Date: 24 June 2023 (Sat)
Time: 9:30 - 1:00 PM
CPD Hours: 3
Announced in the Policy Addresses in 2021 and 2022 the Northern Metropolis (NM) is a core developments which will shape the future of Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA) is planning a two-day related events to explore the sustainable development of the Northern Metropolis. Day 1 Forum is a meeting of academics and researchers to provide an understanding of the current context and their visions. Day 2 Workshop brings together building professionals, environmentalists, cultural heritage experts, and concerned stakeholders to generate constructive suggestions for this significant project.
DAY 1 FORUM OBJECTIVE
The Saturday morning session will feature presentations on the Northern Metropolis by representatives from Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong University and independent researchers follow by an open discussion of the presentations. The forum will be in hybrid mode so more participants may join online. The Saturday forum will form the background for a joint institutes’ workshop the following day. Students and HKIA members are also invited to join the Day 2 workshop on Sunday to continue the discussion.
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Prof. Thomas CHUNG [Video] [PPT]
School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor CHUNG main focus is on regenerative approaches to countryside conservation, co-creative place-making, and design for well-being. His ongoing projects on rural revitalization and co-creative conservation have received competitive grants, government funding, and research consultancies. Thomas is recognized for his award-winning projects, Value Farm and Floating Fields, which fuse ecological design with socially innovative public space. Thomas has researched the urban metabolism of HK’s inner-city districts and urban-rural settlements since 2008.
Prof. Wallace CHANG [Video] [PPT]
Associate Professor, Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong
Professor CHANG is an award-winning architect and theorist, focusing on urban design, cultural conservation, and community participation. He advocates for civil consciousness on urban environment and sustainable planning and is a social activist for community conservation. He conducts research and exhibits in Habitat City and Bamboo Theatre. His research, the Kai Tak River Green Corridor Community Education Project, focuses on cultural identity and urban sustainability during urban transformation in Hong Kong and southern Chinese cities.
Prof. Mee Kam NG [Video] [PPT]
Vice Chairperson, Department of Geography and Resource Management
Professor Mee Kam Ng is the Director of the Urban Studies Programme, Associate Director of the Institute of Future Cities and the Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies at CUHK. She is a Fellow of the RTPI and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in the UK, as well as a Fellow of the HKIP. She has published widely on planning and sustainability issues in Pacific-Asia. Her publications have earned her seven HKIP Awards and the 2015 Association of European Planning Schools Best Published Paper Award. She has been consultant to the United Nations and the European Union.
Prof. Gianni TALAMINI [Video] [PPT]
Associate Professor, Program Leader of the Master of Urban Design and Regional Planning
Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, City University of Hong Kong
Gianni is an award-winning Italian architect, urbanist, and scholar. He is the Principal Investigator of a research project funded by the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, titled ‘Symbiotic Urbanism for a Horizontal Metropolis’, with a focus on the application of the Horizontal Metropolis Model to the New Territories of Hong Kong. Gianni works for an environmentally symbiotic, culturally leavened, and spatially just society.
Mr. Kim Ching CHAN [Video] [PPT]
Co-founder, Liber Research Community
Chan Kim Ching was trained as a geographer, who also becomes interested in urban planning. Kim Ching studies our city critically from a spatial dimension on a daily basis, in a hope to discover potential to bring in progressive values to our city through quality research. He also frequented universities/tertiary institutions as a visiting/guest lecturer.