Why This Website

Because of an increasing number of requests for information received by Arif Hasan and the impossibility of responding to all of them, Engineer Mansoor Raza suggested that an Arif Hasan archival website that can be continuously added to, should be created. The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) UK, accepted the idea and agreed to finance the website and the research and documentation required for it.

Architect Durreshahwar Alvi was made in-charge of the website project. She has selected and categorised the articles, reports, seminar papers and books that form part of the site. She has coordinated this work with Architect Natasha Zubair who has made a selection of Arif Hasan’s architectural and planning projects and photographs of Karachi and the different areas of Pakistan where Arif Hasan has worked. Sabahat Muhammad has designed the website and Zainab and Mansoor Raza have been advisors in the site design and selection process.


  1. I have to drop a quick line to congratulate you for producing this site. It is a tremendous contribution and I hope, with time it will improve. Led by Arif Hasan you are attempting to record and preserve the things which unfortunately often disappear without a trace or are nearly impossible to obtain as reference.
    Durreshahwar Alvi, Natasha Zubair, Sabahat Muhammad deserve lots of credit for this useful contributions.
    I hope to use this mine of information in future.
    Thanks to all of you.
    Iqbal Aalam

    Posted December 30, 2012 at 5:49 pm | PermalinkReply
  2. This is a great initiative and improves accessibility of resources hugely. Arif Sahib’s thoughts and work is extremely relevant to development practice and I will be using this site for our projects, talks etc.

    Mansoor Ali

    Posted January 2, 2013 at 9:02 pm | PermalinkReply
  3. Seemal Saif

    Which is the best place to get urban data for Pakistan

    Posted January 10, 2013 at 7:07 am | PermalinkReply
  4. A great initiative, a useful resource centre, marvellous work by a an extraordinary man. I am very happy to access the work of Arif Hasan online.

    Posted March 2, 2013 at 3:47 pm | PermalinkReply
  5. Juvaria Jafri

    Thanks for this. Extremely useful sources for my transport/ public policy research.

    Posted March 19, 2013 at 11:32 pm | PermalinkReply
  6. Rahat Arsalan

    It’s an asset for us. I highly appreciate this great effort.

    Posted November 21, 2013 at 1:00 pm | PermalinkReply
  7. Ajaz

    Commendable effort.

    Posted June 16, 2014 at 8:01 pm | PermalinkReply
  8. Arif Hasan Saab is an intellectual asset of Pakistan. Thanks to (IIED) UK and its team for developing this website.

    Posted October 13, 2014 at 10:08 am | PermalinkReply
  9. Seema Liaquat

    A good idea, useful source of information & urban issue. A helpful point to
    the researcher. We have need it

    Thank You Sir

    Posted December 26, 2014 at 12:49 pm | PermalinkReply

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