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September 25, 2012
Recent Lessons in Heritage Economics
Donovan Rypkema, President Heritage Strategies International

Historic Cairo

April 26, 2012
The Urban Regeneration of Historic Cairo: Towards a Management Plan for Conservation and Regeneration. The UNESCO Technical Assistance Project
Daniele Pini, Professor of Urban Planning at the Department of Architecture of the University of Ferrara (Italy) and Scientific Coordinator of the Urban Regeneration of Historic Cairo Project

Georgia Regional Development ProgramApril 23, 2012
Brown Bag Lunch Meeting
Georgia Regional Development Program: An Integrated Approach to Urban Regeneration, Cultural and Natural Heritage for Economic Growth and Job Creation  
Dimitri Gvindadze, Georgian Minister of Finance, Governor of the World Bank 
Urban Regeneration
April 11, 2012

Brown Bag Lunch Meeting

Urban Regeneration through the Use of Grants and Community Involvement: The Case of Penang, Malaysia
Hamdan Abdul Majeed, Director, Khazanah Nasional Berhad, Malaysia
Jobs creation
March 1, 2012
World Bank SDN Forum Workshop
Creating Jobs by Supporting Historic Cities, Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Tourism 
various speakers
Cultural Heritage for LED

February 21, 2012
Brown Bag Lunch Meeting
Cultural Heritage for Local Economic Development The Lebanon Cultural Heritage and Urban Development Project (CHUD) 
Nabil Itani, Conservation Architect and Heritage Management Specialist 

conserving the past

January 25, 2012
Brown Bag Lunch Meeting
Conserving the Past as a Foundation for the Future China-World Bank Partnership on Cultural Heritage Conservation 
Axel Baeumler, Senior Infrastructure Specialist and Katrinka Ebbe, Senior Consultant


December 6, 2011
Brown Bag Lunch Meeting
Vernacular Architecture in Seismic Areas
Randolph Langenbach, International Expert in Architecture and Building Conservation and Anthony G. Bigio, Senior Urban Specialist

Italian City iconNovember 3, 2011
Sustainability of Historic City Management and Cultural Heritage Conservation: The Italian Experience
Piero Cipollone, Executive Director, EDS21, World Bank
Zoubida Allaoua, Director, Finance, Economics and Urban Development Department, World Bank
Umberto Vattani, President of Venice International University
Mario Resca, Director General, Italian Ministry of Heritage
Piero Baglioni, University of Florence
Franco Corsico, Marco Valle, SiTI
July 21, 2011
Brown Bag Lunch Meeting
Capacity Building for African Tourism: The Global Travel & Tourism Partnership (GTTP). A model public private partnership in tourism and education.
Omar Carrera, Area Director of Sales & Marketing, East & South Africa, Starwood Hotels & Resorts
 June 16-19, 2011
Workshop organized by Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus, Germany
World Heritage and Sustainable Development Program 
Presentation by Guido Licciardi, PhD, Urban Specialist, World Bank
The World Bank's approach to cultural heritage and the concept of embodied and operational energy to mitigate the effects of climate change  PDF 
 May 4, 2011
Brown Bag Lunch Meeting
Economic Impact Evaluation of Heritage Projects in ECA (Georgia and Macedonia)
David Throsby, Cultural Heritage Economist and Benoit Laplante, Environmental Economist 
May 2-3, 2011
Economics of Uniqueness: Cultural Heritage Assets and Historic Cities as Public Goods 
 April 26, 2011
Brown Bag Lunch Meeting
Tourism: Too Important to be Left to the Tourism Professional
Robert H. McNulty, President, Partners for Livable Communities
 April 11, 2011
Brown Bag Lunch Meeting
Cultural Heritage, Asset for Sustainable Development: the Norwegian Perspective
Carsten Paludan-Müller, Director, Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research, Norway 

