Keeping heritage alive for a vibrant and viable urban future

Community Engagement

HOW TO MAKE HERITAGE RELEVANT IN CONTEMPORARY URBAN SOCIETY?
We design tools and trajectories to open people's eyes to the value of heritage, always in partnership with local communities.

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SUSTAINABLE CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

Hong Kong, April, 2018

  • Occasion: Guest lecture Master of Social Sciences in Corporate Environmental Governance, The University of Hong Kong
  • Topic: The business cases of heritage conservation
  • Audience: 20 masters students

OLD BUILDINGS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Kuala Lumpur, February, 2018

SECRET LIFE OF HONG KONG STREETS

Kuala Lumpur, February, 2018

  • Occasion: 9th World Urban Forum
  • Topic: What we as architects and planners can do to keep a unique streetscape alive, using the dense and competitive city of Hong Kong as an example
  • Audience: 100+ global urban professionals

TODAY’S CHANGEMAKERS IN HERITAGE

Bhubaneswar, February, 2018

VALUE OF CULTURAL HERITAGE TOURISM

Macau, October 2017

  • Occasion: Tourism Cognition Lecture Series: Sustainable Development of Cultural Tourism Resources by Macao Heritage Ambassador Association
  • Topic: The Power of Revitalization Scheme: the economic value of cultural heritage in tourism development
  • Audience: 100 university students

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

ECONOMICS OF LIVING HERITAGE

Talks- wt is social enterpreneurship

San Antonio, Texas, 2017

  • Occasion: Living Heritage Seminar by City of San Antonio
  • Topic: How to leverage living heritage to create economic opportunities
  • Audience: 200 local stakeholders and international experts in urban heritage preservation

NEIGHBOURHOOD STORYTELLING

Mandalay, November 2017

  • Occasion: Irrawaddy Literary Festival
  • Topic: iDisover Yangon; a digital neighbourhood storytelling project
  • Audience: 70 authors, students and lovers of literature

authentiCITY?

Hong Kong, September 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

HERITAGE-LED URBAN REGENERATION

Talks- wt is social enterpreneurship

Hong Kong, September 2017

  • Occasion: Urban Land Institute – invitation only moderated seminar
  • Topic: Building the case for heritage-led urban regeneration – from study to implementation
  • Audience: 50 ULI members, mainly real estate investors and developers active in the Asian markets

WHAT IS A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

Talks- wt is social enterpreneurship

Hong Kong, September 2017

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

RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL APP

comm outreach- Dutch Days

Myanmar, June 2017

PLACE MAKING AND URBAN LIFE

comm outreach- Dutch Days

Hong Kong, April 2017

  • Occasion: Public lecture for the Dutch Days event by Dutch Consulate of the Netherlands in Hong Kong / Asia Week Hong Kong
  • Topic: Value of heritage for city identity and importance of place making in older neighbourhoods
  • Audience: 60 young urban professionals

ECONOMICS OF PRESERVATION

Comm outreach- econ of preservation in yangon

Yangon, Myanmar, 2016

HERITAGE & URBAN IDENTITY

Hong Kong, December 2016

  • Occasion: Award Ceremony American Institute of Architects
  • Topic: Leveraging heritage for economic prosperity in Asia
  • Audience: 200 local architects, urban planners, policy makers and developers

ENTREPRENEURSHIP, TECH & CULTURE

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

A VISITORS WALKING EXPERIENCE

walk21conference

Hong Kong, December 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

HERITAGE & URBAN DEVELOPMENT

Building the Future Yangon

Yangon, Myanmar, 2016

  • Occasion: World Monument Fund conference ‘ Building the future of Yangon’
  • Topic: Heritage as a tool for economic development
  • Audience: 500 local politicians, international heritage practitioners

USE TECHNOLOGY TO TELL STORIES

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

INNOVATIVE HERITAGE REVITALISATION

Hong Kong Baptist University Talk

Hong Kong, 2015

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