1. Scents of Perfume Chowk →

  2. Visual Karachi: From Paris of Asia, to City of Lights, to Hell on Earth →

    What a treat this piece from Nadeem F. Paracha is. A visual journey through the history of Karachi.

  3. It is curious that God’s revelation tells us that the fullness of humanity and of history is realized in a city.

    — Pope Francis  (via thenewurbanist)

  4. (Source: prettyisnotuseful)

  5. Urban development report 2011: Big landlords determining urban expansion – The Express Tribune →

  6. Does It Help to Know History? →

  7. Why Walking Helps Us Think - The New Yorker →

    Another piece on why walking is the biggest favor we can do to ourselves.

  8. Istanbul’s defiant house demolished →

  9. An aerial tour of Istanbul's disappearing forests →

  10. Old Karachi US consulate sold for Rs1.5b – The Express Tribune →

    The embassy though held in private ownership cannot be altered significantly due to being declared a heritage site. Kudos to the architects and activists behind this effort.