Human Settlements

The Impending Migration

IF the reported preliminary results of the 2011 Pakistan population census are to be believed, Karachi is the fastest-growing city in the world, followed by Mexico City. Its population increased from 9.8 million in 1998...

Urban Land Management Study: The Informal Sector

Download the full report: Urban Land Management Study: The Informal Sector [PDF, 4.4 MB]

Solid Waste Management

Download this presentation: P15 – Solid Waste Management [PDF, 2.9 MB]

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]

The Replanning of Saiban City, Lahore

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

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...

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