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In 2007, LA Journal published two special issues on Heritage Conservation. A span of nine years is perhaps too short to mark out and profile any substantial changes in such a specialized area of research and work. At the same time, we can take stock of the overall situation which has remained dynamic in these years and note a few developments.
Many advances have been made in the field of Conservation such as the inclusion of the a Clause of Heritage in Delhi Master Plan 2021, the preparation of Dossiers of Delhi and Ahmedabad as World Heritage Cities and finally nomination of latter for this year, the establishment of Shahajahanabad Redevelopment Corporation, projects by the Heritage Cell of Ahmadabad Municipal Corporation in the last decade, the completion of restoration of World Heritage Site, Humayun’s Tomb and its gardens by Aga Khan Trust of Culture AKTC as part of an integrated approach program. Other important advances have been the allocation of generous funding of rupees one hundred crores by the Government of India to INTACH, a nationwide premier institute working in the area of heritage conservation (2013) and launching of HRIDAY, Heritage City Development and Augumentation Yojana by Ministry of Urban Development (2015).
India is blessed with a rich repository of heritage across all its geographies. At LA Journal, we hope that policies of development in these and future years acknowledge it as an invaluable, intrinsic and inseparable part of Indian culture and it gets the same attention as new projects.

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Historic Conservation:
Value, Authenticity and Integrity in the Setting

In conversation with Rabindra J Vasavada

Re-visioning Heritage
In conversation with SubirHari Singh,
Indian Heritage Cities Network Foundation

Nature as the Guiding Light
In conversation with Vladimir Djurovic, VDLA

landscape design
Interpreting and Restoring an Eighteenth century Rajput Garden: ChokhelaoBagh, Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

Working in Paradise with the Master
Ratish Nanda

In search of Khair-un-Nissa’s Garden

Old World Charm: Chomugarh Palace Hotel, Jaipur
Design Accord

On Conservation, Historic Gardens and Challenges in Conservation Practice
In conversation with Priyaleen Singh

Looking Behind Closed Doors: Re-visiting the Landscape Architects Retreat

Vernacular Idioms: Landscape Musings

Urban Designers, Historic Cities: The Decline of Traditional Sensibilities
Samuel Noe

Shahjahanabad: A case of terminal cancer?
Patwant Singh in conversation with Samuel Noe

Documenting Heritage
Design Route

seeing the unseen
Symbolism in Indian Landscape Thought

book review
“Mansions in the Dusk”: The Great Houses of Calcutta
Review by Snehanshu Mukherjee

The Urban Phenomenon as a Container (kumbh) of Collective Single Mindedness: KumbhMela
Review by M N AshishGanju

Delight of Colonial Gardens: Flora’s Empire
Review by AylaKhan

know your plants
Averrhoacarambola Amrakh

Green Circus

NOTE: List of articles and contents of the editorials given in each issue is not exhaustive.
For complete list refer the respective issue.
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