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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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  • Between the People and the Polis

    25 November, 2014

    South Asia’s Mega-cities and the Urban Future. Well, first of all, Kanak, Himal and the India International Centre, thank you so much for having arranged this and having invited me. Delhi is special to me....

  • Whither Karachi?

    03 October, 2014

    Karachi is a rich city. It feeds, houses, provides water, electricity, transport and health and education facilities (however inadequate) to over 20 million people. It also provides support through remittances to an even larger population....

  • Value Extraction from Land and Real Estate in Karachi

    21 October, 2013

    Introduction: This paper does not theorise nor does it challenge any theory of gentrification. It seeks to show how land-use changes and extracting value from real estate takes place in Karachi, a global south mega...

  • Karachi: The Housing Transport Link

    28 January, 2014

    Karachi's population from 1998 to 2001 grew at a rate of 8.1% per year, making it one of the fastest growing cities in the world. With an estimated population of 21.2 million people, it has a density of 24,000 people per square kilometre,

  • 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...

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