Designing Hong Kong

City Speak XI: Is transport the solution or the enemy?
24 April 2010

Development and transport are closely related, but how do we connect the dots and guarantee a livable city for future generations?

Lifting the moratorium in Mid-levels, reducing the threshold for redevelopment and the constant pressure to increase density are all choking the older parts of Hong Kong with more traffic and roadside air pollution.

How do we deal with the increased traffic on new roads to the Mainland? How many more roads are we planning to build on our waterfront? Is there too much public transport clogging up our roads? Is replacing pedestrian crossings with subways and footbridges a good thing?

What plans are there for environmentally friendly transport and aesthetically more pleasing transport infrastructure in Hong Kong? Where are the hopes for making our city more pedestrian-friendly? Can new engine technology solve our problems? Could electronic road pricing help? Will the new rail lines be enough? Do we have a sustainable (transport) plan for our city?

Speakers:

  • Chapman Lam 林澤仁, Divisional Director (Transportation Engineering), MVA Hong Kong Limited
  • Julian TH Kwong 鄺子憲, Road safety engineering consultant, founding member of the Association for Geoconservation, Hong Kong
  • Bruno Charrade, Managing Director, Hong Kong Tramways Limited
  • Pascal Dupond, Customer Director, Hong Kong & China Pearl River Delta, ALSTOM
  • KY Leung梁剛銳, Vice Chairman, Transport Policy Committee, The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong
  • Simon KW Ng 吳家穎, Visiting Scholar, Institute for the Environment, HKUST
  • Oren Tatcher, Architect specialising in transportation facilities and transport-oriented urban master plans

Moderator:

  • Prof. Bill Barron, Visiting Scholar, Institute for the Environment, HKUST

Speakers
Chapman Lam, 林澤仁
Divisional Director (Transportation Engineering), MVA Hong Kong Limited

City Speak XI - Is transport the solution or the enemy? Chapman Lam of MVA
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Julian TH Kwong鄺子憲先生
Road safety engineering consultant, founding member of the Association for Geoconservation, Hong Kong


City Speak XI - Is transport the solution or the enemy? Julian Kwong - Road safety engineer
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Bruno Charrade
Managing Director, Hong Kong Tramways Limited
City Speak XI - Is transport the solution or the enemy? Bruno Charade of HK Tramways
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Pascal Dupond
Customer Director, Hong Kong & China Pearl River Delta, ALSTOM
City Speak XI - Is transport the solution or the enemy? Pascal Dupont of Alstom
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KY Leung梁剛銳
Vice Chairman, Transport Policy Committee, The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong

City Speak XI - Is transport the solution or the enemy? KY Leung of CILTHK
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Simon KW Ng 吳家穎
Visiting Scholar, Institute for the Environment, HKUST


City Speak XI - Is transport the solution or the enemy? Simon Ng of HKUST
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Oren Tatcher
Architect specialising in transportation facilities and transport-oriented urban master plans
Q&A