Hong Kong - Barcelona Urban Exchange:
A Dual approach to Waterfront Regeneration Symposium on 22 February 2014


The Hong Kong–Barcelona Urban Exchange: A Dual approach to Waterfront Regeneration Symposium was successfully held on 22 February 2014 at Grand Hall, Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, Centenary Campus, The University of Hong Kong.



Welcome Remarks and Opening Address by Paul Chan Mo-po, MH, JP, Secretary for Development, HKSARG and Antoni Vives, Deputy Mayor of Barcelona.



Group Photo: (From Left) Bernard Lim, JP, President of Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design, Paul Chan Mo-po, MH, JP, Secretary for Development, HKSARG, Antoni Vives, Deputy Mayor of Barcelona, Peter Cookson Smith, Immediate Past President of Hong Kong Institute of Planners and Conrad Wong, BBS, JP, Chairman of Hong Kong Green Building Council



Group Photo of Wai Chi-sing, Permanent Secretary (Works), Development Bureau, HKSARG, all the speakers and moderators, steering committee and representatives from Young Professional Group



Session 1: Keynote Speeches
Keynote Presentation by Raymond Lee, JP, Head of Energizing Kowloon East Office, Development Bureau, HKSARG on Energizing Waterfront – Unleashing Kowloon East Potential



Keynote Presentation by Willy Muller, CEO of Barcelona Regional on Changing Morrot: An opportunity for a new port – city relationship



Moderator: Nicholas Brooke, Chairman of Harbourfront Commission
Roundtable Discussion and Q&As:
Antoni Tio, President of Barcelona Cluster Nautic
Ling Kar-kan, JP, Director of Planning, Planning Department, HKSARG
Rocco Yim, Honorary Professor, Department of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong
Raymond Lee, JP, Head of Energizing Kowloon East Office, Development Bureau, HKSARG
Willy Muller, CEO of Barcelona Regional



Session 2: Panel on Land Water Interface & Place Making
Moderator: Bernard Lim, JP, President of Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design
Panel Speaker Presentations
HK: Vincent Ng, Chairman of Task Force on Kai Tak Harbourfront Development, Harbourfront Commission on [Re]claiming the Harbour for the People
BCN: Maria Buhigas, Director of Urban Strategy, Barcelona Regional on Regeneration of Waterfronts, New Constraints, New Approaches
HK: Leung Kong-yui, Chairman of Task Force on Water-land Interface, Harbourfront Commission on Water-land Interface: A Key Perspective for Harbour Planning



Session 3: Panel on Connectivity & Green Urban Design
Moderator: Conrad Wong, BBS, JP, Chairman of Hong Kong Green Building Council
Panel Speaker Presentations
BCN: Marc Montlleo, Director of Environmental Projects, Barcelona Regional on Green Building Design. Urban Genomics
HK: John Ng, Director of Hong Kong Green Building Council on Beyond Green Buildings
BCN: Albert Civit i Fons, Chief Urbanist of Barcelona City Council on Seafront to Waterfront: The New Vision of Barcelona Strategies



Closing Remarks by Peter Cookson Smith, Immediate Past President of Hong Kong Institute of Planners



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