Urbanization Trends in South Asia – The Case of Karachi

Urbanization Trends

  • Unprecedented migration
  • Densification of informal settlements (due to necessity)
  • Densification of formally planned areas (speculation with government support)
  • The impact of neo-liberal policies: Housing to be accessed from the market
  • Increasing housing-supply gap (not in percentage terms but in numbers)
  • Socio-economic and physical changes in the old settlements
  • The increasing inadequacy of expensive transport infrastructure
  • Increasing unemployment
  • The emergence of the urban region
  • The politics of ethnicity and its impact on governance

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