Prof. Elizabeth Vines is an award winning conservation architect, urban designer, author and experienced public speaker. She is the current President of Australian ICOMOS and an Adjunct Professor at the Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia & the Pacific, Faculty of Arts, Deakin University, Melbourne. She studied architecture at Melbourne University and Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. She is a partner in the firm McDougall & Vines, a heritage practice which has built up extensive experience and a record of achievement in conservation architecture and heritage town rejuvenation throughout Australia and Asia. Elizabeth consults to a wide range of Government authorities and local councils throughout the region, and is a consultant to UNESCO, the Getty Institute and the World Bank. She works on urban revitalisation programs for historic precincts and restoration projects on significant historic buildings. Elizabeth is committed to the practical reuse, improvement and rejuvenation of town centres and historic buildings and is a passionate advocate for heritage conservation issues. In 2007, she established the Streetwise Asia Fund to assist Heritage Conservation projects in Asia.