Water & Sanitation

Ugly Karachi

KARACHI is becoming an increasingly anarchic, ugly and divided city — but is loved and glorified by its comparatively well-to-do citizens, public intellectuals and those in search of an identity. Loving Karachi is understandable but...

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]


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

Shirakati Taraqqi

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

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...

The Evolution of Karachi

This presentation is available for download: P04 – The Evolution of Karachi [PDF, 6 MB]

The Water and Sanitation Challenge: The Conflict Between Reality and Planning Paradigms

Thank you for inviting me to talk on this very important issue. I have not yet written a proper paper but I have prepared a detailed outline from which I will read Since the late...

Karachi Mansooba Saazi aur Taraqiati Mutabadilat

The blurb for this book is in Urdu. Please click on the thumbnail below to view a larger image of the blurb:

Nagarparkar Talluka Planning Project

This Report is available for download in 3 Volumes: 1. TRDP I – Existing Conditions & Future Scenarios [PDF, 494KB] 2. TRDP II – Mapping Existing Conditions [PDF, 20MB] 3. TRDP III – Recommendations and...

Planning and Development Options for Karachi

Arif Hasan’s research work and analysis on human settlements and urban and rural development is contained in a number of books authored by him and in papers in international academic journals. Much of this work...

Financing the Sanitation Programme of the Orangi Pilot Project – Research and Training Institute

ABSTRACT This paper describes the financing mechanisms for the sanitation programme supported by the Orangi Pilot Project’s Research and Training Institute (OPP–RTI) in informal settlements in Karachi and other urban centres in Pakistan. These centre...

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