This paper aims to investigate the relationship between community participation and community evaluation of heritage
revitalisation projects in the context of Hong Kong. In 2007, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government
introduced a Revitalisation Scheme to conserve and revitalise government-owned historic buildings. Nevertheless, since
the announcement of the Revitalisation Scheme, whether the concerned revitalisation projects could benefit the local
community, as publicized in the multiple objectives of the scheme by the government, has become a very contentious
issue. This issue seriously affects the communities’ attitudes and opinions on the Revitalisation Scheme. This paper will
address this issue from the perspective of community participation in heritage revitalisation projects. Based on a recently
completed revitalisation project under the Revitalisation Scheme, this paper asserts that there is a positive correlation
between community participation and community evaluation of the project’s social impact.
Keywords: Community participation, Heritage revitalisation, Revitalisation scheme, Hong Kong.
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