ReThink HK 2022 : Video-on-Demand

Buildings and Liveability: Envisioning a New City Landscape

Day 1 - 5th Oct | 15:45 - 16:45

Location: Sustainable Communities Theatre

Redefining Value

Overview

Placemaking, conceptualising around authentic interactions, and solidifying planet-first behaviours through design and programming will be among the ingredients that form the urban blueprint of the future. How does elevating the role of a localised circular food system add value to the dynamics of urban design and city planning? Through interactions among practitioners and sharing of case studies, this session aims to illuminate the opportunities and the challenges of designing for a new city landscape centred around food regeneration models.

15:45-16:00 Solo presentation by Tiffany Lau, Executive Director, Head of Urban Ecosystems, JLL Asia Pacific

16:00-16:45 Panel discussion

Learnings

  • Cities around the world are finding new means for city development – how is urban agriculture becoming the driving force for this new phase of development?
  • How can this positive change be effected and permeate across all levels of spaces – from the nucleic level of an office, to the living organism of the city?

Post Event Actions

  • To gain insights and formulate a vision for future cities and neighbourhoods.

Speakers

MODERATOR

Wendy Y. Tsai

Project Director / Lead Member

The Oval Partnership / Urban Land Institute

Wendy Y. Tsai

Project Director / Lead Member

The Oval Partnership / Urban Land Institute

Wendy Tsai is a Registered Architect with international experience and multidisciplinary expertise in retail and hospitality, residential, master planning, interior and FF&E design. Highly perceptive to the macro swings in trends and tuned into the social impacts these have on community building and demographic shifts, Wendy approaches design with a strategic planning vision, that ventures beyond the physical built environment. Leveraging wide interests and understanding diverse perspectives, she works with client teams to curate bespoke narratives and develop holistic product positioning that continually evolve and adapt with time.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

In current and upcoming projects, I aspire to have client buy-in on actively implementing sustainable practice, thinking, and materiality for a more resilient future.

Alexander M. Duggie RLA, FHKILA, RLA, CMLI, HKIEIA, HKIUD, HKIQEP, BEAM Pro (NB, EB, ND)

Managing Director

URBIS Limited

Alexander M. Duggie RLA, FHKILA, RLA, CMLI, HKIEIA, HKIUD, HKIQEP, BEAM Pro (NB, EB, ND)

Managing Director

URBIS Limited

Sandy is a Registered Landscape Architect, a Fellow of the HKILA and, for the past 27 years, the Managing Director of URBIS Limited, a multi-award winning design consultancy focusing on town planning, urban design and landscape design. He is particularly concerned with the sustainable design of the public realm.

Tiffany Lau

Executive Director, Head of Urban Ecosystems

JLL Asia Pacific

Tiffany Lau

Executive Director, Head of Urban Ecosystems

JLL Asia Pacific

Tiffany Lau is the Head of Urban Ecosystems for JLL Asia Pacific, with a base in Hong Kong. She has 18 years of experience within the real estate industry, primarily focused on repositioning and redeveloping commercial real estate in New York City and Hong Kong. Tiffany was also the Executive Director for Urban Land Institute (ULI) Hong Kong, overseeing the Hong Kong Chapter with a mission to demonstrate leadership in the responsible use of land.

With an extensive global network, she has worked on a number of high-profile projects including the repositioning and redevelopment of Penn Plaza, Industry City, and various public-private partnerships and creative asset management strategies for a diverse citywide portfolio of commercial properties and land holdings during her time in the Bloomberg Administration.

Tiffany holds and M.S. in Real Estate Development from Columbia University, New York, and a B.A. in Urban Design & Architecture from New York University, and has been on various boards for ULI, Columbia University, and is currently a Steering Committee member of WalkDVRC, an NGO focused on walkability in Hong Kong.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Prioritise people, specifically in the areas of liveability, walkability, and social equity. I hope to see the inclusion of Universal Design standards to truly ensure HK is a great city for all – that enables our elderly to “age in place”, and future generations to participate in its continuous evolution.

Wing Leung

Director

M Moser Associates

Wing Leung

Director

M Moser Associates

Wing has more than 30 years of experience in workplace project management. He has a loyal client base including many well-known businesses within the multinational corporate sector. As a Director at M Moser Associates, he brings experience in project integration, revitalisation and design excellence to deliver innovative projects across the globe.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

We actively support our clients’ net zero aspirations by developing advanced tools to implement low carbon strategies and deliver measurable high performance. We further support their ESG objectives through our integrated project delivery and multi-disciplinary expertise.

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