Code : 2020098
Event Name : A New Approach to Community Development Projects in Practice – Opportunities for surveyors and other built-environment professionals
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : Mr. Christopher Law, JP

Chris Law is a Co-Founder, Collaborate Hong Kong, a founding director of the Oval Partnership Ltd, and a director of the sustainable and smart city action research organization INTEGER Intelligent and Green Ltd. He is member of a number of public committees in Hong Kong including the Antiquities Advisory Board, the Urban Design Advisory Group of the Development Bureau, the Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong/Shenzhen Innovation and Technology Park, and the Development Committee of the West Kowloon Cultural District. He is Chairman of the heritage conservation and community participatory Viva Blue House Project and Chairman of the Community Development Committee of the St James' Settlement. He is the chief curator and founder of the public space action research organization Very Hong Kong. A graduate of Bartlett School of Architecture UCL, Chris has received numerous accolades over the years including Architect of the Year Award in Hong Kong. He was made an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects for his contribution to Architecture. Chris Law is a Justice of the Peace of the Hong Kong SAR.
Event Date : 2020-07-13
Event Time : 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
CPD Hour(s) : 1.5
Divisional PQSL Hour(s) : 1.5
Venue : By online media – ZOOM
Division : HKIS QSD
Organizer : The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (Quantity Surveying Division) and Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers (HKICM)
Fee : HK$150 for HKIS and HKICM members; HK$210 for non-members
Priority : HKIS and HKICM members; First-come-first-served
Language : Cantonese supplemented by English
Details :

In 2017, Lands Department published a list of 800+ idle sites as Short Term Tenancy (STT) for community, institutional, or non-profit making purposes, in which community members are encouraged to take up government land for temporary uses up to 7 years. However, while locals are experts of community network and programme curation, most lack the know-how to go through a lengthy formal application procedure, win land use approvals, and secure the required permits and licenses. In view of the rising need to enhance ways which community-driven initiatives are delivered, CollaborateHK – Hong Kong’s first-ever not-for-profit advisory and collaboration platform in this field, has been assisting community groups to overcome challenges they may face in delivering vacant land activation projects since 2018.

  1. Challenges faced by community members in vacant site activation projects
  2. Case studies of community projects
  3. Opportunities offered by DevB funding scheme for infrastructural upgrades and consultancy appointment
  4. Ways to engage surveyors and other built-environment professionals to realize socially beneficial community initiatives for a more liveable city.
Remarks :

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Payment : HKD 150