Pakistan Institute of Development Economics


Cities for Humanities & Development-2

Date : Saturday, June 20, 2020, 07:30 PM
Moderator: Dr. Nadeem ul Haq (Vice Chancellor PIDE)
Speaker : Ken Greenberg

Dr. Haque started the webinar by listing the issues that affect Pakistani cities. He mentioned that how Pakistan has over the years followed the much-critiqued model of North American urban planning that leads to congestion, sprawl, and car-based mobility. Furthermore, he pointed out that the country has strict zoning laws that inhibit mix-use of land and has led to a shortage of urban space, exclusion of the poor, and diminished growth of commercial business activities.