Heritage and Sustainability in the Islamic Built Environment

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Bashir A. Kazimee
WIT Press, 2012 - Architecture - 213 pages
The essays in this book represent an up to date research and investigation into the various aspects of heritage and sustainability in the Islamic Built environments with an analysis of the problems that these cities face, as they confront the forces of globalization and new development. The authors in the book aim to the need for knowledge and understanding of Islamic society which is crucial for comprehending their rich architectural heritage and urban form with their intended meanings and uses. The book embraces a wide array of principles, strategies and precedents that are instrumental to the design of cities and communities in Islamic regions in order to sustain their cultural and environmental vitality. The subject matter in this book will provide an important body of knowledge, not only to the design professionals and students of architecture and planning, but also includes useful information across disciplines, such as social sciences, planning, urban geography and more.
 

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Contents

1 Place and meaning in urban Isfahan
1
the case of historic Kabul
23
3 Human scale and sustainability in the Ottoman mosque and külliye
39
towards a housing model for Kandahar Afghanistan
63
5 Historic context strategy with implications to Islamic heritage environment
83
the architectural and cultural heritage
93
7 Sustainable development and ecotourism at Bamyan Afghanistan
111
8 Spatial heritage of sustainable urbanism in Yazd Iran
127
a sustainable sample of Islamic cities
151
architectural authenticity in a world overrun by globalization
173
11 Sustainable strategies for preservation of Moslem built environment with focus on arid regions
187
Index
209
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