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The infrastructure demands created through urban-migration are creating multiple pressures on cities worldwide. This layering of commercial, industrial, social and environmental demands our environment are becoming ever more inter-relational at every level and across every stage of development. Moreover in Hong Kong where space is at a premium these pressures are intensified. Now more than ever Hong Kong must grasp opportunities to positively contribute toward ways in which we can augment liveability in Hong Kong and better prepare for the rapid and unpredictable changes in our environment.

In this presentation Deborah Kuh, Head of the Greening Landscape and Tree Management Section, at the Development Bureau will present a number of policy opportunities she is exploring within Government, and the roles businesses can play in balancing social, environmental and economic sustainability.

Breakfast included

Speakers

  • Deborah Kuh (Head of Greening, Landscape and Tree Management Section, Development Bureau at HKSAR Government)

    Deborah Kuh

    Head of Greening, Landscape and Tree Management Section, Development Bureau at HKSAR Government

    Deborah Kuh is an internationally recognised designer with over fifteen years’ experience specialising in inter and trans-disciplinary urban design, master planning, architecture, landscape architecture, interpretation and furniture design. Her works are noted for its connectivity, tactility and a humble respect to the diversity of the human condition.

    She has taught design studios at The University of Western Australia (UWA), Curtin University of Technology, and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), along with an annual lecture for the Constructed Ecologies unit at The University of Melbourne.

    Since taking up her post, Deborah has been exploring a range of policy opportunities to augment a more liveable city. Key policy positions include:
    • Develop resilient and adaptive landscapes
    • Support Place Ecology through Progressive Development
    • Promote biodiversity in the city
    • Establish blue + green eco-services networks
    • Develop a robust Urban Forestry Management Strategy

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Tickets

Member
Member Price HKD 350
Non-member
Standard Price HKD 420