Theresa YEUNG

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.

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

 

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

DLA Seminar Series - ‘Respect and Adaptation – projects in the Anthropocene' by Tilman Latz | 1 Dec, 7-8:30pm | Zoom

Tilman Latz

Zoom ID: 992 1607 1085
(password: 448699)
Please register here


HKU Division of Landscape Architecture Seminar Series
Planetary Health and Human wellbeing: Interdisciplinary landscape research and design


Lecture Abstract

Climate change and the Covid pandemic make it clear that people need good public space. It should be integrative in a sense that it pays respect to an areas specific culture, its history, its customs and dreams. Landscape Architecture should adapt to a given place and functional setting, integrate desires, invisible cliches about nature and foster social inclusion.

The presentation will focus on some post-Industrial and infrastructural projects, paying tribute to former generations successes and defeats. It will question the traditional process of demolition, construction and reconstruction, by replacing it with a positive and proactive interpretation of given manmade constructions. This allows to save energy, resources and investment, become sustainable and gain a status of resilient, long-lasting placemaking.

Biography

Tilman Latz has been running the practice since 2011 after ten years of partnership with Anneliese and Peter Latz and from 2016 together with his wife Iris Dupper.

He is a member of the Federation of German Landscape Architects bdla and the Deutscher Werkbund Bayern. He is involved in the profession on the board of the bdla Bayern and in the international project group of the Bavarian Chamber of Architects.

Tilman Latz studied landscape architecture at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna and at the University of Kassel, where he graduated in 1993. He went to study architecture at the Architectural Association in London and then at the University of Kassel, where he completed his studies in 1997 with a diploma in architecture.

From 1997 to 2001 he worked as a project manager for Jourda Architectes Paris. In 2001 and 2003 he was guest lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and from 2012 to 2014 guest professor at the University of Kassel. (From latzundpartner website)


Duration: 40-50 mins for lecture and 10-15 mins for Q&A


The lecture will be live-streamed on the following platforms:
Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/hkulandscape
YouTube @hkulandscape
Archive: Bilibili 23750604

Seminar Poster

Xiaoxu Yan

Zoom registration details

Register in advance for this research seminar series:
https://hku.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIsd-GgqDwrHN3yc-Iz6Ku6jUGqRsOTCapy

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Abstract

Treaty-port Tianjin developed one of the most complex urban spaces in modern China between 1860 and 1945. As different wills of local authority and multiple imperialist powers juxtaposed the city’s governance, its urban space became increasingly multilayered and fragmented. Countering this tendency, Tianjin’s tramway system, established during the first half of the 20th century, played a significant role in weaving through the intricate social, political, economic, and spatial relationships among different municipalities and agencies. It eventually contributed to Tianjin a layer of spatial coherence.

This talk will introduce a critical episode of Tianjin’s tramway development during the 1910s. Compagnie de Tramways et d’ Éclairage de Tientsin, a Belgian company that founded Tianjin’s tramway, made several attempts to extend its tramway into the Chinese-administrated Hebei New District. But its efforts generated incessant resistance from the city’s local institutions, social groups, and residents. With a close reading of the company’s tramway expansion proposals and different parties’ reactions, the study reveals the deep conflicts between the western ideal of urban planning upon a traditional Chinese city and the Chinese groups’ concern for their own interests and sovereignty. In the end, Tianjin’s tramway expansion was greatly frustrated and compromised. Nevertheless, this study argues that the Chinese understanding and discourse of modern urban transportation had been constructed through this ‘unsuccessful’ process, albeit imbued with contradictions.

Biography

Xiaoxu Yan is a PhD candidate at the Department of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong. She received a bachelor degree from Tianjin University and a master degree from Polytechnic University of Milan. Her dissertation research focuses on the spatial history of China’s modern and colonial cities. She is currently studying Tianjin’s tramway network development after 1900.

Primary Supervisor
Dr. Tao Zhu

Co-supervisor
Dr. Cole Roskam

Discussant
Yan Wan, PhD Student, Department of Architecture

Yan Wan is a PhD student at the Department of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong, where her dissertation focuses on the dialectical urban history of Shenzhen and Hong Kong, especially the urbanization process stimulated by Chinese state-owned enterprises versus that of villages. Her broader

 

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

20211126_RPG_Wan Chen

Chen WAN

Please note that this RPG Seminar will be held virtually via Zoom at the normal time [26 November 2021 (Friday), 13:00 p.m.]

