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

Economic Impact Studies for Culture & Heritage

Feasibility Studies
Buildings Repurposed
Million US$ Investment
Developer Dialogues

ECONOMIC IMPACT ASSESSMENT OLD FORT FREDERICK

Adaptive reuse trinco-fort-frederick

Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, 2019

  • Client: Asian Development Bank
  • Partners: Royal Netherlands Embassy Colombo
  • Project: Heritage economics expert for a feasibility study to assess the development potential and impact and of upgrading and repurposing Fort Frederick and neighbouring Dutch heritage precincts in Trincomalee town

THE BUSINESS CASE OF HERITAGE

heritage_talk

Hong Kong, 2018

HERITAGE AS A CATALYST FOR URBAN REGENERATION

ULI-heritage

Hong Kong, 2018

  • Occasion: Panel discussion at ULI Asia Pacific Summit
  • Topic: Back to the Future, Heritage as a Catalyst for Urban Regeneration
  • Audience: 50 real estate investors and developers

TODAY’S CHANGEMAKERS IN URBAN HERITAGE

IHCN-conference

Bhubaneswar, India, 2018

VALUE OF CULTURAL HERITAGE TOURISM

Macau-heritage

Macau, 2017

HERITAGE AND PLACE MAKING IN HONG KONG

Placemkaing-hk

Hong Kong, 2017

ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES OF LIVING HERITAGE

San Antonio

San Antonio, Texas, 2017

  • Occasion: Key-note address at Living Heritage Seminar
  • Topic: How to leverage living heritage to create economic opportunities
  • Audience: 200 local stakeholders and international experts in urban heritage preservation
  • Download: Leveraging living heritage to create economic impact

ECONOMICS OF PRESERVATION IN YANGON

heritage-talks

Yangon, Myanmar, 2017

  • Client: University of Pennsylvania, Department of Historic Preservation
  • Occasion: Lecture for on-site graduate summer course in heritage preservation
  • Topic: How to conserve heritage in a developing country with a focus on developing and using metrics for measuring the impact of heritage conservation
  • Audience: 20 graduate students

HOW TO UNLOCK THE POTENTIAL OF CULTURAL DESTINATIONS

Unesco-book

Yangon, Myanmar, 2016

  • Client: UNESCO
  • Publication: Chapter co-authored with Prof. Su Su and Dr. U Toe Aung in: “Culture, urban, future; Global report on culture for sustainable urban development”; Heritage-led urban regeneration to unlock Yangon’s potential as a cultural destination
  • Download: Access UNESCO report ‘Culture Urban Future’ online

VALUE OF HERITAGE IN SUSTAINABLE CITY DEVELOPMENT

WMF-heritage-yangon

Yangon, Myanmar, 2016