Human Settlements

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]

Housing

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

The Replanning of Saiban City, Lahore

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Karachi Violence

1. Background In the month of August, I interviewed 14 persons belonging to the violence affected areas of Karachi to get their views on the situation in their neighbourhoods and their perceptions for the reasons...

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...

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...

Karachi: The Housing Imperative

Thirty six point seven percent of Karachi’s land is currently utilised for residential purposes: 27 percent has been developed formally and 8.1 percent informally. The development process for the rest (which is 1.6 percent) is...

Karachi’s Demographic Change and its Social Repercussions

The most important statistics in a population census are related to the social indicators of the age group of between 15 and 24. This is because this age group represents both the present and the...

How People House themselves Today

1. Background Previously people either squatted or lived in informal settlements. The government regularised these settlements, evicted them and/or relocated them. Today most NGO and CBO work is around preventing evictions, making relocations more humane...

Motorbike Transit

Since 1989, mass transit options for Karachi have been studied to death and every time the same options surfaced. Only their capital and operating costs increase. Two technical options surface. One is the light rail....

Motorbike Mass Transit

The number of motorbikes on the road of Karachi increased from 450,000 in 1990 to 500,000 in 2004. In 2010, the number of motorbikes was one million. By 2030, the Karachi Transportation and Improvement Project...

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...

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