Capital Transfer through Transmitting Towns Consistent with the Talibanism View in Architecture and Urban Planning

  •  Majid Nikjooy    
  •  Amin Khakpour    
  •  Parisa Ghasemzadeh    


The concentration of facilities, services and activities in an area leads to massive migration in the territory and neglect of existing capacities and resources in the territory, which is a critical situation in the long run. If the location of the capital is not correct, it will cause problems whether in terms of defense and security or in terms of natural resources and urban infrastructure, not only for the capital but also for the whole country. In this study, we seek to examine the situation of Kabul as a capital city and provide proposed solutions to improve the current situation and the possibility of moving the capital. For this purpose, the required information was collected using a documentary study, available information, and the latest master plan of Kabul city, which was carried out by Russia in 1964. Due to the lack of financial resources and the political situation in Afghanistan, it is suggested to transfer the capital to Parwan by planning new cities with a limited population. The new towns, are designed according to the culture of the citizens of Afghanistan and with the thinking of Talibanism in architecture and urban planning. These new towns are at certain distances from each other, next to the main road and fruitful arteries between Kabul and Parwan city, and finally, the capital will be transferred to Parwan. In that case, we will have the capital with a limited population that will reduce any risk and enable political control.

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