Please be ready 5 minutes prior to the scheduled time.

Abstract
The link between knowledge production and urban form has attracted much academic and policy attention. Specifically, place-based policies such as technological development zones, university towns, and knowledge districts have been implemented to shape knowledge production in Chinese cities. Despite many fruitful analyses, limited attention has been paid to mapping and assessing the impacts of these place-based policies on knowledge production at the intra-city level. This study therefore aims to explore the patterns and processes of such impacts in Chinese cities. It will first provide a fine-scale mapping of knowledge production based on geocoded patent and publication data. The study subsequently models how built environment factors in general and abovementioned place-based policies in particular are associated with knowledge production. Lastly, it will explore the socioeconomic impacts of knowledge districts or ‘zones’ such as housing prices. Empirical results will inform planning and urban development policies for the knowledge economy.

About the Speaker
Mr. Chen WAN is a third-year PhD student in the Department of Uban Planning and Design at the University of Hong Kong. He obtained his Master’s degree in Geographical Information Science from the Wuhan University. His research interests include urban geography and spatial data analysis.

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

Pang Wei

Zoom ID: 945 5008 3595  (password: 233175) – please register here


HKU Division of Landscape Architecture Seminar Series
Planetary Health and Human wellbeing: Interdisciplinary landscape research and design


Lecture Abstract

Nowadays, “landscape” has become the basic appearance of our land. Besides the aesthetic character, does it have the thinking capability? If so, to what extend? Designers are not only inspired by the economic and political power of the society; they could also demonstrate the landscape’s own thinking and interpretation. By this means, the landscape could be the container of thoughts and ideas, a platform for profound conversation for people and land.

Biography

Pang Wei is the principal designer of Turenscape (Guangzhou), guest research fellow at Peking University, adjunct professor at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, and the guest professor at Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. He is also the “curator of spatial design group” for the 1st China Design Exhibition and the committee member of 2017/2019 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture, as well as the chief editor of Landscape Design magazine (2012-2019).

As the principal designer of the team, his project Zhongshan Shipyard Park wins American Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award and Chinese National Gold Medal of Fine Arts. The project Midea Headquarters Landscape Design was selected to participate in the 6th International Biennial of Landscape Architecture.


Duration: 40-50 mins for lecture and 10-15 mins for Q&A


The lecture will be live-streamed on the following platforms:
Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/hkulandscape
YouTube @hkulandscape
Archive: Bilibili 23750604

Human Health Assessments of Green Infrastructure Designs Using Virtual Reality

Matthew Browning

Zoom ID: 975 9356 3842
(password: 433214)
Please register here


HKU Division of Landscape Architecture Seminar Series
Planetary Health and Human wellbeing: Interdisciplinary landscape research and design


Lecture Abstract

Rapid urbanization inadvertently separates people from the natural landscapes in which we evolved. This disconnect can impact human health and cognitive functioning by exposing people to increased levels of pollution and limiting people’s opportunities for physical activity. Built environment researchers may prevent the negative effects of urbanization through studying and providing empirical based recommendations for green infrastructure, such as nature parks, bioswales, green walls, and street trees. Determining which infrastructure elements improve health and wellbeing for their clients and future users is challenging, however. Researchers can use virtual reality (VR) to compare the benefits of different infrastructure elements to inform design interventions. VR can require relatively little cost and technical expertise. Users are transported into immersive virtual worlds where their psychological and physiological responses can be collected to predict the long-term health and cognitive functioning impacts of each design option. In the current talk, we provide a methodological overview of VR systems, content creation, study design, health outcome measurement, and safety recommendations for the landscape architect/researcher. Our goal is to provide the reader with an understanding of how VR may be employed as a research and therapeutic tool for improving health outcomes related to green infrastructure as well as to provide an elementary set of tools and knowledge to use VR in their research/practice.

