The Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme: Strategies for Urban Regeneration
Type
book
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

Jodidio, Philip, editor. The Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme: Strategies for Urban Regeneration. Munich: Prestel, 2011. 

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Prestel and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture

Country
Afghanistan
Pakistan
India
Tanzania
Mali
Syria
Egypt
Tajikistan
Language
English
Keywords
adobe buildings
earthen architecture
community development
economic development
historical architecture