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Enrich the existing." This principle of urban design suggests that new developments should enhance and improve the existing places in a city or community. It emphasizes the importance of building upon the unique character and qualities of a place, rather than completely replacing or overshadowing them. By enriching the existing environment, new developments can contribute to the overall vibrancy and livability of a city, while still respecting and honoring its history and heritage.

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  • 12. 

    Principles of Urban Design: Places need to be accessible and integrated with their surroundings. One must be able toget around by foot, bicycle, public transport, and car - in that order.

    • A.

      Make connections.

    • B.

      Work with nature

    • C.

      Mix uses and forms

    • D.

      Manage the investment

    • E.

      Design for change

    Correct Answer
    A. Make connections.
    Explanation
    The principle of "Make connections" in urban design emphasizes the importance of creating connections between different parts of a city or urban area. This includes creating pedestrian-friendly streets, bike lanes, and efficient public transportation systems that allow people to easily move around. It also involves integrating different land uses and forms, such as mixing residential, commercial, and recreational areas, to create a vibrant and diverse urban environment. By making these connections, cities can enhance accessibility and promote a sense of community and connectivity among residents and visitors.

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  • 13. 

    Principles of Urban Design: Places must balance the natural (climate, landform, landscape and ecology) and theman-made environment to maximize resource conservation and amenity.

    • A.

      .Work with nature

    • B.

      Make connections

    • C.

      Mix uses and forms

    • D.

      Manage the investment

    • E.

      Design for change

    Correct Answer
    A. .Work with nature
    Explanation
    The principle of "Work with nature" in urban design suggests that urban spaces should be designed in a way that harmonizes with the natural environment. This involves considering factors such as climate, landform, landscape, and ecology when planning and designing urban areas. By working with nature, urban designers can maximize resource conservation and create a more sustainable and aesthetically pleasing environment for residents. This principle encourages the integration of green spaces, natural elements, and sustainable practices into urban design to enhance the overall quality of life in cities.

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  • 14. 

    Principles of Urban Design: Stimulating, enjoyable and convenient places meet the various needs of the greatestnumber of users. They also mix different buildings, uses, ownership, leases, and densities.

    • A.

      Mix. uses and forms

    • B.

      Make connections

    • C.

      Work with nature

    • D.

      Manage the investment

    • E.

      Design for change

    Correct Answer
    A. Mix. uses and forms
    Explanation
    Mixing uses and forms is a principle of urban design that involves integrating different types of buildings, uses, ownership, leases, and densities within a given area. This approach aims to create stimulating, enjoyable, and convenient places that can meet the diverse needs of a large number of users. By mixing different uses and forms, urban designers can create a more vibrant and dynamic environment that encourages interaction and diversity. This principle recognizes the importance of creating a balanced and diverse urban fabric that can adapt to changing needs and preferences over time.

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  • 15. 

    Principles of Urban Design: For projects to be developable and well cared for they must be economically viable,well managed and maintained. This means understanding the market considerations ofdevelopers, ensuring long term commitment from the community and the local authority,defining appropriate delivery mechanisms and seeing this as part of the design process.

    • A.

      Manage the investment.

    • B.

      Make connections

    • C.

      Work with nature

    • D.

      Mix uses and forms

    • E.

      Design for change

    Correct Answer
    A. Manage the investment.
    Explanation
    The principle of managing the investment is essential in urban design because it ensures that projects are economically viable and well cared for. By understanding the market considerations of developers, the urban design can align with their goals and attract investment. Additionally, long-term commitment from the community and local authority is crucial to maintaining and managing the investment effectively. By defining appropriate delivery mechanisms and considering this as part of the design process, the urban design can ensure that the investment is well-managed and sustainable.

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  • 16. 

    Principles of Urban Design:New development needs to be flexible enough to respond to future changes in use,lifestyle and demography.

    • A.

      Design for change.

    • B.

      Manage the investment

    • C.

      Mix uses and forms

    • D.

      Work with nature

    • E.

      Make connections

    Correct Answer
    A. Design for change.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Design for change" because it aligns with the principle mentioned in the question. The principle states that new development should be flexible enough to adapt to future changes in use, lifestyle, and demography. Designing with change in mind allows for easy modifications and updates to accommodate evolving needs and trends. It ensures that the urban design remains relevant and functional over time.

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  • 17. 

