Planning Week: Place Making & Community Building Workshop
Date: 26 September 2012
Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Venue: Auditorium, Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, Wan Chai
Project Nature: Workshop
As part of the Planning Week championed by the Hong Kong Institute of Planners, the workshop attracted around 90 participants from different backgrounds, including district councilors and urban planners.
It started off with a presentation on “Place-making and Community Building” given by Prof. Mee Kam Ng (伍美琴教授), who introduced the essential elements of a good public space with “The Power of Ten”. Participants were then divided into groups to conduct the place audit, inspecting and evaluating nearby public spaces. After the group discussion, representatives from each group presented their findings and observations. The program successfully equipped participants with the basic knowledge of place-making, enabling them to understand how public spaces could contribute to community bonding.
Hong Kong Institute of Planners
CUHK Urban Studies Program
Hong Kong Public Space Initiative