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
Surveying Services for Construction projects
Global Positioning System and Remote Sensing
. SPATIAL & NON-SPATIAL STUDIES
Services & infrastructure,
. CREATING FACT SHEETS BY PRESENTING / ANALYSING DATA IN THE FORM OF GRAPHICAL FORMATS AND DIGITAL MAPS / IMAGERIES / ILLUSTRATION.
. DEVEOPMENT PLANS, STRATEGIC PLANS /POLICY
Land use zoning plans,
Urban renewal plans,
Urban rehabilitation /regeneration plans,
Action area 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
Landuse 3D Modelling using City Engine
. LAND USE PLANNING
Down towns / business districts
Peri-urban area development plans
Parks / recreation / leisure sites
Campuses / institutions
Problem / slum areas
. 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
Baseline data of environmental pollution
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