Tues: September 19
Towards Adapted Infrastructure for All
Panel Discussion and Brainstorming Session
Climate change is here. How are communities adapting and how can we push the process forward? Joining our panel discussion and brainstorming session on community adaptation with professionals who are behind these projects, participants will gain subject specific knowledge on communities climate adaptation and how they could do that. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of surviving this crisis while we work to stop it.
MK Leung is Director of Sustainable Design of Ronald Lu & Partners (RLP Asia), and Principal Behaviourist of RLP Asia’s insight partner, Behave. His team has delivered numerous high-profile projects, including CIC - Zero Carbon Park, a vertical campus for THEi, Treehouse – the firm’s winning entry in the inaugural Advancing Net Zero Ideas Competition, and many consultancy studies on low-energy residential building design, infrastructure design and construction under extreme temperatures, sponge city design, and others. MK was awarded SIA-Uniseal G-Architect Laureate in 2014 by the Singapore Institute of Architects. He has been recognised around the world for his specialised knowledge and integrated skills in sustainable, net-zero building design projects.
Dr. Chao Ren
Dr. Chao REN is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong. She specializes in applied climatology and climate design. Chao’s research has transferred scientific data into new knowledge to address social needs, enhance policy-making and support evidence-based designs. Her studies on urban environment and urban climate have led to a number of practical research and government consulting projects in China (Hong Kong, Macau, Wuhan, Changchun, Foshan and Beijing), Taiwan (Kaohsiung), Singapore, The Netherlands (Arnhem) and France (Toulouse). She is a contribution author of the WGII of the IPCC AR6.
Dennis Ho leads Arup East Asia Architecture, Landscape and Urban Design. He has global experiences on large-scale complex projects. He also leads Arup Urban Innovation Unit that promotes sustainable city solutions. Dennis is the Chair-Elect for the Royal Institute of British Architects International Hong Kong Chapter. He is a Council Member of Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design, a Scientific Committee Member of the Professional Green Building Council, and a representative in the Hong Kong Harbourfront Commission. He is a regular speaker at conferences and an external reviewer for a number of universities in the region.