Sustainable Urban Planning


Sustainable city planning, along with the associated drivers of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), is centred around the development of a sound sustainability strategy with a focus on community liveability and operational efficiency. To this end, AESG’s sustainable urban planning team assists clients in the development of cities and communities with an occupant and environment-centric design approach. Improved connectivity, an active outdoor urban environment and efficient supply and demand of utilities and resources are prioritised, while enhancing the overall environmental, social and economic impact of the development.

From climatic analysis and passive design measures at the conceptual stages of the design, through to consideration of smart city strategies and application of technology and innovation, AESG are leaders in the field of sustainable urban planning and design. Our multidisciplinary team of architects, urban planners, engineers and building physicists have worked on master plan developments around the world, across a range of diverse projects targeting BREEAM Communities, WELL Communities, CEEQUAL and Estidama PCRS certifications, as well as the first LEED Neighbourhood Development and WELL for Communities certification in the Middle East region.

Our Services include:
  • Sustainable planning certifications (LEED, Estidama, CEEQUAL, BREEAM, WELL, Mostadam etc.)
  • Smart City Planning
  • Sustainable Urban Planning and Design
  • Sustainable Infrastructure Advisory
  • Ecological Landscaping
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Analysis
  • Outdoor Thermal Comfort Studies