MAHBUB UL HAQ

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I. A. REHMAN SOCIAL JUSTICE AND CHANGE WEBINAR SERIES

Dispossession for Development? Land struggles in contemporary Pakistan (PT 2) |

Moderator:Umair Javed (LUMS)

The government of Pakistan has recently announced the Ravi Riverfront Urban Development Project which will displace and dispossess a large number of residents and landowners across the banks of River Ravi in the hopes of building a ‘world-class’ city the size of Lahore. This session invites panelists to share their understanding of how this project is proceeding, the forces driving this project, the impacts that can be foreseen on ground, the challenges that are emerging for the residents and landowners, as well as the means of resistance being taken up. Panelists will also speak about larger trends that are contributing to urban change, and the actors and instruments that enable it.