Summer School Cambodia 2009


Southeast Asian-German Seminar in Cambodia

Urban Heritage Management in Secondary Towns and Cities

Regulatory Frameworks, Community Participation and Financial Challenges
Siem Reap and Battambang 11 -21 January 2011

We are glad to inform you that ForUm network, in close cooperation with local partners and funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) as well as the German Development Service (DED), is going to organise a seminar on Urban Heritage in Cambodia. It will take place in Siem Reap and Battambang from 11 - 21 January 2009. Many countries in Southeast Asia have inherited a rich historic architecture and urban heritage. Its great variety, styles and manifestations illustrate different recent phases of the country's history. Greatly neglected and basically unknown, urban heritage is often left unattended, destroyed or improperly restored. This Seminar is targeting at providing a platform for a North-South-South dialogue among the participants and networks from Asia and Europe. Stakeholders from universities, institutions, private sectors, practitioners and civil society groups, including local partners and non-university partners will share their knowledge and experiences.
In the context of increasing globalisation, worldwide processes of urbanisation are of growing importance for research, teaching and capacity enhancement, particularly in regard to development policy and economic cooperation. This seminar is expected to be the first of a new series on Urban Heritage Management as well as the starting point for new and additional cooperation and networking for better urban futures.
Beside the general topic "Urban Heritage Management in Secondary Towns and Cities"
we will discuss aspects like:
- The role of heritage conservation plans in towns and cities
- Developing Public Awareness
- Participation and Education
- Economics and Heritage Preservation
- Legal Conservation Framework

The Seminar is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German Development Service (DED) and the University of Cologne, Germany. There will be no participation fees for invited participants, and their expenses for travel, accommodation and meals will be covered by the DAAD. For application form please contact:

Ms. Christine Knie (
Mr. Walter Koditek (