Nizamuddin Urban Renewal Initiative: Annual Reports
Aga Khan Collection

A landmark Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) project in New Delhi, India, the Urban Renewal Initiative is making enormous strides in revitalizing and unifying the three historical sites of Humayun’s Tomb, Nizamuddin Basti and Sunder Nursery into one unique heritage precinct. Powered by a non-profit public-private partnership between various agencies, the project is the first of its kind to combine conservation with environmental and socio-economic development while working with local communities and stakeholders. This initiative brings together world-class professional capabilities in all relevant areas and combines a visionary approach with local contexts and complexities. It is establishing an archetype for participatory conservation-led development of historic cities This initiative brings together world-class professional capabilities in all relevant areas and combines a visionary approach with local contexts and complexities. It is establishing an archetype for participatory conservation-led development of historic cities.


Since 2007, progress has been documented and shared for the restoration of over 60 monuments, planting of over 25000 trees, 200 events/exhibitions, the education of approximately 13800 children, the health of 6,50,000 patients, the careers of 3000 youth, the progress of about 15 community groups.


These Annual Reports track the progress of the entire project and its components through the years.

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restoration and conservation
area conservation
area development
social development
urban regeneration