Pakistan's Galloping Urbanization
A full-day conference on Pakistan's rapidly growing cities, and what can be done to address this irreversible phenomenon.
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The luncheon keynote address will be webcast live at 1:30 pm.
Pakistan’s future will largely be written in its cities. Today about a third of Pakistan’s population is urban-based, but that figure is expected to increase to nearly 50 percent within a dozen years. Recent data shows that Karachi’s population grew by 80 percent between 2000 and 2010—the largest such increase of any city in the world. Pakistan’s accelerating urbanization presents huge challenges but simultaneously offers the country a way out of its present multiple dilemmas.
The goal of this conference is to generate new ideas and methods—those that go beyond calls for more public funding—for dealing with a phenomenon that is already well in place and is not going to be halted.
RSVPs are required, please RSVP at this link.
Nadeem Ul Haque
The Asia Program promotes policy debate and intellectual discussions on U.S. interests in the Asia-Pacific as well as political, economic, security, and social issues relating to the world’s most populous and economically dynamic region. Read more
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