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Regeneration and Rehabilitation of Sarafa Bazaar: A Study for Sustainable Heritage and Future Cities
1 , * 2 , 3 , 4 , 3
1  Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan
2  Department of Civil Engineering, Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Technology, Multan 66000, Pakistan.
3  Department of Archaeology, Govt. Of Punjab, Multan
4  Walled City of Multan Project, Govt. Of Punjab, Multan
Academic Editor: Anuj K. Sharma

Published: 01 December 2022 by MDPI in The 3rd International Electronic Conference on Applied Sciences session Posters

The goal of the project is to revitalize the historic core of the city of Multan to encourage sustainable environmental protection and socio-economic development. This case study focuses on the implementation of an intervention is 'Sarafa Bazaar'. The objective of the project is to restore the structure and provide a framework for the development of the local community. The other goal of the intervention is to improve the tourist experience and promote energy efficiency. This type of project is carried out through a process that aims to identify and address the social and urban issues that affect the development of the city. The selected section of 'Sarafa Bazaar' is approximately 80 meters from the Musafir Khana building and is connected to the other side of the bazaar. The walls of the Sarafa Bazaar are being renovated and conserved. Laser scanner was used to identify the quantity of materials and steel reinforcement was used to balance the settled facade. The renovation of the façades of the Sarafa Bazaar is being carried out to improve the overall appearance of the area. The project has been carried out through the establishment of an integrated system for the development of the city's urban area. It involves the renovation of the façades of the Sarafa Bazaar and the establishment of public spaces.

Keywords: Sustainability; socio-economic development; historic city; heritage; conservation