17 Mar 2018/
Ageing in Hong Kong Urban Environment - Experiential Workshop

The Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design(HKIUD), P&T and Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council (SKHWC) jointly organised "Ageing in the Hong Kong Urban Environment - An Experiential Workshop" on 17 March 2018(Saturday).

Participants put on a specially designed suit and "explored" the streets, markets and parks cautiously, with the aid of many volunteer helpers. The suit gave them a feel for various hardship faced by the elderly in real life. Participants had also visited Western District Elderly Community Centre to better understand elderly friendly facilities. The Workshop culminated in group discussions and sharing of ideas on how urban design could be more inclusive to enable the elderly to stay active, remain healthy.

Officiating Guest: Ms Linn Hon Ho Bernadette, JP (Permanent Secretary for Development (Planning & Lands); Chairlady of Town Planning Board)
With Mr. Tony Tse, Member of the Legislative Council, Mr. Leung Ka-Wing, Former Acting Head of Chinese Progrmme Service, RTHK, Dr. Jane Lee, Director of Hong Kong Sheung Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited

Lunch Sharing

Professional Forum Speakers:
Mrs. Sylvia Lam (Director of Architectural Services Department)
Ms. Alice Wan (Member of the Board of Directors, Southern District Healthy & Safe Association Limited)
Mr. Robert Wong (Project Development Director, Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited)
Ms. Vivien Mak (Director of P&T GROUP)

Discussion Forum by groups

Closing by Workshop Organising Committee Chair