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Nizamuddin Urban Renewal Initiative Nizamuddin Development work

A landmark Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) project in New Delhi, India, the Urban Renewal Initiative is making enormous strides in revitalizing and unifying the three historical sites of Humayun’s Tomb, Nizamuddin Basti and Sunder Nursery into one unique heritage precinct. Powered by a non-profit public-private partnership between various agencies, the project is the first of its kind to combine conservation with environmental and socio-economic development while working with local communities and stakeholders. This initiative brings together world-class professional capabilities in all relevant areas and combines a visionary approach with local contexts and complexities. It is establishing an archetype for participatory conservation-led development of historic cities.... More >>

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Our Annual Report is now LIVE. Click here to explore the interactive website highlighting project's achievement and journey during 2013...

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REVIVING HISTORY, REBUILDING LIVES: In 1997, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of India’s independence, His Highness the Aga Khan offered to restore the garden of Humayun’s Tomb, marking this as AKTC’s first association with the World Heritage Site...

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The restoration work on the Mughal emperor’s tomb in Delhi ends next week. On the evening of 18 September, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, industrialist Ratan Tata and philanthropist Aga Khan will visit the 16th century monument to mark the completion of this ambitious undertaking....

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The Urban Renewal Initiative demonstrates a prototype for urban revitalization...


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It gives me great pleasure to be present here at this unique event to commemorate and celebrate the 150th year of the Archaeological Survey of India...

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