Talk & Site Visit to Asia Society Hong Kong Center
Jun
2
to Jun 3

Talk & Site Visit to Asia Society Hong Kong Center

Asia Society Hong Kong Center (ASHK) is one of the few remaining colonial  remnants of the Victoria Cantonment.  The site was originally built by the British Army in the mid-19th century for explosives and ammunition production and storage. Among the four buildings, three of them are grade one historic buildings. Through conservation, restoration and adaptive re-use, this heritage site was transformed into the hub in Hong Kong and offers a variety of programs.

 

S. Alice Mong became the Executive Director of ASHK in August of 2012.  Prior to ASHK, Ms. Mong was the Director of the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) and was responsible for transforming the museum from a New York Chinatown institution to become a leading national museum. She also served as the Executive Director for the Committee of 100 in the United States, a Chinese-American non-profit membership organization founded by architect, I.M. Pei and cellist, Yo-Yo Ma. She is a graduate of the Ohio State University and received her EMBA from Kellogg and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

 

Date : 2 June 2018 (Saturday)

Time : 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Itinerary:

Talk (by S. Alice Mong)

Heritage Site Tour (by S. Alice Mong)

Gallery Tour (by ASHK gallery team)

Venue: Asia Society Hong Kong Center 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty)

Places : 30

For registration, please sign up the Google Form:

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

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May
9
7:30 AM07:30

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 https://goo.gl/abnLto

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

 

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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YPG X St.James' Settlement presents: Communicate with the Young Old
Apr
29
2:00 AM02:00

YPG X St.James' Settlement presents: Communicate with the Young Old

YPG X St.James’ Settlement presents: Communicate with the Young Old

The Young Planners Group (YPG) is delighted to have Mr. Andy Wong, Manager of 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 or elderly.

In this sharing session, Andy 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 Andy!

Details of the workshop:

Date: 28th April, 2018 (Saturday)

Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Venue: St. James' Settlement, 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.

Enrolments are on a first-come-first-served basis. For registration, please register at the below link by April 24, 2018 (Tuesday).

Registration form: https://goo.gl/forms/kboxpxDkpizGSZF43

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

 

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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Seminar on 26 April 2018 - The Housing Ladder: Why is it Broken and How can it be Restored
Apr
27
6:45 AM06:45

Seminar on 26 April 2018 - The Housing Ladder: Why is it Broken and How can it be Restored

About the Speaker:

Professor Wong is Philip Wong Kennedy Wong Professor in Political Economy at The University of Hong Kong.

He is active in advancing research on economic policy studies in Hong Kong and China. He writes a monthly political economy column for both South China Morning Post and the Hong Kong Economic Journal.

His main research interest is in the political economy of public policy. His current research focuses are property and housing in Hong Kong and on the origins of deep contradictions in Hong Kong. Recently published books include: 『香港深層次矛盾』, 『 香港長遠房屋策略和港人 港地 』, Diversity and Occasional Anarchy: On Deep Economic and Social Contradictions in Hong Kong, 『香港奇跡已經幻滅?』, 『芝大經濟學派與市場社會秩序』, Hong Kong Land for Hong Kong People: Fixing the Failures of Our Housing Policy ,『面對不均再創奇蹟』, Fixing Inequality in Hong Kong.

 

Date: 26 April 2018 (Thursday)

Time: 6:45 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

Language: Cantonese

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

Registration deadline: 25 April 2018

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

 

For registration, please sign up the Google Form:

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

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Seminar: Geodesign for Hong Kong’s Future Development
Feb
9
8:00 AM08:00

Seminar: Geodesign for Hong Kong’s Future Development

The Hong Kong Institute of Planners

The Planner Young Planners Group

Seminar: Geodesign for Hong Kong’s Future Development

Rapidly ageing population coupled with soaring property price and strong demand in housing supply is one of the major issues in Hong Kong. Better planning alone cannot solve the roots of these social problems, a multidisciplinary approach is deemed essential to harness the best design and technology to enhance our quality of life.

The Young Planners Group is delighted to have Mr. Joe Liao to give us a seminar on his recent award winning proposal “100Hub” in the Dream City Award 2017 which the proposal identified 100 hectare (1 sq.km) of land within the borders of Hong Kong to accommodate 100,000 residents based on three core concepts i.e. 1) inter-generational living; 2) terraced farm/housing and, 3) eco-tech industry (梯田式跨代共居房屋). The seminar will also provide a further discussion on the way forward on the uses of GIS in shaping Hong Kong’s future development.

