Agni Petridou is highly qualified in the restoration of monuments, the rehabilitation of historic settlements and urban centers, with a Master in Architecture (University of Florence, Italy), a Master of Arts in Town and Country Planning (UWE, Bristol, UK), a Postgraduate Degree in Urban Conservation from the International Centre (ICCROM), and a Diploma in Specialization for the Restoration of Monuments from the University of Rome. She lent her expertise as Senior Architect / Planning Officer for the Nicosia Municipality from 1981-2014, and served as Team Leader of the Nicosia Master Plan Bi-communal Team from 1990-2010. In this position, she was responsible for the definition of planning Intervention policies for the historic centre and other neglected conservation areas, design and implementation of large scale residential revitalisation programs, pedestrianisation schemes, redesign of public open spaces and the restoration and re-use of historic monuments. Currently, she is working as the “City Engineer” (the Director of the Technical Services) of the Nicosia Municipality and is responsible for masterplan development projects, planning control, infrastructure improvement, the design and implementation of large scale development projects. Her key qualification concerns the rehabilitation of historic settlements in post-conflict situations and negotiation between conflicting parties. She is a member of several international professional organizations, including the Roster of Experts on Historic Preservation of The Commonwealth Secretariat – Technical Division (1989 – present), the Scientific Council (2008 – present) and Council (2011 – present) of Europa Nostra, and the bi-communal Technical Committee for the Cultural heritage in Cyprus (2009 – present). Agni Petridou received The Aga Khan Award for Architecture (2007) for her contribution to the rehabilitation of the walled city of Nicosia.