Code : 2021024
Event Name : Cross-sector collaboration in tackling Double Ageing – the role, challenges and opportunities for the Surveying profession
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : Prof Ling Kar-Kan, SBS
PRC Registered Urban Planner Qualification
Director Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation
Professor of Practice (Planning). PolyU
Adjunct Professor, HKU & CUHK
Associate Fellow, University College of Estate Management

Prof K. K. Ling is the Adjunct Professor of the University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Professor of Practice (Planning) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is also the Associate Fellow of the University College of Estate Management, UK.

He is now the Director of Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He also serves the community as the Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Housing Society, Director of the Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited and Chairman of its Entrepreneurship Committee, and the Chairman of the Country and Marine Parks Board.

He was the Director of Planning of HKSAR Government and President of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners.
Event Date : 2021-01-25
Event Time : 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
CPD Hour(s) : 2
Divisional PQSL Hour(s) : 2
Venue : By online media – ZOOM
Division : BSD PDD
Organizer : Building Surveying Division and Planning & Development Division
Fee : HK$ 150 for probationer and student member, HK$ 180 for full-member and associate member; HK$ 200 for non-member (free for Class 2021 HKU MSc(Urban Planning) students and free for the first 50 Student Members)**
Priority : HKIS members (First-come-first-served)
Language : Cantonese supplemented by English
Details :

Double Ageing, which is the ageing of population and building stock, is increasingly gaining traction in the academic and government policy sphere since JCDISI’s advocacy.


To accelerate strategy development, the debate should now be focused on

  1. how cross-sector, transdisciplinary efforts can help to develop innovative ways to improve our building stock,
  2. how can buildings be designed, managed, operated and maintained to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of our citizens and support our elderly population to age in place and,
  3. identify the key silos to break to create system change.


Using practical examples from JCDISI’s projects, Prof KK Ling will start this seminar by highlighting the challenges and opportunities for change to engage participants in wider discussion of the issues practitioners may encounter in their projects. He will make use of the findings the HKU MSc (UP) Students in their latest Community Planning Studio to illustrate the problems and possibilities in creating system change. Prof Ling will then join a panel discussion with Sr Edmond Yew (Immediate Past Chairman, PDD) and Sr Billy Wong (Chairman, BSD) to discuss the technical/ practical difficulties for Urban Renewal and/or Building Rehabilitation Projects for the ageing building stocks and how Surveyors can contribute to tackle the Double Ageing challenge.

Remarks :

**Class 2021 HKU MSc(Urban Planning) students and student members please fill in the standard registration form and send to [email protected]. The standard registration form is available at

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Payment : HKD 180