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Prof. Dr. Noman Ahmed
DEAN FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE & MANAGEMENT SCIENCES
N.E.D. University Main Campus,
Karachi, Pakistan
+92 21 99261261-8
deanams@neduet.edu.pk
nahmed@neduet.edu.pk

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Published Books
   “Water Supply in Karachi: Issues and Prospects (published by Oxford University Press, Karachi 2008)
https://www.amazon.com/Water-Supply-Karachi-Issues-Prospects/dp/0195474961 
     
  "Privatization of KWSB" – An Analysis, Karachi: City Press, 2000.

 

     
  The KBA Chronicle”  (published by Department of Architecture and Planning, NED University, Karachi 2012)  
     
  Karachi Through the Prism of Urban Design” (co-author with Asiya Sadiq, Suneela Ahmed and Masooma M. Shakir), monograph published by Department of Architecture and Planning, NED University, 2015.  
     
  Karachi: The Land Issue’” (co-author with Arif Hasan, Asiya Sadiq, Saeeduddin Ahmed, Mansoor Raza and Moiza B. Sardar); Oxford University Press, Karachi 2015
https://www.amazon.com/Karachi-Land-Issue-Arif-Hasan/dp/0199402086/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1535354446&sr=1-1&keywords=9780199402083
   

 

Peer Reviewed Journals, Proceedings, Book Chapter
     
  (Book Chapter) (Co-authored) “Beyond Nostalgic Appeal – the Means and Measures Dictating Heritage Management Trends in Pakistan” in Routledge Companion of Global Heritage Conservation eds. Bharne, V. & Trudi, S.; Routledge Taylor and Francis Group, London & New York, April 2019, Pgs. 56-69; (ISBN 978-1-138-96298-9).
https://www.routledge.com/Routledge-Companion-to-Global-Heritage-Conservation-1st-Edition/Bharne-Sandmeier/p/book/9781138962989  
     
  "Public Private Partnerships and the Poor – Case Report-1: Karachi, Pakistan", WEDC, Loughborough University, United Kingdom, 203, 38 pages.  
     
   “Public Private Partnerships and the Poor Case Report-2: Bulk Water Consumers of the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board” ”, WEDC, Loughborough  University,  United Kingdom, 2003, 35 pages.  
     
   “Half a Century of Trendsin Karachi Mega City of Our Times, Hamida Khuhro and Anwer Mooraj (Editors); Karachi: Oxford University Press, 1997 (Second Edition 2007).  
 
     
   “Re-Building Mostar: A Replicable Framework for the Redevelopment of Bosnian Citiesin Architectural Heritage Today, Program Report, Istanbul: Research Centre for Islamic History; Arts and Culture, 1995.  
     
  Public Private Partnerships and the Poor Case Report-3: Awami (People’s) Tanks in Orangi Town, Karachi, Pakistan”, WEDC, Loughborough University, United Kingdom, 2003, 92 pages.  
     
  Public  Private  Partnerships  and  the  Poor   Case  Report-4:  Awami  (People’s)  Tanks Revisited”, in Local Governments in Asia and Pacific, edited by Dr. Ghulam Shabbir Cheema, published by United Nations University, Tokyo, 2013.  
     
   Reading Islamabad: High Dreams and Stark Realities”, The Emerging Asian City – Concomitant Urbanities and Urbanisms, edited by Prof. Vinayak Bharne, published by Routledge, New York 2012.  
      
     
Articles in Newspapers and Professional Magazinesng>
  Trends in Modern Housing An Affair with Illusions?in Habitat Pakistan, Issue No. 13, pp. 13-17, 1989.  
     
  City Profile with Respect to Planning Governance - Karachi Metropolitan Area, Pakistanin Metropolitan Governance and Planning in Transition: Asia Pacific Cases, Josefa S. Edralin (Editor), UNCRD Research Report Series No. 31; Nagoya: United Nations Centre for Regional Development, 1998.  
     
  Progress in Solar Water  Disinfections  (SODIS)’ 24th WEDC Conference Proceedings, Water, Engineering and Development Centre, Loughborough University, UK – Conference held in Islamabad, 1998; pp. 365-369.  
     
