Centre for Architecture Theory Criticism History
School of Architecture

Zan Zafirah Zainal

The project is aimed to assess sustainable tourism development practices of complex natural landscapes, using UNESCO Natural World Heritage Sites as a case study. Management plans of the sites should incorporate sustainable development dimensions as a foundation of the plan. However, whether or not the plans are being executed as stipulated is still a question and the project will explore how much participation from the local community is being included in the management of the sites. The development of sustainable tourism in natural World Heritage sites is vital to conserve the pristine nature and Outstanding Universal Value of the locations. However, conservation goals could be jeopardized by the undesirable impacts occasionally developed from excessive visitation and business activities. By using sustainable development as a model, this project is aimed to address the issue of unsustainable tourism in World Heritage areas.
Project: Managing sustainability in natural World Heritage Sites