“The Importance of Parks and Gardens.” In Aga Khan Garden, edited by Philip Jodidio, 34–49. Geneva: Aga Khan Trust for Culture, 2018.
“The Aga Khan Trust for Culture insists that each of its conservation and restoration projects should be able to have an important positive impact on that quality of life. We are keen that our investments create a multiplier effect in the local economy. Accordingly, we monitor their impact on the physical environment as well as on disposable income and other indices of better living conditions. We also emphasise self-sustainability. Here, as with the Trust’s other urban (park) projects such as in Cairo, Kabul and Zanzibar — a significant long term outcome will be the enhancing of the quality of leisure for residents and visitors alike. A richer educational encounter at a sensitively restored monument will prompt more tourists to seek out other culturally significant sites. These restored gardens can thus become the fulcrum and catalyst for socio-economic development as well as an irreplaceable resource for education.”