Clifton Urban Forest
A game-changing green lung in the center of Karachi.
We aim to create evergreen, sustainable forests to restore Karachi’s degraded environment.
‘Clifton Urban Forest’ was re-designed to answer several challenges facing a modern-metro lifestyle.
Our goal is to plant 50,000 trees, which will serve as the “Air Purifier & Lungs” of the area. The mini forests will help bring the ambient temperature down once fully grown. Moreover, they will also hold thousands of gallons of run off water after rain.
Forest Maker Shahzad Qureshi
“We aim to create evergreen, sustainable forests to restore Karachi’s degraded environment.”
— Shahzad Qureshi
Urban Forest Park was initiated after Karachi witnessed its first “official” heat wave, where more than 2000 people perished.
Major culprit for this heat wave was the ‘Urban heat Island’-effect due to the concrete build up and not enough green cover. In our quest to find a solution, we came across the Miyawaki Method which promised fast & sustainable forests within 3 year without using any pesticide and chemicals.
In December 2015 and after seeing the results, we planted our first pilot forest based on Dr. Akira Miyawaki’s Methodology, decided to expand the project in the whole park.
Planting a forest at Clifton Urban park will:
- Enhance quality of life in our ‘concrete environment’
- Improve environmental conditions
- Improve air quality
- Regenerate biodiversity