Code : 2021120
Event Name : Walk Des Voeux Road Central project to be carried in September
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : Vicky Chan founded Avoid Obvious Architects in 2012 with offices in New York and Hong Kong. The firm has been pushing sustainable buildings and cities with focus on combining art with green technology. His projects have won 38 international awards and have been exhibited in 37 cities. Vicky's projects include master planning for World Trade Center in New York, Des Voeux Road Central pedestrianization in Hong Kong and various smart cities design in Canada, China and India. His projects can be found in 36 cities. Vicky founded a volunteering organization and has taught over 6,000 children about sustainable design and architecture. He believes our future will be brighter if children are more equipped with creative and sustainable thinking. He served AIA Hong Kong as president in 2020. He is serving non-profit organization Walk DVRC as Chairman in 2021 to promote walkability in Hong Kong.
Event Date : 2021-07-30
Event Time : 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Registration Closing Date : 2021-07-26
CPD Hour(s) : 1.5
Divisional PQSL Hour(s) : 1.5
Venue : By online media – ZOOM
Division : PDD
Organizer : Planning & Development Division
Fee : HK$150 for members; HK$210 for non-members
Priority : HKIS members (First-come-first-served)
Language : Cantonese supplemented by English
Details :

Vicky Chan, Chairman of Walk DVRC and Architect of K-farm, will share how architects can get more involved with community projects especially related to farming in Hong Kong. Since 2012, he has been working with architectural projects with agricultural elements. Vicky believes that farm and food can be the bonding element that brings nature, people, and design together. For the pedestrianization scheme with Walk DVRC, he will explain how planting and sustainable benefit is the number 1 desired item that helps the project to get approval with District Council. The scheme called for a half pedestrianization on Des Vouex Road Central from Hillier to Morrison Street for 90 days. Vicky will also share the traffic analysis and struggle behind this ambitious project. Trees, crops and seating will be placed on site during this 90-day trial. With K-farm, he will explain how smart technology can help to make farming inclusive and weather-proof. The farm has track record to improve the ecosystem of Central and Western District since the opening in October 2020.

Remarks :

**All income, after deducting cost, will be donated to the HKIS Charitable Foundation Limited.

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