HKIUD Conference 2012
Urban Design as Public Policy

About the conference

The aim of the international conference is to showcase the importance of urban design to drive city vision and to be integrated with public policy in shaping a more sustainable development of Hong Kong and cities in the region. The conference theme is "Urban Design as Public Policy" and eminent international and regional speakers will be invited to share their experiences of other cities with local experts as respondents towards framing urban design policy for Hong Kong.

Powerpoint Presentation

Mrs. Carrie Lam, GBS, JP
Secretary for Development

Mr. Richard Dimino (USA)

Mr. Arun Jain (USA)

Dr. Liu Thai Ker (Singapore)

Mr. Daniel Hernandez (USA)

Mr. Peter Jensen (Australia)

Prof. Wu Jiang (China)

Mr. Kevin Murray(United Kingdom)

Mr. Takayuki Kubo (Japan)

31st March 2012
Time Programme
08:30 – 09:20 Registration
09:15 – 09:25 Welcome Remarks
Dr. Sujata Govada
Chairlady of the Organizing Committee, MHKIUD
09:25 – 09:30 Souvenir Presentation to Major Sponsors & Sponsors
09:30 – 10:00 Opening Address and Keynote Speech
Mrs. Carrie Lam, GBS, JP
Secretary for Development, HKSAR Government
10:00 – 10:30 Keynote Speech
Mr. Richard A. Dimino (USA)
President & CEO, A Better City
10:30 – 10:50 Panel Response / Q&A Session
Respondent: Mr. Nicholas Brooke, Chairman, Harbourfront Commission
Moderator: Mr. Vincent Ng, Vice President (Local Policies), MHKIUD
10:50 – 11:10 Coffee Break
Session 1: From Strategic Vision to Realization
11:10 – 11:40 Panel Speaker Presentation
Mr. Arun Jain (USA)
Former Chief Urban Designer of Portland, OR, USA
Urban Designer and Urban Strategist, Board Member International Federation of Housing and Planning, USA
11:40 – 12:20 Panel Speaker Presentation
Dr. Liu Thai Ker (Singapore)
Director, RSP Architects Planner & Engineers (Pte) Ltd
12:20 – 12:40 Panel Response / Q&A Session
Respondent: Dr. Sujata Govada, Chairlady of the Organizing Committee
Moderator: Dr. Peter Cookson Smith, Vice President (Professional Development), MHKIUD
Lunch Keynote Session
Session 2: Public Participation in the Urban Design Process
14:00 – 14:30 Panel Speaker Presentation
Mr. Peter Jensen (Australia)
Chair Urban Design Chapter, Planning Institute of Australia
14:30 – 15:00 Panel Speaker Presentation
Prof. Wu Jiang (China)
Professor, Vice President, Tongji University
15:00 – 15:20 Panel Response / Q&A Session
Respondent: Mrs. Sorais Lee, Head of Kai Tak Office, Civil Engineering and Development Department
Moderator: Prof. Mee Kam Ng, Academic Advisor, MHKIUD
15:20 – 15: 40 Coffee Break
Session 3: Public / Private Partnership
15:40 – 16:20 Panel Speaker Presentation
Mr. Kevin Murray (United Kingdom)
Chairman, Academy of Urbanism
16:20 – 16:50 Panel Speaker Presentation
Mr. Takayuki Kubo (Japan)
Senior Researcher, Institute for Urban Strategies, The Mori Memorial Foundation
16:50 – 17:10 Panel Response / Q&A Session
Respondent: Mr. Raymond Chow, Executive Director of Hongkong Land
Moderator: Mr. Donald Choi, Public Affairs Committee Member, MHKIUD
17:15 End of Day 1
1st April 2012
Time Programme
09:30 – 10:00 Keynote Presentation
Mr. David Sim (Denmark)
Senior Consultant and Director, Gehl Architects
10:00 – 11:45

Urban Design Strategy and Policy Framework Workshop
Invited International and Regional Speakers
Local Experts, Professionals and Academia
Public, Private and Community Representatives

Breakout Sessions:
1. From Strategic Vision to Realization
Moderator: Prof. Marc Aurel Schnabel, MHKIUD and Prof. Hendrik Tieben, Academic Advisor, MHKIUD
2. Participation in the Urban Design Process
Moderator: Ms. Tristance Kee, MHKIUD and Mr. Bernie Harrad, Council Member, MHKIUD 
3. Public Private Partnership
Moderator: Prof. Stefan Al, MHKIUD and Prof. Laurence Liauw, MHKIUD

11:45 – 12:30 Wrap Up Session
12:30 End of Conference
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch (Participants' own arrangement)
14:00 – 17:00

City Tours

Tour 1: Walking Tour of Central and Sheung Wan
Person in charge: Dr. Peter Cookson Smith, Vice President (Professional Development), MHKIUD
Starting: At Statue Square
Route: This is a Walking Tour from Central to Western District taking in some of the major architectural blocks, heritage buildings and the older street matrix south of Central, street markets, regeneration areas and the antiques market in Sheung Wan.

Tour 2: Walking Tour from Mong Kok to Olympic Station
Person in charge: Mr. Oren Tatcher, MHKIUD
Starting: Langham Place Hotel, Hong Kong

* The conference is free of charge.



For enquiries, please contact the Conference Secretariat:
Ms Szeto
Tel: +852 2372 0090
Fax: +852 2372 0490

Here are the conference booklets.

2012: HKIUD Conference 2012 Urban Design as Public Policy