The Young Members Committee will co-organise a discussion forum with the HKSAR government on the captioned subject. As societal interests and concerns continue to grow, we believe that young architects have the obligation to take the initiative to voice their vision and professional opinions in order to align such important projects with spatial and planning interests as envisioned by the younger members of our institute. It is also a golden opportunity to meet with Mr. WONG Wai Lun, Michael, JP, Secretary for Development and the senior government representatives from the Development Bureau, Civil Engineering and Development Department and Planning Department for a frank, open, interactive and meaningful discussion.
Details of the event are as follows:
Date: December 13, 2019 (Friday)
Venue: HKIA Premises, 19/F, One Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay.
Quota: 50; Priority to young members; first-come-first-served
Language: Presentation in English, bilingual discussion
HKIA CPD Hour: 1.5 hours
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Enquiry: 2805 7363 (Ms. Tanzy Tang) / firstname.lastname@example.org
Hong Kong is facing an acute land shortage problem. The Task Force on Land Supply (TFLS) is of the view that our estimated total land shortfall should be far more than the 1,200 hectares identified under the Hong Kong 2030+ in 2016. After conducting an extensive public engagement exercise in 2018, the TFLS recommended eight land supply options to the Government. Three of the medium-to-long term options are Developing the East Lantau Metropolis (ELM), Near-shore Reclamation outside Victoria Harbour, and Developing the River Trade Terminal site. The Government fully accepted TFLS’s recommendations in February 2019.
The Lantau Tomorrow Vision (LTV) covers the aforementioned three medium-to-long term land supply options. The most important initiative is to commence studies on phased reclamation in the Central Waters, with the first phase development on the Kau Yi Chau (KYC) Artificial Islands of about 1,000 hectares matching the location, scale and broad development mode of the ELM land supply option recommended by TFLS. Another major initiative is to take forward near-shore reclamation at Lung Kwu Tan and to replan Tuen Mun West (including the River Trade Terminal). All development projects under LTV will be supported by a new set of strategic road and railway networks connecting to the existing transport networks.
The KYC Artificial Islands are built for Hong Kong people. As announced in the 2019 Policy Address, a platform will be established for professionals and young people to take part in the development of these islands.
This discussion forum aims at sharing and seeking the views of HKIA Young Members on the Government’s concepts and principles for LTV, in particular the challenges and opportunities of the proposed KYC Artificial Islands, Lung Kwu Tan reclamation and Tuen Mun West development, and how these projects will benefit our future generations. It is also intended to tap the participants’ suggestions on how professional architects could be engaged in different processes of the projects.