Aga Khan Trust for Culture Aiding the Restoration of George Town’s Northern Coastline

By Francesco Siravo

April 2021 FEATURE
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Islamic Cairo. Al-Azhar Park, a 60 ha garden near the historic city (completed 2005). Photo: AKTC
IN LATE 2013 representatives of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) were invited to George Town by the Penang state government. The following year saw the preparation of a Strategic Master Plan (SMP) for the George Town World Heritage Site and advanced planning work for the city’s key public areas.With approval of the Plan, a new public / private partnership was formed in late 2015 between AKTC, Think City – a subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Berhad – and the...

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Francesco Siravo

is an architect specialised in historic preservation and town planning. Since I991, he has worked for the Historic Cities Programme of AKTC with responsibilities for planning and building projects in various cities of the Muslim world.