Strategies for Urban Regeneration: Case Studies: Afghanistan
Type
book section
Year
2011
The notion of culture as an asset rather than as a drain on resources is still a new concept in many parts of the world. Culture is considered a luxury in an era of unmet social and economic needs. The sad result is that both tangible and intangible cultures are succumbing to decay or decline. The Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme has shown how culture can be a catalyst for development in even the poorest and most remote areas of the globe. From Afghanistan to Zanzibar, from India to Mali, the Programme’s support to communities demonstrates how conservation of cultural heritage, coupled with urban regeneration efforts, can provide a springboard for social and economic development. This publication highlights, through case studies, drawings and images, the work of the Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme over the past 20 years.
Citation
Jodido, Philip, ed. 2011. "Case Studies: Afghanistan" In The Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme: Strategies for Urban Regeneration. Munich: Prestel, 72-109.
Parent Publications
Associated Sites
Authorities
Copyright
Prestel and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Country
Afghanistan
Language
English
Keywords
adaptive reuse
urban development
restoration and conservation
landscape design
historical architecture