Anthony YEH

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.

A webinar will be held virtually via Zoom on 18 December 2021 (Saturday), 10:00-11:15 AM (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=79571

 

With Case Studies (in alphabetic order)

AI for Future Cities
by Dr. Jun MA

Modelling the Future of New Towns
by Dr. Tianren YANG

Understanding Individual Mobility Patterns Using Spatiotemporal Data Mining
by Dr. Zhan ZHAO

Genetic Algorithm and Optimal Resource Allocation in Cities
by Dr. Yulun ZHOU


Abstract
How can smart cities become smarter? This Webinar is to discuss how can we make cities to be smarter with big data and urban analytics. It will begin with an overview of the development of smart cities and the use of big data and urban analytics to make cities to be more intelligent and smarter. It will then be followed by a few case studies on the applications of urban analytics in smart cities.

 

– ALL INTERESTED ARE WELCOME –

Enquiries: 3917 2721

DEPARTMENT OF URBAN PLANNING AND DESIGN

THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Hong Kong 2030+: Towards a Planning Vision and Strategy Transcending 2030

Ivan CHUNG Man-kit, JP

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 9 December 2021 (Thursday), 12:00-13:00 (GMT+8).

Please login 15 minutes before the session starts.
*Pre-registration required, zoom link will be provided upon successful registration.

Registration: https://bit.ly/3r6cPNx


Host & Moderator
Prof. Bo-sin TANG

Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Design, The University of Hong Kong
Director, Centre of Urban Studies and Urban Planning, The University of Hong Kong

Prof. Shenjing HE
Head of Department and Professor,
Department of Urban Planning and Design, The University of Hong Kong

Abstract
Hong Kong 2030+ sets out the territorial spatial development strategy for the city beyond 2030, with recommendations on sources of supply underpinned by a spatial planning framework.  It also demonstrates the Government’s staunch commitment to responding to the needs and aspirations of the society and fostering inclusive growth, while capitalising on the opportunities brought by the National 14th Five-year Plan and the Outline Development Plan for the Greater Bay Area.  Hong Kong 2030+ has formulated a conceptual spatial framework for the future development of Hong Kong, showing a close-knit network of two metropolises (i.e. the Harbour Metropolis and the Northern Metropolis) and two development axes (i.e. Western Economic Corridor and Eastern Knowledge and Technology Corridor).  Such a conceptual spatial framework will help achieve agglomeration of economic activities for better synergy, offer opportunities for retrofitting the dense urban core and bring jobs closer to homes.

About the Speaker
Mr. Chung is a professional town planner and a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners. He has been working in the Government for over 30 years, mainly in district and strategic planning, major development projects, and different planning and engineering studies.

– ALL INTERESTED ARE WELCOME –

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

Chris Webster and Andrea Frank

Organizer:
Centre of Urban Studies and Urban Planning and
Hong Kong Institute of Planners

Presentation on Evolution of Paradigms in Planning Education 
Prof. Chris Webster
Dean, Faculty of Architecture
University of Hong Kong

Abstract:

Professor Webster will reflect on the changing paradigms that have dominated urban planning education in the UK over 100 years. One thing is clear: planning education follows changes in the skills demanded of planners and those skills follow closely the stage of development of an economy and even shorter-term business cycles. The talk is a repeat of one that Professor Webster gave recently at the 10th anniversary of Renmin University’s Department of Urban Planning and Management, part of Renmin University’s wider birthday celebrations. Urban Planning in China is currently having a transformation moment similar to the UKs after the post-war reconstruction phase quietened down into a more stable period in which cities needed to be managed not built.

Bio:

Prof. Chris Webster is Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, the University of Hong Kong, and leads the HKUrbanLabs. He has degrees in urban planning, computer science, economics and economic geography and is a leading urban theorist and spatial economic modeller.  He has published over 150 scholarly papers on the idea of spontaneous urban order and received over US$20M grants for research and teaching and learning projects. He was co-editor of Environment and Planning B for ten years. Books include Webster and Lai (2003) Property Rights, Planning and Markets, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar; Glasze, Webster and Frantz, (2006) Private Cities, London, Routledge; Wu, Webster, He and Liu, (2010) Urban Poverty in China, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar; and Wu and Webster (Editors) Marginalisation in Urban China. London: Palgrave McMillan; and Sarkar, Webster and Gallacher (2014) Healthy Cities: Public Health Through Urban Planning. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. Professor Webster has nine prize-winning academic papers on urban theory.

