Street, Yangon, Myanmar[16°77'68.99"N 96°15'32.02"E]
Keeping heritage alive for a vibrant and viable urban future
"Keeping heritage alive for a vibrant and viable urban future"

Community Development

How to involve urban communities in creating liveable neighbourhoods?
We design tools and facilitate trajectories for local communities to participate in building a more age friendly, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable urban future.

Workshops & Talks

Community Participants
Collaborative Partners
Captive Audience
Proud Locals

COMMUNITY LED HERITAGE PRESERVATION

Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, 2019

  • Occasion: EU Living Heritage Conference: A Cross-Cultural Perspective
  • Topic: Stakeholder engagement and community-led efforts for heritage preservation in Colombo
  • Audience: 100 government officials, academics and heritage practitioners  

COMMON PURPOSE YANGON

Hong Kong, 2019

  • Occasion: Common Purpose Program
  • Topic: Understanding the social and historic context of Yangon
  • Audience: 50 university students 

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Hong Kong, 2019

  • Occasion: HKU Master Corporate Environmental Governance lecture
  • Topic: Dialogue with Social Entrepreneurs: The business cases of heritage conservation
  • Audience: 30 master students 

MAD RIPPLE FORUM

Tai Kwun, Hong Kong, 2019

  • Occasion: MaD Festival Ripple Forum
  • Topic: Towards a sustainable urban future
  • Audience: 200 Asian changemakers

TEDXCHIANG MAI SOCIAL ENTERPRENEURSHIP

Chiang Mai, 2018

  • Occasion: TEDxWomen Chiang Mai
  • Topic: Female social entrepreneurs in Asia
  • Audience: 100 Asian creatives 

HONG KONG’S URBAN IDENTITY

Hong Kong, 2018

  • Occasion: Opening Hong Kong Neighbourhoods exhibition at Little Creatures Brewery
  • Topic: Up close and personal – the changing identity of Hong Kong neighbourhoods
  • Audience: 50 local residents 

Cultural Mapping in Sai Ying Pun

Hong Kong, 2018

  • Occasion: Caritas Hong Kong
  • Topic: Cultural mapping methodology – iDiscover’s experience in SYP
  • Audience: 100 secondary school students 

TECHNOLOGY FOR COMMUNITY BASED TOURISM

Myanmar, 2017

  • Occasion: Second National Conference on Communities and Tourism
  • Topic: Technology and community based tourism
  • Audience: 100 Myanmar tourism representatives 

Social entrepreneurship

Hong Kong, 2017

  • Occasion: Guest lecture Master of Social Sciences in Corporate Environmental Governance, The University of Hong Kong
  • Topic: Dialogue with Social Entrepreneurs: The business cases of heritage conservation
  • Audience: 30 masters students

BRANDING ASIAN HERITAGE CITIES

Manila, 2017

  • Occasion: Philippines Junior Marketing Association
  • Topic: How to build the brand of Asian heritage cities through collaboration
  • Audience: 150 college marketing students

HERITAGE URBAN IDENTITY

Hong Kong, December 2016

  • Occasion: American Institute of Architects Hong Kong Chapter
  • Topic: Heritage and Urban Identity
  • Audience: 200 AIA(HK) members

MYANMAR LAND OF PROMISE

Hong Kong, August 2017

  • Occasion: Panel discussion HKUST Business School
  • Topic: Contemporary development in Myanmar
  • Audience: 20 international MBA students

TOO OLD, TOO BORING

Talks- wt is social enterpreneurship

Bali, Indonesia, 2017

  • Occasion: International Conference of National Trusts
  • Topic: How to make heritage relevant for a young generation in a contemporary urban society
  • Audience: Representatives from 72 cultural preservation organisations from 44 countries across 5 continents

authentiCITY?

Hong Kong, 2017

  • Occasion: An “In the Know” event from Mayer Brown JSM
  • Topic: Smart of Liveable Cities – Paradise on Earth or Just a Pipe Dream
  • Audience: 75 female executives

WHAT IS A SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP?

Talks- wt is social enterpreneurship

Hong Kong, 2017

  • Occasion: Guest lecture at international school
  • Topic: A talk on the why and how of ‘social enterpreneurship’
  • Audience: 120 primary school students

IDISCOVER; A RESPONSIBLE TOURISM PRODUCT

Talk- AIESEC Myanmar

Yangon, Myanmar, 2016

  • Client: AIESEC Myanmar
  • Occasion: Myanmar Youth Speak Forum 3.0, Nov. 2016
  • Topic: Presentation on ‘Entrepreneurship, technology and culture’
  • Audience: 100 local university students

ENHANCING VISITORS WALKING EXPERIENCE

walk21conference

Hong Kong, 2016

  • Occasion: Walk 21 Conference
  • Topic: How to navigate Asia’s urban chaos and find hidden gems
  • Audience: 800 urban professionals, politicians, university students and developers

TECHNOLOGY AS A TOOL FOR STORYTELLING

Arte Polis Conference 6

Bandung, Indonesia, 2016

  • Occasion: Arte Polis 6 Conference, Institut Teknologi Bandung
  • Topic: How to use new media and mobile technology to enhance cultural tourism experience
  • Audience: 200 tourism operators, university students and professors

HERITAGE AND URBAN IDENTITY

Talk- Helena May

Hong Kong, 2015

  • Occasion: Keynote address at International Women’s Day celebration at the Helena May
  • Topic: How cultural heritage is important to preserve a city’s identity and remains relevant in contemporary society
  • Audience: 200 members of the Helena May