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The Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme : strategies for urban regeneration / edited by Philip Jodidio.

Jodidio, Philip
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Strategies for urban regeneration


The extraordinary accomplishments of the Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme are celebrated in this generously illustrated volume that includes hundreds of photographs, maps, and drawings along with informative text, offering fascinating insight into the built environment of Muslim societies around the world. The Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme promotes the conservation and re-use of buildings and public spaces in historic cities in the Muslim World as a catalyst to improving the quality of life of their inhabitants. This book presents more than 30 case studies that illustrate the Programme's efforts to spur social, economic, and cultural development in sustainable ways. In countries such as Afghanistan, Egypt, India, Mali, Pakistan, Syria, Tajikistan and Tanzania the Historic Cities Programme has gone beyond restoration to address the questions of the social and environmental context, adaptive re-use, institutional sustainability and training. Recent photographs filled with brilliant detail; precise maps, drawings and technical data; and expert essays on urban planning, collaborative networks, parks and gardens, and sustainability are included in this exciting book on the work of one of the Muslim world's most successful proponents of cultural conservation. -- Book Description.


Munich ; London : Prestel, 2017

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339 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 28 cm


Second printing 2017.


Case studies: Afghanistan: Kabul area programme: Bagh-e Babur ; Timur Shah Mausoleum and Park ; Asheqan wa Arefan ; Herat area programme: Ansari Shrine Complex -- Pakistan: Gilgit-Baltistan area programme: Baltit Fort ; Altit Fort ; Shigar Fort ; Khaplu Palace ; Hunza Villages Rehabilitation ; Lahore area programme: Shahi Guzargah ; Wazir Khan Mosque -- India: Delhi area programme: Humayun's Tomb Complex ; Sunder Nursery ; Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti -- Tanzania: Stone Town area programme: Old Dispensary ; Forodhani Park and XSeafront -- Mali: Earthen architecture programme: Great Mosque of Mopti ; Komoguel Water and Sanitation Programme ; Great Mosque of Djenné ; Djingareyber Mosque ; National Park of Mali -- Syria: Damascus Houses ; Aleppo area programme: Citadel of Aleppo ; Citadel Perimeter ; Bab Qinessrine Park ; Citadel restatation programme: Citadel of Masyaf ; Castle of Salah al-Din -- Egypt: Cair area programme: Darb al-Ahmar social projects ; Darb al-Ahmar Urban Regeneration ; Darb al-Ahmar Monuments ; Azhar Park ; Historic wall -- Tajikstan: Khorog City master plan ; Khorog City Park.


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