Biography

Dr. Browning’s 14-year research career encompasses three domains (nature, health, and virtual reality [VR]) and the intersections between them. He holds degrees in related fields from Oberlin College, Virginia Tech, and Yale University and has been published nearly 50 peer-reviewed scientific articles. He currently directs the Virtual Reality & Nature Lab, which he founded at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2016 and continues to direct at Clemson University, where he is an assistant professor in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management. His lab has two areas of focus: (1) conducting basic and applied research on the therapeutic effects of simulated natural environments on human health and wellbeing; and (2) looking for ways to evaluate and ultimately enhance the frequency, richness, and meaningfulness of nature-based connections and interactions. His work has earned him an international reputation in the health benefits of nature and VR as demonstrated by co-authored journal articles that have been cited in Nature, Science, and PNAS, active collaborations across 15 countries, and invited plenary talks at Yale University, Beijing Forestry University, National Taiwan University, United States Forest Service, National Association for State Parks Directors, and elsewhere. He is listed in the top 15 most productive and cited scholars in nature and health globally based on recent PubMed metrics.


Duration: 40-50 mins for lecture and 10-15 mins for Q&A


The lecture will be live-streamed on the following platforms:
Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/hkulandscape
YouTube @hkulandscape
Bilibili @港大園境建築

Poster Alumni Sharing Session KK Ling

K.K. LING

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 November 2021 (Tuesday), 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=79029
(Deadline: 8 November 2021 (Monday) 12:00 noon)

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

Abstract

The Northern Metropolis Development Strategy is the first strategic action agenda devised by the HKSAR Government with a spatial concept and strategic mindset going beyond the administrative boundary between Hong Kong and Shenzhen. It contemplates new action directions and approaches for the long-term development prospects of Hong Kong. Thus, it is a ground-breaking and visionary plan bearing particular significance.  It would be worth to appreciate the overarching concepts behind the Development Strategy and how the concepts can trigger a paradigm shift from the conventional mindset of the current government operation.

About the Speaker

Professor Ling graduated from HKU’s Master of Science in Urban Planning in 1983, and has been involved in the teaching of the Strategic Planning and Community Planning Studios in DUPAD. He was the Director of Planning of the HKSAR Government (2012-2016) and the President of Hong Kong Institute of Planners (2007-2009).  He is currently serving the HKSAR Government as the Strategic Planning Advisor for Hong Kong/Shenzhen Cooperation.

He has been appointed by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University as Professor of Practice (Planning) and the Director of Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation.  He is also the Adjunct Professor of The University of Hong Kong and The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the Associate Fellow of the University College of Estate Management, UK.

He also serves the community as the Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Housing Society, Director of the Cyberport Management Ltd., Chairman of its Entrepreneurship Committee and Chairman of the Country and Marine Parks Board.

 

— ALL INTERESTED ARE WELCOME –

 

Enquiries: 3917 2721

DEPARTMENT OF URBAN PLANNING AND DESIGN
THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

 

Super Ordinary | Dr. Jason Ho

Jason Ho

Zoom ID: 979 8006 4146  (password: 681178) – please register here


HKU Division of Landscape Architecture Seminar Series
Planetary Health and Human wellbeing: Interdisciplinary landscape research and design


Lecture Abstract

If landscape architects don’t study “the everyday”, how are they going to design for it?

Landscape architects must understand how ordinary people use and read spaces in their everyday lives before they start making new rules and conditions.

We can see that there are spates of public spaces in Chinese cities. They are enormous, super neat, and friendly ecological, but they are barely used and left empty most of the time. People in China are not lacking of this type of public space. The question is: how do ordinary Chinese people use and read spaces in their everyday lives? Landscape architects in China must understand this before they start making new rules and conditions in public spaces.

Biography

Jason is a curator, urbanist and educator. He is the founder of Mapping Workshop China and the director of FEI Arts Museum Guangzhou. He has taught at a large number of universities across the globe, including RMIT University, The University of Hong Kong, Peking University, The University of Pennsylvania etc. Jason has participated in many international exhibitions including Venice Biennale, Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism and Shenzhen & Hong Kong Architecture/Urbanism Bi-City Biennale. Jason is currently the adjunct professor at the School of Architecture and Urban Design at RMIT University, Melbourne, and also holding a teaching position at the School of Architecture at South China University of Technology, Guangzhou.


Duration: 40-50 mins for lecture and 10-15 mins for Q&A


The lecture will be live-streamed on the following platforms:
Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/hkulandscape
YouTube @hkulandscape
Bilibili @港大園境建築