A history of urban planning policy and heritage protection in Vientiane, Laos

Long, Colin 2002, A history of urban planning policy and heritage protection in Vientiane, Laos, International development planning review, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 127-144.

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Title A history of urban planning policy and heritage protection in Vientiane, Laos
Author(s) Long, Colin
Journal name International development planning review
Volume number 24
Issue number 2
Start page 127
End page 144
Publisher Liverpool University Press
Place of publication Liverpool, England
Publication date 2002
ISSN 1474-6743
1478-3401
Summary This paper examines the tensions between modernisation and heritage protection in the Lao capital, Vientiane. Vientiane provides an interesting case study of the dilemmas facing small cities in developing countries as those countries try to manage the pressures that result from greater integration in regional and global processes of economic and cultural change. While modernisation appears to be winning out over heritage  protection, the paper concludes that they are not necessarily mutually exclusive, and that heritage protection in Vientiane is largely aimed at  reinforcing monumental and nation-building elements, emphasising the  development of a contemporary national capital of a modern nation state.
Language eng
Field of Research 210302 Asian History
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30001844

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Social and International Studies
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