September 4, 2008

Satoshi Ōtsuki (Day 2, Reports on Research Results by Young Researchers, Participants of the International Training Program)

Satoshi Ōtsuki (Postdoctoral Fellow, Kinugasa Research Organization, Ritsumeikan University)

How to Preserve and/or Conserve Historical Districts by Residents Themselves?: Case Studies of Thailand

 In case of Southeast Asian countries, it is difficult to conserve and/or preserve historical districts from disasters and overdevelopment by government sectors only, because of limitation of not only their budgets but also legal systems for urban planning and heritage management. Therefore, such preservation and/or conservation need residents’ cooperation.
 This presentation will discuss methods for promoting community-based prevention/conservation of historical districts, with case studies of Ayutthaya World Heritage and royal property districts in Thailand.