Sep
24
11:00 am11:00

HKIP @RTHK5 Radio Program (24 September 2019)

As one of the 40th Anniversary celebration events of the HKIP, and with a view to raising the profile of our town planning profession and promoting the community’s awareness of the contribution of town planners, we have collaborated with RTHK5 in the broadcasting of a radio program - 香江暖流.

Ms Iris Tam will be the coming guest speaker who will share the stories of urban renewal in Hong Kong on the radio program.

Please support us by turning on your radio and spread the words to your friends and families.

It’s coming TUESDAY (11 am; 24 September 2019). Stay tuned!

More about Iris Tam
Iris Tam is a veteran town planner who has served in the forefront of HK urban development for over 35 years. She started her career in the Government and subsequently ran a private planning consultant firm for some 16 years before joining the Urban Renewal Authority in 2006. She was the Managing Director when she left the URA in 2015. In the past three years, she has been offering professional services on town planning and property development.

Ms Tam was the President of Hong Kong Institute of Planners in 1995-97. She has always been active in public services related to public housing and the environment in particular. She is now a member of the Subsidized Housing Committee of the HK Housing Authority.

HKIP 40th Anniversary Working Party

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Sep
26
6:45 pm18:45

HKIP Seminar on Elderly Policies (26 September 2019)

About the Seminar

Hong Kong currently enjoys the longest life expectancy in the world. However, our longer-living population and the rising prevalence of preventable chronic conditions raise questions about how our health system can operate effectively, efficiently and sustainably. In this regard, researchers from Our Hong Kong Foundation (OHKF) will present their recommendations on different aspects of the health system, including primary care, ageing-in-place and gerontechnology, the application of assistive and age-friendly technologies to enhance the well-being of senior citizens.

About the Event

Date : 26 Sep 2019 (Thur)

Time : 6:45pm - 8:15pm

CPD Hour : 1.5 hours

Language : Cantonese

Venue : HKIP Office, Unit No.201, 2/F, Prosperity Millennia Plaza, 663 King's Road, North Point, HK


The seminar is free of charge. For registration, please register at https://forms.gle/xURUTcW155kcgCpXA or send an email to HKIP (hkiplann@netvigator.com) stating your Full Name, Membership Number, Contact Number and Email. Participation to the event is on first-come-first-served basis.

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Oct
12
11:00 am11:00

ETC Technical Tour - Urban Redevelopment at Chung Ching Street, Sai Ying Pun (Street Art) 12 October 2019 (Saturday)

Hong Kong Institute of Planners

Education and Training Committee

Technical Tour

Urban Redevelopment at Chung Ching Street, Sai Ying Pun

(Street Art)

About the Technical Tour:
Henderson Land Development Co. Ltd. is now revitalizing the old urban communities in Sai Ying Pun with a new wave of urban art. The design of the residential twin towers in ‘Artlane’ (name of the cluster) attempts to reinterpret the chaotic urban fabric typical in the Hong Kong and create new vibrant urban spaces and streets for enjoyment by the general public.

The tour will review the process of transforming the old urban district into a new art and cultural cluster and explore each wall mural along the newly created urban space, streets and backlanes. A visit to the top floors of the newly completed tower will provide an overview of the whole Artlane development and see how the architectural and interior design responds to the surrounding area.

About the Tourism Promotion:
Inspired by the popular urban art murals in New York, London and Seoul, Henderson Land invited famous international and local artists to create murals based on the theme of ‘Arts and Music of SOHO’. Each gave free rein to their imagination, creativity and style, using walls, streets and even staircases as their canvas to create a series of urban art murals unique in Hong Kong.

Artlane is chosen by Hong Kong Tourism board as one of 4 major new tourist attractions of 2019, together with Xiqu Centre, Star Avenue and Tai Kwun, and widely promoted particularly during Hong Kong Art Basel in March 2019. It has offered a place for the tourists to discover wonderful street arts where artists have turned the building walls of King Ling Lane and Chung Ching St. into a kaleidoscopic canvas.

Date: 12 October 2019 (Saturday)

Language: Chinese

Time and Venue: 11:00 – 12:30, Chung Ching Street, Sai Ying Pun (assembly at MTR Exit B3)

Limited registration: 20 places

Registration deadline: 5 October 2019


*The technical tour is free of charge and is equivalent to 1.5 CPD hours

For registration, please sign up by filling in the Google Form

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScmSHGKPlqQYsFmTACSSiW7MtPN7n0XyTRHmRJhKlcnNPND9A/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1

Participation to this event is on a first-come-first-served basis. Priority will be given to the members of the HKIP if the event is over-subscribed.

A confirmation email with further details of the event will be sent to all successful registrants. All other registrants will be put on a waiting list.

Remarks:

1. Event insurance is not covered.

2. If a tropical cyclone warning signal No. 3 (or above) or Red/Black rainstorm warning is issued 2 hours prior to the commencement of the event, this activity will be postponed.

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Sep
5
7:30 pm19:30

[YPG x YSG] Invitation to Tram Party - 5 September 2019 (Thursday)

Dear Members,

Have you ever thought of having a party on the road? Here is your opportunity, the Young Planners Group (YPG) and the Young Surveyor Group (YSG) are co-organising a Tram Party! It's time for you to indulge yourself in a spectacular 360° view of Hong Kong’s nightlife and cityscape!

Food and Drinks will be provided. Don't hesitate to grab this opportunity to extend your social network. Come and join us for not only staying away from the hustle and bustle of life but also for meeting peers and new friends from other professions!

Details of the event:
Date: 5 September 2019 (Thursday)
Time: 19:30 - 21:30
Gathering point: Whitty Street Tram Depot

Fee: around $200

Maximum capacity: 10 (first come, first serve)


Important Note:

- The event may be canceled or postponed due to weather conditions and will be notified in due course.

For registration, please sign up the Google Form: https://forms.gle/tSduBwa3PAdSmDdc6

before 16 August 2019 (Friday). Successful registrants will receive a confirmation email soon. We do look forward to seeing you.

Should you have any enquiries, please contact Ms. Monique Tai at 2915 6212 or email at ypg.hkip@gmail.com.

