Natural heritage planning, cultural heritage, the sustainable management of landscapes of significance

BA Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Madison

MSc Natural Resource Planning University of Vermont

PhD Natural Resources, University of Vermont

A collaborator with PRINCE+PEARCE, Daniel Laven is an associate professor of human geography and chairs the Dept of Tourism Studies and Geography at Mid Sweden University. His research is conducted under the auspices of the university’s European Tourism Research Institute (ETOUR), a leading tourism research environment in Northern Europe.

Daniel’s work examines how heritage can be used to achieve more sustainable environments. He is an advisor to the UNESCO Creative Cities Network and is engaged in several heritage tourism research efforts in the Jordanian-Israeli-Palestinian context as well as with Cultural Heritage without Borders in the Western Balkans. Prior to joining Mid Sweden University, he held various positions in the US National Park Service and the US Fish and Wildlife Service where we worked on the planning and management of protected areas.

(A detailed CV is available upon request)


Daniel Laven PhD