12 October 2017

Visitor's Talk: Liveable Historical Cities

On Thursday 12 October 2017 our guests from several countries discuss the challenges on keeping historical cities liveable.

Prinsengracht in Amsterdam on a summer day (source: Wikipedia Commons)

Historical cities around the world face many challenges: development, increasing population density, polution, gentrification and tourism are only a few of those challenges. How can we make sure these cities remain inclusive and pleasant places to live in? 

On Thursday 12 October we will discuss these challengse with eight urban heritage professionals from Sri Lanka, Russia, Japan, India and Indonesia. They have been invited by DutchCulture and the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (RCE) for a visitors programme on the topic of liveable historical cities. See here for more information about the programme.  

Guests
We are welcoming from Sri Lanka: Ms Deepanie Jayasooriya (Senior Architect at Aerocity Project, Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development) and Ms Varuni Jayathilake (Assistant Director of Architecture and Director of Maintenance at the Department of Archaeology). From Russia: Ms Maria Sedletskaya (Advisor at Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation) and Ms Narine Tyutcheva (Head Architect at architecture firm Rozhdestvenka). From Japan: Mr Daiki Nagakawa (Secretary General at the Japan and the Netherlands Architecture Cultural Association). From India: Mr Rajiv Patel (Founder of THREEE FOUNDATION - The Heritage Research foundation for Economic Ecosystem Enterprise, Ahmedabad). And from Indonesia: Mr Doni Widiantono (Deputy Director at the Ministry of Agrarian and Spatial Planning) and Mr Jonny Wongso (Lecturer at Magister of Architecture - Postgraduate Program of Bung Hatta University, Padang). 

Practical information
Date: Thursday 12 October 2017
Time: 15:00-17:00 hrs (doors open at 14:30 hrs, afterwards networking opportunity until 18:00 hrs)
Location: DutchCulture, Herengracht 474 in Amsterdam
Language: English
Admission: free of charge, please register here  

Please note there is limited seating available.