Revitalization of historic inner-city areas in Asia: the potential for urban renewal in Ha Noi, Jakarta, and Manila

While cities in Asia and the Pacific have been concentrating on their conventional infrastructure requirements, many cities are still discovering how to deal with the challenge of urban renewal in a broader sense. Many cities in the region do own old or historic inner-city areas of considerable historic and cultural value. These city centers are not only valuable old assets but opportunities for revitalization of local economic development and national cultural identity. The cases of Ha Noi, Jakarta, and Manila, presented in this publication on Revitalization of Historic Inner-City Areas in Asia, demonstrate that inner-city areas and urban heritage assets can become important
opportunities for public and private investments with a good
potential for bankable and profitable public