Urban Conservation and Regeneration: The role of public-private partnerships

Start date

Thursday, 13 Jun 2019, 13:30

End date

Thursday, 13 Jun 2019, 15:00

Governments face substantial and growing challenges in providing the necessary funding, staff and skills to care for their urban heritage. The private sector is therefore increasingly being called upon to facilitate the protection of heritage resources through a variety of economic incentives and institutional arrangements.  Public-private partnerships (PPPs) are one such approach. By capitalizing on the skills and resources of the private sector, PPPs have emerged as a popular and effective tool through which governments can meet their obligations to conserve history and heritage, but minimize the costs and risks of doing so. This presentation showcases international heritage-led urban regeneration public-private partnerships (PPPs) that represent a diversity of institutional arrangements, processes and outcomes.


Caroline Cheong. Caroline is Assistant Professor at the Department of History of the University of Central Florida. Caroline’s research focuses on the relationship between urban heritage conservation and economic development, values-based conservation management, conservation economics and poverty reduction. Previously, Caroline was Director of Research for heritage economics consulting firms PlaceEconomics and Heritage Strategies International.