Urban Planning & Settlements
Urban planning and design is about making connections between people and places, nature and the built fabric of a city. It draws together the many strands of place-making, environment stewardship, social equity and economic viability into the creation of places with distinct beauty and identity.
The Urban Unit, equipped with a multi-disciplinary team of professionals, has been a strong proponent of urban sector development and management as the only way towards national development in Pakistan. The Unit has taken the lead in developing legal and regulatory frameworks as well as institutional development in the field of urban and regional Planning, an area that has immense potential for improvement and growth.
The Urban Unit has developed expertise in comprehensive, strategic Master Planning, Peri Urban Structure Planning, Urban Design and Beautification, Façade Uplifting and Restoration, Tourism Planning, Housing, as well as urban sector rules, regulations, and codes. The in-depth understanding of the Urban Unit’s team and its familiarity with Government official procedures and practices has given the company an edge over other private sector companies offering similar services. As an autonomous, technical arm of the Government of the Punjab, the Urban Unit has been capacitating various departments and entities in developing procurement documents related to the sector and reviewing consultancy works. The capacity building initiatives also includes imparting specialized training and urban development courses at the Civil Services Academy and the Cantonment Institute of Management and Land Administration (CIMLA). The Urban Unit has played a pivotal role in re-shaping urban culture by assisting governments in making urban areas functional, attractive and sustainable. The company brings forth planning and design that is seamlessly interwoven through analysis and understanding of specific characters of targeted cities.