The Netherlands Institute in Turkey is proud to announce that it has been awarded a NWO (Dutch Research Council) Science Diplomacy Fund grant for a project entitled “Cultural Heritage Technologies for Sustainable Cities”. Complementing the NIT’s continued focus on heritage, the project will bring together established scholars from the Netherlands and Turkey, in order to critically explore ICT applications to ensure that urban heritage contributes to the future sustainability and liveability of urban systems. It will initiate a much-needed dialogue between heritage scholars, computer scientists, and governance experts.
The project kicks off with a series of expert meetings with scholars and professionals from Dutch and Turkish institutions starting in mid-October 2020 and addressing the issues of heritage technology development for governance and planning, sustainability, and liveability. Depending on how the current pandemic develops, a three-day meeting in Istanbul is planned for the spring of 2021, bringing together not only project members, but also representatives of urban planning agencies, non-profit organizations, and companies. The project output will be a white paper that sets out plans for the collaborative development of cultural heritage technologies and indicates the paths that should be taken to achieve this.