Young Planners Group
The Hong Kong Institute of Planners

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Aug
31
11:15 am11:15

HKIP Friends of Town Planners - Urban Planning Seminar 101

Friends of Town Planners - Urban Planning Seminar 101

"Friends of Town Planners" programme is now launching the opening seminar! It is a great opportunity for our new Friends to acquire fundamental knowledge on town planning and have a glimpse on cities development. We are honoured to have Mr. K.K. LING as our guest speaker. As the former Director of Planning heading the Planning Department of HKSARG, Mr. LING is a renowned professional town planner with extensive experience.

To encourage the interaction between planners and our new Friends, you are cordially invited to join the seminar to mingle with the Friends. A mingling session will be held after the speaker's presentation. Light refreshments will be served. Do take this opportunity to meet our guest speaker to refresh your planning knowledge, and get to know more about our new Friends from all walks of life!

Date: 31.8.2019 (Sat)

Time: 11:15 - 13:15

Venue: H6 Conet, The Central

Fee: FREE for HKIP members

If you are interested, please register via the link on or before 26 August 2019. Registration link: https://forms.gle/o5xQqojEnhyou56B7

HKIP Community Planning Committee

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Aug
28
7:30 pm19:30

A Route to Full HKIP Membership: Experience-sharing Session by the Membership Board and Full Members of HKIP (28 Aug, Wed)

Dear young members,

A Route to Full HKIP Membership:
Experience-sharing Session by the Membership Board and Full Members of HKIP

On 28.8.2019 (Wed), the Young Planners Group will organize A Route to Full HKIP Membership: Experience-sharing Session by the Membership Board and Full Members of HKIP. The sharing session will provide young members with great insights on professional development and allow you to be better prepared for the HKIP Full Membership interview.

In this sharing session, members from the Membership Board will share their valuable advice and answer questions about the accreditation process. We are also happy to have some chartered young planners to share their recent interview experience and preparation tips with you.

The sharing session will be divided into two sessions: Introductory Session and Group Discussion. Guest speakers will each start with a 5-minute introductory speech. Speakers and participants will then be divided into groups for a more interactive and query-driven round table discussion.

Details are as follows:

Date: 28 August 2019 (Wednesday)

Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Registration starts at 7:15 p.m.)

Venue: HKIP Office, Unit 201, 2/F, Prosperity Millennia Plaza, 663 Kings Road, North Point, H.K.

Guests: Membership Board Members and Recently Chartered Full Members

Medium: Cantonese

For registration, please register by 21 August, 2019 (Wednesday) at https://bit.ly/2LD4j4s. Seats are limited and registration is on first-come-first-served basis.

Should you have any enquiry on the event, please feel free to contact Amy Mak via mobile at +852 29156212 or email at ypg.hkip@gmail.com.

Yours faithfully,
Young Planners Group
The Hong Kong Institute of Planners

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Aug
27
11:00 am11:00

HKIP @RTHK5 Radio Program Tuesday (27 August 2019)

As one of the 40th Anniversary celebration events of the HKIP, and with a view to raising the profile of our town planning profession and promoting the community’s awareness of the contribution of town planners, we have collaborated with RTHK5 in the broadcasting of a radio program - 香江暖流.


Mr. Jimmy Leung will be the coming guest speaker who will share the stories of town planning in Hong Kong on the radio program.


Please support us by turning on your radio and spread the words to your friends and families.

It’s coming TUESDAY (11 am; 27 August 2019). Stay tuned!

More about Jimmy Leung

Mr. Leung joined the civil service in 1978. His experience covers district and statutory planning, planning studies and planning of new towns. He served as the chief town planner for port and airport development strategy and later for strategic planning. In 2003, he was involved in the amendment of planning legislation, the Hong Kong 2030 Study, regional planning studies as well as the initial planning study of CBD2 at Kowloon East. He retired from the Hong Kong SAR Government at the end of 2012 after more than 34 years of service. He held the position of Director of Planning before his retirement.

Mr. Leung holds a BSSc (Hon) degree in geography from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a master’s degree in philosophy (town planning) from the Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning, University College London. He is a past president and fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners, registered professional planner in Hong Kong, a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute in the United Kingdom and a Green Building Faculty member. He also holds the PRC Registered Urban Planner Qualification. In 2013, Mr. Leung was awarded a Silver Bauhinia Star.

HKIP 40th Anniversary Working Party

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Aug
26
7:00 pm19:00

Briefing on Long Term Decarbonisation Strategy (LTDS) (26 August 2019 (Monday)

The Council for Sustainable Development (SDC) has launched a Public Engagement on the Long Term Decarbonisation Strategy for Hong Kong which will last until 20 September 2019. The Study Team would like to give a briefing on the key issues of the Long Term Decarbonisation Strategy for Hong Kong (https://www.susdev.org.hk/en/public-engagement.php) to our Members in HKIP Office (Unit No. 201, 2/F,Prosperity Millennia Plaza, 663 King's Road, North Point, Hong Kong) at 7:00 pm on 26 August 2019 (Monday).

If you are interested in attending the briefing, please let us know by email hkiplann@netvigator.com (indicating your name and membership no.) on or before 21 August 2019. Should you have any questions, you may contact Monique at 2915 6212.

Public Affairs Committee
The Hong Kong Institute of Planners

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Aug
3
10:00 am10:00

Joint YPG-YLAG Event: Exclusive Tree Tour to Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District (3 August 2019, Sat)

You might have spent a relaxing afternoon with your friends or families and enjoyed perfect views of the harbour in WKCD.  But have you ever wondered how the diverse species of trees and plants enrich your enjoyment in WKCD? Let’s take a walk and get to know the landscape design of the Art Park.

Young Planners Group (YPG) and Young Landscape Architects’ Group (YLAG) are co-organising an exclusive tree tour (the tour) to the Art Park in WKCD to enhance member's understanding on the value of the Art Park and species of trees and plants inside.  The Art Park is the green heart of WKCD, with a rich variety of trees and green planting as well as open lawn spaces for leisure and relaxation. The tour will also explain the story behind the design and management of the Art Park.

 

Details

Date:            3 August 2019 (Sat)

Time:           10:00am – 12:00pm

Venue:         Art Park of West Kowloon Cultural District

Medium:      Cantonese supplemented in English 

Quota:         20 (for members of YPG and YLAG)

Fee:             Free of Charge

 

Please register at https://bit.ly/2K99iZ5 on or before 19 July 2019 (Fri). Registration will be on first-come-first-served basis.

 

Should you have any queries, please contact Ms. Monique Tai at hkiplann@netvigator.com or 2915 6212.

