EcoUrbs: Offering Tailored Urban Planning and Design Solutions to Different Cities across India

Utpal Sharma, Nirav Makwana, Ankita Sharm,DirectorsCities are generators of the economy and are expected to accommodate 50% of the country’s population in the next 30 years. The Digital India movement is bringing significant changes to the perception of the cities, urban life, and the trajectory of its development. Planned development has always been the solution to nurture cities and their hinterlands to guide the development and ensure the utmost quality of life. Technology plays a vital role in bringing more accuracy and clarity while designing cities and their allied infrastructure.

EcoUrbs is an Urban Planning and Design firm providing consulting solutions in urban and architectural fields since 2011. “We offer tailor-made innovative physical planning solutions for each city or region, based on systematic logical approach, to meet the future demand with enhanced quality of urban life using cutting edge technology,” says Utpal Sharma, Director and Mentor, EcoUrbs.

Armed with a team of experts with more than 30 years of experience along with young enthusiasts’ keen to contribute to the new digital paradigm of urban planning and design, the team is providing plug and play solutions to many government organizations and private large scale companies. EcoUrbs has won accolades for its contribution towards the field such as first prize in the prestigious HUDCO 2015 award for its excellence in design.

We are fortunate to work on various prestigious Master Plan projects across the country such as ‘YEIDA, Shimla, DehradunMussoorie, Braj Region, 18 Towns of Jharkhand, Town Planning Schemes PUNE, Gandhinagar Smart City, Ecosensitive zone of Dandi, Smart Industrial Parks, Medical Device Parks, Gems and Jewellery Park, Ranmal Lake Development, Residential Townships, Water Supply Design and DPR for many villages, etc. Our team’s unmatched control on GIS and CAD technology, particularly dealing with digital data of Large and Mega Cities, makes us more punctual and reliable”, speaks Nirav Makwana, Senior Urban Planner.

Nirav Makwana & Ankita Sharma, Senior Urban Planners

“YEIDA is an upcoming industrial area in NCR of size 600 sq km with the potential of substantial commercial activity, as it abuts existing prolific industrial areas such as Noida and Greater Noida and the upcoming international airport ‘JEWAR’ proposed in the heart of the city. The key challenge is to rightly identify the potential and place the growth around the airport which would balance the vision of NCR at large and harmonize the surrounding industrial regions. The primary objective for Dehradun Mussoorie twin city, comprising an area of 500 sq km, is to preserve the natural resources and biodiversity existing in the region while planning for the city expansion for the next 20 years, along with tourist infrastructure and local needs. Similarly, Shimla is a tourist town of size 250 requires another counter magnet for future expansion. The devastating existing development needs to get some relief and new planned development shall take place in harmony with nature,” adds Ankita Sharma, Senior Urban Planner.

The company is set to work in various states and looking forward to collaborating with big firms who are ready to join hands for targeting wider scope, knowledge and resource sharing for inclusive growth. Nirav also states, “AMRUT, a scheme by the central government along with the special attention to urban planning in the recent budget enhances the opportunity to harness extensive digital database creation and systematic planning for Tier- 1 and 2 cities in India. The LAP TPS model, put forward by NIUA, further supplements to the consulting work for next decade.”