  ‘‘Public Private Partnerships in Pakistanin Making Common  Ground,  Geoffrey Payne (Editor); London: Intermediate Technology Publications, 1999.  
     
  Planning and Development of Industrial Locations in Karachi During the Post Independence Period, Karachi: APPC, 1994.  
     
  Monitoring and Evaluation System for Housing Programmes in Karachiin Architecture and Planning Journal, APPC-DCET, Karachi, pp.9-28, 1995.  
     
  Urban Organic Waste Management in Karachi, Pakistan 28th WEDC Conference Proceedings, Water, Engineering and  Development  Centre,  Loughborough  University, UK Conference held in Kolkata, 2002.  
     
  Alternate Water Supply Arrangements in Peri Urban Localities: Awami (People’s) Tanks in Orangi Township, Karachi in Environment & Urbanization, Vol. 15, No. 2, October, 2003, pp.33-42 (with Dr. Mohammad Sohail).  
     
  Globalisation and Heritage Some Perspectives”, paper presented and published in the proceedings of the First International Conference on Heritage, Globalisation and Built Environment, organised by Bahrain Society of Engineers, Government of Bahrain and the University of Bahrain (06-08 December 2004).  
     
  A Semi-Autonomous Urban Water Management System:  Retail  Beneficiaries  of Bulk Water Consumers in Karachi” , paper presented and published in the proceedings of 32nd WEDC International Conference, Colombo, Sri Lanka 13-17 November 2006.  
     
  Karachi in 2020: Approaching Planning as a Project”, paper published in ICE Journal pp. 123-129, 2008.  
     
  Institutional Reforms In The Water Supply Arrangements In Karachi, Pakistan” paper published in ICE Journal, Vol. 162, Issue 3, pp. 171-178, 2009  
     