    Key Technical Persons/Responsible Groups in Urban Design

    • A.

      Lead: CPDO/ MPDO

    • B.

      Contributors: Multi-disciplinary technical support team (can include an urban planner, architect, engineer, finance specialist, heritage specialist, community development specialist, etc. depending on the requirements of the area)

    • C.

      Stakeholders (e.g. business owners, homeowners, potential investors, community representatives)

    • D.

      All of the choices

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the choices
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that all of the choices mentioned (Lead: CPDO/ MPDO, Contributors: Multi-disciplinary technical support team, Stakeholders) are key technical persons or responsible groups in urban design. The lead, CPDO/MPDO, is responsible for overseeing the urban design process. The contributors, which can include various specialists such as urban planners, architects, engineers, finance specialists, heritage specialists, and community development specialists, provide technical support and expertise in their respective fields. The stakeholders, including business owners, homeowners, potential investors, and community representatives, play a crucial role in shaping the urban design by providing their input and representing the interests of the community. Therefore, all of these choices are important in urban design.

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  • 18. 

    Steps forThematic Area Assessmentcan be done by a multi-disciplinary team which includes the city,technical specialists, and community stakeholders.

    • A.

      1. Identify and delineate the boundaries of the particular area to be planned.

    • B.

      2. Assess the context of the area or community.

    • C.

      3. Consider/apply Transect-based planning.

    • D.

      4. Conduct a Visual Preference Survey.

    • E.

      5. Use the Smart Neighborhood Analysis Protocol (SNAP).

    • F.

      6. Conduct a vacant lands study.

    • G.

      7. Conduct a structural and environmental quality survey.

    • H.

      8. Conduct a land values study.

    • I.

      9. Conduct studies of aesthetic features of the planning area.

    • J.

      All of the choices

    Correct Answer
    J. All of the choices
    Explanation
    Based on the numbers in order

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  • 19. 

    Steps on Thematic Area Assessment: After the land use plan has been drafted, detailed planning can be done in particularareas such as the following:• Central business district• Heritage core• Main corridors (e.g. major commercial avenues)• Transit centers (i.e. within a given radius from a transit stop)• River/ lakeside/ seaside zones• New development areas

    • A.

      1. Identify and delineate the boundaries of the particular area to be planned.

    • B.

      2. Assess the context of the area or community

    • C.

      3. Consider/apply Transect-based planning

    • D.

      None of the choices

    Correct Answer
    A. 1. Identify and delineate the boundaries of the particular area to be planned.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1. Identify and delineate the boundaries of the particular area to be planned. This step is important because it helps to define the scope and extent of the planning process. By clearly identifying and delineating the boundaries, planners can focus their efforts on specific areas and ensure that the planning is tailored to the unique characteristics and needs of that particular area. This step also helps to establish a clear framework for the subsequent planning activities and ensures that the planning process is systematic and organized.

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  • 20. 

    Thematic Area Assessment:Context is the area’s character and setting. It is natural as well as human: the forms ofsettlements, buildings and spaces, ecology and heritage, location, and the routes thatpass through it.A thorough appreciation of the overall site context is the starting pointfor designing a distinct place (Llewellyn-Davies, 2000).

    • A.

      Step 2. Assess the context of the area or community.

    • B.

      Step 1. Identify and delineate the boundaries of the particular area to be planned.

    • C.

      Step 3. Consider/apply Transect-based planning.

    • D.

      Step 4. Conduct a Visual Preference Survey.

    Correct Answer
    A. Step 2. Assess the context of the area or community.
    Explanation
    Step 2, which is to assess the context of the area or community, is the correct answer because it aligns with the statement that a thorough appreciation of the overall site context is the starting point for designing a distinct place. By assessing the context, one can understand the character and setting of the area, including its natural and human elements such as settlements, buildings, spaces, ecology, heritage, location, and routes. This information is crucial in order to design a place that is in harmony with its surroundings and meets the needs and preferences of the community.

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  • 21. 

    What is SNAP?

    • A.

      Smart Neighborhood Analysis Protocol

    • B.

      Smart Neighborhood Analysis Photography

    • C.

      Smart Neighborhood Analysis Projects

    • D.

