Remco Vermeulen

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Remco Vermeulen

Specialist in Urban Heritage Strategies, PhD Candidate

Remco Vermeulen (MA in Heritage Studies, University of Amsterdam, 2012) is a Specialist in Urban Heritage Strategies at IHS. He has relevant working experience in the private and (semi-)public sectors, mainly in urban heritage, shared history, gentrification, and cultural diplomacy.

Currently, Remco is also working as an advisor for cultural cooperation with Indonesia at DutchCulture, Centre for International Cultural Cooperation in Amsterdam.

In 2012, he accomplished his Master degree in Heritage Studies at the University of Amsterdam. He wrote his thesis on public-private partnerships in urban heritage rehabilitation in Amsterdam and Vancouver while affiliated with the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.  

After graduation, Remco gained three years of working experience in event management, sales and communication at a major international event organizing company and two years of working experience for the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (RCE) on several projects.

Remco became involved with IHS through Urban Heritage Strategies courses (UHS) developed in cooperation with the RCE. These courses are part of the Shared Cultural Heritage programme, part of the International Cultural Policy of the Netherlands’ Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Education, Culture and Science. Remco is expanding the institute’s UHS portfolio and integrating heritage, more specifically urban heritage management, into the existing curriculum and within the current specialization programmes of IHS.

Remco is socially committed and has worked as a volunteer in Croatia, India and Nepal. In September, he has been a voluntary guide during the European Heritage Days in the Netherlands in his hometown Leiden for the past 8 years. Remco is active within ICOMOS Netherlands.

Vermeulen, R. (2020). Understanding gentrification : learning through field visits to Amsterdam, Yogyakarta, and Rotterdam. In L. van den Dool (Ed.),Strategies for urban network learning : international practices and theoretical reflections (Palgrave studies in sub-national governance) (pp. 99-122). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan,

Corten J-P., Geurts, E., Meurs, P. and Vermeulen R. (Eds.) (2014). Heritage as an asset for inner city development: an urban managers' guidebook. Rotterdam: nai010 publishers.

Vermeulen, R. (2012). The future of the historic city : a study of partnerships in urban heritage rehabilitation in Amsterdam and Vancouver [Unpublished master’s thesis]. University of Amsterdam.

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