Divan: New Challenges, Trends and Approaches in Managing Historic City Quarters

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Make a reservation for next Divan: in Beogradska Street no. 11 in Petrovaradin on 7 August from 7 p.m. The focus of this Divan are Historic Urban Landscapes – parts of the city that represent specific history, questions on their protection and development.

We will discuss to which extent we can protect them, how to protect not only individual buildings but urban structure, specific atmosphere, different memories and social relations which comprise these quarters; how to enable reasonable and sustainable economic and touristic development of these places, with preservation of public spaces and interest, how to manage these spaces through cooperation of different sectors with participations of citizens being interested.

We will talk about these topics with experts from the United Kingdom, Portugal, the Netherlands and Serbia who come across numerous challenges and find new solutions for managing Historic Urban Landscapes:

  • Professor Ana Pereira Roders PhD from the University in Eindhoven (founder of the Global Observatory on the Historic Urban Landscapes)

  • Adam Wilkinson (Director at Edinburgh World Heritage Foundation managing historic city core of the city of Edinburgh)

  • Dr Lus Veldpaus (researcher in the field of urbanism, architecture and cultural heritage at the University in Newcastle) and

  • Katarina Maksimov (Conservation Architect at the Institute for Protection of Cultural Monuments of the City of Novi Sad)

Everyone interested can join our upcoming Divan by filling in the application.


Divan is implemented in the ‘Prostor’, a new cultural place in Petrovaradin and within the ‘Case Petrovaradin’ project and International Summer Academy on Managing Historic Urban Landscapes that will be held in the Suburbium of Petrovaradin Fotress from 6 until 13 August. During the Academy, 30 young experts from 26 countries and 5 continents will work in Petrovaradin with the help of local experts and leading practitioners and theoreticians for managing historic urban landscapes across Europe. Through their onsite work, they will design scenarios of development, projects and recommendations for the area of Petrovaradin Fortress and its Suburbium.

‘Case Petrovaradin’ project is implemented by the Europa Nostra Serbia, Institute for Protection of Cultural Monuments of Novi Sad and Faculty for Sport and Tourism Novi Sad, in partnership with international organisations Edinburgh World Heritage, Europa Nostra and Global Observatory on the Historic Urban Landscapes under the auspices of UNESCO. The project is implemented within the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 and is financially supported by The Headley Trust British Foundation and ‘Novi Sad 2021’ Foundation.


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