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Planned  Naya Pakistan Housing

Designed by: Dr. Fariha Tariq, Housing Research Centre, UMT.

Rural Development is a process to improve the quality of life and economic well-being of people living in rural areas. Rural areas contribute a large chunk of GDP by way of agriculture, self- employment, services, etc. The majority of rural Pakistan inhabitant’s live in substandard housing. Housing Research Centre (HRC) at University of Management and Technology (UMT), Lahore in collaboration with Naya Pakistan  Housing Program designed 3 acres model villages having 50 houses and aims to improve rural people’s housing conditions in an equitable and sustainable manner. The key elements of this planned model village are an animal compound, community center, a central park, a mosque, shops and a school.

Proposed community center that is spreaded over an area of 3000 sqft approximately, with the holding capacity of 150 persons at a time. The community center could be utilized for multi-purpose e.g. community meetings, weddings, funerals, cultural festivals etc.

Brief about Dr Fariha Tariq

Chairperson Department of City and Regional Planning, Assistant Professor School of Architecture and Planning, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of Management and Technology, Lahore. Dr. Fariha Tariq focuses her interests in methodologies of settlement design and housing in the Third World. She is working with Affordable Housing Institute (AHI) in Boston on low-cost housing project in disaster prone areas. She has served as a researcher to United Nations-Habitat, and to the Planning Wing, CDA, Islamabad. She keeps her interest in Affordable Housing, Community Development, Settlement design, Housing in the Third World, Disaster prone areas etc. fariha.tariq@umt.edu.pk

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