Going Beyond Green Buildings - Part II: From Brown to Green in Hung Shui Kiu New Development Area

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Going Beyond Green Buildings - Part II: From Brown to Green in Hung Shui Kiu New Development Area

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The Hung Shui Kiu New Development Area (HSK NDA) Planning and Engineering Study (the Study) was commissioned by the Civil Engineering and Development Department and the Planning Department of the Hong Kong Government. The study was tasked to establish a planning and development framework for the HSK NDA to address, in part, the medium to long term housing, employment, economic and other land use needs of Hong Kong.

Under the banner of “From Brown to Green”, the overall vision for the NDA was to design and implement a new urbanisation which will transform severely degraded landscapes. These will be regenerated and enhanced through the creation of an integrated “blue-green” open space network, combining existing natural corridors with the area’s numerous water courses for the benefit of current and future residents, as well as local wildlife. A biophilic planning approach was enshrined in the entire design and layout of the settlement.

Upon completion it is envisaged that the NDA will provide 61,000 flats accommodating an eventual population of almost 220,000 persons. Over 100,000 employment places are also planning to be created. The NDA is anticipated to be completed in the late 2030’s. Work has already commenced on the early phases of the development.


About the speaker

Alan Macdonald is a professional Planner and Urban Designer and a Director of Urbis Limited.  He has been with the company since 1990. Prior to joining Urbis Alan undertook assignments in South America, the Middle East and sub Saharan Africa. Alan has extensive experience of master planning, rural and urban planning, urban design, waterfront planning, urban renewal, demographic analysis, low income housing projects, railway development planning and project management. Since coming to Hong Kong Alan has completed assignments in the Hong Kong SAR, mainland China, the Middle East, and South West and South East Asia.  Clients have included National Governments, Private Developers, Rail Corporations and international development agencies such as the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank.   A significant number of the assignments for which Alan has been responsible have received regional and international awards.


To find out more about Part I of the 'Going Beyong Green Buildings' series, please click here.


Ticket includes a full hot English breakfast buffet.

Please note that Business Attire is required by the Hong Kong Club - collared shirts must be worn by men, and jeans and sports shoes are not permitted.

Member $ 400.00 HKD
Non-Member $ 520.00 HKD
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Going Beyond Green Buildings - Part II: From Brown to Green in Hung Shui Kiu New Development Area

Thu, June 21, 2018
08:00 AM - 09:15 AM

Alan Forbes Macdonald, Director, Urbis Limited

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