July 4th, 2018 Forging Public-Private Collaboration to Preserve Traditional Music in Tunisia
The Tunisian revolution’s most profound success has been the initiation of an important and active civil society finally able to complement and to share resources and expertise with its government. As socio-economic challenges grow, governments find themselves lacking the necessary tools and execution speed to singularly design solutions and administrative changes for today’s dynamic cities. One of the most needed solutions in the historical urban part of Tunis, called the Medina, is a repurposed strategy and more efficient management for the over 70 government-owned historical buildings, most of which are closed and in urgent need of restoration and re-use. Tunis city’s historical building stock is an important underestimated opportunity to improve socio-cultural dynamics and historical urban quarter regeneration.