Courses are adapted to the particular needs of a given client and can range from two days to two weeks depending on the desired curriculum. Examples of subject matter include:
- Real Estate Economics and Heritage Buildings
- Measuring the Impact of Heritage Conservation
- NGOs and the Development of Heritage Buildings
- Incentive Tools for the Rehabilitation of Heritage Buildings
- Heritage-Based Economic Development
HSI conducted two training sessions for the Singapore Institute of Planners one on the use of public-private partnerships for heritage conservation, and the second on measuring the economic impact of heritage conservation.
The Governor of Ishikawa Prefecture in Japan was committed to make his region a leader in the newly passed national legislation for center city revitalization. Donovan Rypkema of HSI was brought in to provide both formal training and informal technical assistance to downtown business and property owners and other advocates for business district revitalization
Outline from presentation on Strategies for Business District Revitalization – Kanazawa, Japan (Japanese)
The National Democratic Institute had an advisory team stationed in Samara, Russia. Donovan Rypkema of HSI was engaged to lead an interactive workshop in nearby Togliatti with Duma officials, citizen activists, and business leaders in creating a comprehensive long range development plan for a large parcel of publicly owned property.
Outline from workshop on Creating a Tourism Marketing Strategy – Togliatti, Russia (English and Russian)
As a subcontractor to the Dutch firm Urban Solutions, HSI provided training to architects, planners, and heritage advocates on the economic tools and investment aspects of heritage conservation. This training was organized by the NGO, Sumatra Heritage and funded by the Royal Embassy of the Netherlands.