Wednesday, September 30 2020 16:58:54

CPD by Others
Code : 2017061
Event Name : Seminar for Current Problems & Future Development of Public Open Space
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : Mr. Jeffrey Wong, MHKIP, RPP
Secretary General, Hong Kong Public Space Initiative (HKPSI)
Immediate Past Chairperson, YPG, HKIP

Jeffrey Wong is a registered town planner currently working in the Planning Department. At present, he serves as Immediate Past Chairperson of Young Planners Group, the Hong Kong Institute of Planners (HKIP) as well as Secretary General of Hong Kong Public Space Initiative (HKPSI), who has been organizing various educational and community engagement programmes to promote the concept and importance of town planning and public space to all walks of life.

Mr. Wong envisions that the future public spaces in Hong Kong could evolve into vivid and dynamic platforms for exchanging views and building consensus among members of the community.
Event Date : 02/06/2017
Event Time : 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
CPD Hour(s) : 1.5
Venue : Surveyors Learning Centre, Room 1207, 12/F, Wing On Centre, 111 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Division : YSG
Closing Date : Please refer to "Remarks"
Fee : HK$120 for members; HK$150 for non-members (HK$30 walk-in surcharge on all prices listed); Free of charge for full time degree student members (subject to availability).
Priority : YSG Members; First-come-first-served
Language : Cantonese supplemented by English
Details :

Public space is a unique physical space that allows people from different backgrounds to use for free so as to fulfil various societal needs with its different functions and features. Undoubtedly, it is an indispensable component of our city.



Public attention on the issues of public spaces have been attracted since the public space at Times Square was found to be leased for commercial use in 2008. After 9 years from the incident, has the problem been solved? Are there any other issues related to public space overlooked by the public? How should we make the best use of public spaces?



This seminar will present the interpretations of the concepts and functions of the public space from different angles of NGOs and government departments, including the Planning Department, the Lands Department and the Buildings Department. The current problems associated with public spaces will also be analysed.



Mr. Wong will also share his experiences and challenges encountered in organising community engagement programmes for promoting public spaces, such as “Walk DVRC - Des Voeux Road Central Initiative” and “Design Our Dream Park” Yau Ma Tei Community Project. He will also discuss the way forward and recommendations on the future development of public space.

Remark :