Reversing the Decline of a Historic District

Source: Aga Khan Development Network

Date: 2007

The action plan and the pilot interventions for Darb al-Ahmar seek practical and sustainable alternatives to the current dilemma confronting officials and planners in historic Cairo, Egypt—alternatives that may provide valuable examples for many other historic cities. The strategy being pursed by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture builds on the direct involvement of residents, community groups, and local institutions toward a gradual rehabilitation of the existing residential and commercial property and a phased improvement of the urban environment.

Link: Reversing the Decline of a Historic District

Keyword: Partnership

Region: Africa