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Building capacity for livable cities and communities

Professional Training

Want to highlight the importance of urban heritage conservation and management? Our professional training services extend from academic teaching and training courses, facilitation of workshops and secondary school learning projects.

Professional Training

The City at Eye Level – Asia Edition

Economics of preservation Training

Bringing place making master classes and city games to Asia

Taiwan, Hong Kong, June 2016- ongoing

  • Client: STIPO Consult
  • Partners: UN-Habitat, Project for Public Space, Eyes on Place
  • Role: Lead researcher and master class facilitator
  • Project: Series of master classes and games around the theme of public space and place-making. Initiated in 2012 by Dutch agency Stipo the project rapidly developed into an open source project spreading across Europe and North America with now more than 40 contributing authors from 25 countries, over 100 international case studies, an active on-line community of 3,000 followers.

Economics of preservation in yangon

Economics of preservation Training

Measuring the impact of heritage conservation

Yangon, Myanmar, June 2016

  • Client: University of Pennsylvania, Department of Historic Preservation
  • Role: Lecturer
  • Project: Two-week practical on-site course for graduate students to have an intense and concentrated “hands-on” experience to learn from and hopefully add to the opportunities for heritage conservation in a developing country. The focus of the class was on developing and using metrics for measuring the impact of heritage conservation. This was driven in part by the fact that, for the first time, cultural heritage is included as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the United Nations for the next 15 years. But each of the goals need to be measurable, and exactly how “cultural heritage” will be measured is still under discussion.

Training for world heritage cities

World Heritage Cityes Training

Preparing Indonesian candidate cities for the UNESCO World Heritage List

Bali, Indonesia, May 2016

  • Client: Dutch Culture Fund/ Ministry of Public Works Indonesia
  • Partner: Institute for Asian Studies/ UNESCO
  • Role: Trainer/ Facilitator
  • Project: The purpose of this workshop was to give lesson learned about the social, economic and cultural impact of World Heritage Cities in Asia to local government offices (Public Works, Tourism and Culture, Bappeda Agency) of Heritage Cities or Kota Pusaka in Indonesia with the aim of developing their heritage assets to become candidate cities for the World Heritage List.

Cultural mapping workshop

Lampang Cultural Mapping

Cultural mapping exercise in Lampang with concerned local citizens

Lampang, Thailand, Jan 2016

Cultural mapping course

Teaching at IFT in Macau

Teaching at IFT in Macau

Macau, Feb-Jun 2014

  • Client: Institute for Tourism Studies, Macau
  • Role: Lecturer in Heritage Management course
  • Project: A cultural mapping exercise with final year students in heritage management at IFT. We made a selection and interpretation of heritage sites in two neighbourhoods: Old Taipa and St. Lazarus. The results were shared at a community event in St. Lazarus and the student project feeds into iDiscover Macau app

heritage management training

Participants from NGO and g'ment sector at work

Participants from NGO and government sector at work

Yangon, Myanmar, June 2013

Urban Explorer camp

Urban explorer's camp at Hanoi International School

Urban explorer’s camp at Hanoi International School

Hong Kong & Hanoi, Vietnam, Oct 2011 & 2012

  • Client: West Island School, HK & Hanoi International School
  • Role: Lead Facilitator
  • Project: Design & execution of a 5-day workshop on location for 50px group of 15-16 yr old students with the objective to explore & learn about local heritage and history

capacity building in Sumatra

ICR Indonesia Sumatra Capacity Building

Capacity Building in Sumatra

Sumatra, Indonesia, Jun 2004 – May 2006

  • Client: Royal Netherlands Embassy through Urban Solutions
  • Partner: Badan Warisan Sumatra (BWS)
  • Role: Heritage Economics Expert / Facilitator
  • Project: Capacity building programme for heritage societies in Sumatra. Three one-week workshops and continuous technical assistance for two years to assist in design and investment plans for historic properties in ten cities in Sumatra