Hong Kong’s Heritage Conservation: A Paradigm Shift |

Hong Kong’s Heritage Conservation: A Paradigm Shift

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Synopsis:

With a total area of about 1,104 square kilometres and a population of 7.1 million, Hong Kong is a highly urbanised city. The pace of urbanisation was rapid in the past 60 years, with the addition of almost one million people every decade until the most recent one. The City has managed this growth via efficient land use, meticulous spatial planning and investment is public infrastructure, capitalising on her strategic position as a trade, business and transport hub. In recent years, in line with the Government's vision to continue developing Hong Kong to retain her global competitiveness , much more emphasis is placed on nature and heritage conservation, preservation of local culture and socail networks, liveability, creativity, sustainability and community aspirations. In this talk, Mrs Lam will discuss a paradigm shift in Hong Kong's heritage conservation and the success factors in embracing heristange whilst taking forward in a progressive and sustainable manner the City's continued economic development.

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Speaker(s):

Mrs. Carrie Lam, Secretary for Development, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government

Date:
Thursday, 17 May 2012
Time:
3.30 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Venue:

URA Function Hall, Level 5, The URA Centre (Podium Block)
45 Maxwell Road
The URA Centre
Singapore 069118

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