About the Speaker:

Mr. Joe Liao, who is a Product Design Specialist of Esri and has recently won the Dream City Award 2017. He is experienced in the formulation of multi-disciplinary proposals to address various urban problems. A brief introduction about his award winning proposal “100 Hub” is provided in the 3-minute video at the link below.

https://vimeo.com/224771641

Details of the Event:

Speaker: Mr. Joe Liao

Date: 8th February, 2018 (Thursday)

Time: 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Venue: HKIP Office

Priority: First-come, First-served

 

Enrollments are accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. For registration, please register at the below link by 7th February, 2017 (Wednesday) at https://goo.gl/pvkPcG

 

 

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Nov
14
7:45 AM07:45

Seminar - Spatial Implication of Community Economic Development: Bottom-up Local Market Planning

About the Seminar:

“Community economic development describes the process of economic development within a specific area to benefit the local community. The process is led by people living, working and running businesses in that area.”(My Community, Department for Communities and Local Government, UK) By addressing the importance of connections between the local, regional and national layers of the economy, CED reshape the economic system to make it better serve people and community interests. The seminar will feature experiences on facilitating community economic development in Hong Kong, including the bottom-up planning and implementation of local markets.

 

About the Speaker

Dorothy conducts researches related to poverty alleviation, social security, social economy & community participation; and involves in networks with professional groups and NGOs to seek for more effective ways to enhance community economy development & regenerating community assets (including community space) in Hong Kong.

 

Her recent researches include:

  • Guidebook on community marketing building (2017)
  • Study on local street markets in Sham Shui Po (2015) committed by the Sham Shui Po District Council;
  • Study on Child Care Services for Low Income Families in Hong Kong (2015)
  • Expenditure Pattern of Grassroots Household in Hong Kong 1999-2010(2013);
  • Poverty Situations of South and Southeast Asians Ethnic Minorities in Hong Kong(2013);

 

Date: 13 November 2017 (Monday)

Time: 6:45 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

Language: Cantonese

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

Registration deadline: 10 November 2017 (Friday)


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

 

For registration, please send a reply 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
21
to Oct 22

Exclusive Guided Tour of Bank of China’s Century of Services in Hong Kong Exhibition

Mainland Liaison Committee is organizing a guided tour to Bank of China’s Century of Services in Hong Kong Exhibition. Established in 1917, the Bank of China (Hong Kong) has been a mainstream commercial banking group in Hong Kong. It also serves as one of the three note-issuing banks and the clearing bank for Renminbi business in Hong Kong. The tour will provide members with the opportunity to know about the development of the bank from its historical milestones, scope of businesses and the renowned architecture.

 

Tour Details:

Date: 21 October 2017 (Sat)

Time: 11:00am – 12:00nn (Gather at 10:45am)

Venue: Bank of China Tower, 1 Garden Road, Central

Gathering venue: Lobby, Bank of China Tower (please refer to the attached photo)

Quota: 30

Fee: Free of Charge

 

More details of the exhibition are available at https://goo.gl/mYVZP4. For registration, please register at https://goo.gl/Y6m7Bu by 18 October 2017 (Wed). Enrolment is on a first-come-first-served basis. Should you have any queries, please contact Keith Wu at 2915 6212.

 

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Sep
16
to Sep 17

Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Forum “Towards an Open, Innovative and United Region”

To provide a platform for further exchange of innovative ideas and better understand the Greater Bay Area, a ‘Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Forum: Towards an Open, Innovative and United Region’ will be organised by the China Academy of Urban Planning and Design (中國城市規劃設計研究院) with the Hong Kong Institute of Planners, Guangdong City Planning Association (廣東省城市規劃協會) and Macao Urban Planning Institute (澳門城市規劃學會) as the co-organisers. The forum aims to explore planning opportunities and challenges of the Greater Bay Area under the development prospects. We are going to invite experts and scholars from both the professional and academic fields to conduct keynote speeches and panel discussion on the long-term development of the Greater Bay Area.

Fare: Free of Charge
Language: Mandarin
No. of participants: 15-20 persons

Kindly see attached for the programme of the forum.

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For registration, please please fill out the form below.. Participation to the event is on first-come-first-served basis.


Remarks:
1. The programme of the forum is subject to change.
2. Please check the expiry date of your Mainland Travel Permit.

Shall you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact Monique at 2915 6212. We look forward to seeing you on 16 September!

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HKIP Mainland Liaison Committee

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Sep
15
6:45 AM06:45

Seminar - Build a Smart City with the Science of Where

About the Seminar :

A Smart City is about connecting people with right process, information and technology to drive improved quality of life, innovation and better choices.

This presentation will suggest the optimized development of a Smart City by applying the Science of Where. The Science of Where is about using geographic science to organize data and the technology of Geographic Information System (GIS) to unlock understanding through data visualization, exploration, analytics and sharing. Therefore better outcomes can be achieved by data-driven communications, decisions and collaboration.

A number of worldwide examples will be presented to demonstrate that smart cities can get the most of the Science of Where by exploiting a combination of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, big data, inclusive apps, and community engagement to gain previously unimagined insight.

 

About the Speaker:

Dr. Winnie Tang JP is an Honorary Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Hong Kong. She is one of the locally-bred IT entrepreneurs of Hong Kong. In the 1990s, Dr. Tang founded Esri China (Hong Kong) Limited to develop and promote Geographic Information System (GIS) software and solutions. She is also the Founder and Honorary President of Smart City Consortium. Over the years, she has been actively advocating the use of technology and sharing her views regarding the ICT industry, eHealth, environmental conservation, entrepreneurship and smart city concepts through her services in government and non-government organizations in Hong Kong.

