Karachi

Urban Land Reform

OVER the last two years, there have been numerous seminars, workshops and happenings around Karachi issues. The dominant theme has been one of nostalgia. Senior citizens have spoken about a once liberal city of bars,...

Impacts of Economic Crises and Reform on the Informal Textile Industry in Karachi

To date, no empirical research has examined the local impacts of economic crises and reform on cities in Pakistan, including Karachi. This study addresses this gap by examining how the textile industry – as one...

Karachi – The Land Issue

This book deals with the history, evolution, and present day realities around who owns land, its legal and illegal acquisition, land-use conversions and development

Karachi: The Transport Crisis

Background: If the 2011 pre-census house count for Karachi is to be believed, then Karachi is the fastest growing mega city in the world both in percentage and figure terms. Its population has increased by...

Keynote for Karachi Conference 2013

If the 2011 pre-census house count is to be believed then Karachi is the fastest growing city in the world. Between 1998 and 2011, its population more than doubled from about 10 million to over...

Value Extraction from Land and Real Estate in Karachi

Introduction: This paper does not theorise nor does it challenge any theory of gentrification. It seeks to show how land-use changes and extracting value from real estate takes place in Karachi, a global south mega...

Land Ownership, Control and Contestation in Karachi: Maps

Related Maps for the report on Land Ownership, Control and Contestation in Karachi and Implications for Low-income Housing

Land Ownership, Control and Contestation in Karachi and Implications for Low-income Housing

Issues in Control and Ownership Karachi is a megacity with a population of about 18 million. Preliminary analyses of Pakistan’s 2011 census suggest that it is the fastest growing city in the world. Megacities are...

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...

Solid Waste Management

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

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...

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