Powerpoint Presentations

How Urban Is Pakistan

Before 1981, urban meant settlements of 5,000 and above which had urban characteristics related to density and occupation. 1981 and after, the definition was changed to those settlements which had an urban governance structure. As...

Socially Responsive Architecture – Should Be Responsive To What?

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The Karachi Context

Population 435,887 (in 1941) 22,000,000 (in 2011) Karachi contains (1998 figures): 10% of Pakistan’s total population 25% of Pakistan’s urban population Major source of information: Television 77% of households Migration Over 84 % of Karachi’s...

The Inadequacy of Existing Heritage Related Laws and Institutions for Karachi

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Neo-liberalism and its Impact on Urban Planning in South Asia

Neo-liberalism has brought about fundamental changes in vocabulary, concepts and relationships between different actors in the urban development drama. Download complete presentation: [Powerpoint Slide (64MB)] [PDF (41MB)]

Story of The Urban Resource Centre, Karachi, Pakistan

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Karachi: The Housing Transport Link

Karachi's population from 1998 to 2001 grew at a rate of 8.1% per year, making it one of the fastest growing cities in the world. With an estimated population of 21.2 million people, it has a density of 24,000 people per square kilometre,

Solid Waste Management

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

Principles for Sustainable Urban Planning

Excerpt from the presentation: Planning has to respect the ecology and the natural environment of the area in which the city is located. Landuse has to be determined on the basis of social and environmental considerations and...

Planning and its Assumptions

All plans, zoning regulations and bye laws are based on assumptions. If the assumptions are wrong, then the plan does not work. Assumptions are wrong because a) The context is not researched and established. b)...

Conservation and Its Four Components

A brief presentation on Conservation. This file is available for download: P02 Conservation and Its Four Components [PDF, 49 KB]

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...

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