Walkability and its Future in Hong Kong: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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Walkability and its Future in Hong Kong: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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In the past decade, walkability has become a global buzz word and an important metric of urban livability and a city’s overall competitiveness. Hong Kong, long celebrated for efficient mobility and a world-class public transport system, finds itself under a decidedly less flattering light when it gets to walkability: our urban environment is often hostile to pedestrians, being congested, disjointed and poorly maintained.

Walkability is now officially a government priority, advocated by the CE-elect Carrie Lam in her manifesto and detailed in the Hong Kong 2030+ planning strategy.  This is a key topic for business and private citizens alike.   But does the HKSAR government really have the right tools and will to change the course of planning practices and deliver a truly walkable city? 

About the speaker

Oren Tatcher is the Principal of OTC Limited, a Hong Kong-based planning and design firm specializing in airports, public transport facilities and transport-oriented urban master plans. After receiving his Master’s in Architecture from Harvard, he joined Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) in New York, later moving to Hong Kong and Shanghai, where he was the urban design studio head. In addition to OTC’s planning and design projects in Hong Kong, the UAE, Mexico, India, China, Brazil, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Indonesia and elsewhere, Oren has been working closely with various local and global NGO’s to promote good practices in sustainable transport development and urban mobility.

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Walkability and its Future in Hong Kong: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Wed, June 21, 2017
08:00 AM - 09:15 AM

Oren Tatcher, Principal, OTC Planning & Design

Victoria Suite, The Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central. Hosted by Andrew Seaton
Contact Person:
Yammie Yuen
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