Urban Thinkers Campus 4.0
New Territories Tomorrow:
Challenges and Opportunities

Urban Thinkers Campus 4.0

Date: 15 June 2019 (Saturday)
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Venue: AIT Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

The World Urban Campaign is to rally all stakeholders to the same cause: making cities liveable and sustainable. It aims at engaging all who have a potential to articulate pressing urban issues, propose solutions and commit to shared goals and actions towards realising the New Urban Agenda, endorsed by 167 countries in United Nations' Habitat III Conference in 2016, including:

In the Chief Executive's 2018 Policy Address, the government of the HKSAR has announced a mega-project- Lantau Tomorrow Vision that includes the construction of artificial islands with a total area of about 1,780 hectares through massive land reclamation in the eastern waters of Lantau Island. The built-up area of Hong Kong made up only 24.3% of land and discounting country parks in largely rugged terrain and other conservation areas (47%), the city should still have some 29% of land for use. More importantly, a lot of this land lies in the New Territories. Perhaps Hong Kong needs a New Territories Vision too?

In the 2017 Urban Thinkers Campus 2.0, participants have come up with the following principles for planning the future of Hong Kong:

In a Preparatory Workshop held on 16 March 2019, participants use the "Six Thinking Hats" to explore the following dimensions of development in the New Territories:
Based on the results of the Preparatory Workshop, we hope to invite more stakeholders to identify collectively challenges and opportunities in planning, designing and developing the New Territories in this Urban Thinkers Campus 4.0. We aim at providing an open platform for stakeholders to think and explore various issues related to the future development of Hong Kong in general and the New Territories in particular, with reference to United Nation's New Urban Agenda.





10:15am-10:30amUrban Labs: Introduction
UTC & work in HK
World Urban Campaign and New Urban Agenda

Mee Kam NG, CUHK
Lars STORDAL, UN-Habitat
10:30am-12:30noonUrban Labs:
10:30am-10:45amContextual background of the New TerritoriesRepresentative(s) of the Liber Research Community
10:45am-10:55amNew Territories OrdinanceWinston CHU, Founder, Society for Protection of the Harbour
10:55am-11:25amVoices from the indigenous villagers
Heung Yee Kok (HYK)
Indigenous Village Representatives

Ho Yin SIT, HYK Research Centre Victor LEE, Chi Cheung NAM
Recycling business
Farming perspective

Miu Shing LAU, Yiu Shing LAU,
Stanley CHAING,
Hoi Lung LAU
12:30noon-1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm-3:00pmUrban Thinkers Breakout SessionsParticipants
3:00pm-4:00pmUrban Thinkers Report back Session and charting the way forward

Photos from the Event

See even more photos on the the Hong Kong Urban Thinkers Campus Facebook Page.

Video from the Event


Please submit your registration here. (Deadline: 10 June 2019)


For enquiries, please contact Mr. Chan at timchan@cuhk.edu.hk

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For More Information on the Hong Kong Urban Thinkers Campus, please contact:

Mee Kam Ng 伍美琴教授
Professor, Department of Geography and Resource Management (GRMD)
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Room 226, 2/F, Wong Foo Yuan Building
Department of Geography and Resource Management
Faculty of Social Science
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong
Tel: +852 3943 6645
Fax: +852 2603 5006

Hendrik Tieben 田恆德
Associate Professor
Director, MSc in Urban Design Programme
School of Architecture
Faculty of Social Science
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Rm 306, AIT Building, CUHK
Tel: +852 3943 8095