Francesco Bandarin

Speaker
UNESCO Special Advisor.
Italy
Francesco Bandarin is an Architect and Urban Planner, specialized in Urban Conservation. He holds degrees in Architecture (IUAV Venice) and City and Regional Planning (UC Berkeley) and has been Professor of Urban Planning and Urban Conservation at the University of Venice (IUAV) from 1980 to 2016. 
From 2000 to 2010 he was Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and Secretary of the World Heritage Convention. From 2010 to 2018 he served as Assistant Director-General of UNESCO for Culture.  He is a member of the Steering Committee of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture and a Senior Advisor to the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. He is Special Advisor of the Director-General of ICCROM. He is member of ICOMOS Italy, of ICOM Italy, of the Board of the Fondazione Santagata for the Economics of Culture in Turin and of the Advisory Committee of the Diriyya Gate Development Authority in Saudi Arabia. He has served as President and member of several international Juries and Committees, including the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, the Shenzhen Creative Design Award (SCDA) and the Getty Conservation Institute Visiting Team.  His recent publications include: The Historic Urban Landscape: Managing Heritage in an Urban Century, 2012 and Reconnecting the City. The Historic Urban Landscape Approach and the Future of Urban Heritage, 2015, both co-authored with Ron van Oers and published by Wiley-Blackwell. A comprehensive book on the Historic Urban Landscape experience, Re-shaping Urban Conservation, co-edited with Ana Pereira Roders, has been published by Springer, 2019. On the occasion of the Aga Khan 2019 Award, he edited the book “Heritage and Dialogue. A Vision to protect World Heritage and to promote Cultural understanding in Tatarstan”. Geneva: AKTC. Currently, he is co-directing (with Giulia Foscari) the Antarctica200 Polar Research Lab at the Architectural Association School of Architecture of London, aimed to study the development of Polar heritage and architecture.