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I have a particular interest in integrated assessment and evaluation frameworks to better monitor and strengthen the conservation and use of cultural heritage worldwide.”

Research profile

Ana Pereira Roders is currently Associate Professor in Heritage and Sustainability at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and Visiting Professor at KU Leuven and ULiege, in Belgium. Ana has extensive experience with working different regions and interdisciplinary cooperation, spanning the fields of architecture, urban planning, law, environmental management and computer sciences. Her research interest is the dual relation between heritage and sustainability in historic urban landscapes. She seeks to theorise how heritage and its conservation evolve sustainably over time, as well as, how heritage affects the sustainability of its urban context, as a social, economic, environmental and cultural capital. She has particular interest in developing integrated assessment and evaluation frameworks to better monitor and strengthen the conservation and use of heritage worldwide.

Academic background

Ana Pereira Roders started working at the TU/e in 2004, having completed her PhD in Building Technology and became a Doctor of Philosophy in 2007. In 2008, she started the position of postdoctoral researcher, followed by the Women in Science Tenure Track program, during 2009-2016, having evolved from Assistant to Associate Professor. Ana is the founding co-editor of the Journal Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development, Emerald, UK. In 2015, she presented ‘How cities become resource efficient’ at TEDxHamburg. She has also worked as Visiting Professor at the Durham University, UK, and Universidade Lúrio, Mozambique.

Affiliated with

  • KULeuven, Belgium
  • ULiege, Belgium
  • Universita Degli Studi di Firenze, Italy

Partners in (semi-)industry

  • OWHC
  • DLR

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Research Output 2003 2020

Going Beyond: Perceptions of Sustainability in Heritage Studies No. 2

Albert, M. T. (ed.), Bandarin, F. (ed.) & Roders, A. R. (ed.), 2017, Dordrecht: Springer. 368 p. (Heritage studies)

Research output: Book/ReportBook editingAcademicpeer-review

cultural heritage
Sustainable development
sustainable development
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Urban Heritage : putting the past into the future

Veldpaus, L., Pereira Roders, A. R. & Colenbrander, B. J. F., 2013, In : The Historic Environment: Policy & Practice. 4, 1, p. 3-18 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Urban Heritage
Heritage Management
Urban Development
Urban Landscape

Tolerance for change in the built environment : what are the limits?

Pereira Roders, A. R. & Veldpaus, L., 2013, Culturele draagkracht : op zoek naar de tolerantie voor verandering bij gebouwd erfgoed. Kuipers, M. C. & Quist, W. C. (eds.). Delft: Delft Digital Press, p. 17-22

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

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Community participation in cultural heritage management: a systematic literature review comparing Chinese and international practices

Li, J., Krishnamurthy, S., Pereira Roders, A. & van Wesemael, P., 1 Jan 2020, In : Cities. 96, 9 p., 102476.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

local participation
cultural heritage
literature review
cultural heritage


Cultural Policies Research Award (CPRA) 2011

Ana Pereira Roders (Recipient), 12 Oct 2011

Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Fellowship at ICCROM

Ana Pereira Roders (Recipient), 1 Feb 2012

Prize: OtherFellowships & membershipsScientific

Fellowship CLUE+

Ana Pereira Roders (Recipient), Feb 2017

Prize: OtherFellowships & membershipsScientific

research program
school graduate

Scholarship to attend the Young Cultural Policy Researchers Forum, ENCATC

Ana Pereira Roders (Recipient), 1 Oct 2011

Prize: OtherScholarshipsScientific

Activities 2009 2019

International LDE - heritage conference "Heritage and Sustainable Development Goals"

Ana Pereira Roders (Organiser), Carola Hein (Organiser), Uta Pottgiesser (Organiser), Joana Gonçalves (Organiser), Federica Marulo (Organiser), Nadia Pintossi (Organiser), Xiaogeng Ren (Organiser), Christine Kousa (Organiser), Linda Shetabi (Organiser), Akane Mizushima (Organiser), Mikhta Alkadi (Organiser), Maria Valese (Organiser), Sandra Fatorić (Organiser), Mara de Groot (Organiser), Koosje Spitz (Organiser), Ilaria Rosetti (Organiser), Mahda Foroughi (Organiser), Erik de Maaker (Organiser), Kaiyi Zhu (Organiser), Jean-Paul Corten (Organiser), Ana Tarrafa Pereira da Silva (Organiser), Gül Aktürk (Organiser), Nan Bai (Organiser), Hedieh Arfa (Organiser), Charlotte van Emstede (Organiser), John Hanna (Organiser)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

Adaptive Reuse of Cultural Heritage: Challenges and solutions via the Historic Urban Landscape approach in Amsterdam Smart City

Nadia Pintossi (Speaker), A.R. Roders (Member)
17 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

AHRA 2018: Smartness? between discourse and practice.

A.R. Roders (Chair), Youfang Peng (Chair)
15 Nov 201818 Nov 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

Historic Urban Landscape (HUL) Workshop #1 Amsterdam

Nadia Pintossi (Organiser), A.R. Roders (Organiser), Charlot Schans (Organiser)
30 May 201831 May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesWorkshop, seminar, course or exhibitionScientific

Student theses

(Sustainable) reconstruction of World Heritage property

Author: Fuhren, R., 31 Dec 2011

Supervisor: Colenbrander, B. (Supervisor 1), Roders, A. (Supervisor 2), Veldpaus, L. (Supervisor 2) & Bierman, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Amsterdam as a case study; 1: Canal district Amsterdam world heritage: "a functional analysis of the seventeenth-century canal ring area"

Author: van den Berg, D. & Bruin, J., 31 Aug 2013

Supervisor: Colenbrander, B. (Supervisor 1), Roders, A. (Supervisor 2) & Veldpaus, L. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Amsterdam canal district: locating and mapping attributes of outstanding universal value

Author: Claus, K., 31 Aug 2012

Supervisor: Colenbrander, B. (Supervisor 1), Roders, A. (Supervisor 2) & Veldpaus, L. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


A sustainable policy response to urban shrinkage in a world heritage city: the case study of Porto

Author: de Blok, J., 26 Feb 2019

Supervisor: Roders, A. (Supervisor 1), Krishnamurthy, S. (Supervisor 2) & Druta, O. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Cultural heritage & sustainability: Stone Town as case study

Author: Moor, B. & Vroomen, Y., 31 Aug 2012

Supervisor: Roders, A. (Supervisor 1), Veldpaus, L. (Supervisor 2) & Colenbrander, B. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master