 

Young Planners Group
The Hong Kong Institute of Planners


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Jul
26
to 27 Jul

HKIP @RTHK1 Radio Program (26 July)- Rescheduled

As one of the 40th Anniversary celebration events of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners (HKIP), and with a view to raising the profile of our town planning profession and promoting the community’s awareness of the contribution of town planners, we have collaborated with RTHK1 in the broadcasting of two radio programs hosted by Mr. Tony Wu (胡世傑先生).

 

Our Mr. KK Ling and Ms. Eunice Mak will be the guest speakers of the radio program on 「講東講西」 on 21 June and 26 July on the topics of town planning in Hong Kong and public housing stories respectively.  

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Jul
11
7:30 pm19:30

YPG Career Development Workshop - Enrichment Series (11 July 2019)

Young Planners Group Committee

“Career Development Workshop - Enrichment Series”

Following the sharing session by young planners in the “Explorer Series” in January, the Young Planners Group is organizing the “Career Development Workshop - Enrichment Series” to let students, graduates and young planners gain insightful messages from our experienced planners and have early preparation on their career development. The workshop will consist of a sharing session given by individual speakers outlining their work experiences, followed by breakout sessions in which students will benefit from casual and inspiring conversations with our experienced planners.


You are cordially invited to join the workshop with detail as follows:

Date: 11 July 2019 (Thursday)

Time: 19:30 - 21:30

Venue: Rooms 802 & 803, Knowles Building, HKU

Language: Cantonese

Fee:Free

Quota: 40

Speakers:

Mr. Lawrence CHAU (Planning Department)

Prof. KK LING (Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation, PolyU)

Mr. Mike KWAN (Urban Renewal Authority)

Mr. Joseph CHAN (Country Garden Holdings Company Ltd)

Mr. Alan LAU (Housing Department)

For interested individuals, please register at https://bit.ly/2Mw5bt0 by 5 July 2019 (Friday). Registration will be on first-come-first-served basis.

Should you have any enquiry on the event, please feel free to contact Ms. Monique Tai at 2915 6212, or email to ypg.hkip@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you at the event!

Young Planners Group
The Hong Kong Institute of Planners

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Jul
8
7:00 pm19:00

Briefing on 'Pilot Study on Underground Space Development in Selected Strategic Urban Areas'-Stage 2 PE (8 July 2019)

The Civil Engineering and Development Department and the Planning Department launched the Stage 2 Public Engagement (PE) for the Pilot Study on Underground Space Development in Selected Strategic Urban Areas, which will last for 3 months until 21 August 2019, aiming to seek public and stakeholders’ views on the proposed conceptual scheme of underground space development at Kowloon Park in Tsim Sha Tsui West.

The Study Team will provide a briefing to our HKIP Members in HKIP Office on 8 July 2019 (7pm). If you are interested to attend the briefing, please let us know by email hkiplann@netvigator.com (indicating your name and membership no.) on or before 2 July 2019. Should you have any questions, you may contact Monique at 2915 6212.

Public Affairs Committee
Hong Kong Institute of Planners

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Jul
7
10:00 am10:00

YPG kayaking (7 July 2019)

It’s time for you to leave your cozy apartment to get some Vitamin E and enjoy the summer time!

The Young Planners Group is now organising a beginner-level kayaking at Lower Cheung Sha Beach. This event provides an opportunity to enjoy and explore Hong Kong natural resource in a different way. Coaching will be provided to beginners. Come and join us for not only staying away from the hustle and bustle life but also for meeting new friends and peers!

Details of the event:
Date: 7 July 2019 (Sunday)

Time: 10:00 - 17:30

Gathering point: MTR Tung Chung Station

Level: Beginner

Fee: around $300 (rental fee)

Maximum capacity: 15 (first come, first serve)

Important Note

  • Participant should be able to swim 50m without floating assistance

  • The event may be canceled or postponed due to weather conditions and will be notified in due course

For registration, please sign up the Google Form
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdvK_JK6Xc6aHPflJmy0OW8_4gFH6nqMhauRgC4SXkEVgnPRg/viewform?usp=pp_url

before 30 June 2019 (Sunday). Successful registrants will receive a confirmation email soon. We do look forward to seeing you.

Don't forget to bring your water bottle and some snacks to keep yourself energized.

Should you have any enquiries, please contact Ms. Monique Tai at 2915 6212 or email at ypg.hkip@gmail.com.

Young Planners Group
The Hong Kong Institute of Planners
Website: www.hkip.org.hk
Facebook: www.facebook.com.hk/hkypg

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Jun
24
7:00 pm19:00

Sharing Session : As BEAM Plus New Buildings (NB) v2.0 (24/7/2019, Wed)

As BEAM Plus New Buildings (NB) v2.0 is going to be launched in September this year, the BEAM Society Limited (建築環保評估協會)would like to take the liberty call for a sharing session with us about the latest development and enhancement of NB v2.0.

The sharing session will be held on 24/7/2019 (Wednesday) between 7:00 pm and 8:30pm in HKIP office.

Please find attached a brief introduction of the sharing session and the bio of the Speakers.

For registration, please sign up the Google Form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc7M_i0FUVgbNeYRkhygQpXufxstc3FxD6DEnCXd3Rhc2kt8A/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1

See you in the sharing session.

PAC

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Jun
21
to 22 Jun

HKIP @RTHK1 Radio Program (21 June)- Rescheduled

As one of the 40th Anniversary celebration events of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners (HKIP), and with a view to raising the profile of our town planning profession and promoting the community’s awareness of the contribution of town planners, we have collaborated with RTHK1 in the broadcasting of two radio programs hosted by Mr. Tony Wu (胡世傑先生).

Our Mr. KK Ling and Ms. Eunice Mak will be the guest speakers of the radio program on 「講東講西」 on 21 June and 26 July on the topics of town planning in Hong Kong and public housing stories respectively.  

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Jun
5
7:00 pm19:00

Theme 5: Empowering Planners: Measurement, Simulation and Machine Learning 5 June 2019 (Wednesday)

Smart City, Technology and Me


Few will dispute that technology has ingrained into the daily routines of everyone from children to adult, from work to leisure both wilfully or unconsciously. Smart city perhaps is one of the most trendy term among professionals, organizations, public figures and politicians for the past years. Technologies do not just affect our daily routines but will reshape many aspects of our cities in the years ahead.