 

Date: 14 September 2017 (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: 13 September 2017

 

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

 

For registration, please registration, please fill out the form below.. Participation to the event is on first-come-first-served basis.

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Sep
12
to Sep 14

ETC - Technical Visit (SWIMS)

  • Shau Kei Wan MTR Station (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Mangrove Ecology and Evolution Laboratory (Swire Institute of Marine Sciences (SWIMS, 太古海洋科學研究所)) at Cape D'Aguilar Marine Reserve, cum Ecological Workshop at Tai Tam Mangrove


The Education and Training Committee is honoured to collaborate with Mangrove Ecology and Evolution Laboratory (Swire Institute of Marine Sciences (SWIMS)) to organise an exclusive guided tour to their centre and laboratory at Cape D'Aguilar, the only Marine Reserve in HK situated at the south of HK Island. Also, a field visit to Tai Tam Mangrove will be arranged to introduce the recent researches and measures for coastal protection. During the visit, research team of Mangrove Ecology and Evolution Laboratory under SWIMS will present their recent findings in Tolo Harbour - a new species of mangrove-climbing micro-crab, Haberma tingkok. This is an exclusive opportunity to visit the SWIMS research centre at Cape D’Aguilar which is normally not opened to public for visit.

The visit will provide HKIP members an in-depth understanding of SWIMS, as well as its recent researches on vulnerable mangrove habitat. The visit could also facilitate knowledge sharing and experience exchange on environmental planning and other relevant issues among HKIP members and the scientists of SWIMS. So come on down to get a better grasp of the mangrove habitat and recent development on coastal protection!

Relevant topics: environmental planning, coastal protection, mangrove habitat, Marine Reserve


Technical Visit Details:

Date/Time: 9 September 2017, Saturday
Duration: 12:30pm – 6:30pm
Gathering Venue: Shau Kei Wan MTR Station (Hang Seng Bank)
Target: HKIP Members (Family members and friends are also welcome)
Participants: 24
Costs: HKD $100 per person (includes transportation and soft drinks)

 

Programme Rundown:

12:30pm – 1:30pm
Shuttle Bus to SWIMS at Cape D'Aguilar

1:30pm – 3:30pm ·

Seminar on SWIMS and its recent works on mangrove habitat
Short tour to SWIMS Laboratory and outdoor facilities

3:30pm – 4pm
Shuttle Bus to Tai Tam Mangrove

4pm – 6pm
Field Visit / Ecological Tour at Tai Tam Mangrove

6pm – 6:30pm
Return to Shau Kei Wan and Dismiss

About the Swire Institute of Marine Sciences (SWIMS, 太古海洋科學研究所)

The Swire Institute of Marine Science (SWIMS), as a research institute of The University of Hong Kong, is a leading research institute on marine science in SE Asia and the NW Pacific. With the support of The Swire Group Charitable Trust, the SWIMS has set up the most modern marine facility in HK on the Cape d'Aguilar peninsula, the first Marine Reserve in HK in recognition of the growing interest in understanding and conserving Hong Kong's marine environment.

The Mangrove Ecology and Evolution Laboratory (the LAB) is recently established under SWIMS and interests in various aspects of mangrove ecology and crab biology. In particular, the group is involved in studying the impact of pollution and land reclamation on Hong Kong mangroves, and it will lead the two-year project “Hong Kong mangroves: where are they now?”, funded by the Hong Kong Environment and Conservation Fund and aiming at assessing the biodiversity and health of mangrove forests, for conservation and management purposes. Besides, the LAB has recently discovered, described and named a new species of mangrove-climbing micro-crab from Hong Kong, Haberma tingkok. More details can be found in the following link:

http://www.scifac.hku.hk/file/news/3733/20170410_Eng_press_SWIMS_Dr_Stefano_Cannicci_crabs.pdf

 

For registration, please please fill out the form below.. Enrolment is on first-come-first-served basis. Monique of HKIP Office will contact the enrolled participants for payment arrangement in short. To secure the enrolment, the participants are advised to pay via cash or Cheque to the HKIP Office in advance no later than 25 August 2017 (Friday), or the priority will be open for members in the waiting list. Should you have any queries on the technical visit, please contact Edwin LEE at Tel: 9315 8112.

Remarks:

1. Event insurance is not covered.
2. If a tropical cyclone warning signal No. 3 (or above) or Red/Black rainstorm warning issued 2 hours prior the event, the activities will be postponed. The event organiser will update with the participants via phone.
3. The technical visit will involve a field trip in Tai Tam Mangrove. Participants are suggested to wear suitable clothes for outdoor activities.
 

Special thanks to the Swire Institute of Marine Sciences (SWIMS).

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Aug
21
8:00 AM08:00

YPG Wine Pairing and Guided Tasting Workshop

Dear Members,

Glasses of selected wines paired with fine snacks, enrichment of knowledge about wine and food matching under a leisurely atmosphere, and most important of all, another chance to meet friends and professionals - what else can be asked for at a perfect Friday night? The Young Planners Group (YPG) is organizing a wine pairing and guided tasting workshop and you would definitely not miss the occasion!

