Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritages exhibit and encapsulate popular memories of the city through a complex interplay of production, consumption, re-construction, interpretation and diverse tactics of remembrance - a comprehensive observation by sociologist Anouk Bélanger. Every time the wrecking ball unceremoniously razes off an old building, chunk of our history and identity is forever wiped off from the earth's surface. Do our past not deserve a future? More importantly, can our past ensembles coexist with the rendition of our future development? Unsettled agitations as such led to the launch of two competitions followed by an online symposium “Cities in Transition: preserving our past, building for the future” in the first quarter of 2021. By engaging people and built environment professionals, the collective events aimed at raising public awareness through heritage appreciation in order to reinforce a sense of identity and continuity in a fast-changing world that we live in.