As the professional charting the future, how smart city concepts and technologies interact with planners and town planning? Will planners leverage on or merely be the bystanders as the wheel of technology advances? On these and beyond, the Education and Training Committee will organise a seminar series (with 5 seminars from March to May 2019) for members to share the sights from government official, IT practitioner, technology consultant, researcher and planning professional under different perspectives from the broad smart city strategy to applying and utilising technologies related to town planning and our city. The themes of the series will include:

Theme 1: Smart City Blueprint for Hong Kong (Mr. Tony Wong, Office of the Government Chief Information Officer , Hong Kong SAR Government, 25 March, Monday)

Theme 2: Building Smarter Cities - Integrating FinTech with Town Planning (Mr. Emil Chan, Chairman of Fintech Committee of Smart City Consortium, 1 April, Monday)

Theme 3: Green and Greening in West Kowloon Cultural District (Mr. Derek Sun, Head, Planning & Development & Ms M.S. Lau, Manager, Park & Public Space Operation, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, 24 April, Wednesday)

Theme 4: Autonomous and Connected Vehicles for Smart City (Mr. Stanley Ng,President of Asia Pacific Connected Vehicles Industry Association and CEO MapKing, 20 May, Monday)


Theme 5: Empowering Planners: Measurement, Simulation and Machine Learning (Dr. J.X. Huang, Co-director, Sustainable High Density Cities Lab, HKUrban Lab, Department of Urban Planning and Design, University of Hong Kong, 5 June, Wednesday)

In the final part of the series, Dr. Huang will share with us from multiple perspectives as an architect, town planner and researcher, about smart technology and city planning. Modelling has transformed both the planning and design discipline over the years, and with a wave of emerging technologies, planners and designers can now better observe and understand the dynamics of our city. Dr. Huang will introduce some technology and simulation applications based on some of the latest research projects on the built environment conducted by the Sustainable High Density Lab at HKU. Can we better understand our city as it is now, and how it may evolve in the future through these tools?


Theme 5: Empowering Planners: Measurement, Simulation and Machine Learning

Date: 5 June 2019 (Wednesday)

Time: 19:00 - 20:00

Venue: HKIP Office: Unit No.201, 2/F, Prosperity Millennia Plaza, 663 King's Road, North Point

Language: English

For registration, please sign up the Google Form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc98yBfAZxaiyRnnSWpF0HElrFS84xmOpqfEm6vvWNMHKZ3LQ/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1


Participation to the event is on first-come-first-served basis.

Enquiry
- Email: hkiplann@netvigator.com
- Phone: 2915 6212


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Jun
1
2:00 pm14:00

St.James' Settlement x YPG present: Communicate with the Young Old (1 June 2019 -Sat)

St. James’ Settlement x YPG present: Communicate with the Young Old

The Young Planners Group (YPG) is delighted to have Ms. Venus LO, social worker from St. James’ Settlement Continuing Care Wanchai District Centre to deliver a talk to our members to facilitate exchange of knowledge and skills in communicating with the young old.

In this sharing session, Venus will share effective skills to communicate with the young old and ways to extract information or thoughts from them during conversation, which will be valuable for planners in holding planning workshops and community engagement. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and learn some tips from Venus!

Details of the workshop:

Date: 1st June, 2019 (Saturday)

Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Venue: Multi-purpose Room, 3/F, St. James' Settlement (Headquarters), 85 Stone Nullah Lane, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Language: Cantonese

No. of participants: 15 (first-come, first-served)

Fee: Free of charge

About St. James’ Settlement:

St. James’ Settlement is passionate to assist elderly to live in the community and to lead a health, respectful and dignified life. They are experienced in liaising with different service units in the district to facilitate community resources more effectively and establish a caring elders community together.

Enrollments are on a first-come-first-served basis. For registration, please register at the below link by 31 May, 2019 (Friday):

Registration form: https://forms.gle/vkKfTk1evz2RqLMj7

For enquiries, please feel free to contact Ms. Monique Tai at 2915-6212, or email to ypg.hkip@gmail.com.

Young Planners Group
The Hong Kong Institute of Planners
Website: www.hkip.org.hk
Facebook: www.facebook.com.hk/hkypg

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HKIP 40th Anniversary Photo  Contest (submission deadline : 31 May 2019)
May
31
7:30 am07:30

HKIP 40th Anniversary Photo Contest (submission deadline : 31 May 2019)

HKIP 40th Anniversary Photo Contest

Pursuing Planning Excellence

The Hong Kong Institute of Planners (HKIP) has endeavoured to promote and safeguard development and the environment in Hong Kong in the best interest of the community. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of HKIP, a Photo Contest is organised to promote the community’s awareness of the contribution of town planning and encourage participants to appreciate our city planning and where we live.

Submissions are now invited for the HKIP 40th Anniversary Photo Contest. The deadline for submissions is 31 May 2019. For the submission requirements and other details, please refer to the attached Submission Brief.

We look forward to your active participation in the photo contest!

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May
28
7:00 pm19:00

Seminar: Climate Change Adaptation in Hong Kong from Urban Planning Perspective: Flood Zoning as Control Mechanism

Hong Kong Institute of Planners

Education and Training Committee

 Seminar

 

Climate Change Adaptation in Hong Kong

from Urban Planning Perspective:

Flood Zoning as Control Mechanism

 

 

 

Ms. Tracy Wong

Town Planner, MHKIP 

About the Seminar:

With rising sea level and higher intensity of typhoons under climate change, severe storm surge is anticipated and more frequent and extensive coastal flooding will be induced. Conventional way of flood adaptation through engineering measures with past design standard could not catch up with the latest flood occurrence and magnitude.  Upgrading of infrastructure would be costly, disruptive to local community and not flexible and timely enough to respond to the growing flooding risk.  Flood adaptation from urban planning perspective is therefore pursued to complement and compensate for the design failure of engineering and structural measures.

 

As land use planning is governed by zoning control in Hong Kong, flood zoning is proposed to be the research focus.  The analysis would review the literature on flooding risks to Hong Kong and the influence of urban planning on flood adaptation policies.  To enable more in-depth analysis, a flood-prone community of Heng Fa Chuen and Chai Wan located at the south-eastern coast of the Victoria Harbour was selected for pilot testing of flood zoning with recommendations proposed.

