Announcement for the Training Course “Old Cities, New Challenges”
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Title: Old Cities, New Challenges

Date: September 29 – October 6, 2018

Place: Penang, Malaysia

Organiser: the Getty Conservation Institute in collaboration with Think City


Course Purpose:

To improve urban conservation practices in Southeast Asian cities by providing participants with a fuller understanding of conservation methodologies and effective practical tools and techniques for the conservation of historic places in urban contexts. This is the first in a series of urban conservation workshops for South East Asia.


Topics include:

·        Examination of international approaches, including Historic Urban Landscape (HUL)

·        Documentation of tangible and intangible heritage assets, including cultural mapping

·        Defining cultural significance of historic places, resulting in a statement of significance

·        Heritage economics, related to cultural capital and sustainability

·        Infill development in historic areas

·        Goals, strategies and components of an urban conservation plan, resulting in participants’ drafting a plan for a specific site


Application deadline: April 15, 2018


For more information on application and course background, please access below:



Target participants: mid-career practitioners and professionals in Southeast Asia



The course fees are RM3000 (approx. US$750) which includes all course fees and teaching materials, hotel accommodation, and most meals. Transport to and from Penang is not included. Think City will be providing a limited number of scholarships for this course, however this does not include flights.


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