Details
YPG Wine Pairing and Guided Tasting Workshop
Date: 18/8/2017 (Friday)
Time: 8:00 - 10:00pm
Venue: Jamming Cellar - Room 201B, 2/F, Wah Shing Centre, No 11 Shing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, HK
Quota: 30
Price: $250/person (minimum 6 glasses of different wines and snacks for food pairing would be offered)

Simply register by filling out the form below.  Successful registrants will receive confirmation email soon. We do look forward to enjoying the event with you! Registration before 31/7/2017 (Monday) is much appreciated.

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

 

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

Website: www.hkip.org.hk
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Jul
22
to Jul 25

Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area Series - Technical Tour to Guangzhou and Foshan

  • Lok Ma Chau Border Crossing Point (map)
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The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area (Bay Area), which covers 11 cities, including Hong Kong and Macao, was announced by the Premier of the State Council in March 2017. The Bay Area development plan can be regarded as an important regional development plan under the "Outline of the 13th Five-Year Plan for the National Economic and Social Development of the People's Republic of China" (the 13-5 Plan) and the nation's Belt and Road Initiative. The Hong Kong Institute of Planners is going to have a series of technical visits to the cities in Bay Area to find out the latest development of the cities and what Hong Kong planners can contribute in the Bay Area development.

Date: 22 July (Sat) to 24 July (Mon) 2017
Gathering Time: 8:00 am
Gathering Place: Lok Ma Chau BCP
Fare: HKD $2,000/ per person (shared room); HKD $ 2,690/ per person (single room) Hotel: Guangzhou Langham Hotel
No. of participants: 20-30 persons (on first-come-first-served basis)
Registration Procedure: Complete the registration form with a crossed cheque payable to “The Hong Kong Institute of Planners” and send it to the HKIP Secretariat
Registration Deadline: 11 July 2017 (Tue)

Tentative Itinerary:

22 Jul - Shenzhen Futian BCP to Foshan
- Visit headquarters of Country Garden Holdings Company Limited (碧桂園總部) (including exchange)
- Foshan Lingnan Tiandi (彿山嶺南新天地) and any other attractions
- Foshan to Guangzhou
23 Jul - HaiZhu Wetland Park (海珠濕地公園)
- TIT Creative Industrial Park (TIT 創意產業園)
- Historic Site of Ancient Whampoa Anchorage (黃埔古村)
- Tea Arts Culture (品茶文化交流)
- Canton Tower (廣州塔)
- Zhujiang Party Pier Beer Cultural and Art Zone (琶堤酒吧街)
24 Jul - Exchange with Government official of HaiZhu Urban Planning Department
- Visit National Supercomputer Center at Sun Yat-sen University(中山大學超算中心) and SuperMap Software Co. Ltd (北京超圖軟件股份有限公司)
- Butterfield & Swire's Godowns & Wharf (太古倉)
- Back to Shenzhen

Remarks:

1. The fare is a rough estimation that may be adjusted if necessary.
2. The itinerary is subject to change.
3. Please check the expiry date of your Mainland Travel Permit.
4. We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance before departure.

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Jun
27
2:00 AM02:00

Coffee Dialogue with Dr Hon YIU Chung-yim

The Young Planners Group (YPG) of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners (HKIP) is now launching a new initiative “The Dialogue Series” to provide young planners with a platform to further their professional development through meeting some of the leaders in the industry in a relaxed atmosphere. With this platform, young planners are provided with the opportunities to learn from the experience and success of some of the industry’s leaders.

The Coffee Dialogue with the Dr Hon YIU Chung-yim is the first edition of the event series. Participants can discuss on any topic of your choice.

Details of the Event:

Date 25th June, 2017 (Sunday)
Time 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Venue iBakery Gallery Café, Tamar Park, Admiralty, Hong Kong
No. of Participants 15 (first-come, first-served)
About Dr Hon YIU Chung-yim Dr Hon YIU Chung-yim is a member of the Legislative Council representing the Architectural, Surveying, Planning and Landscape functional constituency. He is a scholar with research interests on real estate economics and finance, housing studies and regional science.

Enrolments are accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. For registration, please register at the below link by 18th June, 2017 (Sunday) at https://goo.gl/forms/ZFRLfJnugEuNtdlJ3

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

 

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

 

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May
14
2:00 AM02:00

Art Jam - YPG x YLAG

Searching for unusual ways of celebrating the weekend? The Young Landscape Architects' Group (YLAG) and the Young Planners Group (YPG) are honoured to deliver you an exceptional art jamming experience!

The art jam event is co-organised by YPG and YLAG. Taking place at the outdoor, you are welcomed to appreciate and embrace our unique cityscape and the Victoria Harbour in the early summer breeze. This event provides a golden opportunity to unleash your drawing potential and creativity in a relaxing atmosphere while mingling with other professionals in the field. Not having any drawing kit? No worries, we offer a range of drawing kit options for your own choice.

