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Cornelis Dijkgraaf


Past President and Board Member
Senior Advisor

Professional Biography

Mr. Cor Dijkgraaf is an architect/urban planner with more than 40 years of international experience. He worked for 19 years as the director for the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS), an international institute for higher education, research and advisory services in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. From 2003 - 2008, he has been one of the directors of Urban Solutions in Rotterdam. He is still Senior Advisor to Urban Solutions. He worked on short term and long term projects and teaching assignments in Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia Pacific. His most recent assignments brought him to Indonesia (housing finance and Consequences of Climate Change), Thailand (housing policy and consequences of Climate Change), Yemen (urban heritage policy) and Myanmar (urban heritage revitalization). Mr. Dijkgraaf was the former Chairman of the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Shared Built Heritage. He is Senior Advisor to the Board and a former President of the Pacific Rim Council on Urban Development (PRCUD), as well as Senior Advisor to the Urban and Regional Development Institute in Jakarta, Indonesia.