The lessons of Bhaktapur

There is a finality behind the fast-paced alterations and destruction of the squares, streets and facades of the Valley towns. White the process of urban degradation started later in Bhaktapur than in Patan and Kathmandu towns, by the early 1970s it too was experiencing accelerating change that ignored the town´s character.

The Germ an-aided Bhaktapur Urban Development and Conservation Project, initiated in October 1974, sought to tackle the problem before it became unmanageable. Bhaktapur was considered ripe for an integrated town-wide conservation effort, and a comprehensive Town Development Plan was unveiled in 1977.

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