Environment & Ecology

A Study into the Acceptability of Alternative Energy Sources in Urdu Bazar, Karachi

Since the privatisation of the Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC), three years ago, power outages (locally known as load-shedding), in Karachi, have increased causing immense loss to industry and commercial markets. This study seeks to...

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...

Orangi Pilot Project

Excerpt from the presentation: Orangi is a Karachi town consisting of an agglomeration of katchi abadis and has a population of 1.2 million The OPP was established in 1980 to overcome the constraints faced by...

Karachi Rains and the Drainage Channels – Issues and Solutions

This file is available for download: P08 – Karachi Rains and the Drainage Channels – Issues and Solutions [PDF, 1.7 MB]

Lahore Canal Widening Mediation Committee Recommendations: Arif Hasan’s Position

1. Background: 1.1 Dr. Pervez Hassan nominated me to the membership of the Lahore Canal Road Mediation Committee. I am grateful for the trust he reposed in me. I accepted the membership of the Committee...

Alternative Energy and Governance Issues

Urdu Bazaar is a much frequented book market in the central business district of Karachi. According to a survey organised by the authors, it has over 400 shops. Like other markets in the city, it...

Shirakati Taraqqi

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

TRDP – Micro-finance Based Village Tourism

Introduction Village based tourism plan of five selected villages in taluka Nagarparkar-study to identify the potential-implementation of the pilot testing in five villages-includes training and Exposures to artisans, entrepreneurs and local communities-microfinance facilities by TRDP...

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...

Bay Zabta Inquilab

The blurb for this book is in Urdu. Please click on the book.

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