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 126 Town Planners and aims to add a total of 200 Town Planners by the year 2022 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 International 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.