Carlo Cesari, an architect and town planner, is a graduate from the architectural department at the University of Florence with the final thesis of: “The Neoconservative City and the Problem of Worker Housing in Italy”, Ed. Officina – Roma 1980). Since graduation he has taken many professional responsibilities in the field of cultural heritage management, town planning and conservation among which the Director of the Town Planning Department, “Town Centre and Landscape Conservation” at the Ferrara City Council (Italy); Co-ordinator of research, study and documentation on city and territory in Italy at the new Architectural Department at the University of Ferrara; Director of the “Venice European Centre for the Trades and Professions of the Conservation of Architectural Heritage”: UNESCO and CdEU Foundation; can be mentioned.
Apart from preparing the master plan for the historic center of Ferrara, he has also worked on town planning of Lons le Saunier and of Arc et Senans (France) ; Oviedo and Santander (Spain) ; Territorial Plan for the development of Tasco, (Mexico); Preliminary Project for the reconstruction of Kotor: ICCROM mission (Yugoslavia); Project for the enhancement of the walls of Cartagena de los Indios (Colombia); Detailed Master Plan of the Historic Centre of Baku (Azerbaijan); Master Plan of the Colonial City of Asmara (Eritrean); Master Plans of the Historic Centre of Shiraz (Iran); and Operational Plan of the Historic Centre of Porto Azzurro (Italy).
In 1989 he founded ICCARHE, International Centre for Historical Heritage Conservation (Italy) where he is currently the Director; in addition since 1992 he has been working as an expert consultant of UNESCO, World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS.