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Seminar: Reviving Rural Villages – why and how?

The Hong Kong Institute of Planners

Young Planners Group

Seminar: Reviving Rural Villages – why and how?


Locating at the remote areas of countryside, rural villages possess rich ecological resources, heritages and cultural assets. Nonetheless, these rural villages are facing cultural and physical decline due to the mass emigration, and the locational and infrastructural constraints in attracting new residents. In recent years, collaborations between NGOs and local communities have undertaken various actions and achieved tremendous outcomes in revitalizing these rural villages.


On 8 May 2018 (Tue), the Young Planners Group (YPG) is delighted to have Mr. LAM, Chiu Ying, the Chairman of the Hong Kong Countryside Foundation, to deliver a seminar on his experience in revitalizing rural villages and the “Sustainable Lai Chi Wo Project” which is a rural community development and revitalization programme in a traditional Hakka village, Lai Chi Wo. The seminar will also discuss on issues of climate change and the sustainable development model of traditional Hakka villages.


About the Speaker:

Mr. LAM, Chiu Ying is the former Director of Hong Kong Observatory and the current Adjunct Professor of the Department of Geography and Resource Management of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is an experienced expertise in meteorology and motivated conservationist with a commitment to raising the public awareness on issues of climate change and environmental protection.


Details of the Seminar:

Speaker: Mr. LAM, Chiu Ying

Date: 8th May, 2018 (Tuesday)

Time: 7:30 - 9:00 pm

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

Priority: First-come, First-served

Medium: Cantonese


Enrolments are accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. For registration, please register at the below link by 4thMay, 2018 (Friday) at

For further enquiries, please feel free to contact Ms. Monique Tai at 2915-6212, or email to


Yours faithfully,

Young Planners Group

The Hong Kong Institute of Planners