UNESCO Chair Opening Ceremony© städtebau
31 March 2023 from 5 pm
Inauguration event in the Coronation Hall of Aachen City Hall.
We celebrate the inauguration of the UNESCO Chair of Cultural Heritage & Urbanism, which will be established at the Faculty of Architecture at RWTH Aachen University.
The UNESCO Chair is part of the UNITWIN/UNESCO Chair Program. The Chair's task is to shape the transformation of cities and neighborhoods in a sustainable way, with a special focus on cultural heritage. In research and teaching - especially with the Master's program "Transforming City Regions" - the Chair wants to dedicate itself to interdisciplinary education and international transformative research. In close cooperation with the German Commission for UNESCO, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, the UNESCO World Heritage Center and the organizations ICOMOS, ICCROM and IICN, the discourse on the future of historic urban landscapes will be conducted.
The event is dedicated to Prof. Dr. Michael Jansen, who was committed to this cause for many decades and whose unexpected death on July 13, 2022 we deeply regret.