Bamiyan Strategic Master Plan is the result of an intense
collaborative relationship between the University of Florence, the Afghan
Ministry of Urban Development and Housing, Bamiyan Governorate, Bamiyan
Municipality and Bamiyan University, made possible by the financial support of
the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation.
In line with the philosophy of cooperation adopted, developing the Master Plan
has become a means towards general social development, through the
strengthening of institutions, of grassroots democracy and of participative
practices to facilitate a deeper understanding of the place.
The Master Plan – based on the results of a systematic programme of analysis
and research on the valley, undertaken in February 2017 – is an attempt to
harness the most significant aspects of change and development, ensuring, at
the same time, the protection of Bamiyan’s precious cultural heritage, as well
as the deepest consideration of its specific geographic, social and cultural
aspects, within a multidisciplinary approach.