Old Cities, New Challenges 2024 (with additional Scholarship)



A Course for Urban Conservation in Southeast Asia

As the world becomes more urban, cities are facing increasing urban development challenges and city leaders and professionals are recognising that in a world of greater homogeneity, cities need to compete with each other to attract talent and for investment. Cultural heritage has been identified as one key aspect in making a city unique for talent and investors. As such,  city governments and private developers are looking to unlock the potential of their heritage assets, and identify how they might help achieve the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Old Cities New Challenges 2024 is the third in a series of courses for urban conservation in Southeast Asia that is aimed at planners, architects, and associated urban conservation professionals working with urban heritage assets. This impact-driven course was created to provide participants a fuller understanding of conservation methodologies and practical, effective tools and techniques for the conservation of historic places in urban contexts while contributing to the career development path of the participants.