AtharLina (www.atharlina.com) is a participatory conservation initiative that aims to establish modalities of citizen participation in heritage conservation based on an understanding of the monument as a resource not a burden. AtharLina (The monument is ours) believes that only when cultural heritage is beneficial to the community, will the community become an active partner in its conservation. It sees the conservation decision-making process as an inclusive participatory process between stakeholders. Phase 1 of the project (June-Nov 2012; funded by the Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institute in partnership with the Ministry of Antiquities (MoA)) included a series of participatory workshops, seminars, and exhibitions targeting representative stakeholders. It produced as output a concept paper that recommended interventions in and around the street’s monuments to turn them into a community resource taking into consideration the conflicting claims and needs of different stakeholders. One recommendation, to target children through an educational heritage awareness campaign was implemented by BEC-Megawra (ngo) – www.megawra.com) within the AtharLina School for Art and Heritage, in a primary governmental school in the street (Feb – Apr 2013; AtharLina 2; private donations). A second recommendation; the conservation of Shajar al-Durr Dome (1250) and rehabilitation of an adjacent building into a clinic|community center being implemented in collaboration with MoA. (AtharLina 3; Nov 2013 – Oct 2014; funded by the American Research Centre in Egypt and the Barakat Trust - UK) AtharLina 3’s community outreach component, Khalifa Inside Out, aims to promote tourism and raise awareness of the street’s history. The first step was a workshop to design a street map and signage system. It was followed by one day event - Spend your Day in Khalifa - with guided tours, an exhibition and a performance by Chirine el-Ansary (www.nonretour.com) telling the stories of the street. (Nov 2013; funded by the British Council) This is in addition to the opening of al-Khalifa Community Centre as a collaborative effort between AtharLina, BEC-Megawra and a committee of al-Khalifa residents. Pilot activities included a medical clinic with nominal fees and a summer school for neighbourhood children teaching heritage, art, crafts, Quran, reading, writing and sports and run by volunteers. Its current season has a program of five themes: education, health, capacity building, waste management and tourism promotion. The centre also hosts activities curated by BEC-Megawra addressing issues of architecture and urbanism. Its current program includes city walks, documentary film screenings, lectures and workshops. Funding was obtained from the US Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) for AtharLina 4, to conserve three 12th century domes of Shajar al-Durr zone (S. Ruqayya, al-Ja’fari & ‘Atika). Work started in November 2014 and ends in June 2015.