HERILAND - Cultural Heritage and the Planning of European Landscapes

HERILAND is a pan-European research and training network on cultural heritage in relation to Spatial Planning and Design. The overriding aim is the empowerment of a new generation of academics, policymakers, practitioners, professionals and entrepreneurs.

This new generation must devise and guide transdisciplinary, cross-sectoral and mainstreamed planning and design strategies for regenerating European heritage and landscape, foster social inclusiveness, and create socially, economically and environmentally sustainable future landscapes. The goal is to conceive and operationalise a transferable research design with which to investigate at a multi-national level how heritage should be managed and planned in the context of contemporary spatial and societal transformations and related sustainable development goals. The expected impact is to educate a new generation of researchers, professionals and entrepreneurs.



European Union’s Horizon 2020 research 

Innovation Programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie 

Programme: Horizon 2020
Overall budget:
Grant amount: € 4M
Contribution to TU Delft: € 531.000
Grant number:  813883
Role TU Delft:  Project partner
Project duration: April 2019 - March 2023
TU Delft researchers:                 Prof.dr. Ana Pereira Roders 
Dr. Pirouz Nourian 
Roberto Rocco 
Dr.ir. Franklin van der Hoeven 
Nan Bai 
Moses Katontoka

Project partners

HERILAND is coordinated by;

  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (The Netherlands). 

Other participating universities are 

  • Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design, Jerusalem (Israel); 
  • Università Degli Studi Roma Tre (Italy); 
  • Göteborgs University (Sweden); 
  • Newcastle University (UK); and 
  • Technische Universiteit Delft (The Netherlands).


Ruud van Ooijen

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 813883