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Actualize Sustainability Through GIS

 

The increasing occurrence of extreme weather events has resulted not only in economic costs but also led to the loss of human lives. To combat the issue, understanding and effectively utilizing GIS can reinforce climate resilience in our community. Dr. Winnie Tang, MH, JP, Founder and Honorary President of the Smart City Consortium was invited to the panel discussion of the Real Estate Industry Forum to share her views on driving sustainable development in our city. 

 

Organized by the Hong Kong Economic Times (HKET), the forum aimed to explore the future development of the Hong Kong real estate landscape. The visionary theme of the panel discussion – “Developing a Sustainable Community” gathered esteemed thought leaders including Ms. Amy Cheung, President of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners; Professor Mee Kam Ng, Director of the Urban Studies Programme from the Chinese University of Hong Kong; Mr. Johnny Yu, Head of Sustainability at Henderson Land Development Company Limited; and Dr. Winnie Tang, MH, JP, Founder and Honorary President of the Smart City Consortium. With Mr. Thomas Lee, President in 2021-2023 of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners as the moderator, the panelists exchanged insightful ideas for the implementation of sustainable practices for smart city development. 

 

To build a sustainable community, Dr. Tang pointed out that a “smart city starts with smart planning”, and GIS is the backbone of the smart city development. It empowers town planners to determine how, where, and when their designs can have the greatest impact on improving quality of life.

 

(from the right) Dr. Winnie Tang, MH, JP, Founder and Honorary President of the Smart City Consortium; Ms. Amy Cheung, President of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners; Professor Mee Kam Ng, Director of the Urban Studies Programme, the Chinese University of Hong Kong; Mr. Johnny Yu, Head of Sustainability at Henderson Land Development Company Limited; and Mr. Thomas Lee, President in 2021-2023 of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners gathered at the panel session of the Real Estate Industry Forum organized by the Hong Kong Economic Times.

 

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