Date: 19 October 2016 (Wednesday)
Time: 1830 – 2000 (Registration starts at 1815)
Venue: Room 3707, Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Fee: $180 (RICS member / APC trainee); $250 (non-member)
CPD hour: 1.5hours
Capacity: 70(first-come, first-served)
Roger Tang, Urban Renewal Authority
In this seminar, the speaker will share the bottom-up approach which has been used in the planning, design and implementation of the redevelopment of the dilapidated Kwun Town Centre into a 21st Century ‘City of Tomorrow’. The new Town Centre will provide comprehensive functions and services to the public, and its redevelopment will be implemented in separate phases to ensure that the functions and vibrancy of the town centre are maintained throughout the redevelopment project.
Planning and design for complex existing land uses under Comprehensive Development Area zoning is a challenge because of the need for orderly decantation of existing government, institutional and community (GIC) facilities on top of resumption and clearance. In implementing the Master Layout Plan, innovative ideas have to be used to overcome red-tape, and compromises are needed.
The planning gains from the comprehensive redevelopment project will include enhanced air ventilation, reduction of pedestrian / vehicular conflicts and improved and updated urban design. With greening of the environment, and the provision of new GIC facilities and commercial / residential towers, the quality of the living environment in this “City of Tomorrow” will be enhanced.
About the speaker
Mr Tang is a qualified professional planner with over 25 years of urban planning/development experience in both Singapore and Hong Kong. In Singapore, Mr Tang was involved in public housing management, estate redevelopment and new town master planning. In Hong Kong, he has worked for the former Land Development Corporation since its establishment in 1988, and through its transformation to the Urban Renewal Authority (URA). He has managed a number of district-based planning studies and major urban renewal projects including Langham Place and the URA’s largest urban redevelopment project at Kwun Tong Town Centre.
Deadline for registration: Monday 17 October 2016, 6pm
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