Heritage Management Plans

Urban Regeneration Plans
Million US$ Investment
Local Planners Equipped
UNESCO World Heritage Listing



Asia, 2019

  • Client: Walter Jamieson, Richard Engelhardt through GoodFellow Publishers
  • Project: Case study on iDiscover Asia in the book: The Planning and Management of Responsible Urban Heritage Destinations in Asia, dealing with Asian urbanization and tourism forces
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Kalaw, Myanmar, 2018

  • Client: GIZ
  • Partner: Kalaw Tourism Organisation
  • Role: Facilitator & editor
  • Project: 5-month trajectory to assist the newly established Kalaw Tourism Organisation (KTO) in Myanmar’s Shan State to put together a set of guidelines articulating the need to treasure and preserve the unique qualities of the town and maintain it as an attractive and authentic mountain resort destination
  • Result: Kalaw Style – guidelines to preserve Kalaw’s uniqueness as Myanmar’s premier resort destination



Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2018

  • Occasion: Session at 9th World Urban Forum
  • Role: Speaker
  • Topic: Presentation to 100+ global urban professionals outlining eight principles for architects and planners to keep a unique urban streetscape alive, using the dense and competitive city of Hong Kong as an example



Hong Kong, 2016

  • Occasion: The University of Hong Kong
  • Project: Lecture for 30 students in graduate degree course in urban management programme of Hong Kong University about UNESCO’s Historic Cultural Landscape doctrine and its relevance for urban management in older city districts

Management Action Planning

Capacity building Myanmar

Yangon, Myanmar, 2013



Hue, Vietnam, 2013

  • Client: NUFFIC
  • Partners: Hue Monuments Conservation Centre/ Urban Solutions
  • Role: GIS and Tourism Development Expert
  • Project: 3-month technical assistance & training in planning tools, instruments and GIS system to make UNESCO accredited heritage management plan
  • Result: A GIS system to support the heritage management plan for the historic centre of Hue



Hue, Vietnam, 2012

Upgrading Plan Thakhek Town


Thakhek, Laos, 2017-18

  • Client: Asian Development Bank (GMS Corridor Towns 4)
  • Role: Urban Renewal / Heritage Conservation Specialist
  • Project: Assessment of development potential of heritage assets in Thakhek (Laos) and Kampong Cham (Cambodia) as a tool for economic development and promotion of city competitiveness
  • Result: Analysis of historical significance and outstanding values of the urban heritage assets; investment plan for heritage led upgrading of old towns

New Urban Agenda Training Toolkit


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2017

Planning for World Heritage Cities

Planning for world heritage cites

Bali, Indonesia, 2016

  • Client: Dutch Culture Fund / Ministry of Public Works Indonesia
  • Partners: Institute of Asian Studies / UNESCO
  • Role: Trainer / Facilitator
  • Project: Investment programme for heritage-led area-based urban upgrading in three streets in the historic core
  • Result: Responsible civil servants of three of Indonesia’s candidate cities (Jakarta Kota Tua, Sawalunto and Semarang) familiar with heritage management requirements for World Heritage Listing

Heritage Led Urban Regeneration Plan

Heritage Led Urban Regeneration Plan Yangon

Yangon, Myanmar, 2016

Heritage Management Plan for Hue

Heritage mgt plan for Hue

Hue, Vietnam, Aug-Dec 2013

Urban regeneration in Tbilisi

Dialogue on urban rengen tiblisi georgia

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 to support private sector investment for renovation of historic properties
  • Result: Start of collaborative effort between Ministry of Culture and Economics to renew legal framework

Guizhou Cultural Strategy


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
  • Result: US$20million investment in upgrading of old towns in Guizhou province

Istanbul Urban Regeneration Pilot

participant istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey, Mar 2006 – Aug 2008

Action Planning for Heritage Cities

participant istanbul

Sumatra, Indonesia, 2004 – 2006

  • Client: Royal Netherlands Embassy through Urban Solutions
  • Partner: Badan Warisan Sumatra
  • Role: Heritage Economics Expert / Facilitator
  • Project: Capacity building programme for heritage societies in Sumatra. Three one-week workshops and continuous technical assistance to assist development of action plans
  • Results: 10 heritage action plans for 10 cities in Sumatra, of which two have been executed: community heritage awareness campaign in Aceh and prevention of demolition of historic structure in Medan