Presentation on Envisioning the Future: Global Trends in Planning Education

Dr. Andrea Frank
Senior Lecturer, School of Geography & Planning
Cardiff University

Abstract:

Planning education degree programs emerged in the early 20th century.  Since then, planning curricula have been adapted time and again to ensure that graduates are able to address contemporary planning issues. By reviewing global trends based on national case studies, this presentation envisions planning education for the next decade, and proposes several context-dependent pathways to innovation in planning education.

Bio:

Dr. Andrea I. Frank is Senior Lecturer at the School of Geography and Planning at Cardiff University, United Kingdom and a Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. Her research interest include regional planning, sustainability, green infrastructure, international planning systems, public participation as well as planning education and pedagogy. She has held positions on the Executive board of the Association of European Schools of Planning and was Chair of the council of the Global Planning Education Association Network (GPEAN). Her recent book – co-edited with Prof. Chris Silver (USA) Urban Planning Education – Beginning, Global Movement and Future Prospects – examines planning education systems and approaches globally through a longitudinal, comparative lens.

~~ ALL INTERESTED ARE WELCOME ~~

Enquiries: 3917 2721

 

CENTRE OF URBAN STUDIES AND URBAN PLANNING
THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

 

Tiancheng Cai

Speaker:
Mr. Tiancheng Cai
PhD Student
Department of Urban Planning and Design
The University of Hong Kong

Abstract:

Since the implementation of open policy and market reforms, China has developed a unique spatial planning and development control system centering around the allocation of land development rights. In the recent decade, there are three noticeable trends of institutional reforms of the system. These include integrating the planning and land management departments, centralizing planning power by the local-level governments and promoting certainty in the development control process. This research, based on the property rights theory, organizational theory and agency theory, tries to build up a framework to analyze the logic and dynamic behind the reforms and to explore their effects on the spatial planning and development control practices with empirical studies.

About the Speaker:

Mr. CAI Tiancheng is now a second-year PhD student in the Department of Urban Planning and Design, Faculty of Architecture at The University of Hong Kong. Before joining HKU, he got his Bachelor’s degree from the Department of Urban Planning and Management, School of Public Administration and Policy at Renmin University of China and a Master’s degree from the Department of Urban Planning, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University. His research interests are mainly in development control, planning management, land property rights and planning law.

 

~~ ALL INTERESTED ARE WELCOME ~~

 

Enquiries: 3917 2721

CENTRE OF URBAN STUDIES AND URBAN PLANNING
THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Yap Kioe Sheng

Speaker:
Dr. Yap Kioe Sheng
Honorary Professor of Housing and Urban Development
City Planning and Geography Department
Cardiff University

Abstract:

The world economy has been influenced by global megatrends (i.e. large, transformative global forces that have profound impact on business, economies, industries, societies and individuals). As ASEAN is integrating into the global economy, the region will be impacted significantly by these megatrends. The ASEAN Secretariat intends to issue a publication to increase awareness and understanding of key issues and drivers of global megatrends, and their implications for ASEAN. Urbanization is one of these megatrends shaping ASEAN with socio-economic, cultural and environmental implications. Over the next decade, ASEAN seeks to integrate its economies and facilitate the seamless movement of goods, services, investment, capital, and skilled labour within ASEAN in order to enhance trade and production networks and establish a more unified market for its firms and consumers. Enhanced connectivity (including transport infrastructure) plays a key role in its endeavour to promote economic growth, but this will also result in further urbanization with many intended and unintended consequences. This presentation will review current trends of urbanization in ASEAN and identify challenges and opportunities for the region as urbanization continues to evolve.

 

About the Speaker:

Yap Kioe Sheng is an urban anthropologist with a doctorate from Amsterdam Free University. He retired in 2009 from United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) where he was Chief of the Poverty Reduction Section. He joined UNESCAP in 2000 after 13 years as Associate Professor, later Professor, of Housing and Urban Development at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Bangkok. Before AIT, he was at the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat) in Nairobi (19821987). He has worked extensively in Asia (Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Cambodia, the Lao PDR, Viet Nam, Indonesia, China and Myanmar). He has contributed articles to journals and chapters to books on urban poverty, lowincome housing and urbanization.

 

~~ ALL INTERESTED ARE WELCOME ~~

 

Enquiries: 3917 2721
CENTRE OF URBAN STUDIES AND URBAN PLANNING
THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG