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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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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...→
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...→
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 The elite have been replaced by the rich.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.→
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...→