The idea of creative reuse urbanism — the roles of local creativities in culturally sustainable place-making : Tokyo, Bangkok, Singapore

Boontharm, Davisi 2012, The idea of creative reuse urbanism — the roles of local creativities in culturally sustainable place-making : Tokyo, Bangkok, Singapore, in Future Asian space : projecting the urban space of new East Asia, NUS Press, Singapore, Singapore, pp.73-87.

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Title The idea of creative reuse urbanism — the roles of local creativities in culturally sustainable place-making : Tokyo, Bangkok, Singapore
Author(s) Boontharm, Davisi
Title of book Future Asian space : projecting the urban space of new East Asia
Editor(s) Hee, Limin
Boontharm, Davisi
Viray, Erwin
Publication date 2012
Chapter number 5
Total chapters 10
Start page 73
End page 87
Total pages 15
Publisher NUS Press
Place of Publication Singapore, Singapore
Keyword(s) gentrification
urban renewal
local culture
urbanism
Summary Gentrification is a part of the process of urban renewal which generates significant, and often negative, social impact on existing neighborhood structures, as it tends to be driven predominantly by simple rules of an economy and imperatives of a globalized, "free" market, insensitive to the subtleties of local culture and values. This idea of creative reuse urbanism questions the necessity of extreme, damaging impacts of gentrification. It argues for an urbanism which is culturally rooted, locally related and deeply contextualized. This chapter shows that such urbanism is not just another utopian concept, but a living reality. Examples from Tokyo, Bangkok and Singapore demonstrate a rich spectrum of possibilities, a kind of pre-gentrification which has the capacity to get involved in creative reuse and recycling of existing stocks and inheritances, thus becoming a positive contributor to sustainable urban regeneration. Presented reused buildings and introduced activities are active ingredients in larger process of place-making in the three cities. Tokyo, Bangkok and Singapore were observed through the lenses of sustainability and cultural difference, with main focus on intersections between the practices of reuse and local creativity.
ISBN 9789971695965
9971695960
Language eng
Field of Research 120599 Urban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified
160404 Urban and Regional Studies (excl Planning)
169903 Studies of Asian Society
Socio Economic Objective 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30043133

Document type: Book Chapter
Collection: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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