The aim of the UNESCO Chair in "Architectural Preservation and Planning in World Heritage Cities" established in Mantova is to combine differing disciplines and technologies to efficiently tackle complex and multi-scale problems related to architectural and environmental planning and preservation in contemporary cities. For this reason, the educational curricula of the UNESCO Chair in Mantova are directed to the deepening of the following, interlaced one another themes:
- architectural design in contemporary cities in relation to the value and identity of the historical built environment;
- restoration and history of architecture and landscape;
- analysis and management of territorial preservation policies.