Have you been to Singapore? Well, if not, you better make it your next vacation. If you’ve been there, you probably know what I’m talking about. Singapore’s city’s landscape is impressive. You’ll be wowed with the beautifully designed skyscrapers.
You can make your local town look like Singapore. Not exactly, but at least you’ll be on the same page when it comes to planning and executing.
For a long time, there’s been this myth that city planning is a hard nut to crack. Let me surprise you; it doesn’t have to be.
If you ask some of the famous urban planners like Mercy Kaptur, the secret is professionalism and hard work.
Are you starting to see as if the hill was too steep to climb? These three tips based on some of the most organized cities in the World will help.
1. Focusing on the future
The city you are planning does not come to be overnight. Some city planning may take 20 years to be fulfilled.
How long do you think it took the urban planners to plan the entire City of New York?
As you do this; there are things that you put into consideration. These are factors that are continually changing.
Examples are transport systems, new housing systems, and the goals of the society. It’s not surprising that technology has a significant part to play.
An urban planner is not only comfortable with today’s situation. They take the challenges happening today and come up with an answer for the future.
2. The Pedestrian is the focus
Without the Pedestrian, the city is as good as dead. He/she is vital and should not be overlooked while planning.
Sadly, many city planners forget them hence killing the city before it comes to life.
There are many ways you can plan for the Pedestrian, for instance, assessing the pedestrian comfort and wind levels. This prevents any cases of unsavory risks.
If you want a real-life example, check out some of the road marking in Auckland. The urban planners there came up with some of the best Pedestrian accommodating roads in Oceania. The roads are an artistic landscape with a beautiful city besides them.
3. Working with a land surveyor
These two professions are closely related, and one can’t work without the other. Land surveying is the eye of the city planner on the ground.
If they don’t communicate well, this can turn catastrophic in the long run.
A surveyor can assist in;
- Revealing information that is obsolete on the map.
- Surveyors come in handy when measurements need to be re-measured. They provide correct metrics for the city planner before construction commences.
- There have been many boundary issues which are costly because of the numerous lawsuits. The land surveyor comes in handy to conduct a scrupulous measurement and avoids infringement of properties.
As an expert urban planner, you need accurate surveys before you come up with a common plan. A land surveyor is ready to assist in this.
The tips above pave the way for you and take you to the same path that the famous urban planners took.