13 September 2017

Russia: upcoming Urban Heritage Strategies course in Rotterdam

From 18 to 29 September, the RCE and IHS are organising a short course on Urban Heritage Strategies for Russian professionals in Rotterdam

ArtPlay, one of the redeveloped industrial sites near Yauza River, Moscow, now a creative hub

The Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (RCE) and the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) of the Erasmus University Rotterdam have joined forces in the development of a unique curriculum on Urban Heritage Strategies. The upcoming course is tailor-made for Russian urban and heritage professionals.

The courses on Urban Heritage Strategies aim to develop a better understanding of the complex relationship between urban development and heritage management. Participants will have the advantage of following a crosscutting programme which draws upon the knowledge of experts from the RCE and the different IHS specialisations.

Topics covered during the course are: urban heritage management, green cities and infrastructure, Public-private partnerships, local economics, urban planning, gentrification, community participation, land development and adaptive re-use.

The curriculum consists of lectures, site visits and practical exercises based on the action-planning methodology. For this course, the participants will make an action plan for the Lefortovo Park and industrial heritage sites near the Yauza River in Moscow.