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Joint HKIP-HKILA Symposium: Lessons from Mangkhut - Climate Resilient Urban Design and Landscape Planning

Joint HKIP-HKILA Symposium: Lessons from Mangkhut
Climate Resilient Urban Design and Landscape Planning


In early September last year, Hong Kong witnessed the impacts of the typhoon Mangkhut that could bring to our city, the urban environment and the community. Under the trend of climate change, it is foreseeable that more typhoons with such magnitude would be formed in the coming decades. Readiness should thus be built among the professions to develop a resilient approach towards the issue, and planners and landscape architects would be taking an indispensable role in bringing resilient changes to our urban landscape.


The HKIP, the Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects and Planning Department of the HKSARG are going to co-organize a symposium to review the implications and lessons from typhoon Mangkhut and the possible responses from planners and landscape architects.


Please find the event details below:

 Date: 16 Feb 2019 (Sat)

Time: 14:00 – 18:00

Venue: Multi-purpose Hall, 3/F, City Gallery, 3 Edinburgh Place, Central, Hong Kong

Fee: Free of charge

Admission: Open to public by registration

Language: Cantonese

CPD Hours: 4 hours





Tree Loss due to Typhoon Mangkhut and Implications for Climate-Change Adaptation

Prof. CY JIM

(Research Chair Professor of Geography and Environmental Science, EduU)


Directions of Urban Planning and Design in Response to Climate Change

Prof. John NG

(Adjunct Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Design, HKU)


Resilient Landscape and Design for Climate Change

Ms. Kathy NG

(Vice President, The Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects)


Tree Species Selection for the Resilience of Urban Forest in Hong Kong

Mr. Ken SO

(Chief Executive of the Conservancy Association, Professional Member of Arboricultural Association, Certified Arborist, Municipal Specialist and Tree Worker of International Society of Arboriculture)


Panel Discussion Moderator

Mr. David AU

(Project Director, Hong Kong Countryside Foundation, CMLI(UK), FHKIP)


Please register at by 14 Feb 2019 (Thu). Registration will be on first-come-first-served basis.

Should you have any questions, please contact Ms. Monique Tai at 2915-6212, or email to


External Affairs Committee

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