Pakistan

URBANIZATION

History of Cities – Heritage

Urban Housing

Rural Housing

LEGAL ASPECTS

Right to Housing

Since 1990 – Article 38 (d) of the Constitution:

The State will provide the basic needs such as food, clothing, housing, education and medical assistance to all its citizens, irrespective of sex, caste, creed or race, and all those who are unable to earn a living permanently or temporarily because of an infirmity, sickness or unemployment.

Source: CETIM (publication COHRE)

Forced Eviction

USEFUL TOOLS:

Land Law

Land Grabbing

USEFUL TOOLS

Vulnerable Groups

  • Old People
  • Young People
  • Women

Some Interesting Practices

  • THE ORANGI PILOT PROJECT (OPP) is an institution that assists residents in housing and infrastructure. It maximizes the use of local resources and empowers the community in the management and financing of neighborhood infrastructure projects in Pakistan. An interesting concept of “social preparation” is done via prior training of local actors. These community projects with a dimension of self-construction of sewerage systems. To learn more, visit the project website of Orangi Pilot Projet and/or a report on Social Production of Habitat conducted by Urbamonde: http://urbamonde.org/site/sites/urbamonde.org/files/Brochure%20PSH%2002_WEB.pdf

SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC ASPECTS

Housing Market

Quality of Housing

Informal Housing / Slum / Homeless

ROLE OF PUBLIC AUTHORITIES

Social Housing

Other public dispositives

ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS

Bibliography & Sitography

SEEN BY SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

Major Problems

Major Claims or Demands

Some Civil Society Actors

  • ARCHITECTS OF EMERGENCY = Foundation has its headquarters in France – Switzerland – Australia and Canada, which provides expert guidance to victims of disasters. This is specifically a double field action: urgent action which involves measuring the risks for populations to get them to safety, particularly in terms of the built – reconstruction work following the disaster (reconstruction of the built – resettlement of displaced persons) for the sake of training and use of local products their website : http://www.archi-urgent.com/
  • PILOT PROJECT Orangi (OPP) = an institution that assists residents in housing and infrastructure. It maximizes the use of local resources and empowers the community in the management and financing of neighborhood infrastructure projects in Pakistan. http://www.oppinstitutions.org/

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