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Kathmandu Form on Fabric
  Pedro B. Ortiz Kathmandu Metropolitan Metro Matrix urban plan earthquake reconstruction
  Nepal urban fabric is tight and never before the metropolitan size was addressed in history. Growth has taken place in a fabric continuum that needs to be qualified to reach an upper level of biological evolution. It has to grow from moss to a more evolved bio form.

The Nepal earthquake can be an occasion to rebuilt the destroyed areas providing an opportunity to introduce the new metropolitan form. Destruction can be the potential for reconstruction with a new pattern. Form has to be provided to what was just Fabric.
D4Dss Lekhnath Nepal Prospositive Analysis
  Lekhnath Pokhara (Nepal) Metropolitan Strategy Development Plan
  Lekhnath is on the outskirts of the Nepalese city of Pokhara, west of Kathmandu. The area is rural but is urbanizing quickly due to the overspill of Pokhara and its location on the road to Kathmandu. There is potential for productive activities related to the strategic location but there is definitively need for an urban centrality to gather services for both the business activities and the scattered low-density population. The centrality can be located in the proximity of the main thoroughfare, the origin of the urban-export economic activities, but with local population accessibility in mind. The new City Hall seems to have been properly located with both objectives in mind. It can be at the core of the centrality development.