HKIUD Urban Design Week 2023
"New Urban Mobility - Healthy Change in the High-Density City"

Date: 17 November 2023
Time: 9:00-17:00
Format: In-venue (Networking Lunch Provided)
Venue: Nina Hotel Tsuen Wan West
Program Rundown
Time Program / Topic Speaker
08:45 - 09:25 Registration Morning Coffee
09:25 - 09:35 Opening Remarks (1) Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design
Barry Wilson - President
09:35 - 09:50 Guest of Honour Remarks (2)
09:55 - 10:15

Introductory Address (3)
Topic: Improving the public realm for all through future mobility in Hong Kong

Transport Department
Mr. LEUNG Sai-ho, Assistant Commissioner/ Strategic Studies
10:20 - 10:40 Local Keynote (4)
Topic: Transforming a City Airport into an Airport City with Smart Mobility
Hong Kong International Airport
Ricky Leung – Executive Director
10:45 – 11:05 International Keynote (5)
Topic: The Future of Urban Air Mobility
Urban-Air Port Ltd
Andrea WU - CEO
11:05 – 11:25 COFFEE BREAK

11:25 – 11:45

Local Panellist (6)
Topic: Hong Kong MTR & The Development of the Transit Orientated City
MTR Corporation Limited
Andrew Mead - Head of Architecture
11:50 – 12:10 Local Panellist (7)
Topic: Hong Kong – how does the world’s best public transport city get better?
Bravo Holdings
Adam Leishman - CEO
12:10 – 12:40 Discussion Session –

Panellists 3-7
Gianni Talamini (City University of Hong Kong)

12:40 – 14:00


14:00 – 14:15

Research Sharing (8)
Topic: Experiential Mobilty Workshop Research

Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design
Barry Wilson - President
14:20 – 14:40 Regional Panellist (9)
Topic: AI in Complex Urban Systems
SZ Smartcity Technology Development Group Co. Ltd.
Mr. Tao LIN - Chairman
14:45 – 15:05 Local Panellist (10)
Topic: Upholding Road Safety in Urban Design
Community for Road Safety
Julian Kwong - Chairman
15:10 – 15:30 International Keynote (11)
Topic: City Streets - International Best Practice
Phil JONES - Chairman
15:30 - 15:50 COFFEE BREAK
15:50 - 16:50 Roundtable Discussion :
Mobility and Well-Being

Panellists 5-12
Oren Tatcher (OTC Planning & Design)

16:50 - 16:55 Closing Remarks HKIUD Conference Organising Committee

Cities are radically rethinking traditional approaches to urban mobility on the back of Covid disruption, technological revolution, and climate emergency, whilst also trialing new methods of regulation, implementation and financing. Mobility uses have formed the backbone of urban realm space allocation for decades, yet that is changing as urban dwellers demand healthier, better quality, and more equitable urban environments, along with systems and networks more responsive to meet the expectations of net zero. Integrating more innovative approaches to urban mobility needs to form the critical part of reshaping the city. The seventh HKIUD Conference acts to share policy and technology thinking in this disrupted space and explores how the coming approaches to new mobility will shape the urban realm and are critical to the health and viability of the future city.


  1. The New Urban Core - Betterment Opportunities from New Approaches and Mobility Solutions.
  2. Innovation in Urban Mobility - Innovations and Trends.
  3. Health & Equity as Drivers of Change - Science Based Research on the Human Cost of Business As Usual.
  4. Actions in Adapting Urban Streets - How to Make Change to the Existing Fabric.

Presented Papers

Papers are by invite only and shall be published in the 2023 Conference Proceedings with a DOI number through Urbanie & Urbanus - The Journal of the Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design


Andrea WU
Chief Executive Officer at Urban-Air Port Ltd

Mr. Tao LIN
Chairman at SZ Smartcity Technology Development Group Co. Ltd.


Hon LAM Siu-lo, Andrew


Associate Professor, City University of Hong Kong

Principal, OTC Planning & Design