About the Speaker:

Miss Tracy Wong works for the HKSARG Development Bureau as the Place Making Manager (Planning) in the Energizing Kowloon East Office.  She has over 10 years of planning experience involving projects in Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China and Taiwan.  She also has urban planning volunteer experience in South Africa and the Philippines. 

Tracy possessed degree of MSc (Urban Planning) with distinction at the University of Hong Kong and was a recipient of the HKIP Student Award.  She is also a recent graduate at the University of Cambridge for MSt (Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment) programme.  The presentation illustrates part of her research at Cambridge and the findings were also presented at the International Society of City and Regional Planning (ISOCARP) 54th World Planning Congress at Bodo, Norway.

 

 Date: 28 May 2019 (Tue)

 Time: 6:45 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

 Venue:
HKIP Office (Unit 201, 2/F, Prosperity Millennia Plaza, 663 King’s Road, North Point, Hong Kong)

 

Language: English

 

*The seminar is free of charge. The seminar is equivalent to 1.5 CPD hours.

 

Registration deadline: 21 May 2019

 

 

For registration, please sign up the Google Form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdGtOz7k4o4CdrvP3WRuOCTWn0kVpzoRWnSvESDZxoJJhbelg/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1

 

Participation to the event is on first-come-first-served basis. For enquiry, please direct it to: By email: hkiplann@netvigator.com, telephone: 2915-6212, or fax: 2915-7616.

 

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May
25
to 28 May

Technical Visit (May 2019)

The Greater Bay Area (GBA), with a marked increase in its economic strength and regional competitiveness, possesses to develop into an international first-class bay area and a world-class city cluster. The promulgation of the Outline Development Plan for the GBA in February this year signified a new milestone in the development of the GBA. To grasp a better understanding of the GBA, the Mainland Liaison Committee is organising a technical visit to three of the GBA cities, namely Jiangmen (江門), Zhongshan (中山) and Zhuhai (珠海) (including Hengqing (橫琴)), in the western part of the Bay area. The 4-days-3-nights visit includes tours to some of the latest technology parks and innovation/commercial districts in the region as well as local historical and eco-tourism sites. Subject to further confirmation, meetings with planners from the local planning associations may also be arranged.

Details of the Technical Visit
(subject to change; final version to be released upon confirmation)

25/5 (Sat)
Day 1 – 江門 交通:西九龍 -> 廣州南 -> 江門
[高鐵 G6582:西九龍 08:30 -> 廣州南 09:28 (暫定)]
[旅行社安排旅遊巴到江門]
遊覽:新會小鳥天堂
考察:江門市規劃展覽館、高新產業新城 (暫定)
酒店:新會碧桂園鳳凰城酒店 (暫定)

26/5 (Sun)
Day 2 – 中山
交通:江門 -> 開平 -> 中山
[旅行社安排旅遊巴到開平/中山]
遊覽:開平碉樓、孫中山故居
考察:馬鞍島裝備製造基地、深中通道、翠亨新區、岐江新城、火炬開發區 (暫定)
酒店:中山金華悅酒店 (暫定)

27/5 (Mon)
Day 3 – 珠海
交通:中山 -> 珠海
[旅行社安排旅遊巴到珠海]
遊覽:珠海日月貝
考察:珠海市規劃展覽館、十字門中央商業區、珠海保稅區 (暫定)
酒店:珠海誠豐場希爾頓歡朋酒店 (暫定)

28/5 (Tue)
Day 4 – 横琴
交通:珠海 -> 横琴 -> 港珠澳大橋珠海口岸 -> 香港口岸
[旅行社安排旅遊巴到香港口岸]
遊覽:珠海樂土文化區
考察:粵港澳合作產業區、粵澳青年創業谷區 (暫定)

Cost: $2,800 (Shared Room) / $3,600 (Single Room) per person, all inclusive
(Subject to change; depend on the total number of attendees.)


Participant: All HKIP Members (Target number of attendee: 20)

Accommodation:4-star hotels (or equivalent)

Please register your interest by Monday, 6 May 2019. A confirmation email would be sent out to the participants no later than Monday, 13 May 2019.

For registration, please sign up the Google Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1mlKZcNSiKsewXL-ye_oAwTjwTmBuWEEXTUENuFMothY/viewform?edit_requested=true

Participation to the technical visit is on first-come-first-served basis.

For enquiry, please contact Monique at 29156212 .

Mainland Liaison Committee
The Hong Kong Institute of Planners

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May
20
7:00 pm19:00

Autonomous and Connected Vehicles for Smart City (20 May 2019)

Smart City, Technology and Me


Few will dispute that technology has ingrained into the daily routines of everyone from children to adult, from work to leisure both wilfully or unconsciously. Smart city perhaps is one of the most trendy term among professionals, organizations, public figures and politicians for the past years. Technologies do not just affect our daily routines but will reshape many aspects of our cities in the years ahead.

As the professional charting the future, how smart city concepts and technologies interact with planners and town planning? Will planners leverage on or merely be the bystanders as the wheel of technology advances? On these and beyond, the Education and Training Committee will organise a seminar series (with 5 seminars from March to May 2019) for members to share the sights from government official, IT practitioner, technology consultant, researcher and planning professional under different perspectives from the broad smart city strategy to applying and utilising technologies related to town planning and our city. The themes of the series will include:

Theme 1: Smart City Blueprint for Hong Kong (Mr. Tony Wong, Office of the Government Chief Information Officer , Hong Kong SAR Government, 25 March, Monday)

Theme 2: Building Smarter Cities - Integrating FinTech with Town Planning (Mr. Emil Chan, Chairman of Fintech Committee of Smart City Consortium, 1 April, Monday)

Theme 3: Green and Greening in West Kowloon Cultural District (Mr. Derek Sun, Head, Planning & Development & Ms M.S. Lau, Manager, Park & Public Space Operation, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, 24 April, Wednesday)

Theme 4: Autonomous and Connected Vehicles for Smart City (Mr. Stanley Ng,President of Asia Pacific Connected Vehicles Industry Association and CEO MapKing, 20 May, Monday)

Theme 5: Understand Our City through New Lens (5 June, Wednesday)


In the 4th part of the series, Mr Stanely Ng, President of Asia Pacific Connected Vehicles Industry Association and CEO of MapKing will talk about autonomous driving, connected vehicles and changes to transportation and parking under 5G, and the various impacts on planning and smart city development. Details of the seminar are:


Theme 4: Autonomous and Connected Vehicles for Smart City

Date: 20 May 2019 (Monday)

Time: 19:00 - 20:00

Venue: HKIP Office: Unit No.201, 2/F, Prosperity Millennia Plaza, 663 King's Road, North Point

For registration, please sign up the Google Form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdutcL9KyEarAdDpVQJDPFJFW-5V2iZtdlEv7thZdoa7C7mcw/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1

Participation to the event is on first-come-first-served basis.

