In recent years Urban planning and Real Estate have been making valuable contribution to the national GDP of Pakistan and the industry has boomed now, more than ever. Urban planning can be really effective if done right. For successful and effective urban planning, organizations mainly focus on a long-term sustainability, economic and social values, a perspective of pedestrians, healthcare and transportation system and most importantly thinking ahead of time. All of these factors involve looking ahead of time and thinking big. When you think from the perspective of the next few generations, it is easy to make a long-term decision.
1- Sustainability is the most important aspect for anything that has to survive. If the structure is designed in a way that is sustainable in the long run, nothing can beat that. Urban planning should be designed in a way that it is sustainable for the next few decades. Constant maintenance helps in sustainability, otherwise, things start falling apart very quickly. Blue Bricks has introduced a system through which it becomes very easy for them to instill sustainability in a society. Blue Bricks is a firm engaged in urban planning, infrastructure development and construction management with a number of successful projects to their credit.
2- Three things that never stay constant are economy, social values, and physical environment. So, they need to be countered constantly to stay at the top. Urban planning brings all types of economic and social activities with itself and if thought from a broader perspective, all these activities can be incorporated. If they are not considered, they can get out of their hands and can backfire pretty badly. Social values are taken very lightly but these are the ones that can be detrimental to society in the long run.
3- Pedestrians are the most important part of a society and usually they are missed out when a certain place is being designed. In Pakistan, very few housing societies have pedestrian friendly infrastructure like footpaths, zebra crossing etc. which shows that even the mainstream societies miss out on these essentials. This way there is no place for pedestrians on the road. Then there is no separate lane for the people who want to cycle. Apart from this, inexpensive transportation is the biggest facility for pedestrians because not everyone has the privilege of their own vehicle.
4- In every aspect of life, you need to think ahead and think big. Just like that in urban planning, you have to think about the next few decades so that what you make today, is still feasible after a long time. When you think short-term, the solution may outlive its purpose in a few years. The people who think ahead of time can figure out demographics, economic situation, and the behavioral attributes of the population.
5- Healthcare is one of the key elements that define a resident’s dependability on society. If there are good healthcare facilities provided to the residents, they will be bound to make use of them. Usually, people leave out these parts on the responsibility of the state to provide these facilities but that is pure ignorance. Apart from making hospitals, physical fitness of the residents is defined by the presence of fitness studios and parks.
These key elements together, contribute to successful urban planning and very few projects have been able to achieve this in Pakistan. Blue Brick has been in the business for more than a decade now and it has worked on numerous projects and all the projects are sustaining very well. Blue Bricks has been working on one of the biggest projects of Pakistan, Blue World City and on many others as well. Blue Bricks has its offices in Lahore and Islamabad.