Projects | Urban Environmental Planning

Master Planning and pre-feasibility of Bahria University’s Maritime Science & Technology Park (MSTP), Karachi, Pakistan.

Date: 2019


Master Planning and Pre-feasibility of Bahria University’s Maritime Science & Technology Park (MSTP), Karachi, Pakistan.

Year: 2019; Location: Karachi – Pakistan; Client: Bahria University/Pakistan Navy, Pakistan

Estimated Project Development Cost: App. 2000 million Pak Rupees

Main project features:: The objective of establishing a MSTP is to promote exploitation of knowledge developed at the BUK, other universities and RDIs in Pakistan. The co-location of actors to innovation, mainly academia, industry and the relevant entities in the Government are likely to provide an enabling environment through adopting suitable policies and instituting incentive programs to support and enhance research and innovation in maritime and marine industry and support to enhance Pakistan NAVY’s operational capabilities to spur Pakistan’s blue economy.

Activities performed Supervised Master Plan and Feasibility Development process as followed:
Carrying out on site and market demand assessments
Physical studies, Data Collection & Review
Studies for Site Accessibility, Road linkages, Available Infrastructure Services and Accessibility etc.
Metrological Conditions
Evaluating Prevailing Zoning Regulations
Evaluating Land use Regulation in the proposed area
Evaluating Socio-Economic Status of target clients
Environmental Profiling of the study area
Infrastructure demand assessment for the Park
Study existing legal and regulatory framework to carry out such developments
Business Demand Assessment

Presentation/Submission of Preliminary Feasibility based on conceptual Site Master Plan developed on the basis of studies conducted.

Preparation of final/detailed Master Planning along-with development guidelines and strategies Preparation of final economic, financial and technical feasibility of the project based on project Master Plan.

Transport Modelling and Feasibility Studies for Development of Mass Transit System in Faisalabad, Pakistan (2014)

Date: 2014


A project of Punjab Metro Bus Authority (PMA),

In association with M/s. Osmani & Company (Pvt) Ltd., Karachi, Pakistan and ADK Greece

Position: Team Lead/ Urban Planner

March 2014 to April 2014

The government of the Punjab, with a vision to improve mobility and accessibility of masses in prime cities of Punjab, initiated development of BRT models. Lahore being the pioneer and a success triggered initiatives for other cities like Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, and Multan. The project embraces following main activities;

Transportation system and infrastructure studies like

Origin/Destination Studies on Cordon and Screen Lines

– Traffic Counts

– Household Information Surveys

– Travellers Information Surveys

– Boarding Alighting Studies

– Willingness to pay surveys

– Land use registration along different corridors

– Road and Intersection Geometry Registration

– Turning Movement Counts

-Data Digitization

-Data Analysis and travel demand forecasting by using modeler CUBE

-Priority Corridors identification

Forensic Audit of Housing Projects in Pakistan

Date: 2018-19


Project Type: Forensic Audit on a Directive issued by Supreme Court of Pakistan
Client: Government of Punjab
July 2017-December 2019Location: Pakistan

Carried out forensic audit of many large and mid-scale housing projects/schemes carried out by the Private Sector to audit/evaluate their compliance with Bylaws, Regulations, Planning and Infrastructure/Engineering Design Standards.



Assessment of Regulatory & Institutional Framework for Urban Planning and Management in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Date: 2014 to 2016





(A USAID-funded project and implemented by The Urban Policy Unit, KPK. and done in JV with PEPAC & KUNDI Law Associates)

Position: Team Lead / Urban Development Specialist

April 2014 to 2016

Urban development and management are critically linked with sound, comprehensive strategic planning and regulatory framework. There is a range of structural and institutional impediments to urban development and management in Pakistan and particularly in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. To address these short comings and to enhance economic growth through better urban management, the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa through the Urban Policy Unit, with financial support from the USAID, has identified some key areas where capacity of institutions needs to be enhanced. These are mainly related to Urban Planning and Development in the province. In realizing that, the Urban Policy Unit hired the consultancy services of M/s. 4th Dimension Consulting, Kundi & Kundi and PEPAC Ltd. for conducting Assessment and to propose reforms in the Legal,,Regulatory and Institutional Framework for the Urban Management corresponding to the Urban Areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. I shall be leading and supervising this assignment as URBAN DEVELOPMENT EXPERT on behalf of consulting consortia.

