Technical Tours

Post-Conference Technical Tour on 17 December 2016 (Tour Fee: HK$200)

Due to low enrollment, technical tours of Mai Po Nature Reserve and Tin Shui Wai—‘City of sadness’? have been cancelled. Participants who have registered in these two tours will be arranged to another tour according to their preference. Other participants can choose either Energising Kowloon East or Viva Blue House + local tour.

1. Energising Kowloon East

The projects of Energizing Kowloon East involve an array of initiatives in transforming Kowloon East area, comprising the former Kai Tak Airport, Kwun Tong and Kowloon Bay business areas, into a new central business district. During this tour, you will be able to explore the different facets of Kowloon East, where enhanced urban design and improvement to connectivity played out.

2. Viva Blue House + local tour

Located in Wanchai, the Blue House Cluster comprises a group of historic tenement buildings constructed in the 1920s that symbolizes a new revitalization approach in Hong Kong. During this guided tour, you will be able to learn about a revitalization project, Viva Blue House, which emphasizes the preservation of both tangible heritage and intangible community network.

3. Mai Po Nature Reserve (cancelled)

Mai Po Nature Reserve is a biologically diverse wetland located in the Northwestern part of Hong Kong. Along the designated route, you will learn more about the ecosystem of Mai Po which covers the mangroves where shrimps and crabs inhabit, and mudflats where migratory birds take refuge.

4. Tin Shui Wai—‘City of sadness’? (cancelled)

Tin Shui Wai, as one of the relatively large and recently-developed new towns in Hong Kong, is currently home to about 300,000 residents. Due to a series of family tragedies in the past, Tin Shui Wai has been dubbed the ‘City of sadness.'

During the visit, you will be able to learn about the differences between the planning and development of the southern (with public and private housing) and northern part (dominated by public housing) of the town. In addition, you will be able to explore the relationship between urban planning, design and poverty.