What Can the UNESCO World Heritage Designation Do for Chinatown?
We are pleased to host a public forum on the implications and benefits of earning the UNESCO World Heritage designation for Chinatown. To facilitate the conversation, we have invited Dr. Lee Ho Yin, University of Hong Kong, to share his expertise and experience in UNESCO-related heritage conversation and development projects.
Date: Friday, January 19, 2018
Time: 4PM - 5:30PM
Location: Dr. Sun-Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden
The initiative to apply for the UNESCO World Heritage status is one of the recommendations put forward by the Historical Discrimination Against Chinese People in Vancouver Committee's final report, which was approved by Vancouver's City Council on October 31, 2017. Promoting Chinatown's cultural heritage and sustainability in a respectful manner is an integral part of the city's ongoing reconciliation efforts.
Biography: Dr. Lee Yo Hin is a renowned scholar and experienced practitioner of heritage conservation in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Southeast Asia. He is one fo the founders and current Division Head of the University of Hong Kong's Architectural Conservation Programmes, and has been appointed by UNESCO and government agencies as an expert advisor for various heritage projects in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Indonesia, and Singapore. Dr. Lee currently chairs the Heritage Working Group of Tai Kwun (Central Police Station Revitalisation Project) and serves on the Urban Renewal Authority's Planning, Development and Conservation Committee in Hong Kong.