The City

July 23, 2019

Governance and Urban Design of Gwadar City

By Muhammad Naveed Iftikhar, Misha Shahid & Maira Khan Abstract Gwadar, a small fishing town, is situated in the southwest of Pakistan’s Balochistan province. Gwadar city […]
June 22, 2020

Peshawar, The City of Flowers & Failures: Musings of a Citizen

By Wajeeha Amir Image source: Hydespes’ Lightbox When one hears anything negative about “Peshawar” these days, the first thing that might come to mind is the […]
February 19, 2021

Cycling Strategy Islamabad

By Samna Sadaf Khan, Azam Ali, Momin Iqbal Lodhi, Aqib Shakeel Abbasi, Sundas Shahid, Muhammad Naveed Iftikhar Summary Around the globe, capital cities are leading the […]
March 8, 2021

The Right to the City in Karachi

By Mahnoor Khan & Asiya Syed Having grown accustomed to the pervasive class and gender-based inequalities, often reflected in the design of our cities, we have […]
April 13, 2021

Cities and Master Plans in Pakistan

By Samna Sadaf Khan & Amina Omar Cities are complex systems, defined as engines of growth that serve as the basis of economic development and prosperity […]
May 25, 2021

Parks & the Pandemic

By Uswah e Fatima During the past year, city administrations in Pakistan have shut down parksseveral times due to COVID-19 pandemic. This policy stands in stark […]
June 1, 2021

Urban Bazaars and Women – A Complicated Relationship

By Wahiba Junejo In Pakistan, public spaces and women do not seem to be a compatible match. Women encounter unique issues in public spaces. To ascertain […]
August 2, 2021

Pakistan’s Cities are Made For and By Men

By Quratulain Fatima As a mother of a toddler and a woman walking in the streets of Pakistan’s capital Islamabad, I encounter many challenges. Our exclusion […]
January 12, 2022

Lahore: A Landed History

By Manaal Ahmed Lahore is one of the oldest cities in Pakistan. Consequently, it has undergone many conquests, destructions, and reconstructions over the centuries. This project […]