—This paper critically examines the role of heritage in the development of Kathmandu in the past and raises the question of sustainability of its numerous neighborhoods in the wake of modern changes and increasing pressure on them. It depicts the ongoing conflicts between their conservation and modern ways of living. It explores the ways of linking urban management issues with the emerging concept of their sustainability. It draws some lessons from the experiences and pleads for integrating heritage resources for creating sustainable neighborhoods. It highlights the potentials of using the experience of Kathmandu in shaping new developments or in the renewal of traditional towns and shows how cities should be managed in the context of inclusiveness and sustainability.
—Heritage, inclusive design, livability sustainable neighborhoods.
Jibgar Joshi is with School of Environmental Science and Management (SchEMS), P.O. Box 2453, Kathmandu, Nepal (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Jibgar Joshi, " Sustainability of Heritage Neighborhoods in Kathmandu," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 221-225, 2016.