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 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.
The present role of an architect in Pakistan can be judged from the fact that his involvement, direct or indirect, in creating the built environment is negligible.
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: 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...