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).
Siravo, Francesco. 2001. Reversing the Decline of A Historic District. In Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme (formerly Historic Cities Support Programme): The Azhar Park Project in Cairo and the Conservation and Revitalisation of Darb al-Ahmar. The Aga Khan Trust for Culture.