The primary objective of this project was to formulate the recommendations in the legal and institutional framework for addressing gaps and constraints, which impede urban development, urban management, land use planning, and housing provision in the cities of KPK.

FAISALABAD PERI-URBAN STRUCTURE PLAN 2035

Date: 2013 to 2014


(A WORLD BANK funded project implemented through The URBAN UNIT Punjab under PCGIP)
Project Type: Development Planning/Land use Policy/Planning
Client: USPMU, Govt. of the Punjab
Location: Faisalabad, Punjab

Start Date: July 2013, End Date: Feb 2014
Estimated Project Cost: 12 million Rupees

Project Objectives:
Faisalabad Peri Urban Structure Plan (FPUSP) is being implemented under the Punjab Cities Governance Improvement Project (PCGIP as a sub-component to achieve above described goal. The Urban Sector Planning & Management Services Unit (USPMSU) is the primary agency responsible to manage and facilitate the project activities whereas City District Government Faisalabad (CDGF) is end beneficiary. The FPUSP Project aims to assist the City District Government Faisalabad in the preparation of Peri Urban Structure Plan for Faisalabad for future planned growth and systematic development for the next twenty years. The Peri Urban Structure Plan is being prepared as per prescribed procedure in the Punjab Land Use (Classification, Reclassification and Redevelopment) Rules 2009 thus providing the CDG Faisalabad with an agreed ‘City Boundary and peri-urban zoning viz a viz’ ensuring that the urban planning and development only occurs in an integrated planned manner within the specified limits.

The peri-urban structure plan of the Faisalabad aims at the comprehensive farsighted development of the city.
Specific objectives of the peri urban plan Faisalabad include:
To suggest measures for preserving productive agriculture land and precious environmental resources in the peri urban area
To suggest pertinent mix of land uses in the Peri Urban area
To identify incompatible land uses such as industries and suggest measures to mitigate the impacts on peri urban development
To recommend an efficient circulation network in the peri urban area

Activities:
The main activities include

  • Defining study area and tentative peri-urban boundary
  • Registering land uses both in existing built-up and peri-urban areas
  • Ascertaining future growth areas and zones by employing GIS Models as Decision Support System
  • Delineating zones, sub-zones, blocks and road network in peri-urban area
  • Consolidating peri-urban area boundary as supported by DSS Model
  • Formulating strategies to support future 20 years growth pattern

Master Planning and Feasibility of COMSATS Science & Technology Park, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Date: 2017


Project Type: Feasibility, Master Planning, Zoning & Infrastructure Design /Land Use Planning in JV with Frost & Sullivan, USA.
Client: COMSATS, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Location: Islamabad
Area: App. 1000 kanal
Start Date: July 2017
Completion Date: December 2017
Estimated Project Cost: App. 2500 million Pak Rupees

The objective of establishing a Science & Technology Park, Islamabad is to promote exploitation of knowledge developed at the CIIT, other universities and
RDIs in Pakistan. The co-location of actors to innovation, mainly academia,
industry and the relevant entities in the Government are likely to provide an
enabling environment through adopting suitable policies and instituting
incentive programs. The proposed Technology Park would provide a
platform to bring the above stated actors to innovation closer for meaningful
interaction.

