Faculty Advisor

Liang, Jianyu

Faculty Advisor

Nikitina, Svetlana

Project Center

Hong Kong, China


With some of the original Hong Kong heritage fading away, it is important to discover the roots of the issue in order to address it. We determined the original Chinese settlement area in Sheung Wan to be most vulnerable to socioeconomic change and identified critical aspects of their heritage to preserve. We also discerned which of the changes in the area were beneficial or detrimental to the heritage preservation. This work is imperative to help tackle the gentrification within the area before it transforms into cosmopolitan and westernized at the expense of traditional heritage. This project allowed us to make recommendations regarding how to address the changes in our area. The life of the city will be strengthened by preserving heritage and highlighting its importance to the people.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

February 2013

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts