Master in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development

Master in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development

Deadline for application: 30 May 2018

Starting date: 15 October 2018


15 October 2018 - 12 October 2019


Master Information

Deadline for application: 30 May 2018

Starting date: 15 October 2018


15 October 2018 - 12 October 2019


Scientific Committee

Scientific Direction and Advisor


Patrizia Lombardi - Scientific Director - (PhD at University of Salford) is Head of the Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies & Planning, Professor of Economic and Planning Evaluation and Vice-President of the Alumni Association. She is an established figure in the field of evaluating sustainable development for over 20 years, publishing widely in the subject area and coordinating, or serving as lead partner, in a number of Pan-European Projects. She is member of the G8 University Council and of several International Scientific Committees on smart cities, e-governance and cultural heritage. Recently, she has become member of the Scientific Board of CSI-Consortium for Information Systems of the Piemonte Region. She is also member of the Editorial Board of all: Intelligent Building International Journal (Earthscan), Smart and Sustainable Built Environment (Emerald) and Territori (Compositori).


Peter Tomlinson - ITC-ILO co-director -has twenty-four years’ experience in the field of enterprise development, including long-term projects in Latin America, the Caribbean and the South Pacific. Since 1999, he manages the Enterprise, Microfinance and Local Development Technical Programme for the ILO's International Training centre in Turin. He specializes in entrepreneurship, value chains, microfinance, business development services, enterprise restructuring and creating an enabling business environment for small enterprises. He holds a Master’s degree in development administration and planning from Bristol University (1995), a degree in economics and accounting (1975) and is a chartered accountant (1978). He has also worked extensively on enterprise development projects for the International Labour Organization, the European Commission and the UK’s Department for International Development in 75 countries.


Giovanna Segre - co-director- (PhD in European Economic Studies, University of Torino), is Associate Professor of Political Economy at the Iuav University of Venice. She also teaches Cultural Economics at the School of Economics of the University of Torino. She is Director for Training Activities at CSS (Centro Studi Silvia Santagata) and research fellow of EBLA CENTER (International Center for Research on the Economics of Culture, Institutions, and Creativity) at University of Torino. She wrote extensively on welfare economics and cultural economics related topics, and she is member of the scientific committee of Tafter Journal and columnist of Il Giornale dell’Arte, Umberto Allemandi & Co. Publishing.

International Experts


Francesco Bandarin, UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Culture, former Director of UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre since 2000. As a specialist in architecture and urban planning, Mr Bandarin previously worked in both public and private institutions in the fields of built heritage, cultural heritage conservation, environmental heritage and cultural events, as well as architectural and urban design in developing countries. As Director of the World Heritage Centre, Mr Bandarin has led the development of a vast network of public private partnerships for World Heritage conservation, as well as the development of a series of regional category II centres in every part of the world.


Mounir Bouchenaki was elected Director-General of ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property) in November 2005. His appointment at ICCROM follows a long career at UNESCO, where he was Assistant Director-General for Culture from 2000 to early 2006. Previously, he had been Director of the Division of Cultural Heritage and Director of the World Heritage Center at UNESCO. Mr Bouchenaki holds a Ph.D. in archaeology and ancient history from the Arts Faculty of Aix-en-Provence (France). He has been awarded the titles of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres and Officier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture, and in 2002 was raised to the rank of Commendatore of the Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity by the President of the Italian Republic. He was awarded by the President of the French Republic the title of "Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur".


Xavier Greffe is Professor of Economics at the University Paris I - Sorbonne where he manages the PhD program in Economics, after having taught in Algiers, Los Angeles (UCLA), Poitiers and Orléans where he was Rector. He was in 2006 and 2007 Visiting Professor at the Graduate Research Institute for Policy Studies, in Tokyo. For twelve years he worked with the French administration, where he was Director of New Technologies in the Department of National Education, and Director of Training and Apprenticeship in the Department of Labour and Employment. He is a consultant for the European Union Commission, where he has managed the Local Employment Development Action Program (LEDA) between 1995 and 2000, and the OECD, where he is currently serving on the Trento Scientific Committee on Local Governance.


