Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong [22°19'40.17"N 114° 9'37.49"E]
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Keeping heritage alive for a vibrant and viable urban future





Heritage Economics

We work with NGO's, city governments and developers to capitalise on the economic value of heritage.

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Social Enterprise

Urban Discovery is a social enterprise. We want to contribute to making cities more livable.

How do we do it?

Power of Culture

Curating & creating products to bring more awareness to urban heritage in Asian cities.

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The Urban Discovery Team

Ester van Steekelenburg


"over 15 years of international experience in urban regeneration and heritage preservation."

Ester's resume


Urban Discovery

The Team

"Blending the best from different disciplines: clear analytics, clean design and creative products"

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Latest News


World Monuments Fund publication

Urban Discovery’s director, Dr. Ester van Steekelenburg, has published a paper titled “Heritage Revitalization for a Vibrant and Viable Urban Future in Yangon” in the publication “Building the Future: The Role of Heritage in Sustainable Development of Yangon”. The publication reports on the proceedings of the International Conference held January 15-17 2015 in Yangon, Myanmar. […]

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Urban Discovery proudly presents the iDiscover City Walks. Available now in the iTunes app store & Google Play, the iDiscover app is your personal guide to exploring the truly authentic neighbourhoods in Asia’s most exciting destinations.