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Improving Livability in Ageing Hong Kong

Date & Time:

October 10, 2017 (Tue) | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.


Room P6-03, Graduate House


Professor Rebecca Lai Har Chiu
Head, Department of Urban Planning and Design

Professor Rebecca Lai Har Chiu and her team received the Faculty Knowledge Exchange (KE) Award 2017 of the Faculty of Architecture for the project 'Improving Livability in Ageing Hong Kong'.


Professor Rebecca Chiu’s research findings were adopted by the Hong Kong Housing Society (HKHS), Hong Kong's forerunner and the only provider of purpose-design elderly housing and elderly neighbourhoods and a major provider of social housing for all ages, in formulating its medium-term development strategy in January 2015, which is currently under implementation. The research findings are also used by Hong Kong government's Planning Department in its formulation of a long-term planning strategy for a livable environment for the ageing population, and by a study commissioned by the Labour and Welfare Bureau on enhancing the provision of elderly services and facilities. The findings were also presented/communicated to organisations/occasions such as the Elderly Commission and the Chief Secretary's 2016 Policy Speech consultation meeting, and in public forums and conferences organised by professional institutes. The ongoing livability research on South and South-Eastern Asian cities in the Belt and Road Region such as Dhaka (Bangladesh) is also expected to generate local impacts to help tackling livability issues in ageing cities.

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