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M. A. Jinnah Road (Part II)

1996 – Arif Hasan Initiated and supervised the photographic documentation of M. A. Jinnah Road. This was done to record Karachi’s built heritage which was being threatened by the elevated light-rail project through this historic artery of the city.

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  • The Impact of Globalisation and Regional Conflict on the Loom Units in Dibba Colony, Karachi

    07 July, 2014

    1. Reason for the Study The textile industry is considered to be the backbone of Pakistan’s economy1. Much of its weaving sector looms operate informally out of low income settlements. This informal loom sector has...

  • Thar, Drought and Change

    01 May, 2014

    Rainfall figures over the last 100 years tell us that drought is no stranger to Thar. However, over centuries, Tharri society has devised ways to deal with it. One is migration to the barrage areas...

  • The Karachi Circular Railway Imperatives

    19 February, 2014

    The likelihood of the revival of the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) is the best infrastructure related news that Karachi has had since the preparation of the 1975-85 Karachi Master Plan. All efforts should be made...

  • Karachi’s Changing Demography and its Planning Related Repercussions

    01 February, 2014

    If the 2011 pre-census house count and its analysis for Karachi is to be believed, then Karachi’s population increased from 9.8 million to 21.2 million between 1998 and 2011. This makes Karachi the fastest growing...

  • Architecture Then and Now – Some Thoughts

    23 January, 2014

    Today the practicing architect has many more clients than just the state and the elite. The state a still there, but is receding. The elite have been replaced by the rich. In addition, there is an expanding corporate sector, developers, NGOs serving the poor, and the poor themselves.

  • The Ecology, Land And Transport Link in Karachi: Trends and Directions

    26 December, 2013

    This work draws mainly on the IIED supported research work carried out by Arif Hasan, Mansoor Raza and the Urban Research and Development Cell of the NED University Karachi. Introduction Pakistan is a federation of...

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