SUGi
Pakistan

Karachi, Pakistan

Clifton Urban Forest

A game-changing green lung in the center of Karachi.

Miyawaki Method
Land Forest
Urban
Parks

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

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Rewild ecosystems in Karachi, Pakistan.

1,050

Trees

300

SQUARE METERS

32

Native species

Clifton urban forest in Pakistan
people standing in a dirt field as seen from above
trees seen from above
Volunteers work to plant a Miyawaki Forest at Clifton Park, and the Miyawaki Forest at Clifton Park after 1 year of growth.

“We aim to create evergreen, sustainable forests to restore Karachi’s degraded environment.”

Shahzad Qureshi

Karachi

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.

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trees and buildings
November 2020: The two year old Miyawaki forest in Clifton Park is thriving.
a dirt field with a pond as seen from above
Clifton Urban Forest at one year of growth.
birds fly over trees

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