Rawalpindi has been introduced to a ‘common ground’ of local heritage and environment of the city for the first time by implementing the HUL approach and in this way the city found a strong base for the prospective progress in its conservation system.
278 km² (metropolitan level)
No heritage building within the historic city is protected by either federal or provincial antiquities legislation; at City District level no District Officer has responsibility for any aspects of the historic environment; historic built fabric is old, fragile and undermaintained; aggressive land acquisition and construction of inappropriate “shopping plazas” and malls; loss of the valuable multi-faith and cultural diversity; young artisans leave the trade because they cannot make a proper living; spatial changes due to unsympathetic planning decisions.
July 2013 – on-going
Environment and Urban Affairs Division, Government of Pakistan
National College of the Arts, Rawalpindi [leading partner]
City District Government Rawalpindi
 Initiation of the collaborative work in between WHITRAP and the National College of Arts (NCA)
 Funding by the Netherlands Funds-in-Trust at UNESCO
 Strategic Cooperation Agreement between the District Coordination Office (DCO) of Rawalpindi, the National College of Arts (NCA) in Rawalpindi and WHITRAP in Shanghai
[2010-2015] WHITRAP Pilot city