Saturday, August 13, 2011

Community approach to rehabilitation of historic district

Al Masry Al Youm (Hugo Massa)

For nearly 12 years, the Agha Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) has been leading an exemplary development initiative in the historic neighborhood of Al-Darb Al-Ahmar (ADAA) in Cairo.

An overview of this unprecedented experience in Egypt highlights issues of sustainable development practices in general, with a special focus on historical districts.

Al-Darb Al-Ahmar is a popular neighborhood part of historic Cairo. It surrounds Al-Azhar Park on its western edge, an area where a 1.5 kilometer long portion of an Ayyubid wall was revealed by the removal of accumulated rubble.

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