On February 26, 2019, Prof. Spiro Pollalis participated in conversation with architect/planner Mokhtar Husain about the work and legacy of Greek architect and urban planner C. A. Doxiadis in Pakistan. The presentation focused on the genesis of the masterplan for Islamabad and Karachi, and the legacy of Doxiadis as lead architect in Islamabad. Prof. Pollalis, who is also the chief planner in DHA City near Karachi, discussed about the future of Pakistani cities, and the importance of encouraging a compact high density sustainable city model that responds to Pakistan’s high population density.
The event took place at the Mohatta Palace Museum and was organized by the Chairman and Executive Committee of the Institute of Architects Pakistan Karachi Chapter.
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