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Title: COMMUNITY PARTICIPATORY URBAN HERITAGE CONSERVATION IN DOWNTOWN YANGON CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT REGENERATION
Authors: WYNN LEI PHYU
Keywords: Conservation
Community-led regeneration
Public participation
Urban heritage
Yangon
Architecture
Design Track
DT
Master (Architecture)
Chen Yu
2014/2015 Aki DT
Issue Date: 12-Nov-2014
Citation: WYNN LEI PHYU (2014-11-12). COMMUNITY PARTICIPATORY URBAN HERITAGE CONSERVATION IN DOWNTOWN YANGON CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT REGENERATION. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Since the 2011 political and economic reform in Myanmar, Yangon is experiencing rapid and dramatic changes in the urban landscape. New developments of high-rises and commercial buildings are replacing the old city urban fabric at an accelerated rate during the recent twenty years. Yangon is not prepared to face the next chapter of its change because of the pace that is happening at an alarming rate. This dissertation will examine the reasons behind the disappearing “tangible” urban heritage and whether it is related to the lack of initiative taken towards safeguarding the “intangible” aspects of its urban heritage. This paper will argue how important it is to modernize the downtown Yangon in a way such that there will be a sense of stronger connection between the city and its people. Public participation is needed to make sure that the result of the renewal will still have a deep meaning to the residents. Although the rundown heritage buildings and civic places do need a face lift to accommodate and improve the livability standard in the city, deteriorating and decaying old residential buildings also need maintenance and protection not only for the architecture but also for the livelihood of existing residents against the rapid commercialization and gentrification. The downtown renewal should not just save the architecture of the built environment but also reconnect the old city with its people through retaining and enhancing its urban culture. Hence, it would create a new modernized urban identity that could embrace the redevelopment and be relevant to its people with an improved urban daily life.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/223640
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