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“Cities for People”


Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 9:00 a.m- 4:30 p.m

Venue: Rt. Rev. Alexander John Malik Public Policy seminar room E-002

Cities for People has been organized to deliberate scholarly and practitioners ideas on how to orient development and governance in Pakistani cities work for the people. It brings in scholars to share ideas on informing urban institutional practices through the eyes of urban dwellers, especially the urban poor. The conference will produce ideas and visions which can contribute to the ongoing dialogue and debate on reforming urban policy and governance. Besides this, the conference will also contribute to draft urban policy research agenda for Pakistan. The conference is likely to initiate debate on charting urban future for Pakistan.

8:30 – 9:00          Registration

9:00 – 9:30          Introduction of the conference by Dr. Muhammad Naveed Iftikhar

9:30 – 10:00        1. Special Lecture on the Informal Economy of Lahore by Dr. Imdad Hussain

10:00 – 11:00     Urban Policy Session chair: Dr. Nadeem ul Haque, Vice Chancellor, PIDE

10:00 – 11:00     Urban Policy Session chair: Dr. Nadeem ul Haque, Vice Chancellor, PIDE

  1. Future of Lahore: More Pollution and Elite Sprawl or Dense-High-Rise UrbanCommercial human Center, SM Imran (Vice Chairman) LDA
  2. Reforming Urban Policy Architecture, Khalid Sherdil (CEO Urban Unit, Government of Punjab)

 11:00– 11:15     Tea Break

 11:15– 12:00     Governing Cities Session Chair: Ahmed Iqbal,

  1.    Karachi: Governing an ungovernable city, Dr. Saeed Shafqat
  2.    Transforming Governance through Collaborative Planning in Lahore, Sarah N Ahmad

 12:00– 12:45     Equity and Social Justice Session Chair: Sana Riaz

  1.    Asia ki Sab sy Elite Society: Cities for Whom?, Imran Khan
  2. Exploring the Gender Dissconnect in Urban Improvement Programs for Low-Income

settlements in Pakistan, Dr. Maryam Ibrahim

 12:45– 13:30      Defining Urban Session Chair: Dr Syed M. Hasan

  1. Analysis of Pakistan’s Official Definition of Urban: Identifying ShortComings and

making case for a multi-criteria definition, Maira Khan

  1.               Service Delivery and Administrative Boundaries of Faisalabad, Nadeem Khurshid

 13:30 – 14:15      Lunch Break

 14:15 – 14:30      Launch of UNDP’s Lahore Urban Platform, Umer Akhlaq Malik (UNDP)

 14:30 – 16:00      Environment and Service Delivery Session Chair: Dr. Saeed Shafqat

  1.                            Growing Pains of Urban Development of Policy Failure: Deciphering Punjab’s Air Pollution Dilemma, Dawar H. Butt
  2. Use of Urban Green Infrastructure to Improve Air Quality of our Cities, Dr. Khalid Farooq Akbar
  3. Corporate Mode of Service Delivery in the Water and Sanitation Sector: A case study of Peshawar & Madan, Dr. Nasir Javed and Dr. Kiran                Farhan

16:00 – 16:30      Concluding Keynote Address: Dr.Nadeem ul Haque

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