Urban Development

Road map needed

RESEARCH by the Urban Resource Centre Karachi has established that in the absence of a reasonable transport system a large percentage of women do not work, children often do not get to school, time and...

Urban Land Reform

OVER the last two years, there have been numerous seminars, workshops and happenings around Karachi issues. The dominant theme has been one of nostalgia. Senior citizens have spoken about a once liberal city of bars,...

Impacts of Economic Crises and Reform on the Informal Textile Industry in Karachi

To date, no empirical research has examined the local impacts of economic crises and reform on cities in Pakistan, including Karachi. This study addresses this gap by examining how the textile industry – as one...

The Anti-Poor Bias in Planning and Policy

Regional and national conflicts, ethnic and sectarian killings, and the so-called clash of institutions, has understandably pushed the national development debate into the background. However, development related seminars and workshops are still held and they...

How Can This be Changed?

Foreign capital (and local liquidity) has its benefits and must be encouraged. However, it has to fit into a larger development plan based on development principles so that an inclusive and an environmentally-friendly urban environment...

Governance, Decentralisation and Poverty Eradication: the View from Orangi, Karachi

Orangi is a subdivision of the District West of Karachi. It is a working class township, the major part of which began as squatter settlements. Its poverty related issues have not been addressed by provincial...

Inputs into the Karachi Strategic Development Plan (KSDP) 2020 and URC Matters

The URC has been represented by its chairman in the formulation and review of the KSDP 2020. Its inputs especially related to transport, housing and coastal development have been accommodated to a great extent. For...

The Gentrification of Karachi’s Coastline

Karachi has a 27 kilometre long coastline in addition to numerous creeks and mangrove forests. Most of this coastline is dotted with ancient fishing villages. More than half of it is visited by hundreds of thousands of Karachiites every...

The Gentrification of Karachi’s Coastline

1. Background Karachi has a 27 kilometre long coastline in addition to numerous creeks and mangrove forests. Most of this coastline is dotted with ancient fishing villages. More than half of it is visited by...

Housing

This presentation is available for download: P06 – Housing [PDF, 4.4 MB]

The Replanning of Saiban City, Lahore

Download this Report: The Replanning of Saiban City, Lahore [PDF, 4.8 MB]

Report on ACHR – Kathmandu Visit

1. Programme August 02, 2011: Morning: Lumanti made a presentation of their work and issues. Detail discussions followed. Afternoon: Visited four informal settlements. Had discussions with community members. August 03, 2011: Morning: Meeting with Joint...

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