Professor Anthony Yeh conducted a Webinar on “In Search of New Economic Cooperation Models Between Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area” on 9 July 2021 successfully. The event was jointly organized by the Centre of Urban Studies and Urban Planning; Institute for China and Global Development, Business School; and Department of Geography of HKU.
The Webinar provided a platform for industry and business leaders and professionals to share their insights on new economic cooperation models between Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area and innovative policies needed in breaking barriers and building bridges for promoting such development. Over 250 participants from business, professionals, government departments, and universities have registered for this Webinar.
The Opening Addresses were delivered by Professor Richard Y.C. Wong, Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, HKU and Mr Benjamin Mok, Deputy Commissioner for the Development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area of the HKSAR Government. Following the presentations on major findings of the SPPR study and possible new economic cooperation models, nine distinguished panellists representing both the private and public sectors and professional institutes joined a panel discussion to exchange their views on how Hong Kong can capitalize on the opportunities brought about by the development of the GBA and proactively develop innovative policies to implement new economic cooperation models between Hong Kong and the GBA.
An Information Net on the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area which provides a one stop portal for finding information and understanding the Greater Bay Area has been produced as part of the SPPR study. Details please visit http://www.dupad.hku.hk/hkprd/greaterbay/english/index.htm.
Tommy Chan (MUP Year 2 student) and Andy Chung (MUA Year 1 student), both graduated from BAUS, were awarded the Champion of the Student Category in the “GeospatialTech Challenge” competition jointly organized by Lands Department, the Hong Kong Science & Technology Park Corporation and the Common Spatial Data Infrastructure (CSDI).
The objective of this competition was to promote the application of spatial data for smart living and healthy lifestyle in Hong Kong. Participants were invited to first submit innovative proposals for the improvement of community facilities with the use of geospatial data on the Hong Kong GeoData Store and other open data, then present their ideas in the first and final competition rounds. The prize-giving ceremony was held at the Hong Kong Science Park on 30 June 2021.
Kelly Pang, Nora Choi, Daniel Lui and Kelvin Cheng (all BAUS Year 3 students) were invited by ESRI China (Hong Kong) to give a public webinar to demonstrate “GIS x BIM Integration for Town Planning”. In this webinar, they showed how GIS-BIM integration can overcome planning and development difficulties in the contemporary era by applying GIS, BIM, and CIM technologies into the development cycle and demonstrated that the adoption of spatial technology into urban planning and building construction fields would be inevitably revolutionary.