Services Rendered:
Project Inception
-Carrying out on site and market demand assessments
-Data Collection & Review
-Review of Topographic Survey
-Surveys / Investigations for following
Socio-Economic & Land use characteristics of area
ERS for Water Availability,
Hydrographic Studies
Hydrology of the site (Sub Soil Water, Natural Runoff)
Geo Technical Investigations
Geological Studies for Seismic safety and terrain evaluation
Studies for Site Accessibility, Road linkages, Available Infrastructure Services and Accessibility etc.
Metreological Conditions
Evaluating Prevailing Zoning Regulations
Evaluating Land use Regulation in the proposed area
Evaluating Socio-Economic Status of target clients
Environmental Profiling of the study area
Infrastructure demand assessment for the Park
Study existing legal and regulatory framework to carry out such developments
-Presentation/Submission of Preliminary Site Master Plan on the basis of studies conducted.
-Preparation of final/detailed Master Planning along-with development guidelines and strategies
-Preparation of final economic, financial and technical feasibility of the project

Master Planing to turn Murree a Pollution Free Tourism Destination 2031

Date: 2011 to 2013


MURREE MASTER PLAN 2011-31, (A Joint venture with PEPAC Private Limited)

Project Type: Master Planning/Land use Policy/Planning
Client: TDCP, Govt. of Punjab
Location: Murree, Punjab
Start Date: May 2011,
End Date: July 2013
Estimated Project Cost: 50 Billion Rupees

Project Objectives:

  1. To Develop Murree as a Pollution Free Tourist Town for Tourist and locals visitors with availability of civic amenities, accommodation, restaurant shopping areas, recreational and other infrastructures.
  2. To maintain and enhance current tourism activities / facilities and development
  3. To promote affordable, accessible and enjoyable domestic tourism and cultural and sports festivals; tourism of religious sites and old civilizations and foreign
  4. To incorporate environmental dimension into planning of development activities on hilly areas.
  5. To regulate development activities in hill areas in order to minimize unnecessary adverse impacts on the natural landscapes, surrounding areas and the environment.

Activities:

  • Project Inception
  • Project Planning & Work Plan Organization
  • Desk Studies
  • Situational Analysis
  • Problem areas / issues identification
  • Digitization of Base maps
  • Field Surveys / Studies for Priority Sectors Defined in TOR
  • Data Analysis using Multivariate Data analysis Models
  • Development of an integrated GIS for future management of city
  • Projected Model Development
  • Policy Framework Development
  • Stakeholder Consultation / Workshops
  • Sector s Development
  • Action Plans Development
  • Policy Implementation framework Development

Master Planning, Design and Management of EOBI Enclave Mixed use Development, Lahore,

Date: 2013 to 2014






Planning, design and management of EOBI Enclave, a mixed used, multi-density housing project at Thokar Niaz Baig, Lahore.

A Joint Venture Project with M/s. ICON A & D, Islamabad.
Project Type:
Town Planning / Development Planning Client: EOBI, ,Govt. of Pakistan Location: Lahore
Start Date: Feb 2013 and in progress,

Services Rendered:
Project Inception
-Carrying out on site Topographic Surveys
-Data Collection & Review
-Review of Topographic Survey
-Surveys / Investigations for following

o Socio-Economic & Land use characteristics of area
o ERS for Water Availability,
o Hydrographic Studies
o Hydrology of the site (Sub Soil Water, Natural Runoff)
o Geo Technical Investigations
o Geological Studies for Seismic safety and terrain evaluation
o Studies for Site Accessibility, Road linkages, Available Infrastructure Services and Accessibility etc.
o Metrological Conditions
o Evaluating Prevailing Zoning Regulations
o Evaluating Land use Regulation in the proposed area
o Evaluating Socio-Economic Status of target clients

-Presentation/Submission of Preliminary Master Plan on the basis of studies conducted.
-Preparation of final/detailed Master Planning
-Submission of Final Master Plan to client for approval
-Subdivision Design Criteria Development and Land use subdivision plan
-Schematic Designing of Infrastructure & Utilities, including the following:

Roads, Parking, Pavements and Walkways
Water Supply: Source Development, Distribution and Storage
Surface/Rain Water Drainage/Run-off
Sewerage Network Development
Sewage Collection, Treatment and Disposal
Landscaping / Parks / Open Spaces
Electrification
Structural Design for culverts, substructures and super structures

-Detailed Engineering Design.
-Presenting 3D Site Development Models
-Project Programming/Scheduling
-Submission of Final Engineering Design to relevant authorities for approval
-Technical Assistance to seek approval/NOC from Relevant Authority
-Bill of Quantities/Estimation to carryout Development works
-Tender Documents and Detailed Drawings Preparation
-Project Planning for development Activities
-Feedback and Plan Reviews.

