LDA strives to be an accountable and people-friendly principal planning and development vehicle of the Lahore Metropolis, aiming at providing and continuously improving metropolis-vide development works, facilities and services of acceptable standards to all without let or favour. LDA attempts to turn Lahore into an "attainable city" with combined support of people, private sector and different level of the Government, where overwhelming majority enjoys convenient, healthful and satisfied living.
It further seeks to enable Lahore to position itself to meet the challenges of the future and to seize opportunities in an effective, efficient, equitable and sustainable manner, the special efforts on challenges triggered by rapidly growing population, ever increasing demands, needs for institutional adjustments and forces of changes within and without.
It is committed to help make Lahore the most liveable mega city of the South Asian Region by 2010 and one of the thirty leading educational cultural, commercial, industrial and information technology centres of the world by 2020.
Our mission is to establish a comprehensive system of metropolitan planning and development in order to improve the quality of life in the metropolitan area of Lahore.
To establish an integrated metropolitan and regional development approach and a continuing process of planning and development, to ensure optimum utilization of resources, economical and effective utilization of land.
To evolve policies and programs relating to the improvement of the environment of housing, industrial development, traffic, transportation, health, education, water supply, sewerage, drainage, solid waste disposal and matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.
The Lahore Development Authority was created under the LDA Act 1975 duly approved by Punjab Legislative Assembly. Previously it was Lahore Improvement Trust.
There are 3 wings in Lahore Development Authority :-