Imperial City of Hue, Vietnam [16°28'3.23"N 107°34'35.22"E]
Urban heritage as an economic asset

Consulting & Advisory

Redefining the value of heritage in Asia’s rapidly changing city landscapes. We advise governments with historic city centers, reach out to developers that want to capitalise on the social and cultural investment potential of heritage buildings and work with NGOs to engage the community in heritage revitalisation projects.

Consulting & Advisory

Repurposing Tourism Burma Building

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Building the business case for sustainable heritage revitalisation

Myanmar, Yangon, Jan 2017 – ongoing

  • Client: Turquoise Mountain Foundation
  • Role: Advisor on investment packages
  • Project: Advising on investor mix, packages and pitching documentation for repurposing of former Ministry of Tourism Building in Yangon into multi-purpose art, craft and creative industries centre

New Urban Agenda Training companion

4 - heritage economics

Creating a training companion to roll out New Urban Agenda

Asia, Jan 2017 – ongoing

PPP for urban upgrading in Yangon

4 - heritage economics

Safeguarding Yangon’s heritage as an economic asset for Myanmar

Myanmar, Yangon, Aug 2013 – ongoing

Adaptive re-use of Fort Frederick

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Fort Frederick in Trincomalee

Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, Feb 2015 – ongoing

Heritage Management Plan for Hue

UNESCO listed imperial city of Hue, Vietnam

UNESCO listed imperial city of Hue, Vietnam

Hue, Vietnam, Aug-Dec 2013

Urban regeneration in Tbilisi

Original wooden buildings crumbling in Tbilsi

Original wooden buildings crumbling in Tbilsi

Tbilisi, Georgia, Oct 2013

  • Client: Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia
  • Partner: Tiflis Hamkari
  • Role: Strategic Advisor Heritage Economics
  • Project: Assistance to Ministry of Culture and Tiflis Hamkari to re-establish the cultural heritage conservation dialogue and move towards a more comprehensive legal framework to support private sector investment for renovation of historic properties

Urban growth in a world heritage city

6 - CSR

Outreach campaign on role of heritage in current urban context

Macau, July 2011 – May 2012

  • Client: Macau Construction Industry Environmental Protection Society
  • Role: Urban Heritage Expert
  • Project: Design a public consultation campaign for inclusive sustainable urban development in the World Heritage City of Macau

Guizhou cultural heritage project

Ethnic village in Guizhou province

Ethnic village in Guizhou province

Guizhou, China, Dec 2010

  • Client: World Bank / Guizhou Government
  • Partner: Tongji University / EASEN International
  • Role: Heritage Economics & Cultural Tourism Specialist
  • Project: Community based sustainable tourism in Guizhou province, including village infrastructure, restoration of ancient historic buildings and protection and marketing of intangible heritage

Feasibility study for adaptive re-use

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Regeneration of a historic property in Semarang’s “kota lama”

Semarang, Indonesia, Mar – Aug 2008

  • Client: NUFFIC through Urban Solutions
  • Partner: Soegijapranata Catholic University (Unika)
  • Role: Heritage Economics Expert
  • Project: Advise local government for regeneration of Semarang’s old town. A feasibility study for the redevelopment of three historical sites. Heritage strategy for downtown area and the institutional set up for a city restoration company

Urban regeneration Pilot in Istanbul

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Regeneration Pilot in Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey, Mar 2006 – Aug 2008