The lecture is about a personal journey trying to translate urban climate scientific understanding into urban design practice in Hong Kong. It first introduces the issues and context facing architects and urban planners. It then outlines a methodology and framework of knowledge translation. This is followed with a number of examples and case studies.
About the Speaker
Prof. Edward Ng is an Architect and Yao Ling Sun Professor of Architecture in the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He obtained his PhD from Cambridge University. He had worked as an architect before becoming a professor. His specialty is in Green Building, Environmental and Sustainable Design and in Urban Climatology for City Planning. At CUHK, he is the Director of the M.Sc. Sustainable and Environmental Design Programme, the Associate Director of the Institute of Future Cities (IOFC) and the Team Leader of Urban Sustainability and Public Health in the Institute of Energy, Environment and Sustainability (IEES). As an environmental consultant to the Hong Kong SAR Government, Prof. Ng developed the performance based daylight design practice note; the Air Ventilation Assessment (AVA) Technical Guidelines; and the Urban Climatic Maps for City Planning for the HKSAR Government. He is now working with governments and agencies in Singapore, Macau, as well as a number of Chinese cities on the same. Among many of his research interests, he is collaborating with public health colleagues to investigate the impact of city design and climate change on urban living. Prof. Ng has published over 400 papers and reports, including 3 books. He has twice received the International Award from of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). He has also twice been given the UNESCO Asia Pacific Heritage Jury Commendation for Innovation Award. He was the recipient of the Red Cross Humanitarian 2010 Award. He was named one of the Asians of the Year by Reader’s Digest in 2011.
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