File 7526 - Metroville

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Metroville, Karachi // 96

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CA CAC 28-7526

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  • 1975 (Creation)

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10 drawings : prints ; 39 x 29 cm, 83 x 255 cm
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File consists of 10 drawings, including 2 existing site conditions plans, 2 proposed site plans for Qasba Metroville and Landhi Metroville, 6 design intent drawings, and 1 project file (correspondence).

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"To undertake physical planning work in Pakistan to support the implementation of the Metroville Programme that is part of the Karachi Development Plan 1974-1985." Source: Contractual agreement between PADCO and John Schreiber, June 1975. John Schreiber was a member of a firm working as subcontractor for the United Nations Development Programme of the project of the Master Plan for the Karachi Metropolitan Region. Source: Correspondence 20 July 1975 from L.Havlik, Senior Planning Advisor U.N."The Metroville program is one of the more rational attempts to help resolve the problem of uncontrollable urban growth in the developing world. While primarily oriented towards the low and middle income occupancy, it nevertheless incorporates well integrated community facilities, light industry and commerce. Basically a site and services program, it encourages the essential aspects of self help and local group participation." Source: Panel from the office of John Schreiber. The project was partially realized.

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Housing Master Plan.

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A project by John Schreiber Architect ;Yasmeen Lari Associates, Karachi, Pakistan; Eva Vecsei, Vecsei Architectes, Montreal.

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