Master Plans

Master planning encompasses a range of work from visioning and strategic planning to design development. It requires a multi-disciplinary approach which brings together land-use planners, urban designers, socio-economic/market analysts, transportation planners, amongst others. AB prepares the master plan supported with economic and market analysis, mobility and access strategies, architectural and landscape design consulting, project management and detailed design services through to construction administration.

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GIS Based Distribution Network System and Preparation of a 20 Years Distribution System Master Plan for DPDCDhaka Power Distribution Company Limited (DPDC)Dhaka• Task-1: Survey of existing distribution system, development of GIS database, preparation of line sketch, Single line diagram. Engineering analysis and plan for immediate renovation and expansion work • Task-II: Development of GIS based application for mapping, system analysis and project planning • Task-III: Preparation of Master Plan for system expansion and up-gradation for 20 years • Task-IV: Capacity building of DPDC personnel
Preparation of Development plan for Fourteen Upazilas (Package-2)Urban Development Directorate (UDD)Mymensigh, NargsingdiFind out development issues and potential for the people of the upazila to develop and update provisions for better transport network, housing, infrastructures for roads, markets, bus terminals, sanitation, water supply, drainage, solid waste management, electricity, education, leisure and such other infrastructure facilities for meeting the social and community needs of the poor and the disadvantaged groups for better quality of life; Prepare a multi-sector short and long term investment plan through participatory process for better living standards by identifying area based priority-Drainage Development plan, transportation and traffic management plan, other need specific plan as per requirement in accordance with the principle of sustainability; Provide control provisions for private sector development, clarity and security with regard to future development;
Preparation of Development Plan of Cox’s Bazar Town and Sea Beach up to TeknafUrban Development Directorate (UDD)Cox’s Bazar DistrictCox's Bazar is the only sea beach resort town of the country and is renowned for the sea beach, which is also globally regarded as the longest natural sandy beach. Cox's Bazar and adjacent sea beach are the remarkable places of tourism attractiveness in Bangladesh. There is ample opportunity for developing Cox's Bazar as a Tourism city with the provision of necessary tourism related services and facilities and also there is abundant scope for flourishing Eco-Tourism which will cover Beach Tourism, Cultural Tourism, Recreational Tourism, and City Based Tourism and so on in the area. But due to some problems such as squatter settlement, destabilization of slopes, unplanned development of shops and residential hotels/ motels and other overlapping administrative anomalies, etc, this sector has yet been able to enhance its desirability to magnetize the tourists. Realizing the importance of tourism sector, the Government of Bangladesh has taken a number of steps. For example, very recently the Government has taken an initiative to prepare an integrated tourism development plan for Cox’s bazaar including its adjacent sea beaches.

Urban Design

AB’s urban design practice draws together the many strands of placemaking required to create inspiring environments. Our expertise can navigate the often-conflicting demands of planning and transportation policy, architectural design, landscape architecture, engineering, development economics, and responsibility to the environment.

We work with our clients to create unique spaces that complement the existing environment and provide a responsible framework for future development. Our professionals encourage compact, dense, and mixed-use environments centered on public transportation networks that work to curb urban sprawl and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.