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Transforming Karachi into a Livable and Competitive Megacity : A City Diagnostic and Transformation Strategy

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2146
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Directions in Development
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World Bank
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2018-02-26T19:51:09Z
dc.date.available
2018-02-26T19:51:09Z
dc.date.issued
2018-02-27
dc.description.abstract
With a population of 16 million, Karachi is the largest megacity in Pakistan. Despite being a large city that is home to many, it has seen a substantial decline in quality of life and economic competitiveness in recent decades. Basic service delivery is very poor, with very low indicators for water supply, sanitation, public transport and public spaces. Pollution levels are high, and the city is vulnerable to disasters and climate change. A highly complex political economy, institutional fragmentation, land contestation, crime and security issues and social exclusion exacerbate these issues and make city management challenging. The Karachi City Diagnostic and Transformation Strategy attempts to present detailed data on the economy, livability and key urban services of the city, by identifying and quantifying the requirements to bridge the services gap in the city. It also proposes pathways towards the transformation of Karachi into a more livable, inclusive and economically competitive city by outlining policy actions that the city can undertake. The first part of the report provides an in-depth review of Karachi and is organized into three themes focused on key aspects of city management: (i) city growth and prosperity – discussing city economy, competitiveness, business environment and poverty; (ii) city livability – discussing urban and spatial planning, urban governance and municipal service delivery (water and sanitation, public transport and solid waste); and (iii) sustainability and inclusiveness – discussing the city’s long term resilience based on fiscal management, disaster resilience and climate change, and social inclusion. In each section, a diagnostic is provided on the issues, along with possible prioritized actions to resolve them. The second part of the report concludes by identifying four pillars for city transformation. These include: (i) building inclusive, coordinated and accountable institutions; (ii) greening Karachi for sustainability and resilience; (iii) leveraging on the city's economic, social and environmental assets; and (iv) creating a smart city through smart policies and technology.
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978-1-4648-1211-8
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/29376
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English
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Washington, DC: World Bank
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Directions in Development—Infrastructure;
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
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MUNICIPAL SERVICES
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PUBLIC SPACES
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WATER AND SANITATION
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LIVABILITY
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URBAN PLANNING
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PRIVATE SECTOR FINANCING
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URBAN TRANSPORT
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SUSTAINABILITY
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URBAN RESILIENCE
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INCLUSIVENESS
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COMPETITIVE CITIES
dc.title
Transforming Karachi into a Livable and Competitive Megacity
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dc.title.subtitle
A City Diagnostic and Transformation Strategy
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Book
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2018-02-27
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Publications & Research
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Publications & Research :: Publication
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yes
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10.1596/978-1-4648-1211-8
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211211
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123628
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okr.region.administrative
South Asia
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Pakistan
okr.topic
Infrastructure Economics and Finance :: Infrastructure Regulation
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Urban Development :: City Development Strategies
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Urban Development :: Urban Economic Development
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Urban Development :: Urban Environment
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Urban Development :: Urban Governance and Management
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Urban Development :: Urban Poverty
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GSU12

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