Heerenstraat Festival is a place of encounter to celebrate the living heritage of Paramaribo’s city center. The first edition of the Festival took place between September 30th and October 6th 2019 on the streets of Paramaribo’s city center, a World Heritage Site (WHS). The IDB in coordination with the Ministry of Education and Culture of Suriname partnered with The Back Lot … [Read more...] about 10 reasons why Heerenstraat Festival is not just a festival
Ruth Lanting joined the Housing and Urban Development department of the IDB in 2019, where she works on urban revitalization, housing and climate adaptation projects. Prior to working for the IDB, Ruth worked as a project manager on rehabilitation and urban renewal projects for the social housing associations Ymere and Alliantie in Amsterdam. She also has experience as an urban designer on redevelopment and urban planning projects in The Netherlands, Germany and India. Ruth holds a Master’s in Architecture from Delft University of Technology and a Bachelor’s in Architecture, Urbanism & Building Sciences from the same university.