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Research Paper | Architecture & Planning | Nigeria | Volume 6 Issue 11, November 2017
Conservation, Traditional Architecture Andkano Ancient City Walls and Gates
Zakari Abdullahi Tijjani | Aisha Abdulkarim Aliyu
Abstract: This study examined the problems militating against the conservation of Hausa traditional architecture that involves a study of the Kano city ancient wall and gates. The purpose and significance of conserving the historic built environment were examined to clarify their validity to the study area while also evaluating the extent of decay of the walls and gates. Field surveys, interviews and observations were conducted and from the data collected it was revealed that walls and gates were rehabilitated in 2013/2014 and major parts of the ancient walls and gates are not in existence. The research concluded that the ancient city wall and gates are greatly threatened by destruction and gradually coming to complete extinction while conservation is the only way to prevent it. Finally, the Insurance of the historic structures promotion of tourism so as to generate revenue for the upkeep of the monuments amidst other were recommended.
Keywords: Conservation, Traditional architecture, Kano ancient walls and gates
Edition: Volume 6 Issue 11, November 2017,
Pages: 506 - 512