Dr Aylin Orbaslı

Heritage and tourism projects ranging from input into national, regional and city level tourism plans, evaluation of tangible and intangible heritage assests in the context of tourism, heritage-led regenertaion strategies, visitor management strategies for historic towns, monuments and sites.

Building conservation including project design, conservation specifications, preparation of tender documents and site supervision. Building surveys and risk assessments. Preparation of conservation management plans and forward-look maintenance plans. Feasibility studies and adaptive re-use proposals.

Management plans for historic towns and archaeological sites, including World Heritage Sites and conservation management plans and conservation statements for a wide range of historic historic buildings and sites.

Training in cultural heritage conservation, heritage management and management planning at cultural heritage sites. Institutional capacity building. Needs assessment and training strategies and programme evaluation. Coordination of stakeholder workshops, including with less well represented groups.

Established experience of working at World Heritage Sites and good understanding of UNESCO requirement and statutes for the nomination, listing and management of sites.

The geographical remit of work alongside the United Kingdom and British Isles is generally focused on the Middle East and the Balkans, with a number of recent projects in South East Asia. Projects locations to date include the UK and Jersey; in Europe: Ireland, Germany, Georgia, Romania, Kosovo and Turkey; in the Middle East: Jordan, United Arab Emitates and Saudi Arabia; in Asia: China and Singapore.

Clients range from national governments, national organisations, local and regional governments, international conservation and tourism NGOs and small trusts.

Areas of expertise