Sustainable development of the walled city of Lahore



The World Bank


Cotecno (Italy), Keios (Italy)


Lahore, Pakistan



Project Description

In the national context of Pakistan, the Walled City of Lahore stands out for the clashing contrast between the astounding urban and cultural heritage of the city and the populations’ of poverty .

The purpose of the study was to identify a project aimed at the sustainable development of the Walled City of Lahore, that will ensure the preservation of cultural heritage while exploiting it as a resource to alleviate poverty and improve the living conditions.

The larger proposal is complemented by the outlines of a pilot project, involving a portion of the walled city, to showcase methods and benefits of the overall approach. This target area is the Royal Route, the trail that the Moghul Emperors followed entering the Walled City from Delhi Gate to reach their  Palace.

Scope of Services

  • Identification study of the overall project.
  • Feasibility study of the pilot project.