Master Planning of EDEN VILLAS: AN EDEN HOUSING PROJECT AT FAISALABAD, Pakistan

Date: 2008

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EDEN VILLAS (An EDEN HOUSING PROJECT at FAISALABAD), 980 Kanal and about 2300 dwelling units. TOWN PLANNING DONE. 2008

Project Type: Land Use Planning
Client: EDEN Housing Ltd. Lahore.
Location: Samanabad, Faisalabad
Start Date: November 2007
Estimated Project Cost: App. 1000 million Pak Rupees

Services Rendered:
Project Inception
-Carrying out on site Topographic Surveys
-Data Collection & Review
-Review of Topographic Survey
-Surveys / Investigations for following

o Socio-Economic & Land use characteristics of area
o ERS for Water Availability,
o Hydrographic Studies
o Hydrology of the site (Sub Soil Water, Natural Runoff)
o Geo Technical Investigations
o Geological Studies for Seismic safety and terrain evaluation
o Studies for Site Accessibility, Road linkages, Available Infrastructure Services and Accessibility etc.
o Metrological Conditions
o Evaluating Prevailing Zoning Regulations
o Evaluating Land use Regulation in the proposed area
o Evaluating Socio-Economic Status of target clients

-Presentation/Submission of Preliminary Master Plan on the basis of studies conducted.
-Preparation of final/detailed Master Planning
-Submission of Final Master Plan to client for approval
-Subdivision Design Criteria Development and Land use subdivision plan
-Schematic Designing of Infrastructure & Utilities, including the following:

Roads, Parking, Pavements and Walkways
Water Supply: Source Development, Distribution and Storage
Surface/Rain Water Drainage/Run-off
Sewerage Network Development
Sewage Collection, Treatment and Disposal
Landscaping / Parks / Open Spaces
Electrification
Structural Design for culverts, substructures and super structures

-Detailed Engineering Design.
-Presenting 3D Site Development Models
-Project Programming/Scheduling
-Submission of Final Engineering Design to relevant authorities for approval
-Technical Assistance to seek approval/NOC from Relevant Authority
-Bill of Quantities/Estimation to carryout Development works
-Tender Documents and Detailed Drawings Preparation
-Project Planning for development Activities
-Feedback and Plan Reviews.

Conceptual Master Planning EDEN VILLAS ISLAMABAD, Pakistan.

Date: 2008





EDEN VILLAS (An EDEN HOUSING PROJECT at ISLAMABAD) A 1600 Kanal project-2008

Project Type: Land Use Planning
Client: EDEN Housing Ltd. Lahore.
Location: Kak Pull, Islamabad Highway, Islamabad
Start Date: February 2008
Estimated Project Cost: App. 1500 million Pak Rupees

Services Rendered:
Project Inception
-Carrying out on site Topographic Surveys
-Data Collection & Review
-Review of Topographic Survey
-Surveys / Investigations for following

Socio-Economic & Land use characteristics of area
ERS for Water Availability,
Hydrographic Studies
Hydrology of the site (Sub Soil Water, Natural Runoff)
Geo Technical Investigations
Geological Studies for Seismic safety and terrain evaluation
Studies for Site Accessibility, Road linkages, Available Infrastructure Services and Accessibility etc.
Metrological Conditions
Evaluating Prevailing Zoning Regulations
Evaluating Land use Regulation in the proposed area
Evaluating Socio-Economic Status of target clients

-Presentation/Submission of Preliminary Master Plan on the basis of studies conducted.
-Preparation of final/detailed Master Planning

Master Planning & Project Management of Wood Bury Homes (Ready-Built Town Houses project)

