UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE
Seminars

Theresa YEUNG

Theresa YEUNG
Date:
16-Dec-2021
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue:
To be held virtually via Zoom
Host & Moderator:
Prof. Bo-sin TANG
Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Design, HKU
Director, Centre of Urban Studies and Urban Planning, HKU
Title:
‘Planning’ in Capturing the Greater Bay Area Opportunities
Speaker(s):
Ms. Theresa YEUNG
(MSc (Urban Planning), 1996)
Director of Arup

Our 40th Anniversary Event Series is launched in celebration of the establishment of the Centre of Urban Studies and Urban Planning (CUSUP) in 1980 and its subsequent development to become the Department of Urban Planning and Design (DUPAD) at the University of Hong Kong.

An Alumni Sharing Session will be held virtually via Zoom on 16 December 2021 (Thursday), 12:30-14:00 (GMT+8).

Please be ready 5 minutes prior to the scheduled time.
*Pre-registration required, zoom link will be provided upon successful registration.

Registration: https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?guest=Y&ueid=79485
(Deadline: 15 December 2021 (Wednesday) 12:00 noon)

Abstract

2021 marks 2 important events: the announcement of the 14th Five Year Plan in March and the release of the HK2030+ in October. The development of the Greater Bay Area is accorded the status of key strategic planning in the country’s development blueprint, with the objectives to further deepen cooperation amongst Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao, fully leverage the composite advantages of the three places, facilitate in-depth integration within the region, and promote coordinated regional economic development, with a view to developing an international first-class bay area ideal for living, working and travelling. This brings significant changes to the living pattern, people aspiration, and hence the built environment. In light of the new ecology, what role can planners play? How can planners from the various sectors contribute their part to paint for a better built environment. Theresa would like to explore with you on the upcoming opportunities and exchange views with you on the role of planners in planning for the dynamic future.

About the Speaker

A member of Arup’s East Asia Board, Theresa heads the firm’s planning business across the Region. She is a visionary leader who brings together planners, urban designers, sustainable development experts, traffic consultants and environmental specialists to create Smart Green Resilient urban spaces.

Theresa is passionate to engage the public in the planning and design process, shaping inclusive, welcome developments. She also chairs Arup’s community engagement programme in East Asia, bringing our professional skills to make a real difference in communities where we work.  In recent years, she has spoken widely, sharing her experience and inspiring more young women to join the industry and advance to leadership roles.

Theresa sits on a number of important statutory bodies and plays a key role in the planning industry, influencing from policy level. Theresa currently serves as Vice President of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners, and is a Member of the Antiquities Advisory Board, Member of the Corruption Prevention Advisory Committee of the Independent Commission Against Corruption, Member of Appeal Panel (Estate Agents Ordinance).  Theresa is also an Elected Member for Supervisory Board of the Hong Kong Housing Society, Board Member of the Planners Registration Board, Director of Professional Green Building Council, and Advisor of Our Hong Kong Foundation.

– ALL INTERESTED ARE WELCOME –

Enquiries: 3917 2721
DEPARTMENT OF URBAN PLANNING AND DESIGN
THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

 

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