UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE
Seminars

Stephen Tang

Stephen Tang
Date:
01-Jun-2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue:
To be held virtually via Zoom
Title:
Countryside Conservation and Urban-Rural Symbiosis
Speaker(s):
Professor Stephen Tang, BBS
Head, Countryside Conservation Office

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Abstract
Most people in Hong Kong lead a busy urban life and often neglect to appreciate nature and take in all that it has to offer.

Established in late July 2018 under the Environmental Protection Department, the Countryside Conservation Office is dedicated to maintaining close communication and cooperation among the Government, villagers and the public, and promoting the concept of urban-rural symbiosis. Its work includes improving the rural living environment and facilities, exploring and developing ecological systems, promoting rural culture and nurturing Hong Kong people’s awareness of the rural areas, and raising public awareness of conservation.

With the $1 billion earmarked by the Government, the Office will carry out related conservation and revitalization work and minor improvement works. Half of the funding (i.e. $500 million) will be used to implement the Countryside Conservation Funding Scheme to support interactive collaboration between local non-profit-making organizations and villagers. The remaining $500 million will be used to carry out appropriate minor improvement works and to rehabilitate the existing built environment in the rural areas.


About the Speaker
Professor Stephen Tang, BBS is an architect with over 40 years of experience in architecture, urban planning and design. He is a former Deputy Director of Architectural Services and Past President of the Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design, and is committed to improving the standard of public buildings and the quality of the living environment.

Prior to joining the Countryside Conservation Office, Professor Tang took a keen interest in the conservation of historic buildings and the urban environment, and was involved in a number of local architectural projects and the coordination of urban planning initiatives, including serving as Senior Design Consultant for the Hong Kong Palace Museum, Government Architect for Conserving Central and Head of the Kai Tak Office.

Professor Tang graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a degree in Architecture and taught as a Visiting Professor for over 10 years, and studied at the University of California, Berkeley and Tsinghua University in Beijing. He was awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star in 2016 and has been appointed Head of the Countryside Conservation Office of the Environmental Protection Department of the HKSAR Government since December 2020.


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