Architecture & Planning


Khuda ki Basti

Fahad Square

NRSP Hyderabad

Urbanization Trends in South Asia – The Case of Karachi

Urbanization Trends Unprecedented migration Densification of informal settlements (due to necessity) Densification of formally planned areas (speculation with government support) The impact of neo-liberal policies: Housing to be accessed from the market Increasing housing-supply gap...

The Role of Architects in Society – An Interview with Archi Times

“I will not do projects that will irreparably damage the ecology and environment of the area in which they are located: I will not do projects that increase poverty, dislocate people and destroy the tangible...

Malir University

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Between the People and the Polis

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....

Architecture Then and Now – Some Thoughts

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 The elite have been replaced by the rich.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.

Perspectives & Elevations

Principles for Sustainable Urban Planning

Excerpt from the presentation: Planning has to respect the ecology and the natural environment of the area in which the city is located. Landuse has to be determined on the basis of social and environmental considerations and...

Planning and its Assumptions

All plans, zoning regulations and bye laws are based on assumptions. If the assumptions are wrong, then the plan does not work. Assumptions are wrong because a) The context is not researched and established. b)...

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