1st Urban Dialogues poster

The past few years have seen a growing number of public debates over the future development of Hong Kong’s Central District, including the pedestrianization of major roads and conservation of buildings and sites with historical significance. This symposium brings together professionals, academics and members of the general public to discuss the past, present and future of the Central District and envision ways for building a more sustainable and livable city.

This event is held in conjunction with the public exhibition, “Reimagining Des Voeux Road Central 改變始於想像:未來的德輔道中” at the Central Market Oasis Gallery, March 15-28, 2016. http://dvrc.hk


Date: Thursday, March 24, 2016, 6:30-8:45 pm
Venue: Knowles Building Room 419, University of Hong Kong


Schedule and List of Speakers



  • Cecilia Chu, Docomomo Hong Kong Chapter


  • The Heart of a British Colonial City: Colonial Spatial Planning of Central Hong Kong
    Hoyin Lee, Division of Architectural Conservation Programmes, HKU
  • An Old Street Redevelopment Plan at the Inner Harbour District of Macao
    Ricky Leong, Docomomo Macau Chapter


  • Central: Past and Future
    Y.Y. Pong, Town Planner, Hong Kong
  • A Natural Reversion: Des Voeux Road Central and the Public Realm
    Eric Schuldenfrei, Department of Architecture, HKU


  • Moderated by Melissa Cate Christ, Docomomo HK Chapter

Knowles Building

HKU MTR Station Exit A2

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