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Tai Kwun by Purcell Architects

Event Title: Urban Repurposing: Re-imagining and revitalising the city
Who: Aston University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Mott MacDonald, University of Nottingham, Purcell
Theme: Creative Cities
Genre: Panel discussion/thought leadership event
Location: Laundry Steps
Age group: 12+
Registration required: No

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Date Time Register
20/01/2019 10.15-11.45 Walk-ups are welcome on the day

Urban environments hold many unexploited possibilities. The space, land, structures and systems that constitute our cities have the potential to do so much more for their inhabitants.

Achieving this so that our cities are more inclusive, functional and pleasant places to live in is a big challenge we face and there are no easy solutions.

This panel aims to explore the opportunities and challenges presented by repurposing buildings and conserving the built environment heritage as a way to revitalise our cities. Examples come from Hong Kong and other cities around the world where existing, traditional infrastructure is being redesigned, repurposed, and reimagined to better serve citizens in the 21st century.

Speakers include:

  • Eugene Ch’ng, University of Nottingham, Ningbo China
  • David Hills, Partner, Purcell, Hong Kong
  • Professor Edward Sweeney, Professor of Logistics and Director of the Aston Logistics & Systems Institute, Aston University
  • Professor Hendrik Tieben, Associate Professor, School of Architecture, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Moderator and Lead: Anne Kerr, Global Head Cities, Mott MacDonald
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