Department of City and Regional Planning


City and Regional Planning (CRP) is a unique department in Pakistan which produces qualified human resource for mainstreaming gender role in development process for sustainable development. The Department was established at Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) in 2012 as a new department under Vision 2020 by Prof. Dr. Sabiha Mansoor, the Vice Chancellor of LCWU. The recommendation to establish CRP Department at LCWU was given by Dr. M. Atiq ur Rahman during the meeting of National Curriculum Review Committee (NCRC-CRP) held at Higher Education Commission (HEC) Regional Office, Karachi during early 2012. The recommendation was endorsed by the representatives of Pakistan Council of Architecture and Town Planning (PCATP) present in NCRC-CRP (Recommendation # 9 NCRC-CRP/HEC 2012-16). Subsequently the Academic Council and Syndicate of LCWU approved the establishment of CRP Department in the year 2012.  Within four years of establishment, the department got accreditation by Pakistan Council of Architects & Town Planners (PCATP) vide letter number NO.PCATP/LCWU-CRP-LHR/10/16 dated October 24, 2016. The department has produced 228 Town Planners by the year 2023 as a contribution to strengthen national human resource in the field of City and Regional Planning.  Most of the graduates are doing jobs in public and private sector and many are pursuing higher studies in the field of City and Regional Planning in institutions such as NUST, UET, and LCWU etc. Few of our graduates are seeking higher education abroad.At international level, CRP Department has strong links with the Society of City and Regional Planners (ISoCaRP), Netherlands, which is a strong advocate of strengthening the technical capacities of women city planners in developing countries to meet the challenges faced by urban agglomerations and designing of socially inclusive low carbon cities in hyper dynamic perspective. Recently The faculty members and students from CRP-LCWU and CRP-UET attended summer workshop in Technical University Dortmund, Germany under DAAD funded project. A total of 25 faculty members and students of City and Regional Planning from UET and LCWU attended this 10 Days Summer workshop in TU Dortmund, Germany. Its duration was from 12th August to 22 August. 

Overview of Disaster Management Program

Disaster management is an emerging discipline and Pakistan lacks qualified Disaster managers and professionals for present and future needs.

Besides that the International Conference held in Sendai, Japan has formulated a new framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) which has superseded the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA). The close inter-linkages between sound Disaster Risk Reduction, environmental management and climate change impacts and land use planning require a more systematic and comprehensive approach to disaster management. Considering the importance of Disaster Management for all professions (Doctors, Engineers, Planners, Military officers, Social Scientists, Logisticians, Risk Managers, Decision Makers, etc.) proper education and training is required. There is a severe shortage of qualified and trained professionals in this field besides that gender mainstreaming isalso very important aspect of the discipline therefore it was highly recommended by the international community where the role of women must be of prime importance. Hence, the recommendation to establish disaster management program department at LCWU was given by Prof. Dr. M. Atiq Ur Rahman  endorsed by the Syndicate of LCWU  in its 71st meeting held on 6th –August- 2019 vide letter Reg/LCWU/1992/Dated 23-August-2019. HEC also comments in favor of launch OF BS disaster management program  IN LCWU vide letter No. HEC/ACAD/LCWU/BS: DM/2020 July 17, 2020.

Disaster Management is an inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary academic field devoted to various aspects of disaster management across societies and cultures. This program aspires to provide disaster management professionals and specialists for public and private sector Organizations, Institutions and Authorities who can plan, manage, and evaluate interventions in the field of disaster management