David Throsby holds Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Sydney, and a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics. He is Professor of Economics at Macquarie University in Sydney. He has been a consultant to the World Bank, the OECD, FAO and UNESCO, as well as many government organisations and private firms. In 1990-1992 he chaired three of the Prime Minister's Working Groups on Ecologically Sustainable Development. In 2008 Professor Throsby was selected to take part in the Prime Minister's Australia 2020 Summit as a participant on the Towards a Creative Australia panel. Hey is a member of the Experts Committee for drafting the UN Convention on Cultural Diversity (2003-04) UNESCO. He has held numerous positions on Boards and Committees, including President of the NSW Branches of the Australian Agricultural Economics Society and the Economic Society of Australia, President of the Association for Cultural Economics International, and Foundation Chair of the National Association for the Visual Arts. He has served on the Boards of the Australian Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Copyright Agency Limited and VISCOPY. He is also currently a member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Cultural Economics, the International Journal of Cultural Policy, Poetics, and the Pacific Economic Bulletin.

University of Torino and Politecnico di Torino


Giangiacomo Bravo (Ph.D. Economic Sociology, University of Brescia), is Lecturer in Economic Sociology at the Department of Social Sciences, University of Torino, and Affiliate of Collegio Carlo Alberto, Torino. Book review editor: International Journal of the Commons. Referee activity: Environment & Planning C, Government & Policy C, the International Journal of the Commons, the Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, the Journal of Mathematical Sociology, the Journal of Socio-Economics, the Journal of Theoretical Biology, Landscape Research, Mind & Society, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA (PNAS).


Sergio Foà is Associate Professor of Administrative Law of Cultural Activities at the School of Political Science, University of Torino. He is member of the faculty of the Doctoral Program in Legal Studies - Public Law, University of Torino. He is an expert in Italian law for the establishment of a European grouping of cross-border cooperation with France (Alps-Mediterranean Euroregion). He collaborates with local governments and banking foundations in the field of integrated territorial programs, provision of social services, social housing, occupational safety in public procurement, asset management and cultural services.


Roberto Gambino is Professor of urban design at the Politecnico di Torino, director of the European Centre for Documentation on the planning of parks, coordinator of research at various national and European level on the conservation of natural and cultural heritage and numerous urban planning, landscape and natural parks. He works also as advisor for IUCN in the evaluations for the WH list nomination.


Franco Garelli is Professor of Sociology of Cultural Processes at the School of Political Science, University of Torino, where he was Dean from 2004 to 2010. During his career he has carried out numerous studies and researches at both national and international level on two issues: lifestyles and behavior patterns of youth in late modernity; and religious phenomena in contemporary society. He is member of the Italian Association of Sociology (AIS), in which he served for several years as Coordinator of the sociology of religion, and has served on the Executive of International Society for the Sociology of Religion (ISSR). He is columnist for the newspaper La Stampa.

Elisabetta Ottoz Assistant professor of Applied Economics, School of Political Science, University of Torino.


Sergio Scamuzzi is Professor of Sociology at the School of Literature and Philosophy, University of Torino, where he teaches Methodology and Techniques of Social Research. He is member of the Department of Social Sciences since its foundation, and Director of the UNESCO Chair in “Sustainable Development and Territory Management”.



Vittorio Valli (M.A. in Economics, University of Berkeley, California) is Professor of Economic Policy at the School of Political Sciences, University of Torino. Visiting scholar in various Universities (Berkeley, Roskilde , Brown, etc). First President of Aissec and Eaces (Italian and European Association of Comparative Economic Studies). He is member of various scientific and editorial committees in the economic field. Co-editor of EJCE (The European Journal of Comparative Economics). Publications: 10 books and over 70 essays, some of which translated in English, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese, on economic and financial policy, labour economics, economic development, economics of education and comparative economic studies.


In memory of the late Prof. Walter Santagata, founder of the Master - "...who was a bright source of inspiration and motivation for all his students"(a former participant of the Master) - Prof. Santagata was Professor of Public Finance and Cultural Economics at the School of Political Science, University of Torino. He was the founder and the former Director of the Master in Cultural Projects for Development, in 2009 transformed into World Heritage at Work. He was Director of EBLA CENTER (International Center for Research on the Economics of Culture, Institutions, and Creativity) and CSS (Centro Studi Silvia Santagata). Author of many books and scientific articles.

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