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Jockey Club Age-friendly City Project Public Forum - “Innovative Use of Open Space and Inclusive Built Environment”

Jockey Club Age-friendly City Project Public Forum - Innovative Use of Open Space and Inclusive Built Environment

Ms Imelda Chan, Head of Charities (Grant Making – Elderly and Family), The Hong Kong Jockey Club; Professor Daniel Lai, Head of PolyU’s Department of Applied Social Sciences; (4th and 5th from left) and honourable guests attended the Jockey Club Age-Friendly City Project Public Forum.

The Institute of Active Ageing (“IAA”) of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (“PolyU”) held a public forum with the theme of "Innovative Use of Open Space and Inclusive Built Environment" on 4 December 2018 at the Jockey Club Auditorium in PolyU. More than 400 participants from different sectors, including government departments, academia, social welfare sector, non-governmental organisations (“NGOs”) and the private sector, attended the forum to explore and share knowledge about age-friendly outdoor spaces and built environment in Hong Kong through presentations and discussion among speakers and panelists. Professor Daniel Lai Wing-leung, Head of Department of Applied Social Sciences and Director of IAA of PolyU and Ms Imelda Chan, Head of Charities (Grant Making – Elderly and Family) of The Hong Kong Jockey Club were the officiating guests.

Ms Imelda Chan, Head of Charities (Grant Making – Elderly and Family), The Hong Kong Jockey Club, delivered the opening remarks in the public forum.

Professor Daniel Lai shared the baseline assessment findings on outdoor spaces and buildings followed by the presentations of three keynote speakers, namely Mr K.K. Ling, Director of Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation of PolyU, Professor John Shi Wen-zhong, Head of Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics of PolyU, and Dr Lam Ching-choi, Chairman of Elderly Commission. They shared their views on the challenges and opportunities of double ageing of population and buildings, applications of smart city technologies, and policy planning on outdoor spaces and buildings respectively.

Following was the panel discussion moderated by Professor Daniel Lai to explore the ways of making public space and built environment more socially inclusive and more age-friendly for the well-being of all ages. Apart from the aforementioned keynote speakers, other panelists included Mr Ng Wing-shun Anthony Vincent, Immediate Past President of Hong Kong Institute of Architects; Dr Calvin Luk, Founding Chairman of Association for Universal Accessibility Hong Kong; Dr Cheung Moon-wah, General Manager (Elderly Services) of Hong Kong Housing Society; Ms Alice Yeung Lai-fong, Assistant Director (Architectural) of Architectural Services Department; Mr Evan Au-Yang, Board Chairman of Civic Exchange and three elderly representatives.

The interactive games inspired the elderly to reflect on the impact of planning and design of outdoor spaces and buildings on age-friendliness.

Exhibition and activity booths with interactive games and display boards were jointly set up by IAA of PolyU and some NGO partners to introduce the Jockey Club Age-friendly City Project and showcase the relationship between good designs of outdoor spaces and buildings and inclusive society, with a view to promoting the messages of age-friendly city to the public.

 

Programme Rundown:  Click here


Powerpoint Presentation:  (Chinese version only)

Speaker: Professor Daniel Lai Wing-leung, Chair Professor of Social Work and Gerontology & Head of Department of Applied Social Sciences; Director of Institute of Active Ageing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Theme: 
Presentation on the Baseline Assessment Findings on Domain of Outdoor Spaces and Buildings under the Jockey Club Age-friendly City Project

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Speaker: Mr K.K. Ling, Director of Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Theme: 
Double Ageing: Face the Challenges, Explore the Opportunities
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Speaker: Dr Lam Ching-choi, Chairman of Elderly Commission 

Theme: Ageing Population – Implications on Planning and Policy of Outdoor Spaces and Buildings


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Press Release: Click here

E-booklet of the public forum: Click here (Chinese version only)

E-calendar of year 2019: Click here (Chinese version only)

Enquiry: 3400 8379 (Institute of Active Aging, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

Radio Interview: 9 December 2018 (“The Way We Are” Episode 50) Click here (Chinese version only)