Time: 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
- Category B: Seminar/Talk with a city-specific focus on current urban innovation projects for an interested academic audience & special-interest groups
-HKSAR Planning Department
-Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg
-Ministry of Urban Development and Housing
-Mrs. Susanne Metz, First Director General, Directorate-General for Regional Planning and Urban Development Hamburg
-Mr. Prentice Koo, Assistant Manager, Climate Policy and People, WWF-Hong Kong
-Mr. Nelson Ho, Senior Manager Facilities Management, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
- Energizing Kowloon East Office
- Environment Bureau
- Civic Exchange
- Designing Hong Kong
- WWF Hong Kong
- Green Building Council
This seminar will discuss specific projects (urban planning and architecture) to achieve sustainable energy supply for buildings, districts (‘Quartiere’) and the city as a whole, in line with city-state, national and EU-wide regulations regarding climate change mitigation
The seminar will target specific local audiences. Local expert speakers will be invited so as to compare Hong Kong and Hamburg experiences.
Synopsis of Mrs. Susanne Metz:
Hamburg faces the energy turnaround:
The city takes numerous steps to implement the energy turnaround. Hamburg’s high potential of smart networking power and heat generating companies and their customers are developing environment friendly solutions.
Three key objectives will be addressed: how to boost energy efficiency, how to extend and reorganize energy grids – including heating supplies – and how to expand use of renewable energies.
How does urban planning and architecture contribute to a green, inclusive and growing city in terms of climate change mitigation?
Examples of eco solutions on strategic and operational levels will explain how Hamburg will achieve sustainable energy supply for buildings, districts (‘Quartiere’) and the city as a whole.
Synopsis of Mr. Prentice Koo:
The future of a Compact City.
There is no optimal intensity for urban planning. Population and space varies from city to city. The compact urban planning in Hong Kong is unique. It creates unexpected challenges and advantages for the energy turnaround. Experiences in Hong Kong shows us the dilemma of urbanization. However, no one can stop urbanization in our future. City has to tackle climate change and urbanization with creative solutions. One of the ultimate goal is to minimize the energy deficit of a city.
Synopsis of Sr Nelson Ho:
Sustainable Facilities Management (FM)
Existing building stock is one of the major consumers of energy and water etc. and is playing a pivotal role for promotion and practice of sustainable livelihood. The speaker will share with the audience how facilities management professionals through their “3 P” concept in FM to contribute to the sustainability of the city. Examples will be quoted from the Hong Kong Science Park and other major developments to showcase how FM contributed in Hardware and software of the facilities for a sustainable life.
Bookings are closed for this event.