Dinu Bumbaru is a graduate in architecture from Université de Montréal and in Conservation from University of York. Since 1982, he has served as Policy Director for Héritage Montréal, a private not-for-profit organization founded to encourage the protection and revitalization of the architectural, landscape and neighborhood heritage of this uniquely diverse metropolis. In that capacity, he’s actively cooperating with the public, business, academic and community sectors to improve the urban development model in Montreal so that it takes advantage and enhance the city’s distinct heritage and character in creative and inspiring ways. He co-chairs the Montreal Geotourism Council. In addition to his work at Héritage Montréal, Dinu is involved in teaching and lecturing, and connects the local and the global through volunteerism and advice. He is active in ICOMOS – the International Council on Monuments and Sites which is the advisory body to the World Heritage Committee and UNESCO. He served as member of ICOMOS Executive Committee from 1993 to 2008 and was the Secretary General of the organization between 2002 and 2008, His fields of interests include the participation of communities in the heritage conservation process, preventive approaches and traditional knowledge and themes like the heritage of the Metropolis. He was awarded the Order of Canada and other distinction for his contribution to the discipline and to make his city a better place for everyone to enjoy.