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The Jockey Club Civic Exchange “Reconnecting Open Space” Programme: “Space Talk, Space Walk” Public Forum

Civic Exchange

Friday, 26 October 2018 from 09:00 to 16:00 (HKT)

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09:00-13:00         Space Talk: Public Opinion Survey Findings and Panel Discussions

14:00-16:00         Space Walk: Guided Open Space Tours at Various Sites in Hong Kong

 

The Forum Will Explore Three Major Themes:

  • Hong Kong people’s views on the quality of open space in the city
  • The importance of open space to people's wellbeing
  • People’s favourite open space examples and what makes them attractive

Keynote Presentation: This session will present research findings from Civic Exchange’s public opinion survey that polled 3,600 respondents across 18 districts on the quality of open space and its importance to people’s wellbeing. The survey covers people’s usage patterns, activities, satisfaction levels and aspirations for different types of urban open space in Hong Kong.

Case Studies: This session will showcase some of people’s favourite open space examples in Hong Kong and explain what makes them attractive.

Panel Discussions: A select panel of speakers will discuss the importance of open space to improving people’s wellbeing and potential solutions aimed at creating more high-quality and attractive open space in Hong Kong.

Open Space Guided Tours (Optional): Our guides will take participants on hourlong tours exploring a select number of public open space in Hong Kong. Participants will need to pre-register for the tours, which is limited to a maximum of 15 participants each.

Taichi and Breakfast (Optional): Participants interested in getting some exercise and food before the forum are invited to join a taichi and breakfast session, guided by a taichi master, at The University of Hong Kong.

 

Who Should Attend?
Everyone is invited. The forum can accommodate up to 300 participants, including government representatives, property developers and management companies, urban-design and planning professionals, open space operators, researchers, academics, community groups, students and the public.

 

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Tentative Programme Rundown (Subject to Further Changes)

Optional Taichi and Breakfast Session (8:00-8:45 a.m.)

This session will begin at 8 a.m. in the covered area of the Senior Staff Quarters near the Graduate House at The University of Hong Kong. The event is supported by the Estates Office at The University of Hong Kong. Details of the taichi and breakfast session will be provided closer to the forum date.


Space Talk: Public Opinion Survey Findings and Panel Discussions

8:30-9:00 a.m.

Registration

9:00-9:15 a.m.

Welcome and Officiating Speeches

9:15-9:35 a.m.

Keynote Presentation of Public Opinion Survey Findings

Carine Lai, Lead Researcher, Civic Exchange

9:35-10:20 a.m.

Panel Discussion 1: Open Space, Health and Urban Cities (followed by Q&A session)

Moderator: Evan Auyang, Board Chairman, Civic Exchange
Panelists:

  • Carine Lai, Lead Researcher, Civic Exchange

  • Felix Cheung, Research Assistant Professor, Division of Community Medicine and Public Health Practice, The University of Hong Kong

  • Rachel Yan, Project Director, Jockey Club Make A Difference Social Lab

  • Kevin Lau, Research Assistant Professor, Institute of Future Cities, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

10:20-10:40 a.m.

Coffee Break

10:40-12:00 p.m.

Case Studies: Well-Loved Hong Kong Open Space Examples 


 10:40-11:05 a.m. 

Tuen  Mun  Park Children’s Playground 
Facilitated Chat 

  • Chris Yuen, Consultant, Playright 

  • Horman Chan, Chief Leisure Manager, Leisure and Cultural Services Department 

  • Tony Mui, Chief Landscape Architect, Architectural Services Department 

  11:05-11:15 a.m. 

Yuen Long Hung Fuk Estate Open Space 

Presentation 

Portia Yiu, Chief Planning Officer, Housing Department 


11:15-11:35 a.m. 

Kwun Tong Fly the Flyover Operation 
Facilitated Chat

Speakers: 

  • Edwin Wong, Deputy Head, Energizing East Kowloon Office 

  • Ruby Yeung, Chairperson, HKALPS 


11:35-11:50 a.m. 

Our Favourite Open Spaces in Sai Wan  

Presentation 

Cherry Wong, Protect Kennedy Town Concern Group 


11:50-12:00 p.m. 

The University of Hong Kong Centennial Campus 

Presentation 

KL Tam, Director, Estates Office 

12:00-12:45 p.m.

Panel Discussion 2: Creating More Well-loved Open Spaces in Hong Kong (followed by Q&A session)

Moderator: K.K. Ling, Director, Design Institute for Social Innovation

Panelists:

  • Alice Yeung, Assistant Director, Architectural Services Department

  • Doris Fok, Assistant Director, Leisure and Cultural Services Department

  • Margaret Brooke, Co-Founder, Very Hong Kong

  • Robert Wong, Project Development Director, Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited

12:45-12:50 p.m.

Closing Speech


Space Walk (Optional): Guided Tours at Selected Hong Kong Open Space

Civic Exchange and its partner organisations will host “space walks” to showcase various open space in Hong Kong after the public forum. Each tour is one-hour long and is limited to a maximum of 15 participants (pre-registration required). Below are the sites:

Space Walk Sites

Tour Docent

Sheung Wan – Pak Tsz Lane Park

Francesco Rossini, CUHK

Kennedy Town – Cadogan Street Temporary Garden, Sai Wan Cargo Pier

Protect Kennedy Town Concern Group

Sai Ying Pun – Magic Lane

Hendrik Tieben, CUHK

The University of Hong Kong – Open Space Trail

Estates Office, HKU

Kwun Tong – Fly the Flyover Operation

Energizing East Kowloon Office and HKALPS

Kowloon City – Urban Revitalisation and Open Space Trail

Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited

Do you have questions about The Jockey Club Civic Exchange “Reconnecting Open Space” Programme: “Space Talk, Space Walk” Public Forum ? Contact Civic Exchange

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Graduate House WGW Theatre
The University of Hong Kong
Pok Fu Lam
Hong Kong
Hong Kong SAR China

Friday, 26 October 2018 from 09:00 to 16:00 (HKT)


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Civic Exchange

Civic Exchange is an independent Hong Kong public-policy think tank established in 2000.
We use in-depth research and dialogue to inform policy and engage stakeholders on addressing environmental and development challenges in Hong Kong. Our research covers four areas that make up a liveable city: environmental, economic, social, and governance. Civic Exchange has been ranked among the top 50 environmental think tanks in the world by the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania since 2011.

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