Revitalization of Historic Inner-City Areas in Asia: The Potential for Urban Renewal in Ha Noi, Jakarta, and Manila

Date: December 2008
Type: Books
Series: Urban Development Series
ISBN: 978-971-561-762-8 (print)
Author: Steinberg, Florian


The cases of Ha Noi, Jakarta, and Manila, presented in this publication on Revitalization of Historic Inner-City Areas in Asia, demonstrate that inner-city areas and urban heritage assets can become important opportunities for public and private investments with a good potential for bankable and profitable public-private partnership projects. Urbanizing Asia in the 21st century requires a fresh look at urban renewal and historic inner cities, and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has a role to play in this area.


  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Summary
  • Introduction
  • Conceptual Framework for Revitalization of Historic Inner-City Areas
  • Urban Revitalization Scenarios: Ha Noi, Jakarta and Manila
  • Prospects for Partnerships in Urban Revitalization
  • Appendixes
    • Appendix 1: Ha Noi Case Study
    • Appendix 2: Jakarta Case Study
    • Appendix 3: Manila Case Study
    • Appendix 4: Developing Inner-City Revitalization Projects