Lantau Tomorrow Vision and the East Lantau Metropolis

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Lantau Tomorrow Vision and the East Lantau Metropolis

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Lantau is a double gateway to the World and the rapidly growing Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.  Taking this strategic locational advantage, the Government consider that Lantau and its adjoining areas offer tremendous opportunities to meet the challenges of Hong Kong, such as high demand for housing land and quality living environment, traffic congestion in between New Territories and urban area, inadequate social welfare facilities particularly for the ageing population, lack of solution space for urban renewal and keen global economic competition etc. 

Chief Executive announced the Lantau Tomorrow Vision in her 2018 Policy Address. It propels the following five policy directions in developing Lantau:

- Unleashing land potential, increasing land supply and developing a liveable near-carbon-neutral city;
- According priority to transport infrastructure, reinforcing advantages of a “Double Gateway”;
- Developing the aerotropolis and the third Core Business District to promote economic development;
- Enhancing environmental capacity for sustainable development; and
- Increasing leisure and entertainment facilities to promote a healthy lifestyle.

While some consider Lantau Tomorrow a visionary plan guiding the sustainable growth of Hong Kong in the future 20-30 years, some others criticise it as a White Elephant.  Robin will share his thoughts in the upcoming seminar on how to implement the Lantau Tomorrow Vision in an environmentally-friendly fashion.

 

About the speaker

Robin Lee first joined the Government of the Hong Kong SAR as a graduate engineer in 1983.  After a brief departure between 1989 and 1993, he re-joined the Government in 1993 and, since then, has been working in various works departments and the Development Bureau.  Robin is currently the Head of the Sustainable Lantau Office of the Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD), responsible for the development and conservation in Lantau.  Before returning to the CEDD in 2011, he worked in the Commissioner for Heritage’s Office of the Development Bureau in revitalising historic buildings for adaptive re-use.  Robin also worked in the Drainage Services Department as its departmental spokesperson for nine years.

Over the years, Robin has been implementing many infrastructure projects and studies, adaptive reuse of historic buildings and conservation projects.  In taking forward these initiatives, he has actively been taking part in large-scale public meetings and continuous engagement and collaboration with various stakeholders including legislators, local representatives, conservationists, local communities, NGOs, practitioners of various professional disciplines, members of the general public and the mass media.

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Event:

Lantau Tomorrow Vision and the East Lantau Metropolis

Date:
Thu, March 28, 2019
Time:
12:00 PM - 01:45 PM
Speaker:

Robin K. B. Lee, J.P., MSc, MPA, MHKIE, Head of the Sustainable Lantau Office, Civil Engineering and Development Department, Government of the Hong Kong SAR

Venue:
The American Chamber of Commerce, 1904 Bank of America Tower, 12 Harcourt Road, Central, Hong Kong

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