Nallah to Nadi, Sewer to Stream: Transforming Urban Riverscapes in South Asia and the U.S. — The Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies is pleased to present James Wescoat Aga Khan Professor, Department of Architecture, MIT James Wescoat, Aga Khan Professor, Department of Architecture, MIT In cities around the world, societies seek to transform degraded urban drains into healthy streams. This paper explores catalysts and constraints on riverscape transformation in South Asia…

With urbanisation comes a life without healthcare — The News com Pakistan article on “CHS Research Day 2013” moot held at Aga Khan University

Karachi: Mass urbanisation in Pakistan has not come without its share of problems. With more and more people migrating to Karachi, 45 percent of its population is living in slums without any civic or healthcare facilities. The information came from Dr Fauziah Rabbani, the head of the Aga Khan University’s Community Health Sciences (CHS) Department,…

Mawlana Hazar Imam underscores the value of land planning in sustainable development during an address to the Urban Land Institute in Paris – The Ismaili

Mawlana Hazar Imam addressed the Urban Land Institute in Paris. Photo: AKDN/Gary Otte Paris, 31 January 2012 — On the heels of being awarded the J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development, Mawlana Hazar Imam addressed a leadership dinner at the Urban Land Institute Europe Annual Conference held in Paris. “The Aga Khan Development Network attaches central importance to the role…

QFIS organises meet on Islamic architecture – Qatar is booming com news

The Centre for Islamic Architecture and Urban Planning of Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies (QFIS), a member of Qatar Foundation, organised its first international symposium on ‘Shaping the Future of Architecture and Urbanism in Islamic Societies’ recently. The aim of the symposium was to debate the future of architecture and urbanism in Muslim societies. Understanding…

Prince Amyn Aga Khan to pay visit to Tajikistan – Trend Azerbaijan News

Prince Amyn Aga Khan, younger brother of His Highness the Aga Khan, is arriving in Tajikistan on August 27 for a three-day visit, according to the Tajik MFA information department, Asia-Plus reported. During his stay in Dushanbe, His Highness will hold talks with a number of high-ranking Tajik state officials and will review some programs…