Silk Cities is an independent contextual online platform which connects existing knowledge and ideas about the quality of the built environment in the Middle East and Central Asia.
Silk Cities aims to bridge the gap between generations and theory and practice, and to make impact on the quality of the built environment through stimulating urban debates and ideas. The platform connects existing knowledge and know-how in a country to high-profile, up-to-date international research. Those most concerned are people centered urban design and planning, disaster risk reduction and reconstruction, as well as local initiatives.
Silk Cities is an ongoing project; with the help of its community, a number of events and competitions will be introduced.