Urban & Environmental Planning

4th Dimensions’ plan & design philosophy focuses on creating environmentally sustainable communities that are diverse, mixed-use, and pedestrian friendly. The firm places a special emphasis on fostering places that provide a range of housing in close proximity to shopping, jobs, recreation, and transit - sustainable communities that offer realistic housing and transportation choices. Our projects range from urban infill / regeneration to large scaled regional & development plans. The challenge of contemporary urban planning & design is in synthesizing the diverse needs of modern households with the timeless need for human scale, civic identity, and ecological sustainability. In addressing this challenge, ‘4th Dimension’ has been an endeavoring partner in developing the concepts of Sustainable Urban Development rather to practice adhocism.

We extend following services in the areas of URBAN ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING

.    RECONNAISSANCE / PRELIMINARY SITE / PROJECT SURVEYS

     
.    SITE  TOPOGRAPHICAL SURVEYS AND DIGITAL MAPPING. 
       

    Land and Topographic Survey and Digital Terrain Modelling        
    Cadastral Survey
    Hydrographical Survey          
    Geodetic Survey          
    Deformation Studies          
    Surveying Services for Construction projects 
    Supervision Projects
    Global Positioning System and Remote Sensing


.    SPATIAL &  NON-SPATIAL STUDIES         

    Topographic,         
    Land use,         
    Geo-tech,         
    Environmental,         
    Hydrology,         
    Services & infrastructure,             
    Socio-economic,         
    Demographic,         
    Transportation,

.    CREATING FACT SHEETS BY PRESENTING / ANALYSING DATA IN THE FORM OF GRAPHICAL FORMATS AND DIGITAL MAPS / IMAGERIES / ILLUSTRATION.


.    DEVEOPMENT PLANS, STRATEGIC PLANS /POLICY  
       

    Structure plans,         
    Master plans,         
    Regional plans,
    Land use  zoning plans,         
    Site plans,         
    Urban renewal plans,         
    Urban rehabilitation /regeneration plans,         
    Action area plans,         
    Contingency plans,
    Urban transport planning & management      

.    DEVELOPMENT OF GIS APPLICATIONS FOR URBAN MANAGEMENT         

    Satellite imagery interpretation
    Map digitization & vectorization
    Digital terrain model
    Global positioning system survey & geo-referencing
    GIS database and model development
    Modelling by employing Decision Support  System (DSS) & Land Suitability  Analysis
    Map analysis         
    Map production
    Landuse 3D Modelling using City Engine

.    LAND USE PLANNING           

    Strategic plans
    Neighbourhood plans
    Down towns / business districts
    Peri-urban area development plans
    Parks / recreation / leisure sites
    Campuses / institutions
    Industrial estates
    Conservation sites
    Problem / slum areas
    Regeneration

.    PREPARATION OF FEASIBILITY REPORTS.

  
.    3D SITE DEVELOPMENT MODELS.


.    INFRASTRUCTURE / SERVICES DESIGN.


.    PUBLIC PARTICIPATION / AWARENESS CAMPAIGNS.


.    ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES AND PLANNING  
       

    Strategic environmental assessment of policies and plans
    Sustainability appraisals
    Environmental profiling
    Site characterization
    Baseline data of environmental pollution
    Ecological investigations
    Environmental risk assessment
    Environmental planning and management
    Environmental health and safety
    Environmental impact assessment of projects
    Environmental sustainability appraisals
    Site assessment and remediation
    Water resources management for development projects
    Infrastructure planning for environmental development
    Facilities for recreational purposes
    Environmental audit & environmental management systems
    Design of treatment facilities
    LEED auditing for both architectural & planning

      Environmental Modelling and Sensitivity Analysis