Asia Program

Pakistan's Runaway Urbanization

A new Asia Program publication explores the challenges of South Asia's most rapidly urbanizing country

Jun 12, 2014

Pakistan is South Asia’s most rapidly urbanizing country. In barely 10 years, nearly 50 percent of its 180 million people will live in cities (a third do today). This new publication discusses the drivers of Pakistan’s urbanization, and examines the country’s major urban challenges. It also offers a series of policy recommendations and ways forward to help tackle a trend that won’t be going away anytime soon. Download the publication this link, or hard copies can be requested by sending an email to



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