Francesco Siravo is an Italian architect specialised in historic preservation and town planning. Since I99I he has worked for the Historic Cities Support Programme of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, with projects in Zanzibar, Cairo, Samarkand and Mostar. Previous work includes the preparation of plans for the historical areas of Rome and Urbino, Italy, and for the old town of Lamu, Kenya, as well as consultancies for UNESCO and ICCROM. He has written books, articles and papers on various architectural conservation and town planning subjects, including "Zanzibar: A Plan for the Historic Stone Town" (1996) and "Planning Lamu: Conservation of an East African Seaport" (1986).
The Historic Walls-Bridge and Barrier. In Cairo: Renewing the
Historic City, edited by Philip Jodidio. Munich: Prestel, 2018.
Restoring the Historic Wall, a medieval City Wall marking the eastern edge of Cairo cannot de dissociated from the adjacent al-Darb Al-Ahmar district and its residents and businesses. The uncovering of the earlier Fatimid remains of the mudbrick City Wall launched the restoration of the 1.3 km long Historic Wall, a standard setting initiative transforming the landmark into a bridge between Al-Azhar Park and al-Darb Al-Ahmar. This section contains the following three articles:
El Rashidi, Seif. "The History of Darb al-Ahmar". In Cairo: Renewing the Historic City, edited by Philip Jodidio, 103-126. Munich: Prestel, 2018.
Pradines, Stéphane. "Discovering The Fatimid Walls". In Cairo: Renewing the Historic City, edited by Philip Jodidio, 113-125. Munich: Prestel, 2018.
Siravo, Francesco. "Conserving The Ayyubid City Wall". In Cairo: Renewing the Historic City, edited by Philip Jodidio, 127-143. Munich: Prestel, 2018.