Paper contribution to the January 2009 seminar on community resilience.
Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; 1994. (Comparative Urban Studies Occasional Paper Series; 2)
Paper contribution to January 2010 seminar on environmental peacebuilding.
Chapter 9 in Cities Transformed: Demographic Change and Its Implications in the Developing World
Edited by Fernando Carrion and Lisa M. Hanley
Pakistan's population—currently about 185 million—is expected to rise to 335 million by 2050. On June 9, the Wilson Center hosted a day-long conference to examine both the challenges and opportunities of Pakistan's demographics, and to discuss how best to tackle the former and maximize the latter.
The challenges for cities in the coming century will be many, but accounting for swelling numbers of new residents – due to more open avenues of communication and flows of goods, economic opportunity, population growth, and potential climate change-induced displacement – is perhaps the biggest.