Details
Date: 13/5/2017 (Saturday)
Time: 2pm to 5pm
Venue: Tamar Park
Price: $50 (including refreshment and a sketchbook), and optional add-on charges for other drawing kits (please see details and order on registration form)

Remarks

  • You are encouraged to bring/share your own drawing kits and we welcome you to bring your own picnic mat.
  • In case of bad weather, the event will be postponed to the following Saturday i.e. 20/5/2017.


Join us by simply registering at https://goo.gl/forms/lfb2IrLGU5JXGzJT2. Successful registrants will receive confirmation emails soon. To secure your order of the drawing kits and sketchbooks, you are strongly recommended to register and indicate your choice by 1/5/2017(Monday).

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



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Mar
24
to Mar 27

Technical Tour to Guangzhou and Foshan

Date: 24 March (Fri) to 26 March (Sun) 2017

Gathering Time: 8:45am

Gathering Place: Hung Hom KRC Station

Fare*: HKD $2500/ per person (shared room); HKD $ 3300/ per person (single room)

Hotel: Guangzhou Langham Hotel

No. of participants: 20-30 persons (on first-come-first-served basis)

 

Registration Procedure: Complete the registration form with a crossed cheque payable to “The Hong Kong Institute of Planners” and send it to the HKIP Secretariat

 

Registration Deadline: 10 March 2017

Tentative Itinerary:

24 Mar - 9:24am through train from HK to GZ
- Canton Tower (廣州塔)
- IT Creative Industrial Park (IT 創意產業園)
- Zhujiang Party Pier Beer Cultural and Art Zone (琶堤酒吧街)/td>
25 Mar - Exchange with Government official of HaiZhu Urban Planning Department
- HaiZhu Wetland Park (海珠濕地公園)
- Historic Site of Ancient Whampoa Anchorage (黃埔古村)
- Tea Arts Culture (品茶文化交流)
- Butterfield & Swire's Godowns & Wharf (太古倉)
26 Mar - Visit headquarters of Country Garden Holdings Company Limited (碧桂園總部) (including exchange)
- Foshan Lingnan Tiandi (彿山嶺南新天地)
- 15:38 through train GZ back to HK

Remarks:
* The fare includes round trip through train ticket, accommodation, hotel meal and local travelling. Please not that the fare is a rough estimation that may be adjusted if necessary. 1. Please check the expiry date of your Mainland Travel Permit.
2. We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance before departure.

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Mar
24
6:45 AM06:45

Seminar – Light Be - Empowerment Housing

Our city is building more and more housing but still many cannot afford to have a roof over their heads not to mention to live with dignity. On the other hand, many landlords are willing to rent at below-market rates, but it can be difficult for them to rent their apartments to the less fortunate without checking first to see if a tenant really needs it or if they will abuse the landlord's kindness.

 

Light Be was founded by Ricky Yu to bridge the landlords with the tenants. Whilst its Light Home scheme helps these landlords to use their resources in a happier manner, it is more than a housing scheme. "Housing is a must but people need a holistic approach to excel and thrive. Light Home is an Empowerment Housing to achieve this purpose", Ricky states.

 

From the very first test apartment, Ricky started to help the tenants not just with housing but also in other non-traditional ways. Tenants have to set targets and action plans for themselves. They have to move on after they have met their targets. Since Light Home launched its first project in 2013, most of the tenants experience improvement in life circumstances in two years, giving the entire program a success rate of over 80%. Based on the experience of Light Home, Ricky has recently turned an idle building into social housing called Sham Tseng Light Housing (photo below).

 

 

About the Speaker
Ricky quitted his corporate career, utilizing everything he learnt about business and entrepreneurship to find a social enterprise called Light Be. His vision for Light Be is to provide Empowerment Housing which does not only meet the housing needs of the tenants but also equip them with life survival skills. Ricky is also a member of the advisory committee to the Hong Kong Government for social enterprise development and a member of Aspen Global Leadership Network. He is named Hong Kong's Social Innovator by SIE Fund, awarded Spirit of Hong Kong Award by SCMP, and a speaker for TED as well as various universities, government departments and social enterprise conferences.

 

Date: 23 February 2017 (Thursday)

Time: 6:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Language: English

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

Registration deadline: 20 February 2017

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

For registration, please send a reply email to HKIP (hkiplann@netvigator.com) stating your Full Name, Membership Number, Contact Number and Email, or by returning the reply slip attached to HKIP office (Fax: (852) 2915 7616). Participation in the event is on first-come-first-served basis.

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Mar
24
6:45 AM06:45

Empowering Planning:The operation and review of the Scottish Planning System

About the Seminar:
The Scottish Government is now leading a review of the Scottish Planning system aimed at improving delivery of housing and infrastructure and community engagement in the planning system. This review is intended to move towards legislative change later in 2017.

This seminar will provide an overview of how the Scottish Planning system works, set out the key issues facing the system and outline how the current review of the Scottish planning system aims to address these. It will cover the role of the town planner in supporting infrastructure and housing delivery at different levels of Government and the contribution that planning can make to quality of place and well-being.


