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Seminar - Social Impact Assessment Series:The Social Impacts of Blue House, 13 Streets and Social Housing

Seminar - Social Impact Assessment Series:

The Social Impacts of Blue House, 13 Streets and Social Housing

Community Planning Committee this year has introduced the Social Impact Assessment Seminar Series, with Dr. Terence Yuen as the kick-start to share the theories behind the concept of Social Return on Investment (SROI), and Mr. Francis Ngai followed to bring along some successful social innovation projects in Hong Kong.

This event will revisit the social impact assessment exercises of three notable cases, namely (1) Blue House Project in Wan Chai, (2) the 13 Streets in To Kwa Wan amidst urban renewal process and (3) The Community Housing Project (社會房屋共享計劃). The speakers will share their approach in identifying the community portfolio and hence the formulation of responses/mediation for the affected groups and subsequently the community. The dialogue between the two speakers after the presentations will focus on directions of applying social impact assessment in wider spectrum.

Date: 18 February 2019 (Mon)

Time:19:30 – 21:00

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

Medium: Cantonese

CPD Hours: 1.5 hours

please register at by 14 Feb 2019 (Thu)

Registration is on first-come-first-served basis

The Community Housing Project (社會房屋共享計劃)
Mr. Anthony Wong
Business Director, Hong Kong Council of Social Service

Social Impact Assessments for Blue House and 13 Streets
Mr. Paddy Ng
Study Manager, Making on Loft Community Design and Research Studio

Panel Discussion / Q&A

About the Speakers:
Mr. Anthony Wong
Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS) is one of the leading social organisation in investigating housing issues and exploring different solutions of housing problems. The Community Housing Project (社會房屋共享計劃) has been launched by HKCSS with the support from property owners, NGOs and social enterprises to provide affordable and decent transitional social housing to deprived households. Mr. Anthony Wong has been working in the HKCSS on service and policy research, including the Community Housing Project.

Mr. Paddy Ng
Mr. Paddy Ng is the Studio Host and Study Manager of “Making on Loft Community Design and Research Studio”, with experience in engaging design, social policy analysis and social impact assessment. He is also the founder and project director of “Wheel Thing Makers”, a non-profit making group in collaborative efforts with various bodies on the creation of cycling equipment, organization of community workshops, and promotion of the maker culture in schools. He believes that active implementation of community projects is the only way to stimulate social innovation, and that through creating "socially driven wheel things", he could test whether social resources can be used more effectively, thereby improving lives.

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

Community Planning Committee
The Hong Kong Institute of Planners

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