Date: 2004


WoodBury Homes (64 Kanal-160 Houses – Town Housing Project) Faisalabad, 2004

Project Type: Land use Planning + Architectural Design of Houses +Project Management of Town Housing Project
Client: Wood Bury Developers, Faisalabad
Location: Sargodha Road,Faisalabad
Start Date: November 2004
Estimated Project Cost: App. 300 million Rupees

Services Rendered:
Project Inception
Project Planning
Land use Plan Development
Infrastructure Design Development
Architectural Design Development for different sized housing units
Detailed Drawings Development
Preparation of BOQs, Estimates & Tender Documents
Project Management

Master Planning & Buildings Design of Mediacom Avenue (Ready Built Town Houses Project)

Date: 2005-07


Mediacom Avenue (80 Kanal-100 Houses) Town Housing Project Faisalabad, 2005

Project Type: Land use Planning + Architectural Design of Houses +Project Management of Town Housing Project
Client: Mediacom Group of Companies, Faisalabad
Location: East Canal Bank Road, Faisalabad
Start Date: September 2007,
Estimated Project Cost: 500 million Rupees

Services Rendered:
Project Inception
Project Planning
Land use Plan Development
Infrastructure Design Development
Architectural Design Development for different sized housing units
Detailed Drawings Development
Preparation of BOQs, Estimates & Tender Documents
Project Management

Project Management of Palm View Homes (Ready Built Town Houses Project)

Date: 2006






Palm View Homes (28 Kanal-32 Houses A project of REMCON, Islamabad) Town Housing Project Faisalabad, 2006

Project Type: Land use Planning + Architectural Design of Houses +Project Management of Town Housing Project
Client: REMCON, Islamabad
Location: Khawaja Gardens, Faisalabad
Start Date: August 2005
Estimated Project Cost: 150 million Rupees

Services Rendered:
Project Inception
Project Planning
Land use Plan Development
Infrastructure Design Development
Architectural Design Development for different sized housing units
Detailed Drawings Development
Preparation of BOQs, Estimates & Tender Documents
Project Management

Master Planning & Services Design of Rehman Gardens, Faisalabad, (Housing Project)

Date: 2002


Rehman Gardens, 208 kanal. Faisalabad, 2002

Project Type: Town Planning
Client: Mr. Abbass Ali
Location: Satiana Road, Faisalabad
Start Date: May 2002,
Estimated Project Cost: 15 million Rupees

Services Rendered:
Topographic survey
Land use Subdivision

Kashmir Housing Society

Date: 2002






Khayaban-e-Kashmir Housing Society 1800 Kanal, Islamabad 2002 (Joint Venture)

Project Type: Land Use Planning
Client: Jammu Kashmir Housing Society
Location: G. T. Road Interchange, Islamabad
Start Date: November 2002
Estimated Project Cost: App. 600 million Pak Rupees

Services Rendered:
Project Inception
-Carrying out on site Topographic Surveys
-Data Collection & Review
-Review of Topographic Survey
-Surveys / Investigations for following

Socio-Economic & Land use characteristics of area
ERS for Water Availability,
Hydrographic Studies
Hydrology of the site (Sub Soil Water, Natural Runoff)
Geo Technical Investigations
Geological Studies for Seismic safety and terrain evaluation
Studies for Site Accessibility, Road linkages, Available Infrastructure Services and Accessibility etc.
Metrological Conditions
Evaluating Prevailing Zoning Regulations
Evaluating Land use Regulation in the proposed area
Evaluating Socio-Economic Status of target clients

-Presentation/Submission of Preliminary Master Plan on the basis of studies conducted.
-Preparation of final/detailed Master Planning
-Submission of Final Master Plan to client for approval
-Subdivision Design Criteria Development and Land use subdivision plan
-Schematic Designing of Infrastructure & Utilities, including the following:

Roads, Parking, Pavements and Walkways
Water Supply: Source Development, Distribution and Storage
Surface/Rain Water Drainage/Run-off
Sewerage Network Development
Sewage Collection, Treatment and Disposal
Landscaping / Parks / Open Spaces
Electrification
Structural Design for culverts, substructures and super structures

