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UNESCO Chair in Urban Design and Conservation at Bezalel



UNESCO chair

Urban Design and Conservation Studies (650), established in 2004 at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem (Israel).


 Prof. Michael Turner       Prof. Arch. Els Verbakol

The purpose of the Chair is to lead and promote theoretical and applied research across the spectrum of art, architecture and design and their interaction with other fields while maintaining an ethical and socially responsible approach within the community.

Reports- Annual Reports of the UNESCO Chair for Urban Design Studies and Conservation submitted to UNESCO.

Research & Studies – Research projects undertaken through national, European or international institutions

Articles - Articles and publications by the UNESCO Chair.

Activities & Events- Recent activities and events under the auspices of the UNESCO Chair for Urban Design Studies and Conservation

International cooperation- cooperation of the chair in its various fields and with international bodies such as:


 World Heritage          UNESCO Chairs     
Sustainable Development Goals




 Making Cities Resilient



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