Hebron Rehabilitation Committee (HRC) was established to rehabilitate and upgrade the old stone town of Hebron. HRC has 13 members, including the Minister of Transportation, officials from the Ministry of Sports and Ministry of Waqf, and representatives from NGOs. These members chair lower committees which are responsible for issues relating to housing, tender, public relations, purchasing, legal issues, information, and social welfare. The executive arm of HRC is the Engineering Office, which performs the function of the town planning office. It has two main divisions, an administration office, and a technical office that staffs the projects and controls their implementation. (Source: AKAA)
Hebron Old Town Rehabilitation On-site Review Report, edited by Aga Khan Award for Architecture, 1998.
The On-site Review Report, formerly called the Technical Review, is a document prepared for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture by commissioned independent reviewers who report to the Master Jury about a specific shortlisted project. The reviewers are architectural professionals specialised in various disciplines, including housing, urban planning, landscape design, and restoration. Their task is to examine, on-site, the shortlisted projects to verify project data seek. The reviewers must consider a detailed set of criteria in their written reports, and must also respond to the specific concerns and questions prepared by the Master Jury for each project. This process is intensive and exhaustive making the Aga Khan Award process entirely unique.