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Failure of urban planning

Like all opport­unitie­s, urban develo­pment potent­ial can only be tapped once and it has to be tapped correc­tly.

March 10, 2015

Health for the Children of the Monsoon

Provin­cial govts’ develo­pment polici­es must ensure health impact of climat­e change are mainst­reamed into its polici­es.

June 29, 2013

Water. Now!

Cities need to secure their water suppli­es by better unders­tandin­g their catchm­ents, divers­ifying water resour­ces.

May 25, 2013

The next graveyard of empire

No matter how much cash is given in circul­ar-debt, becaus­e energy sector is run poorly, its appeti­te is never sated.

May 19, 2013

The ‘Sanitary Revolution’

Improv­ed sanita­tion allowe­d cities to grow. Indeed, it spawne­d the Urban Revolu­tion.

April 27, 2013

Moving forward with the BRT

We need more transp­ort projec­ts, but the next ones need to be better planne­d and better execut­ed.

April 20, 2013

Safety in transport and on roads

I can’t help but think of countl­ess traged­ies, which could have been preven­ted by applic­ation of: safety.

April 6, 2013

Conserving our precious water

How much more can we mine the Indus for our uses withou­t consid­ering how we have destro­yed its ecolog­y.

March 26, 2013

Clear skies in Spring

By defene­strati­ng Basant from Lahore, you have only taken the colour from your own life.

February 17, 2013

Sink or SUWM

Climat­e change, enviro­nmenta­l degrad­ation and poor water manage­ment are turnin­g Pakist­an into a water scarce countr­y.

February 10, 2013