United Nations in their SDG 11 advise us to strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural heritage. However today, cultural heritage sites in Iraq in general, and in the old city of Mosul in particular, suffer from many challenges that impede their proper preservation. In this workshop, we will discuss the potential of the Mosul architectural cultural heritage as a means to create a path for entrepreneurship and raise the economic level of the region. First, we will clarify the nature and importance of cultural heritage, and its value to society and the country. Building on this, we will focus on identifying the most important architectural elements used in the heritage buildings of the old city of Mosul as a case study. Thirdly we will discuss aspects of integrating cultural heritage on the level of architectural design and urban planning. In our four-day workshop we invite you to learn about and discuss the issues described above and more, develop ideas with us which will then be presented and discussed on the final conference day. The workshop is open for students of all disciplines and especially relevant for students of economics, architecture, engineering, environmental science, spatial planning, history, archaeology.