UNESCO-WHITRAP Pilot Project for HUL in Rawalpindi on Pakistan TV
From:WHITRAP Shanghai   PublishDate:2014-07-07  Hits:4379
Since 2013 funded under the Netherlands Funds-in-Trust at UNESCO and within the framework of the application of the HUL approach lead by WHITRAP, staff and (former) students of the National College of Arts (NCA) have been conducting activities related to the six steps suggested in the HUL Action Plan These include a comprehensive documentation of the city’s natural, cultural and community resources; creating an understanding of its values and cultural-historic significance; and assessing vulnerabilities of these resources. Furthermore, consultations have been undertaken at ministerial and governmental levels, including the Pakistan Planning Commission, Pakistan Planning and Management Institute (PPMI) and the federal Ministry of Planning and Development and Reform, which resulted in providing input on the HUL approach in sustainable urban planning and development as part of the ‘Vision 2025’ document that is currently being formulated at the national level – an extremely important step meaning that the Historic Urban Landscape approach is now an integral part of the national planning agenda. All this was sealed on 7 February 2014 in a tripartite Strategic Cooperation Agreement that was signed between the District Coordination Office (DCO) of Rawalpindi, the National College of Arts (NCA) in Rawalpindi and WHITRAP in Shanghai.


As part of the HUL Pilot Project for the Historic City of Rawalpindi the HUL approach and its application in Pakistan were explained in broadcast interview on the National Television of Pakistan. To see the interview please visit www.historicurbanlandscape.com

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