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F32 Silk Cities 2017 International Conference

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Silk Cities
Dates of Event
11th July 2017 – 13th July 2017
Last Booking Date for this Event
2nd July 2017

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

  • 2nd Silk Cities International Conference
  • UCL, 11 -13 July 2017



The region, which is geopolitically called the Middle East and Central Asia, is the home of ancient settlements and early human endeavours to form their cities. Urban historic characteristics such as historical city centres still exist in many cities in particularly those along the historic trade routes across the region beside contemporary exercises of city formation. However, the urban continuity that once existed across generation in the physical and social paradigm have been interrupted in the midst of rapid urbanisation, globalisation and urban economic pressures, in addition to the conflicts and frequent destructive natural hazards. These have played a vital role in disrupting cultural connection of the city and its population. It is often a case that dealing with such pressing issues in a historic city is more complex than dealing with those in newly built cities and urban areas.



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