About the Speaker:
John McNairney is the Chief Planner at the Scottish Government where he leads the Governments Planning and Architecture Division. Over the last thirty years John has practiced as a chartered town planner in local government, in planning consultancy and, most recently, in central government. He joined central government in 1999 when the Scottish Parliament was established, initially leading a range of planning and transport policy developments. Subsequently he led implementation of the Scotland’s Freedom of Information legislation. In 2005 he was appointed Assistant Chief Planner supporting development of a range of measures to modernise Scotland’s planning system including legislative change, stakeholder collaboration and the development of Scotland’s ePlanning programme.

John has been the Scottish Government’s Chief Planner since 2012. His team has since delivered Scotland’s third National Planning Framework - the spatial plan for Scotland - and the first full review of Scottish Planning Policy. These were awarded the Royal Town Planning Institutes’ award for excellence in infrastructure delivery in 2015. His team has also led delivery of policy to support quality of place through Creating Places, the Government’s policy statement on architecture and place and the Place Standard tool, a collaboration to engage communities on discussion on quality of place.


Date: 28 February 2017 (Tuesday)

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: 25 February 2017

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


For registration, please send a reply email to HKIP (hkiplann@netvigator.com) stating your Full Name, Membership Number, Contact Number and Email, or by returning the reply slip attached to HKIP office (Fax: (852) 2915 7616). Participation to the event is on first-come-first-served basis.

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Mar
18
to Mar 19

Technical Visit to the Happy Valley Underground Stormwater Storage Scheme

  • Happy Valley Recreation Ground (map)
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ear Members,

Hong Kong typically gets no less than 2,400 millimetres of rainfall per year [1], one of the highest among cities in the Pacific Rim, but why the city now rarely sees any flooding?

To unmask the secret behind such achievements, the Hong Kong Institute of Planners (HKIP) and the Environmental Division of Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE EVD) jointly present the technical visit to the Happy Valley Underground Stormwater Storage Scheme, that is considered as the city’s world-class infrastructure. The technical visit incorporates a presentation, which introduces the planning and daily operation of the scheme, follows by a guided tour to the underground storage tank.

The details of the technical visit are as follows:

Date 18th March, 2017, Saturday
Time 9:15 am to 12:00pm
(The guided tour will start at 9:30 am sharp, please arrive at 9:15 am for registration)
Venue Happy Valley Underground Stormwater Storage Scheme
No. of Participants 20 (first-come, first-served)
Fee Free of charge

Enrolments are accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. For registration, please register at the below link by 28thFebruary 2016 (Tuesday).

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfuToRWDpK_wEHBpp5KsazbsBApS1RIUqTkJZhf2UPvWTm1zQ/viewform

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

 

Yours Sincerely,

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

 

[1] Drainage Services Department (2012), Design of flood protection in Hong Kong, Retrived from: http://www.dsd.gov.hk/EN/Files/Technical_Manual/technical_papers/LD1202.pdf

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Mar
3
to Mar 6

Technical Tour to Guangzhou and Foshan

Date: 3 March (Fri) to 5 March (Sun) 2017

Gathering Time: 8:45am

Gathering Place: Hung Hom KRC Station

Fare*: HKD $2500/ per person (shared room); HKD $ 3300/ per person (single room)

Hotel: Guangzhou Langham Hotel

No. of participants: 20-30 persons (on first-come-first-served basis)

Registration Procedure: Complete the registration form with a crossed cheque payable to “The Hong Kong Institute of Planners” and send it to the HKIP Secretariat

Registration Deadline: 15 February 2017

 

Tentative Itinerary:

3 Mar - 9:24am through train from HK to GZ
- Canton Tower (廣州塔)
- IT Creative Industrial Park (IT 創意產業園)
- Zhujiang Party Pier Beer Cultural and Art Zone (琶堤酒吧街)/td>
4 Mar - Exchange with Government official of HaiZhu Urban Planning Department
- HaiZhu Wetland Park (海珠濕地公園)
- Historic Site of Ancient Whampoa Anchorage (黃埔古村)
- Tea Arts Culture (品茶文化交流)
- Butterfield & Swire's Godowns & Wharf (太古倉)
5 Mar - Visit headquarters of Country Garden Holdings Company Limited (碧桂園總部) (including exchange)
- Foshan Lingnan Tiandi (彿山嶺南新天地)
- 15:38 through train GZ back to HK

Remarks:
* The fare includes round trip through train ticket, accommodation, hotel meal and local travelling. Please not that the fare is a rough estimation that may be adjusted if necessary. 1. Please check the expiry date of your Mainland Travel Permit.
2. We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance before departure.

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Jan
26
7:45 AM07:45

Seminar – The Cities We Need: Habitat 111 and the New Urban Agenda – Why it matters to Planners and Planning

About the Seminar:

In October 2016 The New Urban Agenda was formally adopted by national governments at Habitat III (the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development) in Quito, Ecuador. The agreement provides the road-map or planning brief for sustainable urban development in our cities over the next 20 years. Cities are home to more than 50% of the world’s population, generate more than 80% of the world’s GDP, use 75% of the world’s natural resources, consume 75% of global energy supply and produce approximately 75% of global CO2. The New Urban Agenda is non-binding but provides important guidance. The talk will explore its 3 guiding principles and what needs to happen if progress is to be made turning the New Urban Agenda into action in an uncertain world. This is important for planners who are identified as the “Development Enablers” and planning in view of its alignment with the principles of good planning. It seems clear that progress will need cooperation and dialogue and between multi-stakeholders including business, government and civil society. The discussions and debate at Habitat III were an interesting window on what are common challenges with different local and national manifestations such as Housing and where there were areas of real debate such as the role of the Nation, the City and Smart Cities as a concept.

