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Integrated Conservation

This integrated conservation lecture explores the strategy of linking heritage to conservation, discussion the two disciplines and how the two can complement each other. From cultural heritage to nature to the built environment, it pushes the boundaries of what we consider to be heritage and how what we value is shifts over time.

Video Summary

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Dr Alexander Jachnow
Assistant Professor
Department of Socio-Spatial Development
IHS - Erasmus University

Dr. Alexander Jachnow is an urban development specialist with more than 20 years of working experience as a researcher and advisor. The main focus of his work lies in enhancing institutions and their capacities by improving urban management practices and policy frameworks.


He advises and collaborates with organizations and DC agencies such as Cities Alliance, DFID, European Commission, GIZ, KfW, OECD, SDI, UN Habitat and UNESCO as well as local and national governments worldwide. Before joining IHS in 2013, Dr. Jachnow had led Urban Governance Programmes in South Asia for 6 years. Before, he was teaching at the University of Technology Berlin, engaged in housing programmes in Mexico City and in Favela upgrading in Fortaleza. He studied architecture in Berlin and Cordoba, Argentina, and holds a specialization in Housing Studies from the UNAM, Mexico City


Prof. Dr. Ana Pereira Roders

Professor on Heritage and Values

Department of Architectural Engineering and Technology 

TU Delft

Ana Pereira Roders is currently Professor in Heritage and Values, UNESCO chair on Heritage and the Reshaping of Urban Conservation for Sustainability, at TUDelft (The Netherlands). Ana graduated as an Architect at University Lusíada (Portugal) in 2002; and obtained a PhD in Building Technology in 2007 at TU/e (The Netherlands). She worked at universities in the Netherlands, Portugal, Belgium, UK and Mozambique. As a true promoter of international cooperation and knowledge exchange, Ana is a member of various networks, organized key events and manages groups at Linkedin and Facebook (about 10,000 members). She pioneered and co-edited the Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development (Emerald) until 2019. Her contributions to science, known to be innovative, interdisciplinary and methodical, are disseminated in hundreds of publications and events.


In 2015, Ana gave a TEDx Talk in Hamburg (Germany) on how cities become resource-efficient. She is now a member of the governing board at the International Center on Space Technology for Natural and Cultural Heritage (China), and the scientific board of the JPI Cultural Heritage. Award-winning researcher; a partner in research projects as H@V, CLIC, and HERILAND; Ana is a regular assessor of research proposals and outcomes to funding institutions, academic publishers, and universities.

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Drs Jean-Paul Corten
Senior Policy Officer 

Cultural Heritage Agency 

Ministry of Education, Culture and Science

Jean-Paul Corten obtained his degree in history at Utrecht University, after which he studied planning. He started his career as a researcher in the history of technology at Eindhoven University.


Currently, he is employed as a senior policy officer on Integrated Conservation at the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (Ministry of Education, Culture and Science). Jean-Paul is affiliated with the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies, Erasmus University of Rotterdam. He is involved in many urban regeneration projects abroad.


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