Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
- Category C: Seminar/ Workshop for urban experts on specific innovation issues
- Category D: Academic Seminar/ Workshop on urban development theory
Admission: Free, please register below.
Event Partner(s): This event is organized in cooperation with Invest in Catalonia, Barcelona Regional and Consulate General of Spain.
Speaker(s):Willy Müller, CEO of Barcelona Regional
CLICK TO READ SPEAKER’S BIOGRAPHY:
PART I: [Public Seminar] From Urban Planning to Urbanetics – From ratios to real-time data: Urban Cybernetics
The paradigm of the industrial city, represented by the model of ratios, is being increasingly replaced with the concept of information city based on fluctuating data. The coexistence of these two models is currently presenting some challenges associated with the transformation from Urban Planning towards Urbanetics. This presentation provides key concepts to describe some of the problems and challenges related to this profound transformation. By suggesting some opportunities of implementing strategic new technology at the urban scale, cities can be re-conceived as open, complex and dynamic environment, with the capacity of being transformed into urban habitats that are smart and self-sufficient at the same time.
PART II: [Roundtable Discussion] Reflecting the Urban Question – Rationalities vs. People?”
Mr. Ling Kar Kan, JP – Director of Planning HKSAR Government
Mr. Kim Salkeld, JP – Head of Efficiency Unit, HKSAR Government
Prof. Tang Wing Shing, PhD – Urban Geographer, Department of Geography, Hong Kong Baptist University
Prof. John Ng Cheuk-yee, Honorary Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Design, University of Hong Kong / Chairperson, BEAM Society Limited
Dr. Christina West – Visiting Scholar of the European Union Academic Programme Hong Kong – confirmed
The powerpoint presentation will be uploaded here shortly.
Bookings are closed for this event.