Hong Kong Public Space Symposium

Hong Kong Public Space Symposium is a regular event that brings together stakeholders from government, private sector, academia and grassroots community to discuss a particular topic relevant to public space. The Symposium prides itself with the diversity of speakers and meaningful discussion of innovative ideas. Previous speakers include Secretary for Development, performing artists, urban planning professors and architects etc.

Previous Guest Speakers

Mr. Paul Chan, JP Secretary for Development
Ms. Patsy Cheng Founder, SEE Network
Mr. Stephen Cheng Executive Director, Aedas
Mr. Shun Ming Chow Executive Committee Member, Land Justice League
Ms. Winnie Ho Deputy Head of Energizing Kowloon East Office, Development Bureau
Mr. Stanley Kan Principal Researcher, Hong Kong Sustainable Development Research Institute
Ms. Yan Chi (Mo) Lai President, FM Theatre Power
Mr. Andrew Lam, JP Board Member, The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority
Prof. Bernard Lim, JP President, Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design
Mr. Raymond Lee Head, Energizing Kowloon East Office, Development Bureau
Prof. John Ng Fellow Member, Hong Kong Institute of Architects
Prof. Mee Kam Ng Director, Urban Studies Program, the Chinese University of Hong Kong
Prof. Raymond So, JP Member, Long Term Housing Strategy Steering Committee
Prof. Bo Sin Tang Professor, Department of Urban Planning & Design, HKU
Mr. Sampson Wong Co-founder, “EmptySCape” & Hong Kong Urban Laboratory
Prof. Ngai Ming Yip Professor, Department of Public Policy, City University of Hong Kong
Mr. Paul Zimmerman CEO, Designing Hong Kong

In alphabetical order by surname

Event Review


2nd Hong Kong Public Space Symposium

Date: June 28, 2014
Theme: Housing Our Public Space


1st Hong Kong Public Space Symposium

Date: July 27, 2013
Theme: Activating Multi-use Spaces