The Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme (HCP) promotes the conservation and re-use of buildings and public spaces in historic cities in the Muslim World. HCP undertakes the restoration and rehabilitation of historic structures and public spaces in ways that can spur social, economic and cultural development. Individual project briefs go beyond mere technical restoration to address the questions of the social and environmental context, adaptive re-use, institutional sustainability and training. The Al-Azhar Park project is one example of local Aga Khan Cultural Service Companies that have been formed to implement projects under the supervision of the HCP headquarters in Geneva.
"The Azhar Park Project in Cairo and the Conservation and Revitalisation of Darb al-Ahmar". Geneva: Aga Khan Trust for Culture, 2001.
Aga Khan Trust for Culture