Speaker: Dr Queena K QIAN, Assistant Professor, Research Institute for the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), the Netherlands
Topic 1: Sustainable Planning Criteria (SPC) for new Age-friendly Precincts (AFP) development- a case of Hong Kong
Topic 2: Extra tasks at critical stages of delivering green building projects: barriers and transaction costs
Abstract for Topic 1:
Very little research has addressed the integrated relationships between the dense urban environment and the specific social and emotional needs of the older people in Hong Kong. How will the new precinct of a dense city be planned for sustainability and well prepared for such trend is a valid concern and an important question. This study is based on the 8 Key Areas published by World Health Organization (WHO 2007) for Global Age-friendly Cities to develop a set of sustainable planning criteria suitable for age-friendly community in Hong Kong. It aims to develop a framework matrix considering both sustainable planning criteria and age-friendly design priorities.
Abstract for Topic 2:
Delivering green building (GB) projects involve some activities that are atypical in comparison with conventional buildings. Such new activities are characterized by uncertainty and they incur barriers and “hidden” costs that have not been readily appreciated among the stakeholders. This paper develops a typology and chronology to examine the new activities with associated hidden costs in the real estate development process (REDP) of green building.
About the speaker:
Queena QIAN is Assistant Professor at OTB research for Research Institute for the Built Environment, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), the Netherlands since December 2014. Before she moved to the Netherlands, She was appointed as Research Assistant Professor at Building and Real Estate Dept., the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HK PolyU). She received her PhD at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2012. She has received prestigious awards from different countries, e.g. Delft Technology Fellow (2014), Endeavour Australian Cheung Kong Fellow (2013), and a Fulbright recipient (2010). Her research interests are: green building promotion, building energy efficiency, transaction costs, low carbon city development, elderly friendly precinct design, sustainable urban planning, energy retrofit, governance and incentive schemes, etc.
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