Public Space Symposium

Public Space Symposium

Topic: Housing our Public Space 

Date: 2014.6.28

Public spaces have been increasingly deemed to be a luxury in face of increasing housing demand with limited supply of land. The stereotype of “housing comes first” prompts an intriguing question: “Would many of our public spaces continue to give way for housing development in the near future?” To uphold a good living quality, public space is an integral component. How, then, can we balance between housing development and public space provision?


Keynote Address:
Mr. Paul Chan, MH, JP
Secretary for Development


Guest Speakers:
Mr. Chow Sung Ming
Executive Committee Member, Land Justice League

Mr. Stanley Kan
Principal Researcher, HK Sustainable Development Research Institute

Mr. Andrew Lam, JP
Board Member, The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority

Prof. Bernard V. Lim, JP
President, Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design

Prof. John Ng
Fellow Member, Hong Kong Institute of Architects

Prof. Raymond So, JP
Member, Long Term Housing Strategy Steering Committee

Prof. Tang Bo Sin
Professor, Dept. of Urban Planning & Design, HKU

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