Journal of Research in Architecture & Planning
NED University of Engineering & Technology

ISSN 2519-5050 (Online), ISSN 1728-7715 (Print)
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  Rao Ahsan Ali & Naveen Zaman

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This study aimed to examine the potential of vertical living for sustainable urbanization in Lahore, Pakistan. Through a cross-sectional survey of 400 residents using a structured questionnaire with Likert scale items and demographic questions, valuable insights are gathered from the city's diverse population, particularly those in congested areas experiencing urbanization implications. The demographic data reveals a balanced representation of gender, age, marital status, and education among the respondents. The findings highlight the positive perception of vertical living in addressing the increasing demand for housing in Lahore, with 60% of respondents agreeing it can meet this need. Additionally, 70% of respondents believe vertical living can promote efficient land use and reduce urban sprawl, while 83% see it as a means to conserve green spaces and protect natural habitats. Furthermore, 76% agree that vertical living can contribute to a more sustainable and balanced urban development in Lahore. Moreover, 64% of respondents find vertical living as a solution for affordable housing options and 69% believe it can improve transportation efficiency by reducing the need for long commutes. The study concludes that a significant portion of respondents have a positive view of vertical living's potential benefits in Lahore. However, it also reveals concerns and neutral views, indicating the necessity for further research and increased awareness to better understand the concept of vertical living and its relevance in the context of Lahore's urban development. This research can assist in making informed decisions about sustainable urban planning and housing initiatives in Lahore and potentially in other similar urban settings.


Natural Environment, Recreation, Public Park, Social Cohesion, Resilience, Hyderabad.
Volume 33 Issue 1
ISSN (P) 1728-7715 - ISSN (E) 2519-5050
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