GE2227 - Preservation and Revitalization of Buildings with Heritage Value inside City Environments

Offering Academic Unit
Division of Building Science and Technology
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
GE Area
Area 2: Study of Societies, Social and Business Organizations
Course Offering Term*:
Not offering in current academic year

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

“Heritage, Preservation, Revitalization” are some of the hot-issues being mentioned by public frequently in the recent years world-wide. For those practicing professionals, other than its cultural value and the technicality behind, this is also a business with high commercial potential. To certain extent, this may result in some cases that true meaning of heritage being distorted or even abused for marketing convenience. 
In view of this, this course aims to provide some background knowledge for students to develop a better understanding on this topic. At the end, knowledge to grasp a better picture about the meaning and classification of heritages inside city environments, under what principles and practices it is operated, the technicality concerns, how these valuable assets are being utilized, as well as some representing cases which can be found from an international prospective, can be obtained by students after the completion of this course. After all, this is also a very interesting course for general education purpose for it covers a wide range of topics including architecture, development history of representative cities, as well as issues on culture, social, economic, and sometimes even political concerns.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 40%
Examination: 60%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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