Independence Day was celebrated with much gusto and excitement at Pono Village in Sindh. Boys and girls from the village gathered in the open space with Pakistani flags and colorful balloons in their hands. There was also a tree plantation drive to mark the occasion.
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Dr Yasmeen Lari, CEO of the Heritage Foundation of Pakistan held a street tea get-together with Karachiites from all walks of life at Denso Hall Rahguzar walking street. Rahguzar is a model eco-enclave in the congested city. The objective was to call Karachiites to take ownership of and transform Karachi into a humanistic eco-city. Dr Yasmeen Lari made an impassioned call for active participation in the city and launched the concept of Meri Gali Mera Sheher, a community mobilization to develop ownership of the city.
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The Guardian covered the story of the Heritage Foundation of Pakistan (HFP) building affordable and sustainable homes while empowering communities in Sindh, Pakistan. The buildings look like rounded chaurahs, but are octagonal in shape and are sturdy enough not to be swept away if more floods come. Prefabricated bamboo frames are built on one metre high raised platforms. The HFP has helped build more than 5000 chaurahs since September 2022.
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Yasmeen Lari, Pakistan’s first female architect and CEO of the Heritage Foundation of Pakistan, delivered a keynote speech at the 2023 International Union of Architects (UIA) World Congress. The event, held from July 2 to 6, featured renowned speakers from around the world, including Lari, who was also honored with RIBA’s 2023 royal gold medal. Lari, an architectural historian, heritage conservationist, philanthropist, and humanitarian architect, focused her speech on the topic of sustainable communities and the rehabilitation of climate migrants through leveraging poverty potential.
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posted 26d ago
Dr Yasmeen Lari invited eminent citizens of metropolis, stakeholders, government dignitaries to join hand together in transforming Karachi into a Humanistic Eco City. Event titled - Meri Gali Mera Sheher (My Street My City) was organised as a high tea at the famous Denso Hall Rahguzar (Pedestrian Street) to present the street as a model project that has transformed the environment of the once congested medicine market into an environment friendly eco street.
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