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RETHINKING CONSERVATION Nizamuddin: Urban Heritage Zone Planning

Author:
Aga Khan Trust for Culture

ISBN:
978 81 89995 95 9
Format:
Mixed media product
Pages:
96
List price(s):
19.50 GBP

Publication date:
31 March 2018

Short description: 

This volume reviews the challenges of urban development around the 28 monuments of national significance located in the Basti, Sunder Nursery and the World Heritage Site of Humayun's Tomb and presents a set of guidelines for development around the monuments.

Full description: 

Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti, located in the heart of Delhi, is one of the densest ensembles of medieval Islamic buildings of India. Along with its built heritage, the Basti holds within a deep sense of tradition and culture reflected in the arts, poetry, music and cuisine of the area. This volume reviews the challenges of urban development around the 28 monuments of national significance located in the Basti, Sunder Nursery and the World Heritage Site of Humayun's Tomb, spread across 250 acres of land in the city. It presents a set of guidelines for development around the monuments that are aimed at revitalizing historic neighbourhoods, improving accessibility to heritage structures and rebuilding lives.

Biography: 

Founded and guided by His Highness the Aga Khan, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture through its various projects promotes the conservation and reuse of buildings and public spaces in historic cities in ways that can spur social, economic and cultural development.

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