University of Karachi

First South Asian SURE Conference 2017

Department of Geography organised 1st South Asian SURE Conference in association Society of Urban Ecology (SURE) South Asia Chapter and Higher Education Commission (HEC). A week-long event catered pre and post Conference workshops (on, “3D GIS and Spatial Ecology” and “Mapping Spatial Distribution of Species using MAXENT Software”), the 2 day seminar and a field excursion (to, DHA City Karachi (DCK) and Bahria Town Karachi). The event was led by Meritorious Professor & Chairman Department of Geography, Prof. Dr. Jamil Hasan Kazmi and Dr. Salman Qureshi Member Executive Committee of SURE, and Professor at Humboldt University. The conference had around 260 contributors in terms of participant. 50 research papers, 17 posters were presented which encompassed researchers from 15 institutions and 7 organizations. The international participations by the research scholars from the countries such as Hungary, Romania, Iran, Germany, China, Canada and Japan, were also of prime importance in Understanding the Urban Ecosystem and its impact. Overall the Conference was one of its kind initiative taken by the Department of Geography towards better and sustainable development.
Photography by Farooq Hussain Photography