The UNESCO Chair in Cultural Heritage and Urbanism is part of the UNITWIN/UNESCO Chair Program. The Chair's mission is to shape the transformation of cities and neighborhoods in a sustainable way, with a special focus on cultural heritage.
The ‘New Regional Bauhaus’ (NRB) aims to go back to the idea of community thinking and to focus on a more local scale. Global challenges ask for different solutions, that may differ from place to place.
The event series "Urban Colloquium" at the Faculty of Architecture of RWTH Aachen University aims to stimulate discourse on social, economic and technological changes and their spatial impact on the neighbourhood, the city and the region.
The chair and the Institute of Urban Design are currently participating in two research training groups, in which a total of three doctoral theses are being developed. In addition, two associated doctoral candidates are working on the same topics.