Community Improvement Projects
Zanzibar, Tanzania
Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme

The Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) assisted the Zanzibar Stone Town Conservation and Development Authority in strategic conservation planning through which a number of key buildings on the waterfront, such as the “Old Dispensary” and the Old Customs House, were restored. 



The former Ex-Telecom building, deserted since the 1930s, was converted and now operates as a hotel.  The Forodhani Park’s restoration, completed in 2009, was undertaken by AKTC in cooperation with the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar as part of a comprehensive programme for seafront rehabilitation in Stone Town. By restoring the city’s major urban open space it has improved the quality of civic life for Zanzibaris.

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Zanzibar, Tanzania
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2001-2004
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Community Improvement Projects
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area conservation
urban design and development
community development
urban design and development
Keywords
Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme
restoration and conservation
area development
urban regeneration