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A successful two-day session of the INTBAU World Congress to research, educate, and engage as widely as possible on the value and relevance of traditional architecture and urban design was held recently at the Royal Society of Arts in London.
INTBAU (International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism) is a unique, established resource for global knowledge of traditional architecture and urban design. Their active network consists of individuals and institutions, who design, make, maintain, study, or enjoy traditional buildings and places.
As a preliminary to the Congress international delegates were invited the day before on 26th November to leave London early in the morning and arrive in Poundbury, the Duchy of Cornwall land -- the pet project of the Prince of Wales and Duke of Cornwall, an ancient market town with a model urban extension -- five hours later. The guided tour of the quaint town culminated with HRH Prince Charles meeting the visiting delegates and giving them time one-on-one. Pakistan was represented by Heritage Foundation’s CEO Yasmeen Lari and Shanaz Ramzi, Hon. Vice-chair and trustee Heritage Foundation.
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On 9 December 2018, a visit was made by Mr. Rand Eppich, UNESCO Consultant and Mr. Kazi Ayaz Mahessar, Consultant, Department of Antiquities, Government of Sindh. They were conducted by Mr. Naheem Shah, Project Manager HF and shown the work of meticulous cleaning of the ground as well as masonry by trained female workers belonging to the former beggar community. The involvement of the community in heritage safeguarding is among the most important objectives of the work being carried out at the tomb with support from Prince Claus Fund, Gerda Henkel Foundation and Spiritual Chords.
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Presentation at FPCCI Headquarters, Clifton, Karachi – 20 November 2018. A presentation was organized by Ms. Shanaz Ramzi, Chair, Humanitarian Architecture wing of Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) in order to apprise their eminent members regarding the work being carried out by Heritage Foundation of Pakistan. This comprised work at Makli World Heritage with particular focus on a major humanitarian assistance initiative which is currently under way for impoverished communities living in the shadow of the World Heritage Site.
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Three Days International Heritage organized in collaboration with Prince Claus Fund (PCF), Gerda Henkel Foundation (GHF), Heritage Foundation (HF),Spiritual Chords (SC) and Pakistan Council of Architects and Town Planners (PCATP) concluded on 27th October 2018. The workshop was conducted at ZC3, Zero Carbon Cultural Centre, near World Heritage Makli Site. On 24th October, the audience was composed of international and national experts, public representatives, high level government officials, eminent architects, university students from Sindh and Baluchistan along with their faculty, and community members including women and a large number of media representatives, many of whom had come to Karachi. On 27th in addition to those who attended on 24th October, several distinguished diplomats also attended.
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