Yangon: Building the Case for Heritage-led Urban Regeneration in Asia

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March 21, 2017
5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
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DLA Piper (Hong Kong)
17th Floor, Edinburgh Tower, The Landmark, 15 Queen's Road Central
Central, Hong Kong


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Please join ULI on Tuesday, March 21 for an exclusive presentation of the Yangon urban regeneration initiative, a unique study and implementation guidelines on renovating hundreds of historic buildings in Yangon City, while creating investment value.

In 2015 The Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA) deployed a team of 10 international and local planners, architects and economists to help the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) and the Yangon Heritage Trust (YHT) define an investment programme for a comprehensive heritage-led regeneration initiative in selected pilot areas in the city’s historic core. The study mapped out opportunities and constraints for upgrading of historic properties and public space, identified supporting infrastructure improvements and prepared technical, legal and financial analysis to demonstrate a feasible alternative to redevelopment that is more respectful of the historic fabric and also provides more acceptable and affordable alternatives to residents.

Event Programme


CDIA team members Margaret Brooke and Ester van Steekelenburg will present on the recommendations of the study report.

Harry Wardill of non-profit Turquoise Mountain will introduce the organisation’s adaptive reuse proposals for a well-known building close to the Sule Pagoda, showing how heritage conservation and building regeneration can work hand-in-hand to bring about a vibrant and viable urban future.

We will conclude with Panel Discussion with the presenters to discuss investment and development opportunities in Yangon and Myanmar.


Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Time: 5:45-6:00pm Registration
6:00-7:30pm Presentations and Panel Discussion

Venue: DLA Piper
17/F, Edinburgh Tower, Landmark,
Central, Hong Kong

Full Members and Corporate Members: Complimentary
Associate Members: HKD100 / USD15
Non-Members: HKD800 / USD120

(Light refreshments will be provided)

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Space is limited and registrations will be required. Priority will be given to ULI members.

For Full Members and Corporate Members, please register here

For Associate Members and Non-Members, please register here

Registration deadline: Thursday, March 16, 2017

Confirmation email for a place in the event will be sent on Friday, March 17, 2017

Questions ULI_HongKong@uli.org

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DLA Piper