ZANZIBAR / NORWAY / CHINA
Revamping historical neighborhoods
An episode from the series HERITAGE HEROES
Yuai Mtumwa employs a team of women plasterers in Zanzibar to restore Stone Town’s dilapidated architecture.
Academic Dag Nilsen, student Kjell Jacobsen, and museum director Hans Pederson spearheaded a campaign to save Norway’s longest terrace of 19th-century wooden buildings from becoming a car park.
A trio of Chinese heroes prevented a 2,400-year-old town from being swallowed by factories and apartment blocks.