Designing Hong Kong

City Speak X: A green city. A cool city.
 6 March 2010

Hong Kong is surrounded by so much water and has so many green mountains, so does it really need more urban open space? How do we respond to the threats of global warming and air pollution? What is the meaning of “the urban heat island effect”? What is an “air ventilation assessment”? What value doesthe community place on open space? Is the demand for recreation and sport changing? Do we need a landscape vision and master plan? Is “green infrastructure” becoming more important than roads and railway lines in securing a sustainable built environment in Hong Kong?

Speakers:

  • Fiona Waters, Director of GHK (Hong Kong) Ltd.
  • Ng Tak-wah, Planning Department
  • Evans P L Iu, Senior Landscape Architect, Housing Department
  • Dr. Edward Ng Yan-yung, Architect and Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Jonathan McKinley, Deputy Secretary for Home Affairs, Recreation and Sports Branch, Home Affairs Bureau

Moderator:

  • Ian Brownlee, Planning consultant
Speaker: Fiona Water
There is money in public open space: Contingency valuation techniques

Fiona Waters - Director of GHK (Hong Kong) Ltd. with 15 years’ experience as an economist and financial analyst working on planning and development projects in Hong Kong and on projects funded by the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank in Asia and the Pacific. Her recent work included studies for the Harbour Business Forum in Hong Kong, determining a business case and delivery plan for VictoriaHarbour and the economic value of a vibrant and accessible harbour.



CitySpeak X: Green City. Cool City: Fiona Waters - There is money in public open space: Contingency valuation techniques
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Speaker: Ng Tak-wahGetting serious about standards for open space and greening

Ng Tak-wah – A practising town planner currently working in the Planning Department, with responsibilities for planning new towns, harbourfronts and layout designs, including the review of plans and development proposals using air ventilation assessments.
CitySpeak X: Green City. Cool City: TW Ng - Getting serious about standards for open space and greening
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Speaker: Evans P L IuA vision, a policy and a plan for landscaping the City

Evans P L Iu – Senior Landscape Architect, Housing Department, with over 25 years’ experience in landscape architecture for private and public housing, the home ownership scheme, commercial centres, public parks and open spaces projects. Evans is currently the President of the Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects.
CitySpeak X: Green City. Cool City: Evans Lu - A vision, a policy and a plan for landscaping the City
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Speaker: Edward Ng Yan-yung
Urban heat and air ventilation – what are the implications for public health?

Dr. Edward Ng Yan-yung - Architect and Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), specialising in Environmental and Sustainable Design. He developed daylight design building regulations and the Air Ventilation Assessment (AVA) Guidelines and is drafting the Urban Climatic Map for Planning in Hong Kong. Edward is an advisor to the Chinese Government on daylight and solar energy.

CitySpeak X: Green City. Cool City: Edward Ng - Urban heat and air ventilation – what are the implications for public health?
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Speaker: Jonathan McKinley
Rising expectations for space for leisure, recreation and sports

Jonathan McKinley –Deputy Secretary for Home Affairs of the Home Affairs Bureau, Recreation and Sports Branch, and former Assistant Director of the Government’s Sustainable Development Unit.
CitySpeak X: Green City. Cool City: Jonathan Mckinley - Rising expectations for space for leisure, recreation and sports
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Moderator: Ian Brownlee
Planning consultant and a proponent of implementing sustainable development initiatives in Hong Kong, responsible for development and planning applications by both developers and community concern groups.