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Dr Nausheen H. Anwar

Associate Professor City & Regional Planning, Institute of Business Administration, Karachi

Nausheen H. Anwar is Associate Professor City & Regional Planning, Department of Social Sciences & Liberal Arts (SSLA), Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi, Pakistan.
She received her PhD from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP), Columbia University. She also holds a MIA from the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University. Nausheen’s work focuses on policy-making and planning processes that sustain urban and regional inequality. She has authored a book: Infrastructure Redux: Crisis, Progress in Industrial Pakistan & Beyond (2015, Palgrave Macmillan), which explores, through detailed cases of Sialkot and Faisalabad in industrializing Punjab, the double-edged narratives of development that frame infrastructure in post-independence Pakistan. Her ongoing research involves two projects: the first examines the intersections between infrastructure, vulnerability and violence and related reconfigurations in the gendered politics of everyday urban life in Pakistan; the second looks at the socio-spatial politics of planning regional and urban futures as imagined through mega-infrastructure projects such as the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Aspects of Nausheen’s work also appear in the journals Antipode, Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, and Environment and Planning A


  • –present
    Associate Professor City & Regional Planning, Institute of Business Administration (IBA)


  • 2008 
    Columbia University, NYC, USA, PhD City & Regional Planning