My Oh My George Town! Public spaces need publicity – and polish

By Stuart Macdonald

August 2014 COVER STORY
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A simple street corner holds different significance for different people – it may be a location for a street seller in the morning or a place for a relaxing pensioner in the afternoon, and during festivals it may take on other entirely new meanings. The Penang Institute “My George Town” project sets out to discover the use of such spaces.Much emphasis is placed on George Town’s historic buildings. Their architectural styles, unique features and building techniques are the subject of...

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Stuart Macdonald

is a fellow and head of Urban Studies at Penang Institute.