Revitalisation of the Old Township of Ipoh, Malaysia


Hew, Willian Wee Lim and Tong, David Yoon Kin and Goh, Gerald Guan Gan (2014) Revitalisation of the Old Township of Ipoh, Malaysia. Journal of Place Management and Development, 7 (1). pp. 57-73. ISSN 1753-8335

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Purpose: This paper aims to propose a direction for rejuvenating the declining Ipoh Old Town through a conservation-based approach. Design/methodology/approach: Recommendations for revitalisation are based on comparison between the local government's development proposals and historical study of revitalisation initiatives undertaken in neighbouring countries. Findings: The review has found that the revitalisation of Ipoh should be more towards servicing the needs of its residents than to gain from tourism development. Practical implications: Findings of the review have blurred the distinction between purist and ameliorist stances of conservation and suggest that the policy development should be a partnership of all stakeholders, vested with powers to implement. Originality/value: This paper provides an insight into urban regeneration for smaller, more local-dependent historic towns.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28-70 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Depositing User: Ms Suzilawati Abu Samah
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2014 00:14
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2014 01:44


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