Code : 2021187
Event Name : HKIS-PDD & SIP Joint Webinar “Planning for the Elderly and Disabilities” HKIS – “Ageing-in-Place Housing Design – Accessible and Adaptable Domestic Units Prototypes” Singapore Institute of Planner - Designing a Low-Carbon Age-Friendly Neighbourhood.
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : HKIS - Mr Patrick Tsang (曾德明)
General Manager (Planning & Development), Hong Kong Housing Society (HKHS)

Peoples Republic of China Mr Tsang obtained the professional qualifications as the Associated Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors in 1984. He was elected as the Fellow Member of both institutions in 1992. Mr Tsang has more than 38 years post qualification experiences in both public and private sectors covering property valuation, property development, property acquisition, sale and leasing, urban renewal and land administration. He has been working in the Hong Kong Housing Society since 1994 and his current post in HKHS is General Manager (Planning & Development) of the Development and Marketing Division, responsible for Retirement Housing Development Strategy, Senior Citizen Residences Scheme Quality Retirement Housing Scheme, Public Rental Housing Scheme, Subsidized Public Housing Sale Scheme, new housing initiatives and land administration. He is also the Member of the Advisory Board of the Ageing Asia International Forum, Singapore。

SIP – Ms Cerina Anggraini
Technical Principal, Urban Planning (East Asia), Mott MacDonald

Cerina has a broad portfolio of projects in Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East and the USA (New York). This includes healthcare and medical campuses, townships, waterfront developments, industrial and business parks, commercial mixed-use developments, as well as mobility planning (pedestrian/ transportation).

She received her architecture degree from Parahyangan Catholic University in Indonesia and her master’s degree in urban design from Columbia University in New York, USA. With close to 25 years of experience under her belt, her approach to designing master plan is robust and sensitive, in-response to local context and in alignment with sustainable development goals.

She currently leads the Urban Planning Team in Mott MacDonald Singapore.
Event Date : 2021-11-25
Event Time : 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Registration Closing Date : 2021-11-24
CPD Hour(s) : 1.5
Divisional PQSL Hour(s) : 1.5
Venue : By online media – ZOOM
Division : PDD
Organizer : Planning & Development Division and Singapore Institute of Planner
Fee : HK$120 for probationer and student member, HK$150 for full-member and associate member; HK$200 for non-member; SIP member to be confirmed
Priority : HKIS & SIP members (First-come-first-served)
Language : English
Details :

Signing of MOU from both sides will start at 6:00 pm

HKIS - HKHS “Ageing-in-Place Housing Design – Accessible and Adaptable Domestic Units Prototypes for HKHS Subsidized Housing Projects”.

The architectural design of most existing public and private housings in Hong Kong is intended for residents who are independently mobile and physically fit.  However if the residents have poor physical health and mobility issues, an age-friendly housing environment would allow them to age in place, thus delaying their need to move into the Residential Care Homes for the Elderly until they are unable to take care of themselves and rely entirely on others.  For example, an accessible domestic unit allows people in need of mobility aid to access essential areas within the flat; or a well-designed adaptable domestic unit allows flexible conversions to incorporate accessible designs according to the degree of mobility when the residents get older.

In response to the ageing population, Hong Kong Housing Society (HKHS) has assumed the role of a “housing laboratory” to provide accessible and adaptable domestic units to meet the changing community needs, and is taking a leading role in exploring housing model embracing “ageing in place” and “intergenerational living”.

The presentation will share with the participants the main objectives and principles of designing accessible and adaptable units for people of all ages, inclusive design for people of all abilities, as well as enhancement on the interior design in terms of sustainability, liveability, manoeuvrability and space planning with the application of age-friendly equipment such as height adjustable wash basin, sliding door, folding door and window operators.

Singapore Institute of Planner - Designing a Low-Carbon Age-Friendly Neighbourhood.

Singapore has begun to recognize that its population is ageing rapidly since 1980s. The government has since put in place changes in policies of healthcare, social security, and housing to suit the ageing population, as well as upgrading the physical infrastructure to cater for an older population.

In 2018 a research project to look into creating age-friendly neighbourhood and developing a pilot project to test the ideas was conducted, under L2NIC (Land Liveability National Innovation Challenge) initiative – a multi-agency effort led by the Ministry of National Development (MND) and the National Research Foundation under Prime Minister’s Office. The neighbourhood of Hong Kang North was one of the identified pilot projects where the proposed ideas were implemented.

On another note, Singapore has set a 2030 and 2050 target to peak carbon emission and net zero target, but yet to specify a net zero target year. National transformation strategies have been identified for all sectors to act on, including to built environment at neighbourhood/precinct level. Given the high-density urban development of Singapore, precinct-scale built environment infrastructure is one of the key contributors to its carbon emissions. As a cluster of urban blocks, a precinct comprises both buildings and precinct level infrastructure, a form of urban development that is critical to address in the pursuit of integrated low or zero carbon emission solutions.

Remarks :

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