-Detailed Engineering Design.
-Presenting 3D Site Development Models
-Project Programming/Scheduling
-Submission of Final Engineering Design to relevant authorities for approval
-Technical Assistance to seek approval/NOC from Relevant Authority
-Bill of Quantities/Estimation to carryout Development works
-Tender Documents and Detailed Drawings Preparation
-Project Planning for development Activitie

Master Planning of LCM Canal Berg, Faisalabad. (Housing Project)

Date: 2010


LCM Canal Berg, Faisalabad 2010 (270 Kanal)

Project Type: Land Use Planning
Client: S.M. Builders, Lahore.
Location: LCM Site, Faisalabad
Start Date: November 2010
Estimated Project Cost: App. 1500 million Pak Rupees

Services Rendered:
Project Inception
-Carrying out on site Topographic Surveys
-Data Collection & Review
-Review of Topographic Survey
-Surveys / Investigations for following
Socio-Economic & Land use characteristics of area
ERS for Water Availability,
Hydrographic Studies
Hydrology of the site (Sub Soil Water, Natural Runoff)
Geo Technical Investigations
Geological Studies for Seismic safety and terrain evaluation
Studies for Site Accessibility, Road linkages, Available Infrastructure Services and Accessibility etc.
Metrological Conditions
Evaluating Prevailing Zoning Regulations
Evaluating Land use Regulation in the proposed area
Evaluating Socio-Economic Status of target clients
-Presentation/Submission of Preliminary Master Plan on the basis of studies conducted.
-Preparation of final/detailed Master Planning
-Submission of Final Master Plan to client for approval
-Subdivision Design Criteria Development and Land use subdivision plan
-Schematic Designing of Infrastructure & Utilities, including the following:
Roads, Parking, Pavements and Walkways
Water Supply: Source Development, Distribution and Storage
Surface/Rain Water Drainage/Run-off
Sewerage Network Development
Sewage Collection, Treatment and Disposal
Landscaping / Parks / Open Spaces
Electrification
Structural Design for culverts, substructures and super structures
-Detailed Engineering Design.
-Presenting 3D Site Development Models
-Project Programming/Scheduling
-Submission of Final Engineering Design to relevant authorities for approval
-Technical Assistance to seek approval/NOC from Relevant Authority
-Bill of Quantities/Estimation to carryout Development works
-Tender Documents and Detailed Drawings Preparation
-Project Planning for development Activities
-Feedback and Plan Reviews.

ECOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF URBAN CORRIDORS IN SAHIWAL CITY

Date: 2000


Client: LEAD (Leadership for Environment and Development) PAKISTAN

Location: Sahiwal, Punjab

Start Date: May 2000

End Date: Oct 2000

Estimated Project Cost: 0.5 million Rupees

Project objectives:

· Study the role of urban corridors in conservation of urban biodiversity

· Evaluate the current status of management of urban corridors

· To propose measures to improve the conservation of urban wild flora and fauna

The main activities included:

· Survey of roadside plants

· Assessment of management practices of roadside verges

· Study of potential threats (pollution, disturbance, encroachments) to corridors

THE ECOLOGY OF TRANSPORTATION: MANAGING MOBILITY FOR THE ENVIRONMENT IN EUROPE IN 21st CENTURY

Date: 2006

Project Type: Environment and Transport planning/Policy analysis

Client: Irish Higher Education Authority/National Development Plan of Ireland

Location: Corke, Ireland

Start Date: 2004

End Date: 2006

Project objectives:

· Review the ecological effects and their causes of different modes of transport

· Projections of transport development in 21st century in Europe

· Transport and climate Change in 21st century

· Transport in post-oil era

The Main activities included assessment of ecological effects and their mitigation of following modes of transportation in Europe;

· Aviation

· High seas global transport

· Automobiles and sustainability of human settlements

· Road transport infrastructure

· Sustainable development of modern road ecosystems

· Tourism transport and environment and
· Transport-related contaminants and pollutants

CAPACITY BUILDING OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES IN PARTICIPATORY ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION IN KASUR AND ABBOTABAD DISTRICTS

