Urban Development

Task Force Report on Urban Development

The past reluctance to accord urban development its due place in policy planning has led to a large urban deficit, adversely affecting all dimensions of the cities, such as liveability, competitiveness, financial viability and good governance. The government is now committed to make progress towards achieving a “developed, industrialized and just Pakistan.”

Poorer than Before

Since 1970 I have been involved with development related issues, both at the national and international level. This involvement has been in land, housing, physical and social infrastructure and research into the dynamics of urban...

Shirakati Taraqqi

This book is in Urdu. Please click on the thumbnail below to read the blurb.

Structural Reform and Social Values

The creation of a more tolerant society in Pakistan (and which does not necessarily mean liberal) is simply not possible without removing the causes of the country’s under-development, increasing poverty and a growing sense of...

The Hawkers of Karachi

Newspaper articles, some NGOs, statements by city government representatives and police officials, periodically express concern at the traffic and pedestrian movement related problems caused by hawkers in Karachi. These hawkers are of different kinds. There...

Karachi Density Study

More information on the Karachi Density Study can be found on www.urbandensity.org Download the compiled report here: IIED Density Study: 04 Cases of Housing in Karachi [PDF, 10.9MB]

Participatory Development

The Story of the Orangi Pilot Project-Research and Training Institute and the Urban Resource Centre, Karachi, Pakistan This book describes Karachi-based projects which have used a successful model of participatory development. It consists of three parts. Part one...

Bangkok Visit Regarding ACHR Density Study

22 December 2009: (Tuesday) 0745 hours:     Arrived in Bangkok from Karachi. 1400 hours:     Meetings at ACHR office with Somsook, Maurice, Density Research Team consisting of Lee, Mark, Ae, Senam and Kate Discussions on objectives of...

The World Class City Concept

The World Class City Concept and Its Repercussions on Urban Planning for Cities in the South. This file is available for download: The World Class City Concept [PDF, 6.8 MB]

Hijrat Aur Pakistan Mein Chhotay Sheher

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The World Class City Concept and its Repercussions on Urban Planning for Cities in the Asia Pacific Region

(The contents of this paper are drawn from my personal experiences of working or being associated with programmes and projects in a number of Asian cities over the last two and a half decades and...

Karachi Mansooba Saazi aur Taraqiati Mutabadilat

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