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Brown Bag: Opportunities For Heritage-led Urban Regeneration in Myanmar

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A Brown Bag on Heritage Works: Opportunities for Heritage-led Urban Regeneration in Myanmar’s Old Capital Yangon will be held on Wednesday, 25 May 2015, 10 A.M. Room 4654E at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila.

Ms. Ester van Steekelenburg, Founder of Urban Discovery, and Ms. Eri Honda, ADB Principal Urban Development Specialist, will share insights of tools that focus on precinct heritage and building preservation while increasing competitiveness and enhancing living conditions based on the a pilot study in Yangon’s historic core.

In a unique partnership with the Yangon City Government (YCDC) and local heritage NGO the Yangon Heritage Trust (YHT), CDIA produced a Pre-Feasibility Study to define tools and instruments for heritage-led regeneration initiatives in selected pilot areas in Yangon’s historic core.

This seminar will explain how the CDIA team built on the principle “Heritage Works” to demonstrate how heritage can create value and drive economic growth by increasing the competitiveness of the City of Yangon and enhancing the living conditions, economic and tourism potential of the city.

Furthermore, several public and private-sector funding opportunities will be highlighted to make urban regeneration happen and improve the existing building stock and historic urban fabric.

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