The michael kloos planning and heritage consultancy office was launched in 2016 as a spin-off of the UNESCO Chair in World Cultural and Urban Landscapes, established at RWTH Aachen University in 2012. Our aim and aspiration is to contribute to the conservation and sustainable development of cultural heritage in line with urban and regional development through goal-oriented and solution-oriented planning and consulting. The office has particular expertise in questions of planning, management and the evaluation of planned projects in UNESCO World Heritage properties. In this context, we have more than ten years of experience both abroad and in Germany.
Our main focus is on consultancy in large-scale historic urban and cultural landscapes which are subjected to substantial pressure to change. Cultural heritage is seen increasingly as an asset of identity and quality in cities and regions and it has also gained importance in economic terms. This is why we believe that preservation and sustainable development of cultural heritage has become a central task of urban and regional development in recent decades. At the same time, it is increasingly important to take into account current tasks of urban and regional development within tasks of conservation and sustainable development of cultural heritage. Against this background, the combination of know-how in urban and regional planning and cultural and historical aspects as well as knowledge from research, practice and teaching, forms our basis for providing professional contributions of the highest quality.