 

About the Speaker:

Trudi Elliott, CBE, MRTPI is a Chartered Town Planner and has been Chief Executive of the Royal Town Planning Institute since 2011. She sits on DCLG’s Planning Sounding Board and the National Infrastructure Planning Association Policy Council.

Trudi has worked in planning in various capacities for the past twenty years. As Director of the Government Office for the West Midlands, Trudi advised on large and controversial planning applications, managed the national planning case work on behalf of government offices and advised on aspects of planning, housing, transport and regeneration as they affected communities across the West Midlands. Trudi was a member of the Taylor Review into planning guidance.

 

Date: 25 January 2017 (Wednesday)

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: 21 January 2017

Registration form:

/Editorfile/files/febreplyslip.pdf

 

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

For registration, please send a reply email to HKIP (hkiplann@netvigator.com) stating your Full Name, Membership Number, Contact Number and Email, or by returning the reply slip attached to HKIP office (Fax: (852) 2915 7616). Participation to the event is on first-come-first-served basis.

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Nov
18
8:30 AM08:30

HKIP 37th Anniversary Dinner

The Hong Kong Institute of Planners (HKIP) is celebrating its 37th Anniversary on Thursday, 17th November2016 at Harbour View Room, 1/F, Excelsior Hotel, 281 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. The theme for this year’s anniversary dinner is “Enlightening our city – passing on the spirit”. To mark this special occasion, it is our pleasure to have Mr Lam Woon-kwong, GBS, JP, the Convenor of the Non-official Members of the Executive Council, as our Guest of Honour.

 

In recognition of the contributions by planners in the past year, opportunity would be taken to present the HKIP Awards 2016 at the Anniversary Dinner.

You are cordially invited to join us at the 2016 Anniversary Dinner. You may also consider sponsoring the dinner by cash or gift donation. We trust that your support to the HKIP will make the 2016 Anniversary Dinner another success. Your return of the registration form by linking this link  or via fax to 2915 7616 by 4th November 2016 (or by 21st October 2016 for early bird discount) is much appreciated. Should there be any question, please reach Ms Monique Tai, Secretary of the HKIP office, at 2915 6212.

 

On behalf of the HKIP, we would like to thank you in advance for your support and look forward to seeing you at our Anniversary Dinner.

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Nov
18
8:30 AM08:30

HKIP Awards 2016 - Result

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The awards were presented at the HKIP Annual Dinner held on 17 November 2016. This year the Institute received overwhelming response in the submission for HKIP Awards. And the Institute would like to thank all the adjudicators for their contribution in selecting the entries for various awards which include 2 Silver Awards and 4 Merits.

 

Adjudicators

 

Dr. Eunice Mak

President, Hong Kong Institute of Planners

 

Mr K.K. Ling

Director of Planning, Planning Department

 

Mrs Ava Ng

Former Director of Planning, Planning Department

 

Ms Iris Tam
Past President, Hong Kong Institute of Planners

 

Mr Andrew Lam

Chairman, Antiquities Advisory Board

 

Professor John Ng

Director and Chairman of Green Labelling Committee, Hong Kong Green Building Council”

 

Dr. Peter Cookson-Smith

President, Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design

 

 

Dr. Roger C K Chan

Associate Professor, Department Of Urban Planning and Design, The University of Hong Kong

 

Dr. Lee Ho Yin

Associate Professor, Head of Division of Architectural Conservation Programmes, Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong

 

Details of the projects being recognized by HKIP Awards 2016 is contained in this

/Editorfile/files/ipipawards.pdf

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Sep
4
3:00 AM03:00

YPG Technical Visit to Sludge Treatment Facility - T·PARK

Dear Members,

The Young Planners Group (YPG) is organizing a technical visit to the Hong Kong’s first Sludge Treatment Facility - T·PARK at Tsang Tsui, Tuen Mun on 3rd September 2016 (Saturday). This visit will provide members with the knowledge of the sludge treatment process and the special features of the T·PARK. Details of the visit are as follows:

 

Date : 3rd September 2016 (Saturday)

Time : 15:00 - 18:00

Venue : T·PARK at Tsang Tsui, Tuen Mun

Assembly Time and Place : 15:00 at Tuen Mun MTR Station (Exit B)

Tentative Itinerary :

15:00 Assembly at Tuen Mun MTR Station (Exit B)
15:10 Coach service to T·PARK
15:45-17:15 Guided tour at T·PARK
17:30 Depart from T·PARK
(Coach service back to Tuen Mun MTR Station)
17:30-18:30 T·SPA available for enjoyment (optional)
18:00 Dismiss at Tuen Mun MTR Station

Medium of Language : Cantonese

 

Fee : $50 (same price for one-way and round-trip)

All successful registrants are still required to pay in case of no show. Payment needs to be made on the event day.

