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Sustainable Social, Economic and Environmental Revitalization in Multan City

A Multidisciplinary Italian–Pakistani Project

  • Adalberto Del Bo
  • Daniele Fabrizio Bignami


  • Describes a very rare, multidisciplinary urban revitalization project at an historic populated site in a developing country

  • Covers all aspects of the project, providing much technical detail

  • Offers an excellent example of cross-cultural cooperation between a Western and an Eastern, Islamic country


Part of the Research for Development book series (REDE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Overview on the Activities and on the Roots of the Multan Walled City Project

  3. The Multan Walled City Project

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Vincenzo Donato, Alessandra Terenzi, Samuele Camolese
      Pages 43-55
    3. Giovanni Maria Conti, Anna Sara Zanolla Mancini
      Pages 69-85
    4. Paolo Vercesi, Ion X. Monjas Kanpandegi, Riccardo Vecchiato, Renato Pugno
      Pages 87-99
    5. Marco Gianinetto, Gabriele Candiani, Andrea Marchesi, Marco Rusmini, Francesco Rota Nodari, Pieralberto Maianti et al.
      Pages 101-112
    6. Franco Guzzetti, Nelly Cattaneo, Grazia Tucci, Lidia Fiorini, Alessandro Conti
      Pages 113-123
    7. Tiziana Poli, Riccardo Paolini, Andrea Giovanni Mainini, Giorgio Pansa, Enrico De Angelis, Matteo Fiori
      Pages 125-136
    8. Elisa Vuillermoz, Paolo Cristofanelli, Davide Putero, Gianpietro Verza, Marcello Alborghetti, Maria Teresa Melis et al.
      Pages 137-147
    9. Andrea Soncini, Daniele Bocchiola, Renzo Rosso, Stefania Meucci, Francesca Pala, Giorgio Valé
      Pages 149-162
    10. Vincenzo Donato, Samuele Camolese, Alessandra Terenzi
      Pages 199-210

About this book


This book describes six months of initial intensive activities within a motivating multidisciplinary project to achieve sustainable social, economic, and environmental revitalization in the historic core of Multan City, Pakistan. The project is managed by Fondazione Politecnico di Milano within the framework of the "Pakistan-Italian Debt for Development Swap Agreement” and has five components: a livelihood improvement program, a living conditions improvement program, revitalization of physical assets, establishment of a Pakistan-Italian resource centre at Multan, and an Italian collaboration program for training and capacity building. All aspects are covered in this book, which provides a comprehensive account of progress in this excellent example of cross-cultural cooperation between a Western and an Eastern country in regenerating an historic populated site.


Air Quality Monitoring Cross-cultural Cooperation Environmental Improvement Program Fondazione Politecnico di Milano Italian-pakistani Entrepreneurial Relationships Pakistan-Italian Resource Centre at Multan Preservation of Historical Buildings Remote Sensing Urban Analysis Sustainable Regeneration Urban Planning

Editors and affiliations

  • Adalberto Del Bo
    • 1
  • Daniele Fabrizio Bignami
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Architecture, Built Environment and Construction EngineeringPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly
  2. 2.Project Development DepartmentFondazione Politecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

About the editors

Adalberto Del Bo currently teaches Architectural and Urban Design at the Politecnico di Milano. He is the Politecnico’s delegate for relationships with South-Central Asia and Pakistan. He has to his credit more than 100 publications on projects, built works, and theoretical and practical issues of architectural and urban design. He is a member of Politecnico di Milano’s scientific boards with reference to historical and urban design research activities in Hu Yang (Guang Dong, China) and the World Bank’s urban activities for European and Central Asia Cities.

Daniele F. Bignami graduated in Environmental and Land Planning Engineering from the Politecnico of Milan and obtained his PhD in Urban, Land, and Environmental Planning in 2005. He is currently in charge of the course on “Hydrogeological risk and civil protection” at the Politecnico of Milan within the MSc in Environmental Engineering. He has collaborated on projects with the Italian Government – Civil Protection Department and with the Institute for an Industrial Safety Culture of Toulouse (France). In 2005 he was hired by Politecnico of Milan Foundation as Research Project Manager in the Project Development Department, where he works at and supervises research projects within the fields of environment protection, disaster reduction, urban and land planning, transport and infrastructure, energy, and sustainable development at national and international levels.

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