March 2, 2011
Module 1: PDNA Post-Disaster Needs Assessment Overview and DaLA (Damage and Loss Assessment) Methodology
Damage and Loss Assessment: The Cultural Heritage Sector 
Developed by a Team including:
Guido Licciardi, TTL, Urban Specialist, The World Bank
Isabelle Marie Cyr, Expert, Beijing Institute of Architecture and Civil Engineering
Stefania Abakerli, Reviewer, Urban Development Planner, The World Bank
For the DaLA Training Organized by GFDRR and Led by J. Roberto Jovel


February 8, 2011
Symposium organized by the University of Pennsylvania
Research Symposium: Measuring the Economic Value of Historic Preservation
Guido Licciardi, PhD, Urban Specialist, World Bank


February 3, 2011
Urban Week 2011: Historic Cities and Cultural Heritage
World Bank Workshop

December 2, 2010
Long-Term Sustainability of Historic City Regeneration and Cultural Heritage Conservation
Eduardo Rojas, Principal Urban Development Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank 

November 3, 2010
The Toronto Manifesto on the Buddhas in Bamiyan (Afghanistan) and Fiscal Incentives for Integrating Cultural Heritage Assets in LED
Prof. Lowry Burgess, Carnegie Mellon University 
November 3, 2010
Tbilisi Urban Transformation and New Life Old Tbilisi Program
Mr. Irakli Zhvania, Consultant, Tbilisi City Hall
Mr. Tornike Abuladze, CEO of ARCI Ltd., Georgia
October 26, 2010
Results and Lessons Learned from Investments in Cultural Heritage and Community-Based Tourism in ECA 
Janis Bernstein, Sr. Environmental Specialist, ECSS4, World Bank
Katrinka Ebbe, Cultural Heritage Specialist, World Bank
October 14, 2010
Valuing Cultural Heritage to Increase Economic Benefits in Minority Villagers in Guizhou, China
Shenhua Wang, Senior Infrastructure Specialist, EASIN, The World Bank
Jian Xie, Senior Environmental Specialist, EASER, The World Bank
October 1-2, 2010
European Heritage Forum 2010, Istanbul, Turkey Cultural Heritage, Participation, Prosperity 
Guido Licciardi, Jr Professional Officer, The World Bank 

September 23, 2010
The Sustainability of Urban Heritage Preservation
International Seminar organized by the Inter-American Development Bank
The Case of Marrakesh, Morocco
Anthony Bigio, Senior Urban Specialist, The World Bank 

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Adaptively Reusing Industrial and Cultural Heritage Assets in LAC
Regina Binder, President, The Binder Group 
Vienna, Austria smallSeptember 16, 2010
UNESCO's Historic Urban Landscape Initiative
Francesco Bandarin, UNESCO Assistant Director General for Culture
Ron van Oers, Coordinator, UNESCO World Heritage Cities Programme
M&E Workshop Small imageJune 7, 2010
Workshop on Monitoring & Evaluation Indicators for Historic City Regeneration Projects
Donovan Rypkema, President, Heritage Strategies International
Michael Loveday, Chief Executive of the Heritage Economics & Regeneration Trust
Varanasi, India smallMay 20, 2010
Economic Benefits, Social Opportunities, and Challenges of Supporting Cultural Heritage for Sustainable Development 
13th Annual US/ICOMOS International Symposium in partnership with The World Bank and co-sponsored by the Italian Trust Fund for Cultural Heritage and the National Park Service.
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Workshop on Heritage Economics 
Christian Ost, Professor, Economist and Former Dean of ICHEC Brussels School of Management
March 18, 2010
Economic and Social Benefits of Heritage Preservation
Michael Loveday, Chief Executive of the Heritage Economics & Regeneration Trust 
February 3, 2010
Economic and Socio-Cultural Considerations in the Global Response to Climate Change
Diane Douglas, Director of Cultural Heritage and Climate Research, SRI Foundation 
January 14, 2010
The Latin America and the Caribbean Tourism Beam
Tova Solo, Senior Urban Specialist, Latin America and the Caribbean Region, The World Bank 
December 10, 2009
Aid to Artisans
David O'Connor, President, Aid to Artisans 
 November 5, 2009
Preservation as a Catalyst for Change: Putting Heritage Assets to Work
Stephen Battle, World Monument Fund 
 October 15, 2009
Tourism Specialization and Economic Development: Evidence from the World Heritage List 
Rabah Arezki, Economist, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Institute
Heritage house submerged by flood on the Nanbin Road in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, August 4, 2009. The continual heavy rainfalls in Chongqing brought about flood over the city, with many lower sections of the riverside streets submerged.October 1, 2009
Global Climate Change and Cultural Heritage: the work of ICOMOS’s Scientific Council 
Pamela Jerome, Adjunct Associate Professor, Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
September 28, 2009
Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Tourism for Local Economic Development - “What, Who and How? Enhancing Economic Benefits of Archaeological World Heritage Sites”
Prof. Brent Lane, University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School 
May 12, 2009
Economic Implications of Cultural Heritage Challenges: Climate Change, Disasters Management, and Sustainability 