      Smart Neighborhood Analysis Priority

    Correct Answer
    A. Smart Neighborhood Analysis Protocol
    Explanation
    SNAP stands for Smart Neighborhood Analysis Protocol. This protocol is used for analyzing and evaluating smart neighborhoods. It involves the use of advanced technologies and data analysis to assess various aspects of a neighborhood, such as energy efficiency, transportation, and infrastructure. By implementing SNAP, neighborhoods can be transformed into smart and sustainable communities, improving the quality of life for residents.

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  • 22. 

    Please familiarize The following presents checklists for the assessment of various elements.Under Step no.2. Assess the context of the area or community.

    • A.

      • Community- Figure UD- 1. Community and Policy Appraisal (Llewellyn-Davies, 2000)

    • B.

      • Place - Figure UD- 2. Character Appraisal (Llewellyn-Davies, 2000)

    • C.

      • Natural Resources - Figure UD- 3. Environmental Appraisal (Llewellyn-Davies, 2000)

    • D.

      • Connections - Figure UD- 4. Movement Analysis (Llewellyn-Davies, 2000)

    • E.

      All of the choices

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the choices
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "all of the choices" because in Step 2 of assessing the context of an area or community, it is important to consider various elements such as the community, place, natural resources, and connections. The provided figures, UD-1, UD-2, UD-3, and UD-4, represent different types of appraisals that can help in assessing these elements. Therefore, all of the choices are relevant and should be considered in this step of the assessment process.

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  • 23. 

    Thematic Area Assessment: One of the principles of Transect-based planning is that certain forms and elements belongin certain environments. For example, an apartment building belongs in a more urbansetting, a ranch house in a more rural setting. Some types of thoroughfares are urban incharacter, and some are rural. A deep suburban setback destroys the spatial enclosure ofan urban street; it is out of context.

    • A.

      Step 3. Consider/apply Transect-based planning.

    • B.

      Step 2. Assess the context of the area or community.

    • C.

      Step 1. Identify and delineate the boundaries of the particular area to be planned.

    • D.

      Step 4. Conduct a Visual Preference Survey.

    Correct Answer
    A. Step 3. Consider/apply Transect-based planning.
    Explanation
    Also, The transect defines a series of zones that transition from sparse rural farmhouses to the dense urban core.

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  • 24. 

    These are Zoning Categories of Transect-based planning. except one.

    • A.

      T-1 Natural Zone

    • B.

      T-2 Rural Zone

    • C.

      T-3 Sub-Urban Zone

    • D.

      T-4 General Urban Zone

    • E.

      T-5 Urban Center Zone

    • F.

      T-6 Urban Core Zone

    • G.

      The Civic Zone

    • H.

      Special Districts

    • I.

      T-7 Farmhouse Zone

    Correct Answer
    I. T-7 Farmhouse Zone
  • 25. 

    Under Zoning Categories of Transect-Based Planning: ____consists of lands approximating or reverting to a wilderness condition,including lands unsuitable for settlement due to topography, hydrology or vegetation.

    • A.

      T-1 Natural Zone.

    • B.

      T-2 Rural Zone

    • C.

      T-3 Sub-Urban Zone

    • D.

      T-4 General Urban Zone

    Correct Answer
    A. T-1 Natural Zone.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is T-1 Natural Zone. Under zoning categories of Transect-Based Planning, the Natural Zone consists of lands approximating or reverting to a wilderness condition, including lands unsuitable for settlement due to topography, hydrology, or vegetation. This zone is meant to preserve and protect natural areas and maintain their ecological integrity.

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  • 26. 

    Under Zoning Categories of Transect-Based Planning: consists of sparsely settled lands in open or cultivated state. Theseinclude woodland, agricultural land, grassland, and irrigable desert. Typical buildingsare farmhouses, agricultural buildings, cabins, and villas.

    • A.

      T-2 Rural Zone.

    • B.

      T-1 Natural Zone

    • C.

      T-3 Sub-Urban Zone

    • D.

      T-4 General Urban Zone

    Correct Answer
    A. T-2 Rural Zone.
    Explanation
    The given description states that the area consists of sparsely settled lands in open or cultivated state, including woodland, agricultural land, grassland, and irrigable desert. It also mentions that typical buildings in this area are farmhouses, agricultural buildings, cabins, and villas. Based on this information, the most suitable zoning category would be T-2 Rural Zone, as it aligns with the characteristics described.

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  • 27. 

