Course provided by Future Learn

Study type: Online

Starts: Anytime

Price: Free


This open online course looks at the challenges of enhancing the quality of urban life as they have been addressed by projects from across the world that have received the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. All of these projects have benefited Muslim communities, but the messages they communicate are universal.

Over 115 projects have received the Award since 1980. Many of these projects directly address the urban scale and essentially are planning projects. A number of them are works of architecture that nonetheless have an impact on the urban fabric.

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

  • Available now

Who is the course for?

This course will be of interest to:

  • Architecture and planning university students.
  • Architects and planners.
  • Municipal decision makers and staff.
  • High school students who wish to continue their studies in architecture and planning.
  • The general public.

Who developed the course?

Aga Khan Trust for Culture

The Aga Khan Trust for Culture seeks to be a catalyst for a better quality of life through the preservation and revitalisation of cultural assets.

Center for the Study of the Built Environment (CSBE)

The CSBE is a non-profit, interdisciplinary private study and research institution that aims at addressing the challenges affecting the built environment in Jordan and beyond.