Enquiry
- Email: hkiplann@netvigator.com
- Phone: 2915 6212

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May
18
2:00 pm14:00

Technical Visit to The Hong Kong Jockey Club University of Chicago Academic Complex | The University of Chicago Francis and Rose Yuen Campus in Hong Kong

Home to The Hong Kong Jockey Club University of Chicago Academic Complex | The University of Chicago Francis and Rose Yuen Campus in Hong Kong, the ex-Victoria Road Detention Centre at Mount Davis, a Grade 3 historic building, is a prime example of a successful heritage conservation and revitalization project.

The campus, which rises from two heritage buildings, is situated on a historically important site. From the late 1930s, it was part of the British Army's Jubilee Battery, used in the defence of Hong Kong during the Second World War. Later, it became home to the Victoria Road Detention Centre, known as the "White House". The Campus has successfully incorporated adaptive reuse strategies to create a new, modern educational facility, while integrating with and sustaining the preservation of key heritage buildings at the ex-Victoria Road Detention Centre.

An exclusive presentation and guided tour is arranged for HKIP members.

Gavin Tun, Executive Project Director of the University of Chicago Booth HK Campus, and Cindy Tsang, Director, Townland Consultants Limited (Project Planner) will share their experiences during the planning and design of the UC Hong Kong Campus. This will be followed by a guided tour of the Campus, Heritage Interpretation Centre, and grounds.

We hope members will find insights in this revitalisation project in terms of its adaptive reuse and heritage conservation. Details of the event are as follows:

Date: 18 May 2019 (Saturday)

Time: 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Venue: University of Chicago Francis and Rose Yuen Campus, 168 Victoria Road, Mount Davis, Hong Kong

Itinerary:

1. Experience sharing of the Planning and Design of the Project by University of Chicago and Project Planner (Townland Consultants Limited)

2. Guide Tour of the Heritage Courtyard, Heritage Interpretation Centre, Trails and Grounds

Language: English

Fee: Free

Capacity: 30 (first-come, first served)

For registration, please sign up by filling in the Google Form (https://forms.gle/hJ1DQCs3moHginAEA ) on or before 8 May 2019.


A confirmation email with further details of the event will be sent to all successful registrants. Should you have any enquiry, please contact Mr. Vincent Lau at 2915 6212. We look forward to seeing you on 18 May 2019.

The Education and Training Committee

Remarks:

  1. Event insurance is not covered.

  1. If a tropical cyclone warning signal No. 3 (or above) or Red/Black rainstorm warning is issued 2 hours prior to the commencement of the event, this activity will be postponed.

  2. This event is equivalent to 2.5 CPD hours.

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May
4
9:30 am09:30

Smart Planning Symposium jointly organised by HKIP and HKU (4 May 2019)

In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of The Hong Kong Institute of Planners, a Smart Planning Symposium is jointly organised with the Centre of Urban Studies and Urban Planning of the University of Hong Kong. Mr. Michael Wong Wai-lun, JP, Secretary for Development will be the Guest of Honour.

Date: 4 May 2019 (Sat)

Time: 9:30 to 12:30

Venue: Room 223, Kwan Fong Lecture Theatre, Knowles Building, The University of Hong Kong

The speakers at the Symposium are:

Prof. Chris Webster (Dean, Faculty of Architecture, HKU)

Ms. Rosana Wong (Vice-president, Smart City Consortium)

Mr. Ivan Chung (Deputy Director, Planning Department, HKSAR)

Ms. Carolyn Bennett (Senior Geospatial Data Manager, Boston Planning & Development Agency)

For more details about the speakers and presentation, please click:

https://www.arch.hku.hk/event_/smart-planning-symposium-2019/

To register online, please go to:

https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?UEID=63855&guest=Y

Attending this Symposium will count for 3 CPD hours.

We look forward to your support and participation.

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Social and Technological Innovation in Greater Bay Area (16 April 2019)
Apr
16
7:15 pm19:15

Social and Technological Innovation in Greater Bay Area (16 April 2019)

Seminar:

大灣區的社會創新與科技創新

(Social and Technological Innovation in Greater Bay Area)

The seminar to be jointly organized by Hong Kong Institute of Planners and Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation, PolyU is as followed:

Date: 16 April 2019 (Tue)

Time: 7:15-8:45pm

Venue: V1201, Jockey Club Innovation Tower

Speakers:

Prof. Ling Kar-kan (Topic: Shaping a liveable Greater Bay Area with Social Innovation)

Dr. Huang Dingxi (Topic: Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong-Macau Scientific & Innovative Corridor—Reflection on the planning process and future trends)

The speaker will share with the audience the experience of working in the project team of planning for the Guangzhou-Shenzhen Scientific & Innovative Corridor in 2017 and some following up detail planning and design practice of innovation clusters within the mainland cities in Guangzhou, Dongguan and Shenzhen. He will also discuss the future trends for the connection among the corridor’s segments of eastern and western banks of the Bay Area based on analysis of spatial effects of innovation policies and logics of innovative spaces.

About the Speaker:
Dr. Huang Dingxi is currently professor of urban planning and deputy chief planner of Guangdong Urban Planning & Design Research Institute, vice president and secretary general of Guangzhou Urban Planning Association. He is also committee member of specialty committee on Urban Big Data and specialty committee on Healthy Cities, Chinese Society of Urban Studies. Dr Huang participated in core research projects for strategic planning and master plans for Guangzhou planning authorities, focusing on public land banking, ecological corridors and infra structures. His recent works include the current studies on regional planning in the Pearl River Delta Area on innovation space, big data analysis and smart cities.

Language: Cantonese

*The seminar is free of charge. The seminar is equivalent to 1.5 CPD hours.

