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The Need for a National Construction Waste Management Policy in Pakistan

The Need for a National Construction Waste Management Policy in Pakistan

June 13, 2022

In any given country, the construction industry is always the most significant and dominant industry. In Pakistan alone, the construction sector adds up to 380 billion PKR approximately in GDP annually (Invest Pakistan). Not only does the construction sector consume the maximum number of natural resources worldwide, but is also[...]
TameerSeTaleem: A Petition for Sustainable Development & Educational Empowerment

TameerSeTaleem: A Petition for Sustainable Development & Educational Empowerment

June 7, 2022

While doing ‘social good’ previously involved just brandishing abstract ideas to the society, corporations in Pakistan have now made a conscious effort to instigate a greater, more immediate change — with IMARAT Group of Companies leading the way.  As part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative, IMARAT recently launched[...]
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Graana.com launches TameerSeTaleem for construction waste management

June 4, 2022

Graana.com, Pakistan’s #1 online real estate marketplace, has launched the novel initiative of TameerSeTaleem that aims to promote sustainable development goals in Pakistan’s construction sector.  It aims to resolve three major urban issues in Pakistan’s construction sector: the rise of construction waste and, consequently, solid waste; lack of monitoring over[...]

Ways to Improve Education in Slums

January 5, 2022

Education is the movement from darkness to light.” -          Allan Bloom  Education is a stepping-stone for gaining knowledge, acquiring critical thinking and attaining relevant skills that empower every individual to turn about their lives and impact the world. Access to education in Pakistan has a constitutional[...]

A Case for Reusing Construction Waste for Slum Development

August 20, 2021

Construction and demolition waste (CDW) materials are produced due to constructing, renovating, repairing or demolishing building structures. These structures include roads, shopping malls, houses, bridges, dams, utility plants, and piers. The waste is produced across various stages of construction, from design to procurement to actual construction. Despite the careful balancing[...]

Kachi Abadis: Impacts and their Solutions

August 16, 2021

Today around 1 billion people dwell in slums all over the world. This growth is only set to multiply explosively as countries around the world experience rapid urbanisation. It is estimated that by 2050, around 70% of the world’s total population will reside in urban localities. Slums would consequently mushroom[...]

The Predicament of Katchi Abadis – Mehrabadi; A Case Study

August 12, 2021

In Pakistan, about 40.1% of the population lives in urban slums. In Islamabad, there are a total of sixty-three slums in 20 out of 26 union councils in the city, according to a 2017 national census conducted by UNICEF. The census further revealed that; Out of the total 1 million[...]

The Dilemma of Kachi Abadis in Pakistan

August 10, 2021

According to the World Bank’s development indicators, in Pakistan, 40.1% of its population was reported to reside in slum areas as of 2018.  The word ‘Kachi Abadi’, also known as ‘slums’, can be associated with three types of settlements; slums, informal settlements, and squatter settlements.  The only difference between these[...]