Date: 2007


Project Type: Governance/Capacity Building/Environmental management

Client: Asian Development Bank/LEAD Pakistan Islamabad

Location: District Kasur (Punjab); District Abbotabad (KPK(

Start Date: May 2007

End Date: August 2007

Estimated project Cost: 1 million

Project objectives:

· Review the current system of participatory environmental management, environmental conflict resolution and public interest litigation at district level

· Identification of constraints in adopting better environmental management practices at local government level

· Create awareness among the local government representatives about improved environmental management practices

· Educate/train the local government representatives/officials about above mentioned issues to build their capacities

The Main activities included:

· Preparation of environmental profile of Abbotabad and Kasur districts

· Evaluation of major environmental issues (solid waste management, drinking water availability, sanitation, conservation) in the two districts

· Preparation of Training manuals for local government representatives

· Conducting training workshops (3-4 days ) for local government representatives/officials in each tehsil of Abbotabad and Kasur district

PEOPLE AND PLANTS APPLIED ETHNOBOTANY PROJECT OF AYUBIA NATIONAL PARK, GALLYIAT, ABBOTABAD

Date: 2002


Project Type: Environmental conservation/Development and conservation

Client:   UNESCO, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, London; WWF-Pak;  

Location:           Ayubia National Park, Nathia Galli, Distt. Abbottabad

Start Date:         1997

End Date:          2002

Project Objectives:

People and Plants Applied ethnobotany Project at Ayubia National park was initiated as a pilot project to promote conservation of plants in hilly areas of Pakistan by adopting principles/techniques of Ethnobotany.  It was sponsored by UNESCO and ICIMOD and WWF-Pak served  as implementation agency.  I participated as resource person in different activities of this project on honorary basis. 

The main objectives of the project were:

        Study the use of ethnobotanical principles and methods in plant conservation

·        Promote participation of local communities in conservation and management of forests and plants

·        Improve the livelihood opportunities and status of local communities through better management of natural resources

·        Evaluate the role of women in conservation of botanical resources of the area

The main activities included:

·        Survey of forest trees, herbaceous plants, fodder plants and crops in Ayubia National park

·        Study of patterns of harvesting/use of different groups of plants by local people

·        Status of ethnobotany of medicinal plants in the area

·        Perceptions/views of local communities about threats from wild animals and issues of their conservation

·        Analysis of Indigenous rights and conservation of biodiversit

Conceptual Master Planning of Iqbal Avenue (a Mixed Use Precinct)

Date: 2022 to 2023

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Master Planning, design and management of Iqbal Avenue, a mixed used, multi-density housing project.
Project Type: Mixed use Housing/Commercial
Town Planning / Development Planning Client: Iqbal Rice

Location: Punjab, Pakistan
Start Date: March 2022,

Project Cost 15 Billion Rs.

Services Rendered:
Project Inception
-Topographic Surveys
-Data Collection & Review
-Review of Topographic Survey
-Surveys / Investigations for following
-ERS for Water Availability,
-Hydrographic Studies
-Geo Technical Investigations

-Evaluating Prevailing Zoning Regulations

-Presentation/Submission of Preliminary Master Plan on the basis of studies conducted.
-Preparation of final/detailed Master Planning
-Submission of Final Master Plan to client for approval
-Subdivision Design Criteria Development and Land use subdivision plan
-Schematic Designing of Infrastructure & Utilities, including the following:


Lyallpur Greens

Date: 2023


Master Planning, services design and project management of Lyallpur Greens
Project Type: Mixed use Housing/Commercial
Town Planning / Infrastructure Development Planning 

Client: Greens Developers

Location: Faisalabad,Punjab, Pakistan
Start Date: October 2023,

Project Cost 43 Billion PKR.

Services Rendered:
-Project Inception
-Land & Geodetic Surveys
-Hydrographic Studies
-Geo Technical Investigations

-Presentation/Submission of Preliminary Conceptual Master Plan.
-Preparation of final/detailed Master Planning
-Subdivision Design Criteria Development and Land use subdivision plan
-Schematic Designing of Infrastructure & Utilities.