The Role and Impact of Physical Town Planning, Urban Design and Architectural Building Practices in Environmental Sustainability

This article, based on a literature review, takes cognizance of the ecological interdependence of the natural environment and the need for its sustainability. Towns and urban centers occupy a built environment of a miniscule proportion of the world’s land surface but utilize well over 75% of the world’s resources and discharge similar amounts of waste, and argue for the importance of collaboration and sound approaches in physical town planning urban design and architectural building practices.

Key Words: Physical planning, urban design, Architectural design, Environment, Sustainability.