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Hong Kong Central Library (Lecture Theatre, G/F)

66 Causeway Road

Causeway Bay

Hong Kong

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This seminar is the second in the series entitled “Urban Green Infrastructure – enhancing ecosystem services and biodiversity” organised by Bachelor of Arts in Horticulture and Landscape Management Program, Faculty of Design and Environment, THEi, and is fully supported by a grant from Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China (Project No. UGC/IIDS25/M01/16). The series aims to enhance public awareness of policy, planning and management strategies on urban greening by bringing together insights and experiences from local and overseas experts.

Biodiversity in the urban area can be enriched by various planning and design approaches and management strategies, this seminar will focus on the selection of native plant species to provide food sources and habitats for wildlife, and also landscaping management strategies (such as retaining leaf litter to promote tree growth and micro-habitats for insect and micro-organisms).

Registration starts at 09:00

Language: English

no simultaneous interpretation provided

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Topics and Speakers:


Benchmarking Current Utilization of Native Plants Species in Public Urban Greenery in Hong Kong

Dr. LAW Man Yee Caroline

Teaching Fellow, Faculty of Design and Environment, THEi


The Role of Botanical Gardens in Building a Biodiverse and Healthy Urban Green Space

Prof. Stephen BLACKMORE

Queen's Botanist and Honorary Fellow, RBGE, Chair of BGCI


Enriching Urban Biodiversity by Nurturing Native Woodland

Prof. JIM Chi Yung

Chair Professor, Department of Geography, The University of Hong Kong

1100-1115 Break


Place Ecology: The Role of Landscape in Biodiverse Urban Spaces

Ms. Deborah KUH

Head of Greening, Landscape & Tree Management Section, Development Bureau, The Government of the HKSAR


Leaf Litter Management in Singapore Botanic Gardens: An Arboriculture Perspective


Deputy Director in Singapore Botanic Gardens (SBG)

1215-1245 Panel discussion

How to Get to the Hong Kong Central Library, Lecture Theatre

Hong Kong Central Library is located at Causeway Bay. You can reach the Library by bus, public light bus, tram or MTR.

1. Bus Routes Nos.

  • Via Causeway Road

Kowloon Motor Bus Company(1933) Limited

102, 103, 106, 108, 112, 116, 170, 601, 603, 603P, 619, 621, 671, 680, 680X, 681, 681P, 690, 690P, 692, 811, 914, 948, 968, N122, N170, N680, N691

New World First Bus Service Limited

2, 2A, 2X, 8, 8P, 15B, 19, 23, 23B, 25, 38, 42, 63, 65, 81, 106, 112, 116, 601, 680, 680X, 692, 811, 914, N8, N8P, N22, N680, N691

Citybus Limited

5, 8S, 8X, 10, 25C, 77, 89R, 102, 103, 170, 619, 621, 671, 681, 681P, 690, 690P, A11, E11, N8X, N11, N72, N170

  • Moreton Terrace Bus Terminal (Via Tung Lo Wan Road & Moreton Terrace)

Kowloon Motor Bus Company(1933) Limited


New World First Bus Service Limited

2, 19, 23A, 23B, 25, 26, 63, 81, 914

Citybus Limited

5, 11, A11, 25C, 72, 72A, 76, 96, 592, 962, 969, N11, N962, N969

2. Trams

3. MTR (Causeway Bay Station Exit F and Tin Hau Station Exit B)

Adverse weather arrangements

When Typhoon Signal No. 1 or No. 3 / Amber or Red Rainstorm Warning is first issued, the seminar will continue as normal. If a typhoon warning signal pre-No. 8 or above/black rainstorm warning is issued at or after 7 am, the seminar will be suspended. If typhoon warning signal pre-No. 8 or above is issued when seminar is already in progress, the seminar will be terminated as soon as practicable. If black rainstorm warning is issued when seminar is already in progress, the seminar will continue.

*Please kindly note the lecture theatre can only be reached by the library southern entrance.

*Attendee may receive an E-certificate to certify your attendance.

*Please kindly note this event has limited capacity and all attendees must be registered in advance. If you can no longer attend, please send us an email to inform us you no longer attending so that others who want to attend can join.

In collaboration with

Association of Engineering Professionals in Society

Greening, Landscape and Tree Management Section, Development Bureau

Hong Kong Institute of Horticultural Science

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