Apply for 19th ASEF Summer University (ASEFSU)
Sustainable Urbanisation in Heritage Cities
The 19th ASEF Summer University (ASEFSU) will take place on 9-21 August 2015 in Pune, India. It will address the multifaceted and complex challenges stemming from rapid urbanisation, which is increasingly visible across both Asia and Europe. Cities are now home to more than 50% of the world’s population and face a plethora of issues such as social inequity, poor governance, underemployment, congestion and pollution. Heritage cities face an additional particular predicament: that of building synergies between economic development and heritage conservation to ensure sustainable urbanisation.
ASEFSU offers a solution-centred platform for exchange of ideas and practices while engaging in intercultural collaboration addressing urbanisation and protection of cultural heritage.