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


Architecture, urban design and conservation studies.


  • The purpose of the Chair shall be to promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation in the fields of urban design and conservation studies.
  • It will serve as a means of facilitating collaboration between high-level, internationally recognized researchers and teaching staff of the Academy and other institutions in Israel and elsewhere in Europe, and in other regions of the world.

Host Institution

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network



Prof. Michael Turner, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design
E-Mail address - unescochair(at)
Work Phone - 972-2-671-64-93
Fax - 972-2-671-28-03
Street - Mount Scopus, POB 24046
City - Jerusalem
Postal Code - 91240
Country - Israel