urban development

Urban Development

As cities all over the world grow to unprecedented sizes, the demand for more effective service delivery increases. The trends towards urbanization, increasing population and motorization lead to an overall increase in transport demand, traffic congestion, and faster deterioration of infrastructure. Thus, attention to transport development is essential in order to realize a city’s vision for efficient movement and a healthy environment.

Improvement of the urban transport network often includes upgrading of roads and interchanges, addressing demand through an efficient mass transit system, and integrating road networks based on a long term master plan.

KEI is a leader in urban development transport planning with experience in comprehensive projects ranging from development studies and detailed engineering designs, to supervision of infrastructure construction.
In Metro Manila, KEI has delivered numerous projects aimed at creating an integrated roads network. These include the planned creation of two important highway systems to ease congestion. The Metro Manila Urban Expressway system and the Circumferential Road Network will serve as high priority routes that would facilitate access across the metropolitan area.

Vietnam’s economic success of the past decade resulted in a rapid increase in transport demand. KEI has been involved in transport planning for Hanoi since 1995, when KEI developed a master plan for urban development until the year 2015. The plan covered sub-sectors of roads, urban railways, and traffic management in Hanoi. A feasibility study was conducted and implemented to establish a new Central Business District in the west of the city.

Cambodia’s sharp increase in transport demand faces the reality of deteriorating infrastructure, which prompted the call for a transport master plan to be developed for Phnom Penh. In 2001, KEI responded with the preparation of a technical plan that would provide optimum solutions for transport movement in the future. The study also incorporated a traffic safety campaign, as well as a public experiment for improved bus operations.

In Syria, KEI undertook design of three major grade separation structures on Damascus’ inner trunk road, together with creation of an area traffic control system for sixty seven intersections. A large underground parking system was also conceptualized. KEI’s study covered environmental impact assessment and mitigation measures, and capacity building.

The city of Tripoli is Lebanon’s second city, and a historic port town. KEI carried out a study on transport improvements including a major boulevard underpass, a transport management scheme, and improvement of a multimodal transport center. The study aimed to create an environment friendly integrated transported system, through identifying existing problems and establishing targets as the basis for examining planning alternatives.

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