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Project on Improvement of Disaster Resilient School Infrastructure

In KP province, most of the school buildings and educational institutions do not comply with the required building standards published by the Pakistan Engineering Council.  As a result, majority are poorly constructed and lack of preparedness and response plans for disasters. There is an agreement among experts that many schools collapse due to lack of

Enhance community, local and national-level urban climate change resilience to water scarcity, caused by floods and droughts in Rawalpindi and Nowshera, Pakistan

Reducing the impact of flooding and droughts is becoming one of the top priorities of the Government of Pakistan. The flood and drought impacts are often severe in urban areas, a national approach to address this situation in cities doesn’t exist in Pakistan. This is critical, considering that 36.4% of Pakistan’s population lives in urban

Launch of Waste Wise Cities Tool in Pakistan for Clean and Healthy Cities and Oceans – Celebrating UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration

On World Environment Day, UN-Habitat for restoration of urban and marine ecosystem in Pakistan is launching  Waste Wise Cities Tool, in collaboration with Ministry of Climate Change, UN Environment, Sindh Environment Protection Agency and Directorate of urban policy and strategic unit, and NED University. The aim is to  analyze the challenges of solid waste management

Launching Ceremony of the State of Pakistani Cities (SCP) report

State of Pakistani Cities report and road map to achieve SDG 11-launched  Islamabad, 19 July 2018:  The State of Pakistani Cities (SPC) report launched today in Islamabad. The report presents the current state of development in the ten largest cities of Pakistan and throws light on the state of economy, social service delivery, planning and

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The State of Pakistani Cities (SPC) report

The State of Pakistani Cities (SPC) report is a pivotal document which identifies the underlying socio-economic drivers contributing to the state of urbanization in the ten largest cities namely Karachi, Lahore, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Peshawar, Multan, Hyderabad, Islamabad and Quetta and their efficacy to respond to the urbanization challenges. The findings of the study reveal