Orangi Pilot Project & Urban Resource Center

Initiatives in Grassroot’s Participation

Over 40 percent of the population in our cities live in substandard housing, in squatter colonies, with no security of tenure. In spite of elaborate studies on this aspect of the problem, by national and international development agencies and experts, and in spite of the evolution and application of new and alternative strategies for development, the problem continues to grow.

The Housing Programme of the Orangi Pilot Project: Initial Thinking

Our aim in planning this study was to identify the roles of the various actors in the housing drama in Orangi and their relationship with each other on the one hand, and with materials, technology and culture on the other.

Orangi Housing Primer

Orangi Pilot Project (OPP) plans to carry out a housing programme in Orangi to assist people in the building of houses. In order to do this effectively research was required into the existing state of affairs.

OPP – Community Participation and Modification in Sanitation Technology

The house owners have understood the importance of sanitation and sewerage, not only to safeguard their health from infectious diseases, but to save their valuable houses from water-logging.

The OPP Sanitation Project

The OPP Sanitation Project: What needs to be done I have spent two days in Orangi and looked at the Sanitation Project. My comments are as under: 1. The process adopted by Dr. Khan is...

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