Hong Kong style urban conservation

Distefano, Lynne D., Lee, Ho-Yin and Cummer, Katie (2012) Hong Kong style urban conservation. In: ICOMOS 17th General Assembly, 2011-11-27 / 2011-12-02, Paris, France. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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This paper examines the evolution of the field of conservation in the city of Hong Kong. In particular, highlighting the ways in which conservation and urban development can be complementary forces instead of in opposition. The city of Hong Kong will be briefly introduced, along with the characteristics that define and influence its conservation, before moving on to the catalyst for Hong Kong’s conservation paradigm shift. The paper will proceed to highlight the various conservation initiatives embarked upon by the Hong Kong SAR’s Development Bureau, concluding with a discussion of the bureau’s accomplishments and challenges for the future.

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Authors:
AuthorsEmail
Distefano, Lynne D.ldistefa@hku.hk
Lee, Ho-Yinhoyin@hku.hk
Cummer, Katiekcummer@hku.hk
Languages: English
Keywords: Urban areas; Urban development; Conservation; Conservation plans; financial assistance; Economic aspects; Preservation; Protection; Revitalization; Historic sites; historical buildings; Government policy
Subjects: D.URBANISM > 02. Urban planning
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 01. Generalities
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 09. Social and economic aspects of conservation
J.HERITAGE ECONOMICS > 05. Heritage and sustainable development
L.PRESENTATION AND TRANSMISSION OF HERITAGE > 04. Public awareness
P.GEOGRAPHIC AREAS > 04. Asia and Pacific islands
Name of monument, town, site, museum: City of Hong Kong; Hong Kong SAR’s Development Bureau,
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2011, 17th
Depositing User: Mrs Lucile Smirnov
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2012 14:56
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2012 15:32
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Lam, Carrie. Personal interview with the authors. June 14, 2011.
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/1106

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