SUGi
Pakistan

Karachi, Pakistan

Clifton Urban Forest

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

Miyawaki Method
Pocket 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
a dirt field with building in the background
The site for Clifton Urban Forest.
trees and leaves with buildings in the background
Clifton Urban Forest after 2 years 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.

Biodiversity is thriving at the Clifton Urban Forest after 2 years of growth.
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