World Heritage CULTURAL Landscape Planning, Cinque Terre,

Clients: International Centre for the Study of the Preservation & Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) 

Year: 1999 

Site:  Cinque Terre and Portovenere regions in Liguria, Italy

Role:  Team leader

Services: Cultural Resource Management, Heritage Planning, Sustainable Tourism Development, Community and Stakeholder SWOT and Visioning Process, Agriculture and Economic Development, Market Analysis, Legal and Regulatory Analysis, Public and Municipal Presentations, World Heritage Landscape Nomination


The Ligurian coastal region between Cinque Terre and Portovenere was inscribed by UNESCO’s World Heritage as a cultural landscape in 1997. In 1999, Jennifer Schwartz Berky was the U.S. Advisory Council for Historic Preservation delegate to ICCROM, a UNESCO program focused on "Integrated and Territorial Conservation." The work of the ICCROM team contributed to the Cinque Terre National Park site management program and its inclusion on the World Monument Watch’s 100 most endangered sites to increase the urgency of support.