Architects must lower the carbon footprint in ‘whatever they do’Archive
At the age of 79, Yasmeen Lari can finally see a 30-year-old dream come to fruition: that of being able to walk the almost 2-kilometre distance between the Karachi Port Trust to the inner city where the 133-year-old Denso Hall stands. She wants to see present-day Karachi as a modern city but one that is rooted in its past and displayed adequately through its heritage, parks, open spaces and with encroachments removed.
The area she is referring to in the port city of Karachi has some of the most beautiful heritage buildings. Today these are used as godowns packed with unwieldy ware. The extra goods are dumped out on the pavements, making it impossible for pedestrians to walk without any impediment. Often they are forced to walk on the road chock-a-block with pushcarts and donkey carts on which the goods are loaded.