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

Heritage Economics

HOW TO MAKE HERITAGE PRESERVATION FINANCIALLY FEASIBLE?

We build the business case for repurposing old buildings and revitalising historic districts.

Feasibility Studies
Buildings Repurposed
Million US$ Investment
Developer Dialogues

ECONOMIC IMPACT ASSESSMENT HISTORIC FORT

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 & 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

  • 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

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

UNLOCKING POTENTIAL OF CULTURAL CITIES

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

HERITAGE & SUSTAINABLE CITY DEVELOPMENT

WMF-heritage-yangon

Yangon, Myanmar, 2016