Members can also enjoy the spa facilities free of charge after the guided tour (spa session till 18:30). Return transportation needs to be arranged on their own.

 

Seats are limited. Enrollment is on a first-come-first serve basis. Please register at https://goo.gl/forms/cmdpIe2wj1hbE0GX2 by 28 August 2016 (Sunday).

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

We look forward to seeing you at the visit!

 

Yours faithfully,

Young Planners Group
The Hong Kong Institute of Planners

 

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Aug
4
to Aug 5

Qualifying Examination (2016-17)

The Examination Board is going to organise Part 1 and Part II of the Qualifying Examination 2016/2017.

The application form together with the necessary enclosures shall be returned to HKIP on or before 4 AUG 2016.

Pls contact Ms. Monique Tai at Tel: 29156212, for further information if necessary.


Guidance Notes

/Editorfile/files/qeguidancejuly.pdf


Application Form

/Editorfile/files/qeformjuly.doc

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Jul
25
2:30 AM02:30

YPG Bowling Fun Day

Want to do sports during summer time? Playing bowling is a great indoor sports activity that you don’t have to worry about weather conditions during summer! Young Planners Group (YPG) is organising a Bowling Fun Day on 24 July 2016 (Sunday) as a leisure sports event for all members. The event serves as a wonderful platform for all our senior and young professionals to socialise, release stress, and have fun!


Due to the peak season of booking bowling lanes, the location are subject to changes. Confirmation of the details would be announced by 17 July 2016 to the successful registrants.


Date: 24th, July, 2016 (Sun)


Time: 14:30pm – 16:30pm


Location: Thunder Bowl, B1 Floor, Whampoa Gourmet

Place (Site 8), Whampoa Plaza, Hung Hom (Next to Bus Terminus)


Enrollment fee: $135 per head

 

*Quota: 24


Limited spaces are offered! For interested individuals, please register online at http://goo.gl/forms/ZFlVQj92HehXufrm1 on or before 14 July 2016 (Thursday).

 

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.

 


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

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Jul
23
to Jul 25

Invitation to HKIP & MUPI Technical Visit to Heritage Revitalisation Projects in Macau

Dear Members,
 

Invitation to HKIP & MUPI Technical Visit to Heritage Revitalisation Projects in Macau

Here comes a valuable opportunity for HKIP members to learn more about heritage conservation and revitalisation initiatives in Macau!

The Macao Urban Planning Institute (MUPI) cordially invites HKIP members for a Technical Visit to several recently completed Heritage Revitalisation Projects in Macau. It is our honour to have the Macau Cultural Affairs Bureau (ICM) to guide us through these projects. We will also have the opportunity to meet with the town planners in Macau for ideas exchange. Below please find the details of the visit:

 

Date: 23 July 2016 (Sat)

Time: 07:45 – 14:30

Venue: Heritage Revitalisation Projects by Macau Cultural Affairs Bureau (ICM)

 

Patane Night Watch House (沙梨頭更館)

· A revitalised Night Watch House which aims to preserve a unique character of night-watchmen profession for crime and fire prevention in the past. The space is now revitalised for hosting exhibition about the history of Macau's former night-watchmen.

https://www.icm.gov.mo/cn/News/NewsDetail.aspx?id=13092

 

Na Tcha Exhibition Hall (大三巴哪吒展館)

· The Na Tcha Exhibition Hall serves to preserve the traditional Taoism character in Macau and the Taoism blessing ceremony. The Chinese traditional temple sits quietly beside a major Christian monument – the Ruins of the Church of St Paul. The mixture of different cultures as well as different architectural design will bring us an excellent urban planning lesson.

http://www.icm.gov.mo/cn/News/detail/10258

 

Patane Library (沙梨頭圖書館)

· The Patane Library is a revitalisation project which has transformed seven historical buildings into a new public library. It is a challenging revitalisation project because of the complexity of the historic building structure.

http://www.icm.gov.mo/cn/News/detail/11344

 

Fee: $550 (incl. HK-Macau one-way ferry ticket, local transportation in Macau and buffet lunch)

 

Quota: 30 (First-come-first-served)

 

Tentative Itinerary:

07:45 Gather at Hong Kong–Macau Ferry Terminal, Sheung Wan

08:15 Ferry to Macau

09:30 Arrive Macau Ferry Terminal (Outer Harbour)

09:45 – 13:00 Site Visit to the Heritage Revitalisation Projects

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch with Macao Urban Planning Institute (MUPI)

14:30 Dismiss

 

If you are interested in participating in the visit, please send an email to hkiplann@netvigator.com (with your name, contact number and email address) by 4 July 2016 (Mon).

 

If you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact Ms. Monique Tai at 2915 6212.

 

  /Editorfile/files/hkipmupi.pdf

 

Best regards,
The Hong Kong Institute of Planners

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