  Using Baseline Study to Evolve a Reforms Agenda in Urban Water Supply: Case of Sindh Province in Pakistan”: – paper accepted for 38th WEDC International Conference, Water, Sanitation and Hygienic Services Beyond 2015, Loughborough University, UK 27-31 July 2015.  
  "Tribute: Remembering Baba-i-Urdu"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | August 09, 2013  
  "The need to build Jinnah’s Pakistan"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | August 14, 2013  
  "Growing urbanisation: Shifting sands"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | August 25, 2013  
  "Revitalisation: A ‘Marshall Plan’ for universities"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | September 01, 2013  
  "Student elections: First step towards democracy"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | October 20, 2013  
  "Vice chancellors: ‘V’ for vision, ‘C’ for clear"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | November 10, 2013  
  "Spaces of learning: No more backbenchers"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | December 08, 2013  
  "Children on board, drive safely"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | January 26, 2014  
  "Incompetence: Educated, but unemployable"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | March 16, 2014  
  "Housing challenges"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | September 04, 2014  
  "Parched city"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | May 12, 2015  
  "When our cities flood"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | August 10, 2015  
  "Booming land sales"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | September 18, 2015  
  "Vulnerable to quakes"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | November 02, 2015  
  "Transport plans for Karachi"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | February 27, 2016  
  "Project Karachi"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | May 17, 2016  
  "Issues of overdevelopment"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | June 06, 2016  
  "Beyond bolstering security"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | July 21, 2016  
  "After the mayoral polls"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | September 03, 2016  
  "Fractured city"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | October 02, 2016  
  "Where the poor live"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | October 20, 2016  
  "Micromanaging Karachi"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | November 08, 2016  
  "CPEC’s territorial impact"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | November 22, 2016  
  "Rule by contract"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | December 11, 2016  
  "Politics of urban water"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | December 30, 2016  
  "Corrupt ways"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | January 24, 2017  
  "Out of step"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | February 14, 2017  
  "Governance through judiciary"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | April 03, 2017  
  "High-rise tide"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | April 23, 2017  
  "Cheating culture"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | May 16, 2017  
  "Unplanned Karachi"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | June 11, 2017  
  "Managing Karachi"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | July 21, 2017  
  "Census realities"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | September 13, 2017  
  "A broad canvas"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | October 17, 2017  
  "Expensive talk"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | November 24, 2017  
  "Capital politics"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | December 13, 2017  
  "Judges everywhere"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | December 21, 2017  
  "Karachi’s trash"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | January 14, 2018  
  "Karachi’s land use"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | January 24, 2018  
  "Karachi’s anomalies"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | February 04, 2018  
  "Day Zero"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | February 16, 2018  
  "Home sweet home"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | March 04, 2018  
  "Higher Education"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | March 29, 2018  
  "Urban infernos"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | April 12, 2018  
  "Sindh Youth Policy"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | April 26, 2018  
  "After the verdicts"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | May 15, 2018  
  "Water woes"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | June 08, 2018  
  "Policy & planning"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | July 05, 2018  
  "PTI must work with PPP if it wants to bring tabdeeli to Karachi"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | August 01, 2018  
  "Policy & planning"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | July 05, 2018  
  "City challenges"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | August 12, 2018  
  "Housing demand"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | September 14, 2018  
  "A ‘naya’ hope"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | July 05, 2018  
  "A 'Naya' Hope"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | October 16, 2018  
  "Beyond the glitz"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | November 07, 2018  
  "The 'clean-up' of Empress Market doesn't have to be this way"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | November 16, 2018  
