Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

PIDE Knowledge Brief No. 13:2020
City Planning And Urban Design Guide
Publication Year : 2020
Author: Zoya Ali

According To Leading Pakistani Demographers And Social Scientists, Unofficial Estimates Place The Country’S Urban Population Between 50 And 70 Percent. As The Fastest Urbanizing Country In South Asia, Pakistan Has A Potentially Fleeting Opportunity To Harness Its Cities’ Potential As Engines Of Growth. Unfortunately, Pakistan’S Rapid Urbanization Has Instead Been Accompanied By A Myriad Of Problems, Including Poor Health Outcomes, Extreme Poverty, Overburdened Public Services, Inadequate Housing Availability, And Urban Sprawl. These May Be Partially Responsible For The Country’S Slow And Declining Economic Growth.