Books

Livelihood Substitution: The Case of the Lyari Expressway

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There is a movement among members of communities effected by development projects which did not take their concerns into account to demand that the government initiate public consultations in the planning stages of the project....

Earthquake Data Manual

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Download the Earthquake Data Manual [PDF, 1.6MB]

Sindh: State of Environment and Development

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Find this book on the IUCN World Conservation Bookstore.

Understanding Karachi: Planning and Reform for the Future

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Find this book on Amazon.

Working with Communities

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This book documents the work of the Orangi Pilot Project-Research & Training Institute (OPP-RTI) with CBOs and NGOs in replicating its low cost sanitation programme which originated in the lanes and neighbourhood of Orangi in...

Housing for the Poor

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Find this book on Google Books.

Akhter Hameed Khan and the OPP

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The Orangi Pilot Project (OPP) was established in 1980 by Akhtar Hameed Khan with support from the then BCCI Foundation. The Project has attracted international attention and acclaim since it overcomes the major financial, technical...

Community Initiatives: Four Case Studies from Karachi

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The population of Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city, was 450,000 in 1947. Today it is over 11 million, and about 500,000 people are added to it every year. The state and formal sector agencies have failed...

Ishtirak-e-Aamal

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The blurb for this book is in Urdu. Please click on the thumbnail below for a clearer view and explanation of the book.

Working with Government

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The success of OPP’s extensive low cost sanitation programme in Karachi’s working class settlement of Orangi demonstrates that low income communities can finance and manage the construction of an underground sanitation system at the neighbourhood...

Housing Crisis in Central Asia

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Independent states have emerged in Central Asia following the collapse of the Soviet Union. The media has paid considerable attention to the larger economic and social aspects of the transition of these states from a...

Urban Housing Policies and Approaches in a Changing Asian Context

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Major changes are taking place in Asia, both at the macro level and “on the ground”. Liberalisation of the economy, strategic readjustment, the tourist and manufacturing boom and large scale demographic changes are creating both...

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