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Highlight Event | UABB 2022 Symposium III: Prospects for Rural Conservation and Development


Highlight Event | UABB 2022 Symposium III:  Prospects for Rural Conservation and Development




A local film featuring remote corners of Hong Kong stirring interest in Hong Kong's countryside far far away from our city centre. Countryside Conservation projects such as Lai Chi Wo, Mui Tsz Lam, Kuk Po etc., have hit the mainstream media's spotlight. Artists-in-residence projects, residents returning, and village farmhouse homestay experiences are much sorted after. Before the countryside villages’ heritage took a place under the limelight, conservation programmes under the collaboration of academics, NGOs and Government have been running for years. Facing Northern Metropolis, what would the future for the conservation and revitalization of our precious countryside?




26 Nov 2022 (Saturday)


Watermark Shopfront Openspace, Central Pier 7, Top Level, Star Ferry, Central




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Dr Winnie LAW is the Deputy Director and Principal Lecturer at the Centre for Civil Society and Governance of The University of Hong Kong. She teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses on sustainable development, community planning and environmental management. She also works with a team of researchers and conducts policy research, action research and knowledge exchange projects on rural revitalization, social innovation, community engagement and corporate sustainability.


Michael CHAN is an architect, Management Council Member, and Project Leader of the Wu Zhi Qiao (Bridge to China) Charitable Foundation who work with village development and improvement projects in China and Japan since 2003. In the past 18 years, Michael has successfully completed over 23 projects, including 14 footbridges, 7 village centres, and a series of community enrichment projects in various provinces in China such as Sichuan, Chongqing, XiaBn, Yunnan, Lanzhou and Guizhou. Michael has also run different kinds of Build-Up-Village Projects in Keihoku, Soni, Tango, and Nishijin in Japan since 2018.



LI Pui K, Kevin was training in Manchester and London on architecture. Kevin joined the Environmental Protection Department -Countryside Conservation Office as a Senior Manager in 2018. By aiming to bring sustainable development opportunities to desolate villages in Hong Kong, Kevin leverages previous experience in schools, exhibitions, heritage conservation, leisure facilities and information technology, to promote and implement various rural conservation measures.

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2022 Hong Kong Shenzhen Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism\ Architecture ( Hong Kong )






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