Cultural activities in India are undertaken by the The Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC). The largest cultural project to date has been the restoration and revitalisation of the Garden's of Humayun's Tomb, which has since expanded to the neighbouring Nizamuddin area. Other activities include collaboration on the on-line architectural resource ArchNet.org. In addition, a number of buildings and projects in India have received the Aga Khan Award in Architecture. In addition, the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage and the Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology in Ahmedabad have made important contributions to ArchNet.org, an Internet-based global community of architects, planners and educators supported by AKTC.
Preserving Cultural Heritage
The Humayun’s Tomb - Sunder Nursery - Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti Urban Renewal Project, in the heart of Delhi, India, combines a cultural heritage project with socioeconomic initiatives. The overall objective of the project is to improve the quality of life for people in the area while creating an important new green space for the people of Delhi and beyond.
For more information, please see The Humayun’s Tomb - Sunder Nursery - Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti Urban Renewal Project and the earlier programme, completed in 2003, for the revitalisation of the Gardens of Emperor Humayun's Tomb.
Aga Khan Award for Architecture
Recipients in India
Seven projects in India have received the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Click on the links for more information from the Aga Khan Awards web pages:
For more information about the Award, please see the Aga
Khan Award for Architecture.
The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage and the Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology in Ahmedabad are making pioneering contributions to a unique venture in technology through partnerships with another AKTC programme, ArchNet. ArchNet is an Internet-based global community of architects, planners and educators developed by the AKTC in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The central goal of ArchNet is to provide an extensive, high-quality, globally accessible, on-line resource focusing on architecture, urban design, urban development, and related issues. It is available through the Internet, at www.archnet.org, to scholars, practitioners, and interested non-specialists.
For more information, please see the ArchNet website.
Sustainable Community-Based Approaches to Livelihood Enhancement (SCALE)
(Brief - English, 655KB, PDF)
Please also see:
Early Childhood Development (ECD) Programme (Brief - English, 1MB, PDF)
Community-based Savings Groups (CBSGs) (Brief - English, 1MB, PDF)
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