Urban Pakistan: Frames for Reading and Imagining Urbanism

Hardcover | August 15, 2013

EditorKhalid W. Bajwa, Ali Khan

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There is a noticeable absence of compiled works on Pakistani Urbanism. Urban Pakistan not only seeks to fill this gap but also selectively attempts to update the state of the art and thus sets the platform for further works. It provides an essential resource for the fields of urban studies,sociology, anthropology, history, analysis, design, planning, management, and policy. This book epitomises the search for a valid position on Urbanism within the context of the enigmatic development of the cities of Pakistan, both big and small. It seeks to unravel the confusion emanating fromunfulfilled planning ambitions for over six decades now. While it is an attempt to present urban environments as layered precipitates of civilisation, they are discussed as instrumentalities and support infrastructures of cultural practices. Urban Pakistan synthesises important but dispersed writings and their associated bibliographies, and identifies gaps that are patched by new works. It is a resource which will enable deeper investigations and will be of value to academics and researchers in these fields. The writings are arrangedunder four frames - 1: Enterprise and Invention, 2: Space and Everyday, 3: Image and Culture, 4: Identity and Politics - in order to demonstrate their overall significance and also outline the issues surrounding each frame.

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There is a noticeable absence of compiled works on Pakistani Urbanism. Urban Pakistan not only seeks to fill this gap but also selectively attempts to update the state of the art and thus sets the platform for further works. It provides an essential resource for the fields of urban studies,sociology, anthropology, history, analysis, de...

Dr Khalid W. Bajwa is Professor and Department Head at the Department of Architecture and Design, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Lahore. Earlier, he served as Associate Professor at the School of Architecture, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore. He teaches courses on architecture design, urban design, design ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:550 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.01 inPublished:August 15, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Publisher's AcknowledgementsSeries Editor's IntroductionPrefaceIntroductionFrame 1: Enterprise and Invention1. S.M. Ali and R.A. Rumi: Implementing Urbanisation in Pakistan2. Mohammad A. Qadeer: Urbanisation of Everybody: Institutional Imperatives and Social Transformation in Pakistan3. Abid Mehmood: Urbanisation and Climate Change in Developing Countries: Options for Pakistan5. Sartaj Aziz: Integrated Planning for Food and Energy6. Reza Ali: Underestimating Urbanisation7. Lubna Hasam: On Measuring the Complexity of Urban LivingFrame 2: Space and Everyday8. Ahmed Zaib K. Mahsud: Dynapolis and the Cultural Aftershocks: The Development in the Making of Islamabad and the Reality Today9. Hermann Kreutzmann: Planning and Living in Islamabad: Master Plan Changes and People's Actions are Transforming Pakistan's Capital10. William Glover: Thinking with the City: Urban Writing in Colonial Lahore11. Khalid W. Bajwa and Peer Smets: The Walled City of Lahore: Modes of Marginality and Specificity of Spatial Structure and Urban Life12. Anis-ur-Rahmaan: Lahore: Then (1960 and 1980), Now (2000), and its Future ProspectsFrame 3: Image and Culture13. Kamran Asdar Ali: 'Pulp Fiction': Reading Pakistani Domesticity14. Martin Sokefeld: Stereotypes and Boundaries: Pathan in Gilgit, Northern Pakistan15. Khalid Nadvi: Shifting Ties: Social Networks in the Surgical Instrument Cluster of Sialkot, Pakistan16. Ali Khan, Manal M. Ahmad, and Sana F. Malik: 'Skill vs. Scale': The Transformation of Traditional Occupations in the Androon Shehr17. Richard McGill Murphy: The Hairbrush and the Dagger - Mediating Modernity in Lahore18. Anis- ur-Rahmaan and Bushra Anis: Dynamics of Gated Communities, Their Impact and Challenges for Sustainable Development: A Case Study of Lahore, PakistanFrame 4: Identity and Politics19. Sarah Ansari: 'Borders' and 'Boundaries' in Karachi: 1948-195520. S. Akbar Zaidi: Sindhi vs. Mohajir in Pakistan: Contradiction, Conflict, Compromise21. Jan van der Linden: On Popular Participation in a Culture of Patronage; Patrons and Grassroots Organisations in a Sites and Services Project in Hyderabad, Pakistan22. Arif Hasan: The Political and Institutional Blockages to Good Governance: The Case of the Lyari Expressway in KarachiPostscriptBibliographyNotes on ContributorsIndex