Urban Generosity: Strategies for Rejuvenation of Historic Site- Mughal Tombs of Shahdara
Keywords:Dilkusha Garden, Heritage Upgradation, Mughal Tombs, Policies Implementation, Shahdara, Urban Revitalization
This paper is an attempt to identify Shahdra’s assets to be served as a base for urban rejuvenation. The core objective is to study the historiography of Shahdra monument which is categorized by its wonderful features of architecture and artwork. The site was initially dedicated as a Royal Garden named as “Dilkushah Garden”. Afterwards, it was converted into a burial place and currently, it is functioning as a recreational place. In the twentieth century, the raise in urban population transformed historic sites into modern cities. Urban rejuvenation is a process of inducing life in decaying tangible and intangible assets. This marvelous heritage site is now endangered and losing its grandeur due to the socio-economic and political factors. Though a number of laws and policies are in place inadequate implementation. In conclusion, a set of guiding principles in the field of urban studies has been developed to upgrade the built heritage.
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