GSTF Journal of Engineering Technology (JET)

, 3:26

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An Integrated Approach to Urban Preservation

A Suggestion To Combine Two Methods of Urban Regeneration In Order To Achieve a Further Developed Urban Historic Center Preservation
  • Tuğçe ErtanAffiliated withIstanbul Technical UniversityUrban Regeneration Department, Izmir Katip Celebi UniversityUniversiti Putra Malaysia’aIzmir Katip Celebi University
  • , Yakup EğercioğluAffiliated withDokuz Eylul UniversityIzmir Institute of TechnologyMichigan State UniversityIzmir Katip Celebi University


The paper discusses the concept of placemaking and the implementation of UNESCO conservation policies, how it made an impact on the example of Malacca, Malaysia also mentioning the reactions of the local residents. It covers a basic historic background of placemaking concept and the process of Malacca getting into the World Heritage List. This study, then tries to combine the two approaches to form an upgraded concept of urban historic center preservation summarized in basic principles.


urban preservation urban historic center Malacca placemaking UNESCO World Heritage List