Registration deadline: 9 April 2019

For registration, please sign up the Google Form:

https://forms.gle/LpSheAVin7M9zADD6

The Hong Kong Institute of Planners
Mainland Liaison Committee

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Apr
3
7:30 pm19:30

Briefing Session - Recruitment of YPG Task Force for the Annual National Planning Conference (中國城市規劃年會) 2019

Briefing Session - Recruitment of YPG Task Force for the Annual National Planning Conference (中國城市規劃年會) 2019

The Annual National Planning Conference 2019 (中國城市規劃年會2019:活力城鄉,美好人居), organised by the Urban Planning Society of China (UPSC), will be held on 19-21 October 2019 (tentative) in Chongqing, China. Similar to previous years, the Young Planners Group (YPG) is very honored to be given an opportunity to deliver a presentation in one of the breakout sessions. We cordially invite enthusiastic young planners to join the YPG Task Force and pull off another great presentation at the Conference this year.

Especially a young planner, being part of the YPG Task Force will give you a great opportunity to enrich knowledge in the topic we are going to present; to know a group of young planners who are as enthusiastic as you; and exchange thoughts and ideas with the counterparts in the mainland China on various issues. Joining the Conference is definitely a valuable and unforgettable experience to you!

For more information, you are encouraged to check out the attached Q&A and attend the Briefing Session (registration by reply) on 3 April 2019 (Wednesday) at 7:30p.m. at HKIP Office (Rm 201, 2/F, Prosperity Millennia Plaza, 663 King's Road, North Point, H.K.).

For interested individuals, please kindly email ypg.hkip@gmail.com on or before 10 April 2019 (Wednesday).

Thank you very much and we look forward to seeing you as part of our Task Force.


Young Planners Group
The Hong Kong Institute of Planners

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Apr
1
7:00 pm19:00

Smart City, Technology and Me - Building Smarter Cities - Integrating FinTech with Town Planning (1 April 2019)

Smart City, Technology and Me


Few will dispute that technology has ingrained into the daily routines of everyone from children to adult, from work to leisure both wilfully or unconsciously. Smart city perhaps is one of the most trendy term among professionals, organizations, public figures and politicians for the past years. Technologies do not just affect our daily routines but will reshape many aspects of our cities in the years ahead.

As the professional charting the future, how smart city concepts and technologies interact with planners and town planning? Will planners leverage on or merely be the bystanders as the wheel of technology advances? On these and beyond, the Education and Training Committee will organise a seminar series (with 5 seminars from March to May 2019) for members to share the sights from government official, IT practitioner, technology consultant, researcher and planning professional under different perspectives from the broad smart city strategy to applying and utilising technologies related to town planning and our city. Themes of the series will include:

Theme 1: Smart City Blueprint for Hong Kong (Mr. Tony Wong, Office of the Government Chief Information Officer , Hong Kong SAR Government, 25 March, Monday)

Theme 2: Building Smarter Cities - Integrating FinTech with Town Planning (Mr. Emil Chan, Chairman of Fintech Committee of Smart City Consortium, 1 April, Monday)

Theme 3: Green and Greening in West Kowloon Culture District (24 April, Wednesday)

Theme 4: Autonomous and Electric Vehicles with Future City

Theme 5: Understand Our City through New Lens


In the second part of the series, Mr Emil Chan, Chairman of the Fintech Committee of Smart City Consortium, a Fintech consultant to startups and adjunct lecturer in various universities will talk about how a fast growing technology in financial services would interact with town planning and city development. Details of the seminar are:


Theme 2: Building Smarter Cities - Integrating FinTech with Town Planning

Date: 1 April 2019 (Monday)

Time: 19:00 - 20:00

Venue: HKIP Office: Unit No.201, 2/F, Prosperity Millennia Plaza, 663 King's Road, North Point

For registration, please sign up the Google Form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSddBasnly78HvYxUbtdFlUb_Pm0HpaOQiBe3bBITOcFtg8oDA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1



Participation to the event is on first-come-first-served basis.

Enquiry
- Email: hkiplann@netvigator.com
- Phone: 2915 6212

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Mar
25
7:00 pm19:00

Smart City, Technology and Me - Smart City Blueprint for Hong Kong (25 March 2019)

Smart City, Technology and Me

Few will dispute that technology has ingrained into the daily routines of everyone from children to adult, from work to leisure both wilfully or unconsciously.  Smart city perhaps is one of the most trendy term among professionals, organizations, public figures and politicians for the past years.  Technologies do not just affect our daily routines but will reshape many aspects of our cities in the years ahead.

As the professional charting the future, how smart city concepts and technologies interact with planners and town planning?  Will planners leverage on or merely be the bystanders as the wheel of technology advances?  On these and beyond, the Education and Training Committee will organise a seminar series (with 5 seminars from March to May 2019) for members to share the sights from government official, IT practitioner, technology consultant, researcher and planning professional under different perspectives from the broad smart city strategy to applying and utilising technologies related to town planning and our city.  Themes of the series will include:

 

Theme 1: Smart City Blueprint for Hong Kong (25 March, Monday)

Theme 2: Building Smarter Cities - Integrating FinTech with Town Planning (1 April, Monday)

Theme 3: Green and Greening in West Kowloon Culture District

Theme 4: Autonomous and Electric Vehicles with Future City

Theme 5: Understand Our City through New Lens

 

In starting the series, Mr Tony WONG, Assistant Director of the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO), Hong Kong Government will give an outline of key initiatives, directions and strategies of the government on smart city including major focuses of the Smart City Blueprint for Hong Kong.  Details of the seminar:

  

Theme 1: Smart City Blueprint for Hong Kong

 Date: 25 March 2019 (Monday)

 Time: 19:00 - 20:00

 Venue: HKIP Office

Unit No.201, 2/F, Prosperity Millennia Plaza, 663 King's Road, North Point

  

For registration, please sign up the Google Form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfetFIwUZ8aACpcfdaaMojNPyUK-60AWS9YyJ7UAPzYxaBq2Q/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1

 

Participation to the event is on first-come-first-served basis.

 

Enquiry

- Email: hkiplann@netvigator.com

- Phone: 2915 6212

 

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Mar
23
2:00 pm14:00

[Rescheduled] YPG Event: Hiking Experience and Roasted Goose Dinner

According to the latest weather forecast, the weather this week is not ideal for hiking. In view of that, the activity will be rescheduled to 23 March 2019 and the registration deadline will be extended to 19 March 2019.