  "Lives of the poor"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | December 11, 2018  
  "Too many planners"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | January 02, 2019  
  "Fire hazards"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | January 17, 2019  
  "Industrial revival in Karachi"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | February 11, 2019  
  "Does Karachi benefit from the 18th Amendment?"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | Aug 21, 2019  
  "Industrial "; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | February 11, 2019  
  "Building collapses"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | March 01, 2019  
  "Accessible housing"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | March 18, 2019  
  "Nationhood re-defined post-Balakot"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | March 23, 2019  
  "Rs460bn question"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | March 28, 2019  
  "Will PTI’s Karachi package be different from those of the past?"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | Updated Apr 12, 2019  
  "Impending disaster"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | May 06, 2019  
  "Which master plan?"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | May 16, 2019  
  "Right to shelter"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | June 24, 2019  
  "Derailed again"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | Updated July 23, 2019  
  "Wanted: a democratic political party"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | Updated August 14, 2019  
  "Why did Karachi sink in the rain?"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | Updated Sep 16, 2019  
  "PTI's one year: Has tabdeeli come to Karachi?"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | Updated Aug 21, 2019  
  "Waste conundrum"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | September 19, 2019  
  "The master plan"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | October 11, 2019  
  "The BRT problem"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | December 11, 2019  
  "Building collapse"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | January 08, 2020  
  "Jinnah’s forgotten precept"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | January 26, 2020  
  "Hutment inferno"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | January 29, 2020  
  "Fixing Karachi"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | February 06, 2020  
  "Building Safety"; article published in DAWN TODAY'S PAPER | Updated March 13, 2020  
  "After the Rs12,000 dole"; The knowledge to deal with the poor and poverty lies with institutions that have experience of working in these sectors PUBLISHED 27 APR, 2020  
  "After the Rs12,000 dole"; The knowledge to deal with the poor and poverty lies with institutions that have experience of working in these sectors PUBLISHED 27 APR, 2020  
  "Youth volunteers"; Pakistan’s youth can benefit from serving others. PUBLISHED 02 MAY, 2020  
  "Karachi’s collapse"; Urban development functions in an institutional limbo. PUBLISHED 09 JUN, 2020  
  "Urban flooding"; Karachi should prepare for the next torrential downpour. PUBLISHED 06 AUG, 2020  
  "After the rains"; Karachi needs to be managed with consensus. PUBLISHED 03 SEP, 2020  
  "Weak structures"; Buildings have been falling like ninepins in Karachi. PUBLISHED 16 SEP, 2020  
  "A system for the rich and powerful"; Reckless sale of land along the Northern Bypass, clandestine land acquisition by a mega realtor along Super Highway, .... PUBLISHED 05 OCT, 2020  
  "What’s the plan?"; Karachi doesn’t have a proper plan to begin with. PUBLISHED 29 OCT, 2020  
  "Public transport"; Expensive expressways are not the answer to transport woes. PUBLISHED 07 NOV, 2020  
  "Teachers’ plight"; Educators are being forced to survive on half their pay. PUBLISHED 08 DEC, 2020  
  "Civic agencies"; Creative ways of generating revenue must be worked out for Karachi. PUBLISHED 20 DEC, 2020  
  "Conceptual confusion"; HOPE constitutes a vital factor in mobilising people for a cause. It becomes all the more relevant when there is... PUBLISHED 27 DEC, 2020  
  "Census & the city"; Figures are needed to address Karachi’s problems. PUBLISHED 29 DEC, 2020  
  "Living in Karachi"; The poor often end up paying more than middle-income segments. PUBLISHED 19 JAN, 2021  
  "Intern experience"; Even earlier, internships were integral to student life. PUBLISHED 27 JAN, 2021  
  "Public choices"; It is not the interest of the public but that of other stakeholders that is kept in mind while endorsing development decisions. PUBLISHED 10 FEB, 2021  
  "Disappearing homes"; Political interests have determined land supply. PUBLISHED 18 MAR, 2021  
  "The majority issue"; Having suffered at the hands of the Hindu majority, politics in Pakistan has a constant majority-versus-minority streak. PUBLISHED 26 MAR, 2021  
  "Economics of poor communities"; Each development initiative pushes the poor out of their abodes, disrupts their lives and destroys their fragile assets. PUBLISHED 29 MAR, 2021  
  "HEC in focus"; Some initiatives need to be expanded, not discontinued. PUBLISHED 30 MAR, 2021  
  "Blurred boundaries"; Karachi’s administration and provincial agencies have taken measures that hit the urban poor on a continuous basis. PUBLISHED 10 MAY, 2021  
  "Ruin in the name of development"; A fracas has been unleashed around the affairs of the Rawalpindi Ring Road project. PUBLISHED 31 MAY, 2021  
  "Loss of Homes"; For the vulnerable, a shelter is much more than a dwelling. PUBLISHED 22 JUN, 2021  