    Under Zoning Categories of Transect-based planning: consists of low density residential areas, adjacent to higherzones that some mixed use.

    • A.

      T-3 Sub-Urban Zone.

    • B.

      T-1 Natural Zone

    • C.

      T-2 Rural Zone

    • D.

      T-4 General Urban Zone

    Correct Answer
    A. T-3 Sub-Urban Zone.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is T-3 Sub-Urban Zone. This is because the given statement mentions that the zoning category consists of low density residential areas, adjacent to higher zones that have some mixed use. The T-3 Sub-Urban Zone fits this description as it is typically characterized by a mix of residential and commercial uses, with a lower density compared to urban areas.

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  • 28. 

    Under Zoning Categories of Transect-based planning: Consists of a mixed use but primarily residential urban fabric.

    • A.

      T-4 General Urban Zone.

    • B.

      T-3 Sub-Urban Zone

    • C.

      T-2 Rural Zone

    • D.

      T-1 Natural Zone

    Correct Answer
    A. T-4 General Urban Zone.
    Explanation
    It may have a wide range of building types: single, side yard, and row houses. Setbacks
    and landscaping are variable. Streets with curbs and sidewalks define medium-sized
    blocks.

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  • 29. 

    Under Zoning Categories of Transect-based planning: consists of higher density mixed use buildings that accommodateretail, offices, row houses and apartments.

    • A.

      T-5 Urban Center Zone

    • B.

      T-6 Urban Core Zone

    • C.

      The Civic Zone

    • D.

      Special Districts

    Correct Answer
    A. T-5 Urban Center Zone
    Explanation
    It has a tight network of streets, with wide
    sidewalks, steady street tree planting and buildings set close to the sidewalks.

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  • 30. 

    Under Zoning Categories of Transect-based planning: consists of the highest density and height, with the greatest varietyof uses, and civic buildings of regional importance.

    • A.

      T-6 Urban Core Zone.

    • B.

      T-5 Urban Center Zone

    • C.

      The Civic Zone

    • D.

      Special Districts

    Correct Answer
    A. T-6 Urban Core Zone.
    Explanation
    It may have larger blocks; streets,have steady street tree planting and buildings set close to the wide sidewalks. Typically
    only large towns and cities have an Urban Core Zone.

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  • 31. 

    Under Zoning Categories of Transect-based planning: consists of Civic Buildings and/or Civic Spaces appropriate to eachTransect Zone.

    • A.

      The Civic Zone.

    • B.

      Special Districts

    • C.

      T-6 Urban Core Zone

    • D.

      T-5 Urban Center Zone

    Correct Answer
    A. The Civic Zone.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the Civic Zone. Under Transect-based planning, the Civic Zone consists of Civic Buildings and/or Civic Spaces appropriate to each Transect Zone. In this context, the Civic Zone is a zoning category that includes specific areas such as Special Districts, T-6 Urban Core Zone, and T-5 Urban Center Zone. These areas are designated for civic buildings and spaces that are suitable for each specific Transect Zone.

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  • 32. 

    Under Zoning Categories of Transect-based planning: consist of areas with buildings that by their Function, Disposition,or Configuration cannot, or should not, conform to one or more of the six normative

    • A.

      Special Districts.

    • B.

      The Civic Zone

    • C.

      T-6 Urban Core Zone

    • D.

      T-5 Urban Center Zone

    Correct Answer
    A. Special Districts.
    Explanation
    Under zoning categories of transect-based planning, there are special districts that consist of areas with buildings that cannot or should not conform to one or more of the six normative zones. These special districts could include the Civic Zone, T-6 Urban Core Zone, and T-5 Urban Center Zone. These districts may have unique characteristics or requirements that differentiate them from the normative zones, allowing for more flexibility in terms of building function, disposition, or configuration.

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  • 33. 

    In which step under Thematic Area Assessment , Visual surveys consist of sets of photographs of buildings, streets, sidewalks, shoppingcenters, parks, and/or other examples of a region’s built or natural environment. The images are then shown to residents at public workshops and stakeholder’smeetings.

    • A.

      Step 4. Conduct a Visual Preference Survey.

    • B.

      Step 5. Use the Smart Neighborhood Analysis Protocol (SNAP).

    • C.

      Step 6. Conduct a vacant lands study.

    • D.

      Step 7. Conduct a structural and environmental quality survey.

