Back to All Events

Seminar (8 Nov 2018)- "Planners of the Future: What Planning Education should have Taught More and Less Today"

Hong Kong Institute of Planners
Education and Training Committee


Planners of the Future:  What Planning Education should have Taught More and Less Today

Dr. Sidney Wong
Hon. Editor, HKIP Journal, 
Fellow of the Institute of Urban Research, the University of Pennsylvania and Ronald Coase Center at the University of Hong Kong.


About the Seminar:
Dr. Sidney Wong will share experiences as an instructor and student in different planning educational systems in Hong Kong, Australia, the UK and the US. He will talk about how his training might help or hinder his practices. He will discuss how American academic institutions and professional bodies are standardizing the planning curriculum and the continuous debate of what are the core planning skills. Dr. Wong will invite the audience to reflect on what skills and knowledge sets have best informed their practices to shed light on the training of our future planners.


About the Speaker: 
In the US, Dr. Sidney Wong had been a member of the American Planning Association (APA) and served in the Maryland Chapter’s Executive Committee for four years. He is a fiscal impact analysis consultant, an instructor of the continuing professional education of the APA, and founded Community Data Analytics, specializing in providing inputs for development impact studies.

 Dr. Wong had taught planning and urban studies at the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, Morgan State University, USC, and Florida International University. He was awarded by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning the best doctoral dissertation in America, including the US, Canada and Mexico for his research in enterprise zone programs. Before he obtained his planning doctorate at UC Berkeley and postdoc at USC, he was a member of HKIP and RTPI and a planner in Hong Kong.


Date:      8 November 2018 (Thursday)

Time:      6:45 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

Language: English

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


Registration deadline: 5 November 2018

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

For registration, For registration, please sign up the Google Form:

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