Importance Of Heritage Conservation

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Objective of the article
Illustrate the importance of public participation in built-heritage conservation, the role of public participation in decision-makings in other countries. Public’s perception of built heritage and disadvantages of HK Conservation Policy are introduced. And identify the major problem issues of public participation in built-heritage conservation through two controversial cases in Hong Kong
1) Queen’s Pier
2) Chinese-traditional tenement buildings on Wing Lee Street

Importance of public participation in built-heritage conservation
Public participation is a process by which disadvantaged people can make influence over heritage preservation policy. It can resolve conflicts and helps to define the meaning of heritage by the general public. In addition, several trends in cultural heritage management have evolved eg the significance of heritage has changed from the national importance to local interest, which highlight the importance of public participation.

The role of public participation in the decision-making process in heritage conservation
Public participation in heritage conservation in other countries plays in the decision-making process such as in U.K., Australia, Singapore and Bangkok.

Public’s perception of built heritage in HK and Disadvantages of HK Conservation Policy
Main Reason of increasing awareness of built-heritage conservation -----after sovereignty handover in 1997, Hong Kong people have increasingly desired to get their unique
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