The Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design was established in 2010 since when its membership of dedicated professionals has grown solidly. You are invited to become a member of the Institute if you are an urban designer in Hong Kong or the Asia Pacific region.
Urban Design Experience Statement (Note 1)
Form A – List of Experience – in chronological order
|1||MM/YYYY - MM/YYYY||?? Months||Organization Name||Nature of Work / Study||Region / Country||Position / Role||Objectives / Project Scale||Result/Remarks|
Interview: you will be interviewed by a panel of 3 or more members nominated by the HKIUD Council, for a session of about 30 minutes, on your understanding of urban design principles and your practice experience to ensure that you are suitable to become a HKIUD member. The format would be 5 minutes for a mutual general introduction, 10 minutes for you to introduce your portfolio, 10 minutes for Q&A and 5 minutes for conclusion including the opportunity to ask the interview panel any questions you may have and how you would like to contribute to the work of the HKIUD.
Experience: your experience should be certified by a person directly related to the project, with notes of declaration that the information provided is of his/her personal knowledge. You should present a detailed breakdown of your experience to be stated in the application form on the role, percentage time, aspects e.g. design, management, technical support, supervision. The details of your experience may be questioned during the interview.
Membership fees are as follow:
|Member Type||Entrance Fee||Subscription Fee (per Annum)|
|Associate Member / Non-resident Member||HKD$1,000||HKD$1,000|
|Corporate Affiliate||with 1 - 5 HKIUD Members||HKD$5,000|
|with 6 or more HKIUD Members||HKD$10,000|
The completed membership application package can be sent to the following address:
Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design
Unit 503, 5/F, Tower Two Lippo Centre, 89 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
The HKIUD is now over two years old and in that time has gained over 100 members and become a recognised and respected voice on design and development issues in Hong Kong. The HKIUD Council believes that we should now move forward to consolidate the status of the Institute in different areas, one of which is to implement a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Policy.
Article 28 of the HKIUD Byelaws Powers and Duties of the Council enables the Council: To make rules, regulations or guidelines for the establishment and implementation of a mandatory continuing professional development scheme. At its meeting on 17 April 2012, the Council took the initial steps to implement such a scheme by approving a CPD Policy for the Institute.
Please note: The Council is fully aware of the commitment required from members to comply with CPD policies which are typical of other comparable institutes. For this reason, the CPD policy has the following characteristics:
Purpose and features of the CPD Policy
CPD regimes have been established as an accepted requirement for members across a wide spectrum of professional institutes. CPD is essentially a means to ensure that professionals keep abreast of knowledge and skills affecting their professional field. CPD supports the recognition of professional bodies that implement it as well as sustaining the integrity of the membership.
For the HKIUD, introducing a CPD requirement for members is an important step in the development of the institute. The proposed CPD policy draws from existing policies of other similar institutes in Hong Kong. The main features of the proposed policy are:-
The policy will be displayed on the HKIUD website for ease of reference.
What to do now?
First of all, members should understand the CPD policy and consider the different events and activities that may be accountable for CPD. These are listed in the Declaration Form in Appendix A of the policy. Members should then plan their own schedule of CPD activities for the year 2013 with view to submitting a declaration to the Institute after December 2013.
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