May 6, 2009
Traveler's Philanthropy: A New Source of Development Assistance 
Martha Honey, Director/Washington, Center for Responsible Travel

April 22, 2009
Measuring the Economic Impact of Heritage Conservation 
Donovan D. Rypkema, President, Heritage Strategies International
March 16, 2009
Business Management of Cultural Heritage in Italy, China and Peru 
Prof. Luca Zan, University of Bologna and Roberto Chavez, Architect / Planner
February 25, 2009
Cultural Heritage and GIS: Using Modern Technology to Rediscover Ancient Culture 
Brian Blankespoor, Spatial Analyst, DECRG, World Bank and Dr. Douglas Comer, Principal, Cultural Site Research and Management
  October 15, 2008
Educational Programs of the Acropolis Museum, Athens Greece 
Cornelia Hadziaslani, Hellenic Ministry of Culture Committee for the Preservation of the Acropolis Monuments


July 17, 2008
Valuing Cultural Heritage in a Diverse World: Tourism and the Discovery of Identities 
Patrizia Riganti, School of the Built Environment, University of Nottingham 
 February 6, 2008
Heritage, Tourism, and Economic Development: New from Morocco and Some Good Practice Examples

December 6, 2007
Building Community Cohesion through Participatory Planning and Cultural Industries: Case Study from Cauca, Colombia 
Gerard Martin, Colombia Program, Georgetown University, USAID-ADAM Program and Alvaro Montilla, Director, Escuela Taller Popayan

 November 1, 2007
Cultural Heritage: What We Have Learned from the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) Experience
 October 15, 2007
Cultural Heritage and Education Partnerships: Lessons Learned with Disadvantaged Communities in Developed and Developing Countries
September 26, 2007
How to do a Tourism Project: Examples from Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands 
 September 19, 2007
Strategy for Responsible Tourism
 May 22, 2007
Limits to Liberalization: Local Culture in Global Marketplace 
 May 17, 2007
Creating Cultural Capital in Ukraine 
 April 18, 2007
Champaner - The Lost City 
 April 17, 2007
Cultural Patrimony and Community Sustainable Development at the World Heritage Site of Copan, Honduras 
 April 16, 2007
Dialogue on Cultural Heritage in Sustainable Development 
 January 23, 2007
Jordan Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Urban Development Project (CHTUDP)
 January 17, 2007
Do Tourism Investments Reduce Poverty?
May 4, 2006
Building Shanghai - Understanding Urban Heritage in a Dynamic Setting
May 2, May 17 and June 8, 2005
Learning Series on Economic and Management of Cultural Heritage
 March 7, 2005
Capturing the Benefits of Investing in Cultural Heritage
 November 5, 2004
FAI and Friends of FAI: "A Sustainable Model for Cultural and Environmental Heritage Preservation"
 October 13, 2004
Prehistoric Inca Water Engineering in Machu Picchu
 June 30, 2002
Culture and Public Action 

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