  "Pakistan Standards of Living Measurement Survey: scaling the status of living"; Gauging the status of development on a periodic basis is a prime prerequisite in public administration. PUBLISHED 05 JUL, 2021  
  "Appointing VCs"; For VCs of yore, it was more than a job assignment. PUBLISHED 27 JUL, 2021  
  "Displaced Afghans"; Refugees from Afghanistan will likely be drawn to Karachi. PUBLISHED 08 AUG, 2021  
  "Idea of absolute independence"; The demands of statecraft mean nation-states, including the superpowers, generally enjoy only relative independence; not absolute. PUBLISHED 15 AUG, 2021  
  "Plot practices"; Land is now viewed as a tradable commodity instead of an asset. PUBLISHED 25 AUG, 2021  
  "Local decay"; The set-up in Sindh exercises total control over LG functions. PUBLISHED 18 SEP, 2021  
  "New evictions?"; Machhar Colony is next on the list of demolitions. PUBLISHED 29 SEP, 2021  
  "After Harnai"; Rehabilitation can be learned from past tremors. UPDATED 09 OCT, 2021  
  "Losing heritage"; It’s not a good idea to turn Mohatta into a college. PUBLISHED 26 OCT, 2021  
   "Perween Rahman’s legacy will live on in the invaluable heritage of capable young people"; Perween proved with her work and eventually martyrdom that an alternative path to professional work can lead to social change. UPDATED 17 DEC, 2021  
  "Courts and Karachi"; Can the city’s problems be fixed judicially? PUBLISHED 09 NOV, 2021  
  "Karachi on fire"; Preventing disaster must be a collaborative effort. UPDATED 23 NOV, 2021  
  "Karachi agenda"; Addressing the need for shelter cannot be delayed. PUBLISHED 09 DEC, 2021  
  "Built hazards"; Urban dangers lurk in every corner of Karachi. PUBLISHED 23 DEC, 2021  
  "A portrait the Quaid may not much like"; Jinnah’s appeal is so universal that everyone claims to own him, and, on the basis of this ‘ownership’, insists on interpreting... PUBLISHED 26 DEC, 2021  
  "THE TALKING WALLS OF KARACHI"; Karachi’s walls are as loud as the city itself. Replete with commercial messages, political party slogans, graffiti and artworks.. PUBLISHED 09 JAN, 2022  
  "Lessons of Murree"; Changing lifestyles of our urban middle-classes will put pressure on available resorts and sought-after tourist destinations. UPDATED 11 JAN, 2022  
  "Land supply"; Only the elite benefit from the allotment of land. PUBLISHED 27 JAN, 2022  
  "Development icons"; They left behind a legacy of hope for the urban poor. PUBLISHED 08 FEB, 2022  
  "Reviving unions"; Concerns have been voiced at the rebirth of student unions. PUBLISHED 24 FEB, 2022  
  "An empowered public"; Creating effective LG systems must be a policy goal. PUBLISHED 15 MAR, 2022  
  "Changing, evolving perceptions"; Even those who opposed the idea of attaining independence later became its biggest supporters which underlines... UPDATED 26 MAR, 2022  
  "Heritage lost"; Buildings from our past are falling fast... PUBLISHED 16 APR, 2022  
  "Upgradation lessons"; How can cities be made more inclusive?... PUBLISHED 08 MAY, 2022 07:20AM  
  "Land use concerns"; Protecting nature is a national effort. PUBLISHED 07 JUN, 2022 08:04AM  
  "Karachi’s lost buses"; Commuters’ problems won’t go away with the new bus service. PUBLISHED 04 JUL, 2022  
  "Failing Karachi"; There is no relief for the residents. PUBLISHED 19 JUL, 2022 07:50AM  
  "Balochistan calamity"; A joint effort is needed for rehabilitation... PUBLISHED 14 AUG, 2022 05:04AM  
  "A PERSPECTIVE ON PAKISTANI ARCHITECTURE"; Pakistan’s built spaces have transformed over the years to better reflect the aspirations of its upwardly-mobile social classes. PUBLISHED 14 AUG, 2022 07:12AM  
  "Fragile environment"; Access itself is a huge challenge. PUBLISHED 05 SEP, 2022 03:33AM  
  "Local elections in the doldrums"; Karachi remains at a strategic and political disadvantage. UPDATED 06 OCT, 2022 09:44AM  
  "Local democracy"; Grassroots democracy requires more than cosmetic reforms... UPDATED 05 NOV, 2022 08:51AM  
  "Barren spaces"; The decline in once celebrated colleges is appalling. PUBLISHED 06 DEC, 2022 07:05AM  
  "Without shelter"; Democracy has not helped Karachi’s poor families. PUBLISHED 26 DEC, 2022 07:03AM  
  "Gwadar imbroglio"; The demands of the residents of Gwadar are not new. UPDATED 04 JAN, 2023 09:08AM  
  "Post-poll Karachi"; The status quo must change after LG polls. PUBLISHED 07 FEB, 2023 08:03AM  
  "Single-minded pursuit of politics of public service"; MANY believe that the politics of public service practised by Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah is perhaps impossible... UPDATED 16 FEB, 2023 01:34PM  
  "Lessons from Turkiye"; There have been multiple building collapses in densely populated neighbourhoods in Karachi and other cities. UPDATED 16 FEB, 2023 08:58AM  
  "Our Quaid, his Pakistan"; If we can provide adequate representation to the marginalised, strengthen the political process, enhance and safeguard civil... PUBLISHED 27 MAR, 2023 09:24AM  
  "Land-use policy"; Social justice must be the guiding principle. PUBLISHED 10 APR, 2023 08:20AM  
  "Quetta’s challenge"; Real estate ventures are threatening the city’s ecology. PUBLISHED 27 MAY, 2023 07:43AM  
  "K-IV imbroglio"; There has been no progress on the water supply project. PUBLISHED 03 JUN, 2023 05:59AM  
  "Running Karachi’s affairs"; Karachi’s local politics has seen a lot of bickering and petty politics. UPDATED 15 JUN, 2023 09:35AM  
  "Planning Karachi – for disaster or its management?"; Urban planning is key to disaster preparedness. Karachi has had many plans prepared but rarely have those been implemented effectively. Special Report. July 2, 2023  
  "Ranking Karachi"; Rulers devised controversial administrative arrangements to deny Karachi self-governance for economic gain. UPDATED 17 JUL, 2023 09:02AM