The Young Planner Group (YPG) is delighted to organize a hike from Tsuen Wan to Sham Tseng. You may take this opportunity to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily work and to strengthen the bonds with your friends and colleagues.

Date : 23 March 2019 (Saturday)

Part 1 – Hike from Tsuen Wan to Sham Tseng

Gathering Time: 14:00 p.m.

Meet up Location:
Tsuen Wan 8½ outside Pacific Coffee (Address: Shop No. 114, Level 1, 8½, 388 Castle Peak Road)

Hiking Route: Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail (Tsuen Wan to Sham Tseng Portion)

click here for further information:
http://www.hike.hk/load.jsp?route=ytst&page=1

Approximate Duration:3-4 hours

Level of Difficulty: Elementary (Suitable for all)

Fee: N/A

Part 2 – Dinner at Sham Tseng Chan Kee Roasted Goose (Optional)

Starting Time: 18:30 p.m.

Approximate Fee: $200/ head (to be collected at the restaurant upon arrival)

Quota: 25

Enrollments are accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.

For registration, please register at Registration https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfvd-IRWnOjgtwF480WA9aI6H6re-7c3Wt7spS6DNOKujeuBg/viewform
by 12 March 2019. For further enquiries, please feel free to contact Ms. Monique Tai at 2915-6212, or email to ypg.hkip@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you all.

Yours faithfully,

Young Planners Group
The Hong Kong Institute of Planners
Website: www.hkip.org.hk
Facebook: www.facebook.com.hk/hkypg

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Mar
23
10:30 am10:30

Visit to ICAC Exhibition Hall and Integrity Building Seminar, 23 March 2019 (Saturday)

The Hong Kong Institute of Planners
Education and Training Committee
Technical Seminar and Visit
 Visit to ICAC Exhibition Hall and Integrity Building Seminar

Planners play an important role in the success of the construction sector in Hong Kong.  In recent years, the integrity standard of the development sector is facing tougher scrutiny, from media as well as the general public, than ever.  Planners nowadays are expected to not only possess professional knowledge and practise high integrity, but also have a good understanding of anti-corruption laws, regulations and practices.  

 

The HKIP Education and Training Committee is collaborating with the ICAC to organize this event to update and broaden members’ understanding of the current work of ICAC.  This seminar will illustrate, through relevant corruption cases, the anti-corruption legislation in Hong Kong, the probity requirements of the government’s consultancy agreements and points to note in managing relationship with public servants, and the risks inherent in the handling of confidential information of high commercial value during a planning study.   Corresponding preventive measures will also be introduced to help participants prevent or mitigate the risks identified.   Another highlight of the event is a guided visit to the ICAC exhibition hall which showcases milestone corruption cases and ICAC’s anti-corruption strategies to meet the evolving needs of the Hong Kong society.

 

Key topics to be covered:

       

1.      Probity clauses in government’s consultancy agreements

2.      Receipt of gifts and entertainment

3.      Soliciting advantages for others

4.      Managing relationship with public servants

5.      Corrupt dealings outside Hong Kong

6.      Misuse of information obtained from planning studies

Event Details:

 

Date: 23 March 2019 (Saturday)

Time: 10:30am – 12:00 noon

Venue: ICAC Building, 303 Java Road, North Point

Target Participants: HKIP Members and Student Members 

Max. Capacity: 60

Fees:Free of charge

 

For registration, please sign up the Google Form on or before 18 March 2019 (Monday):

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdDVN38bf1vKSRZefHd7QoM_HXlS_iLqVsHplwQ_swYgHU5gQ/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1

 

 

Enrolment is on a first-come-first-served basis. A confirmation email with further details of the event will be sent to all successfully enrolled registrants.  For enquiry, please contact Ms. Monique Tai on 29156212 or by email (hkiplann@netvigator.com).

 

Remarks: 

1.         Event insurance is not covered.

2.         If a tropical cyclone warning signal No. 3 (or above) or Red/Black rainstorm warning is issued 2 hours prior to the commencement of the event, this activity will be postponed.

3.     This event is equivalent to 1.5 CPD hours.

 

 

 

Education and Training Committee
The Hong Kong Institute of Planners

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Mar
21
7:30 pm19:30

[HKIP CPC Seminar] Social Labs - Community Participation, Design and Experimentation (21 March 2019, Thur)

HKIP Community Planning Committee Seminar

Social Labs – Community Participation, Design and Experimentation

Further to the Social Impact Assessment Series introduced earlier, the Community Planning Committee (CPC) invited the Project Director/ Consultant of Jockey Club Make a Difference (MaD) Social Lab to share with us her experience in executing urban experimental (or what we may call placemaking) projects at the community level.

Date:21 March 2019 (Thur)

Time:19:30 – 21:00

Venue: HKIP Office (Unit No. 201, 2/F, Prosperity Millennia Plaza, 663 King's Road, North Point, HK)

Medium:Cantonese

CPD:1.5 hours

Speaker:Rachel Yan (Project Director/ Consultant, MaD Social Lab)

Registration: Please register at http://bit.ly/HKIPCPCtalk by 14 March 2019 (Thur)

* Registration is on first-come-first-served basis

About the Seminar

What if we set up a laboratory for the complex social challenges we face in our community? A lab that is at the heart of the community, a safe space where citizens and civil servants discuss, explore and prototype with creativity.

In 2016 we established the Jockey Club Make a Difference (MaD) Social Lab, Hong Kong’s first community-initiated public services innovation lab. Since then we had run labs on library services, park services and walkable streets with respective government departments, to innovate public services and policies through design thinking, community participation and alternative scenario experiments. This seminar walks us through the experiences, challenges and outcomes of running social labs in Hong Kong.

About MaD

Founded in 2009, Make a Difference Institute (www.MaD.asia) is a regional think-and-do collaborative platform where young people in Asia explore creativity for good, meet cross-disciplinary changemakers and synergize across sectors for innovative solutions to social challenges. Our long term goal is building a creative civil society, through a diverse portfolio of participatory programmes, urban pioneering projects, creative ventures and regional exchanges.

About the Speaker

Rachel Yan co-founded the JC MaD Social Lab, and has been a lead social lab facilitator and lab designer. An enthusiastic tri-sector athlete, Rachel has a diverse career trajectory in the business, cultural and social sectors, all centering on project design, stakeholder engagement and research. She is keen to bring in a community- and user-driven perspective to the professional world.

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