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Department of Architecture and Planning,
N.E.D. University City Campus,
Maulana Din Mohammad Wafai Road, Karachi, Pakistan
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2022, ‘Critical Regionalist Approach to Architecture: Lessons to be Learnt From Three Case Studies From Karachi,’ Journal of Architecture and Planning, Vol 34-1 (in copy editing)
Published Books
   ‘2015: ‘Karachi from the Prism of Urban Design’, Department of Architecture and Planning, NED UET, Karachi, co-authors: Noman Ahmed, Asiya Sadiq and Masooma Shakir.


Book Chapters
  (Book Chapter) 2021, Creative Tactics as form of Urban Resilience: Surviving in the face of Adversity along the Gujjar Nala in Karachi, in Resilient and Responsible Smart Cities (within book series tilted Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (ASTI)), Springer Publication Series
  2019, ‘Interview with Architect/ Planner Arif Hasan’ in Pakistan’s Radioactive Decade: An informal Cultural history of the 1970, Oxford University Press: 57-64 https://oup.com.pk/academic-generalbooks/anthropology/pakistan-s-radioactive-decade.html


  2007, ‘Lyari Expressway. Exploring Alternative Scenarios’ in 02 Cities + 05 Studios, Design Studio Investigation in South Asia: 21-32
  2007, ‘Multi nuclei city’ in Studio Investigation in South Asia Urban Design, Galle, Matara, Karachi
Peer Reviewed Journals Paper
  2021, ‘Impacts of Judicial Verdicts on Land Acquisition Practices for Real Estate in Pakistan’, ICONARP, Vol 9, Issue 2, 680-702
  2020: ‘Examining challenges experienced by street vendors in the global south: case of district south in Karachi’, Urban Design and Planning, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Urban Design and Planning vol. 174/1, 15-24
  2020: ‘Loss of Intrinsic Qualities of Urban Form and Local Social Processes in The Face Of Globalisation: Case Of Karachi’s Old Town’, Journal of the Faculty of Architecture, Middle East Technical University, vol. 37, No. 1: 149-168
  2020, ‘Examining the usage of city walls for wall chalking: cases from Karachi, Pakistan’, Bhúmi, The Planning Research Journal, Vol.07, No.2
  April 2017, ‘Understanding localness of built form at the urban scale Case of Karachi, Pakistan’,  Environmental Sciences and Sustainable Development (ESSD), Vol 1, No.2, 2017
  April 2017, ‘Urban Morphologies, Design Qualities and the Decision Making Process in Relationship to maqamiat: Case of Karachi, Pakistan’ Engineering Science and Technology International research Journal (ESTIRJ), Volume 1, Number 1
   March 2017 ‘Impacts of Private Urban Mega Projects: Case of Bahria Icon, Karachi', ‘ Tekton, Journal of Architecture, Urban Design and Planning, Volume 4, Issue 1.

April 2016,  Global aspirations and loss of indigenous urban morphologies and processes’ paper presented at City Planning and Urban Design Summit and Conference, Istanbul, 8-9th April 2016, proceedings available at: https://networks.h-et.org/node/73374/announcements/88906/cpud-16-city-planning-and-urban-design-summit-and-conference


2014,  Economic Functions of Secondary Cities of Pakistan and its Integration with Physical Land use: Case of Larkana and Mansehra’ in Journal of Research in Architecture and Planning, , Vol 16: 33-54.

  2014,  Authenticity of the House form: What can Contemporary Housing Design learn from Evolution of Pre-Independence Housing Typologies within the Context of Karachi?’  in Journal of Research in Architecture and Planning, Vol 17: 21-38
  2013, Role of Architects and Localness of the Global City: Discussion on Operationalization of Key Theories for Understanding Notions of Localness in Built Form’ in Journal of Research in Architecture and Planning, 2nd  issue: 25-44
  2010, ‘Planning for High Density in low income settlements; Four Case Studies from Karachi’,  in Journal of Research in Architecture and Planning, Vol 9: 97-121.

2009, ‘Appropriate Density and Essential Tool in Urban Planning for a Globalizing city: Case of Karachi’ in Fourth Seminar on Urban and Regional Planning, Seminar Proceedings: 110-129.


2007, ‘Accommodating Infrastructure’ in Emerging South Asian Urban Design Practices  Centre for Housing Planning and Building (Colombo) Sri Lanka:  241-263


2010, Arif Hasan, Asiya Sadiq and Suneela Ahmed ‘Planning for high density in low income settlements. Four case studies from Karachi’ in Urbanization and Emerging Population Issues Series Working Paper-3. International Institute for Environment and Development United Nations Population Fund.

  2010, ‘Hasan Aulia Village, Karachi, Pakistan’ in How People Face Eviction, edited by Cabannes, Guimarães Yafai and Johnson, London: Development Planning Unit and BSHF pp. 39-48