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Employing technology to safeguard life and property in Tajikistan

26 May 2020

In Tajikistan, when the 2015 earthquake hit and another disaster threatened the village Basid, the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH), the Aga Khan Programme for Islamic Architecture and US-based architectural practice KVA (Kennedy & Violich Architecture Ltd) reportedly swung into action, collaborating on employing technology and innovation to design a pathway for possible relocation of the village. The methodology for the project drew on AKAH’s time-tested Habitat Planning Framework, including 3D drone imagery, in its community-based design approach, which identifies relocation and design alternatives that provide secure settlements for residents.