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