A Study of Reasons behind Unproductivity and Indecisiveness in public Institutions of Urban Planning in Pakistan


  • Hassan Zaheer Department of City & Regional Planning, University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Dr Shakir Mahmood Mayo Department of City & Regional Planning, University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.


Urban Planning, unproductivity, factors, efficiency, Indecisiveness.


Urban Planning plays a crucial role in managing the systematic growth of the cities. Over time, it has been observed that institutions dealing with the planning, development & regulations are suffering from unproductivity because of numerous reasons. The objective of the study is to find the social, psychological, administrative, structural & academic factors affecting the most in the non-performance and unproductivity of the institutions dealing with the Urban Planning & Development and their respective severity so that the causes of those factors could be evaluated & so as remedial measures & reforms could be suggested. The performance evaluation is needed for the organizations working in the Urban Planning field. Otherwise, the Master plan/strategic plan/ development plan will remain merely an academic concept. It’s about giving a chance to look deep inside your organization to enhance its efficiency and effectiveness.

Author Biographies

Hassan Zaheer, Department of City & Regional Planning, University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.

Hassan Zaheer is a Civil Engineer and a Management professional, having higher degrees in Engineering Management. He has worked in different Public and Private Institutions of Urban Planning and Development, in Pakistan. He has vast experience of around 15 years in the field of Development and Construction and has contributed in numerous prestigious Public projects in Pakistan, while dealing with the Public Institutions, as a professional.  In addition, he is also the student of Mphil in Urban Planning, in University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore.

Dr Shakir Mahmood Mayo, Department of City & Regional Planning, University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.

Prof Dr Shakir Mahmood Mayo

Professor Dr. Shaker Mahmood Mayo is a professional Town Planner (P-343)—registered under Pakistan Council of Architects and Town Planners and is currently holding the responsibility as Chairman, City and Regional Planning Department, UET Lahore. He holds a professional working experience of more than 28 years. He earned his bachelor’s in City and Regional Planning from UET Lahore with distinction (Third Position). In the year 1995 he was awarded DAAD scholarship to pursue P.G.D. and masters in Regional Development Planning from Germany and the Philippines. He completed his masters with distinction (Deans Medallion) and was honored as ‘College Scholar’ and ‘University Scholar’ awards in his program. Later on, he completed his Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning at UET Lahore including a six-month intensive doctoral research at Aichi Gakuin University, Nagoya Japan. He has also published more than twenty research articles in national/international peer reviewed journals and book chapters.

Dr. Shaker has served in numerous private and government sector planning organizations such as Pepac (Pvt) Ltd., and Housing and Physical Planning Department, Govt. of Punjab, UNDP, and ADB Consultant to name a few. He has also been serving as a Visiting Faculty and Member of Board of Studies in GCU Lahore, LCWU Lahore, and Punjab University Lahore. He has also served at numerous prestigious positions within academic and professional bodies such as member Executive Committee Pakistan Council of Architects and Planners, Member NCRC-HEC Pakistan, Member Lahore Master Plan Committee LDA, Member Discipline Committee UET Lahore, Member Asset Management Committee UET Lahore, and In Charge UET Petrol Pump to name few,

In addition to his core field i.e., urban planning he is actively involved as a professional and academician in the field of Disaster Management in Pakistan. In this regards he has been amongst the founding faculty of Disaster Management program at UET Lahore and has also served as consultant in PDMA Punjab, NDMA, NIDM, UNDP, and ADB Pakistan in numerous disaster management projects.


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How to Cite

Zaheer, H., & Dr Shakir Mahmood Mayo. (2022). A Study of Reasons behind Unproductivity and Indecisiveness in public Institutions of Urban Planning in Pakistan. International Journal of Innovations in Science & Technology, 4(2), 564–577. Retrieved from https://journal.50sea.com/index.php/IJIST/article/view/278