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Urban Traditions and Historic Environments in Sindh: A Fading Legacy of Shikarpoor, Historic City
Published by Amsterdam University Press
This book tells the story of Shikarpoor and presents as complete a picture of its threatened historical fabric as possible, through copious maps and images past and present.
Shikarpoor, Sindh, historic urban centres, cultural heritage, urban conservation, sustainable development
1. Shikarpoor Historic Town: Introduction, Background, and Developments[-]2. The Character of Shikarpoor's Historic Fabric[-]3. The Dominant Building Types: Residential, Commercial, Religious, and Other Public Buildings[-]4. Characteristic Architectural Features of Historic Buildings[-]5. Typological Classification and Grouping[-]6. The State of Conservation and Related Issues[-]7. Potentials and Prospects: Urban Revival - The Way Ahead[-]Bibliography
Dr. Anila Naeem is a Professor and Co-chairperson at the Department of Architecture and Planning, N.E.D. University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan. Having graduate degrees in architecture (DCET, Karachi) and heritage conservation (METU, Ankara), she pursued doctorate in UK (OBU, Oxford) researching on historic urban centers. She has served in various executive and technical committee positions, including ICOMOS Pakistan and Heritage Advisory Committee (Sindh). Her most recent publications include a monograph 'Shikarpoor: Historic City, Sindh, Pakistan - Inventory and Mapping of Heritage Properties, Volume 1& II' (Endowment Fund Trust for Preservation of the Heritage of Sindh, 2013) and book chapter 'The Conflict of Ideologies and Ambiguities in Conservation Policy: A Legacy of Shared Built Heritage in Pakistan' in Asian Heritage Management: Contexts, Concerns and Prospects eds. Silva, K. & Chapagain, N. K., (Routledge, 2013).
Reviewer: Lei Ping
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