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"Alam’s Town Planning Model" and Conventional Towns: An Innovation for Sustainable Happiness

Abstract

House with a populated surroundings is a basic need of life. Planning for the construction of houses and surrounding areas is crucial for the health, social, economic, environmental, political, and security matters of inhabitants. The study is a third phase publication of postdoctoral research work that investigated the need for the principles of house construction and town planning to save the environment and peace, enhance social relations, mental, psychological, and physical health, and develop the economy and political strength in Pakistan in accordance to Islamic Teaching. Through a qualitative approach in the second phase publication, concerning teaching from Quran-o-Sunnah was reviewed through the Historic Record Method and critically analyzed to reach the findings to establish the principles and this study developed Alam’s Town Planning Model and its compatibility in present conditions of Pakistan regarding availability of land, equality, gender segregation, privacy, kitchen gardening and planting, house-attached working places, limitation of two stories houses for earthing (electro-power of the earth), and forty houses the smallest and independent residential unit with a community centre & market in the centre can increase social, political, & environmental productivity, reduce law & order issues and can revive the life sustainability. The proposed designs of houses and towns are developed to implement.

Keywords

Alam’s, Town, Planning, House, Construction, Islamic, Teaching, Model Conventional

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Author Biography

Dr Syed Aftab Alam

Dr Alam is an Assistant Professor working on SDG Reforms through Islamic Etymology at Fatima Jinnah Women University Rawalpindi with 25 years of teaching, research, and managerial experience. He developed “Dr Alam’s Community Model” which comprises Educational, Financial, Political, Ethical, and HR management modules. He completed 2 HEC funded research projects, presented 17 papers, participated in 12 International conferences, visited 12 countries, arranged 1 national conference & 5 seminars, and wrote 03 books. His 12 papers have been published. Recently, he was honoured to chair a conference session at Oxford University Oxford. His research interests are “Ethical Training Laboratories”, Daily Finance Distribution System”, “Education Framework for Future”, “Migrants’ Rehabilitation Policy”, “Electoral System” and “One World One Constitution”.


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