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19 JUN 2018

Young professionals collaborate to drive innovation

For the first time in Hong Kong, six professional institutions in the built environment have teamed up to run an interactive workshop for young professionals.

Initiated and led by the Hong Kong Institute of Planners' (HKIP) Education and Training Committee, the interactive workshop on 16 June saw the collaboration of:

  • The Hong Kong Institute of Architects
  • The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
  • The Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects
  • The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors
  • The Hong Kong Institute of Planners
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

A total of 30 delegates from the six institutions participated in the workshop.

Cross-disciplinary interaction

The full-day workshop gave participants a hands-on understanding of the principles of land development from multidisciplinary perspectives and allowed them to explore how conflicting approaches shape the built environment.

In the morning, participants attended a technical visit to the historical Yaumatei Wholesale Fruit Market. This was followed by an afternoon discussion, where they expressed views and shared innovative ideas about the potential development of the site from their respective disciplines.

The young professionals drew insights from the differences in perspectives, addressed social, design, environmental and economic challenges, and created a comprehensive development plan for the site. During discussions, they learnt to strike a balance between their own ideas and those of other professions.

We thank all participating professional institutions for their contribution in making this workshop a success. Special thanks to HKIP’s Education and Training Committee for leading the workshop, all the delegates, advisors and facilitators, and Hongkong Land for sponsoring the venue. We look forward to more collaboration and joint events in the future.