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Ratish Nanda, CEO of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, India spoke about Rethinking Conservation: AKTC Projects in India at the Ismaili Centre, London on Friday, 25 September 2015. TheIsmaili.org carried a live webcast of the event.
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The event was a joint presentation of the Ismaili Centre, London and the Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations.
Ratish Nanda shared his experience leading AKTC India’s work on the Urban Renewal project in the Nizamuddin Conservation area. The project includes the conservation of over 50 monuments, environmental development of over 300 acres in the heart of the city and an extensive socio-economic development programme leading to an improvement in quality of life for more than 15 000 residents of Nizamuddin Basti.
In addition, he spoke about his work at the head of the Qutb Shahi Heritage Park in Hyderabad, which includes the conservation of over 80 monuments belonging to the 16th century Qutb Shahi dynasty as well as 108 acres of landscape development.