    Correct Answer
    A. Step 4. Conduct a Visual Preference Survey.
    Explanation
    Viewers are asked to rate each image on a scale from –10 to +10 (or –5 to +5). The average
    rating for each image is calculated and results are presented to the viewers. In this way,
    participants build consensus on how they would like homes, stores, offices, and streets
    designed and situated in their communities. Planning professionals are then also better
    able to understand what appeals to residents (Local Government Commission, 2010).

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  • 34. 

    Step no.__ under Thematic Area Assessment , Is an example of a point system of evaluatingexisting neighborhoods in urban areas and proposed infill redevelopment projectsin accordance with Smart Growth principles, resulting in Smart Neighborhoods.

    • A.

      Step 5. Use the Smart Neighborhood Analysis Protocol (SNAP).

    • B.

      Step 4. Conduct a Visual Preference Survey.

    • C.

      Step 6. Conduct a vacant lands study.

    • D.

      Step 7. Conduct a structural and environmental quality survey.

    Correct Answer
    A. Step 5. Use the Smart Neighborhood Analysis Protocol (SNAP).
    Explanation
    The Smart Neighborhood Analysis Protocol (SNAP) is a comprehensive ranking criteria
    system used to guide the development of smart neighborhoods. It is anticipated that
    neighborhood groups will lead the effort for implementing the SNAP by facilitating data
    collection and analysis by citizen volunteers.

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  • 35. 

    Please familiarize below Criteria for SNAP used to guide the development of smart neighborhoods.

    • A.

      Physical Attributes & Assets

    • B.

      Neighborhood Capacity Building

    • C.

      Evaluate Smart Development Potential

    • D.

      Implement the SNAP Results

    • E.

      All of the choices

    Correct Answer
    A. Physical Attributes & Assets
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Physical Attributes & Assets". This answer is correct because the criteria for SNAP used to guide the development of smart neighborhoods includes evaluating the physical attributes and assets of the neighborhood. This involves assessing the existing infrastructure, buildings, and natural resources in order to determine their potential for smart development. By focusing on the physical attributes and assets of the neighborhood, planners can identify opportunities for improvement and make informed decisions about implementing smart technologies and sustainable practices.

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  • 36. 

    Step no.__ under Thematic Area Assessment , Vacant lands are classified according to topographic and drainage characteristics andavailability of improvements near such vacant lands.

    • A.

      Step 6. Conduct a vacant lands study.

    • B.

      Step 5. Use the Smart Neighborhood Analysis Protocol (SNAP).

    • C.

      Step 4. Conduct a Visual Preference Survey.

    • D.

      Step 7. Conduct a structural and environmental quality survey.

    Correct Answer
    A. Step 6. Conduct a vacant lands study.
    Explanation
    Vacant lands may be classified as:
    a. Prime lands
    • 0-15% in slope
    • close proximity to water, sewer and other utility lines
    • These vacant lands are suitable for industrial, commercial, residential, and other urban
    uses
    b. Marginal lands
    • over 15% in slope
    • subject to flooding
    • unsuitable or uneconomic to develop

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  • 37. 

    Under Step No.6 Vacant lands may be classified as: Prime lands & Marginal lands, Ang tanong, which one has • 0-15% in slope• close proximity to water, sewer and other utility lines• These vacant lands are suitable for industrial, commercial, residential, and other urbanuses

    • A.

      A. Prime lands

    • B.

      B. Marginal lands

    • C.

      Both a &b

    • D.

      None of the choices

    Correct Answer
    A. A. Prime lands
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a. Prime lands" because the vacant lands that have 0-15% slope and are in close proximity to water, sewer, and other utility lines are considered suitable for industrial, commercial, residential, and other urban uses. These characteristics indicate that the land is of high quality and has desirable features for development, making it prime for various purposes.

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  • 38. 

    Under Step No.6 Vacant lands may be classified as: Prime lands & Marginal lands, Ang tanong, which one has • over 15% in slope• subject to flooding• unsuitable or uneconomic to develop

    • A.

      B. Marginal lands

    • B.

      A. Prime lands

    • C.

      Both a & b

    • D.

      None of the choices

    Correct Answer
    A. B. Marginal lands
    Explanation
    Marginal lands are classified as lands that have over 15% slope, are subject to flooding, and are unsuitable or uneconomic to develop. This means that these lands are not ideal for development due to their physical characteristics and potential risks. Therefore, the correct answer is b. Marginal lands.

