Urban Design as Tool to Reconnect People with their Urban Heritage

This article on the Silk Cities 2017 Conference has recently been published  in URBAN DESIGN.

  • Issue 144, Autumn 2017
  • Urban Design Group Journal
  • Special topic: Conversation & Urban Design Group

Reconnect population to urban heritage in the Middle East & Central Asia

  • Silk Cities 2017 International Conference
  • UCL, 11-13 July 2017
  • Post conference report is available here.
  •  Get a taste of the Conference here.



Three days of vibrant discussions and exchanges of ideas at Silk Cities 2017!  Accepted papers and guest speakers addressed the following geographic areas: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Mongolia, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Serbia, Syria, Tajikstan, Uzbekistan.

Silk Cities is an independent contextual platform for knowledge exchange and communication between built environmental professionals (e.g. urban designers, planners and community developers) based within a country, and their peers and established academics based abroad, who are interested in that country as a result of their ethnic origins or professional activities.