Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Local Governments and Sustainable Urban Development: A Case Study of District Peshawar
Author: Qazi Muhammad Azhar Memon

This study is an attempt to examine that how representatives of the local governments (LGs) play their function with regard toSustainable Urban Development (SUD). We examined the knowledge, attitude & practices (KAP) of LGs‟ representative‟s direction regarding Sustainable Urban Development, coordination among related departments, present day policies and practices of local governments. In this study, a case study approach isadopted, and district Peshawar is selected as the case study. The primary data is collected through in-depth interviews and focus group discussions. The findings of the study reveal that the (LGs) local government members do not possesses explicit knowledge regarding Sustainable Urban Development but they possess implicit knowledge and understanding on SUD. There are two categories of Local Government members a) those that have earlier experience of the previous LG system and b) those who have been elected first time to play their role in current LGs. The members who were part of the previous LG system have strong understanding than the new ones. There is need to enhance understanding and ability of LG representatives and to train them about SUD. Government should arrange necessary training sessions periodically for each LG representative according to their domain of LG working. Supervisor:- Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad

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Keywords : LOCAL GOVERNMENT, Sustainable Development
Supervisor: Iftikhar Ahmad

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