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  • 39. 

    Step no.__ under Thematic Area Assessment, The study of the quality of the urban environment and of man-made structures (residential,commercial, industrial, and institutional) is aimed at identifying the so-called urban renewalarea.

    • A.

      Step 7. Conduct a structural and environmental quality survey.

    • B.

      Step 8. Conduct a land values study.

    • C.

      Step 9. Conduct studies of aesthetic features of the planning area.

    • D.

      Step 6. Conduct a vacant lands study.

    Correct Answer
    A. Step 7. Conduct a structural and environmental quality survey.
    Explanation
    Urban renewal actions are of two types:
    a. Rehabilitation – the improvement or restoration of identified blighted areas; and
    b. Redevelopment – clearance and rebuilding of areas which are in more advanced
    stages of blight.

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  • 40. 

    Urban renewal actions are of two types: which one says the improvement or restoration of identified blighted areas;

    • A.

      A. Rehabilitation

    • B.

      B. Redevelopment

    • C.

      Both a & b

    • D.

      None of the choices

    Correct Answer
    A. A. Rehabilitation
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a. Rehabilitation. Urban renewal actions can be categorized into two types, one of which involves the improvement or restoration of identified blighted areas. This process is known as rehabilitation, where efforts are made to revitalize and improve the condition of blighted areas. Redevelopment, on the other hand, refers to the process of completely demolishing and rebuilding the blighted areas. Therefore, the correct answer is a. Rehabilitation.

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  • 41. 

    Urban renewal actions are of two types: which one says the clearance and rebuilding of areas which are in more advancedstages of blight.

    • A.

      B. Redevelopment

    • B.

      A. Rehabilitation

    • C.

      Both a & b

    • D.

      None of the choices

    Correct Answer
    A. B. Redevelopment
    Explanation
    Conditions of blight are categorized into two types:
    1.Simple form of blight
    2.Complex forms of blight
    (paki-basa na laang!)

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  • 42. 

    The land values goes into an investigation of the structure of land values, upward or downwardgraduations and trends of change in these values. Actual market values are arrived atonly by extensive and costly studies which may not be practicable in most situations.

    • A.

      Step 8. Conduct a land values study.

    • B.

      Step 9. Conduct studies of aesthetic features of the planning area.

    • C.

      Step 7. Conduct a structural and environmental quality survey.

    • D.

      Step 6. Conduct a vacant lands study.

    Correct Answer
    A. Step 8. Conduct a land values study.
    Explanation
    Land
    values of urban lots or rural lots, which are usually available at the municipal/ city Assessor’s
    Office. Assessed value figures may be refined based on comparison with known selling
    prices and the approximate percentage deviation of assessed value from market values.

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  • 43. 

    Most directly related to the amenity considerations involved in land useplanning.Aesthetic features are determined on the basis of perceptual considerations– as theseare observed in such terms as beauty, pleasantness, sense of spaciousness, and historicalvalue.

    • A.

      Step 9. Conduct studies of aesthetic features of the planning area.

    • B.

      Step 8. Conduct a land values study.

    • C.

      Step 7. Conduct a structural and environmental quality survey.

    • D.

      Step 6. Conduct a vacant lands study.

    Correct Answer
    A. Step 9. Conduct studies of aesthetic features of the planning area.
    Explanation
    There is no method yet devised by which aesthetic features can be studied on a wholly
    objective manner. Criteria used will largely depend on local policies and the values of
    those concerned– local officials, planners, and the citizens alike.

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  • 44. 

    Bonus: Record significant paths and vantage points from which the city/ municipality canusually be perceived.

    • A.

      the panorama – sweeping view of sections of the city/municipality

    • B.

      The skyline – applicable in areas with conglomeration of tall structures

    • C.

      The vista – view seen from an opening, such as a street or a boulevard

    • D.

      The urban open space – through the experience of the individual in motion.

    • E.

      All of the choices (bonus)

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the choices (bonus)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "all of the choices (bonus)". This means that all of the options provided - the panorama, the skyline, the vista, and the urban open space - are significant paths and vantage points from which the city/municipality can usually be perceived. Each option offers a different perspective or view of the city, allowing individuals to experience and appreciate different aspects of the urban environment.

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