Dr Tang Gives Advice at the Artificial Islands
Expert Advisory Panel
The expert advisory panel for the study on artificial islands in the Central Waters, set up by the Government, held its first meeting on 9 November 2021. Dr Winnie Tang, founder and chairman of Esri China (Hong Kong), was invited as one of the non-official members to give expert advice on the study.
The panel comprises 10 non-official members, who are academics, professionals and experts from various sectors, including Mr Chan Chi-chiu, Professor Leslie Chen Hung-chi, Mr Lau Chun-kong, Mr Vincent Ng Wing-shun, Professor Edward Ng Yan-yung, Ms Iris Tam Siu-ying, Dr Winnie Tang, Professor Wong Sze-chun, Professor Eric Yim Chi-ming and Mr Ricky Yu Wai-yip. At the meeting, they had in-depth discussions with representatives from the Civil Engineering and Development Department and the Planning Department, as well as consultants on various issues under the study including planning and urban design principles, infrastructure works, transport planning, sustainability and carbon neutrality, and smart, green, and resilient initiatives.
In mega-scale urban development, GIS gives a holistic view and scenario analysis on transportation planning, town planning and urban design. By embracing smart technologies and geographical approach, it will strike a balance between conservation and development.
Dr Tang (fourth right) shared her insight with other non-official members in the expert advisory panel for the study of artificial islands in Central Waters.