The Yangon Living Street Experience (the Event) is an event aiming at raising public awareness of community based improvement of cityscape in the historic area of Yangon City. The Event is taking place on the street of Maha Bandoola Park St. and Bank St.in Kyauktada Township from 5 pm to 9 pm for 2 days on 10 and 11 December 2016. It is organized by Yangon Region Government, Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) in cooperation with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
The Event is purposed for the residents and business operators in Yangon City 1. to revalue the heritage buildings,
2. to reconsider the amenity of pedestrian space and,
3. to envision the attractive future cityscape
During the Event, cars are not allowed to enter in the venue as it becomes “Car Free Streets” for providing pedestrians a public space. A variety of activities will be planned such as traditional dance and music shows by professionals and students from National University of Arts and Culture, traditional handicraft shops with demonstration. Some of the heritage buildings, trees and streets will be decorated with illumination. Exhibition on heritage buildings, history of Yangon city will be presented by architect majored students from Western Technological University and Thanlyin Technological University with the cooperation of Yangon Heritage Trust. Moreover, knowledgeable young guide from these Universities and Yangon Technological University will take visitors to historic sites in the event area.
ABOUT Strategic Urban Development Plan of the Greater Yangon
Based on economic growth and rapid and massive changes in urban development which have happened in Yangon recently, Strategic Urban Development Plan of the Greater Yangon (SUDP) which was formulated in 2013 is being reviewed and updated under new administration in cooperation with JICA. The SUDP will also propose Central Business District (CBD) redevelopment projects utilizing heritage buildings to create a human-friendly and attractive town. A broad understanding by Yangon people is necessary to realize the future projects. The Event will give an opportunity for Yangon people to become aware of the importance of cityscape conservation and envision the attractive cityscape in the future.