Linda Shetabi is a Lecturer in the MSc Conservation Programme at the Division of Landscape Architecture at the University of Hong Kong. Her PhD research at the University of Glasgow analyses heritage conservation and environmental sustainability policies within the context of the UN 2030 Agenda and the Scottish sustainable urban development policy. Linda’s research interests include the role of heritage conservation in achieving the UN 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and its contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), beyond SDG 11.4. She is the co-author of the ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) Heritage and the Sustainable Development Goals: Policy Guidance for Heritage and Development Actors. As a member of the ICOMOS SDG Working Group, her projects include the ICOMOS SDGWG Webinar Series on heritage and the sustainable development goals, collaboration with the NGO Major Group for the UN High-Level Political Forum, and the preparation of the ICOMOS Policy Guidance Manual.
Previously, Linda was the Academic and Research Coordinator for the Architectural Conservation Programme at the University of Hong Kong where she led the implementation of Heritage Inventory and Management System for Hong Kong and Yangon.
Linda is a member of Docomomo HK, and serves as the consultant on the Institute of Conservation (Icon) Policy Panel advising on UK policies that impact conservation practices. She has also served as a member of the Scotland Working Group Voluntary National Review (VNR), contributing to the Scottish VNR Report for the 2019 UN High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. Throughout the years, Linda has served on a variety of boards as an advocate for heritage and community rights, negotiating mutually agreeable solutions between developers, government institutions and homeowners.