The Future of Cultural Heritage Conservation amid Urbanization in Asia: Constraints and Prospects

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Vimolsiddhi Horayangkura


Given the national commitments and the international criteria for nomination of cultural properties
and cultural landscapes to be inscribed on the World Cultural Heritage List, and various threats from
multiple external forces as well as intrinsic constraints among Asian countries, this study then attempts
to investigate the significant variables, their applicabilities to and impacts on conservation implementation
and potential performances. Through reviewing conservation experiences in Asian regions, critical
constraints and prospects in terms of positive approaches are explored together with demonstrating
distinctive examples of World Cultural Heritage and Asia-Pacific’s best practices in conservation. The
outputs of these investigations set up the conceptual framework of challenge for escalating the conservation
movements in Thailand.


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