On 12 June 2018, Civic Exchange organised a workshop to discuss the challenges of and possible solutions for creating more inclusive open space in Hong Kong.
The Jockey Club Civic Exchange “Reconnecting Open Space” Programme is a public engagement project that aims to evaluate and raise societal awareness on the quality of open space in the city. This one-year project covers an 18-district wide public opinion survey, capacity building programmes for tertiary and secondary students, a public forum and a research report.
Civic Exchange calls on the Government to improve management of Hong Kong streets, including the Mong Kok pedestrian zone.
“Managing Vibrant Streets” analyses street management in Hong Kong, including activities such as food hawking, commercial vending, busking, protest, deliveries and waste disposal. It calls for the Government to develop a cohesive policy in order to promote the vibrant street life which makes Hong Kong unique.
Hong Kong Economic Times: Civic Exchange Chairman Evan Auyang asks if the Government’s smart mobility plan can address the city’s main transit problems. (Chinese language)
HK01: Carine Lai, Civic Exchange’s Senior Researcher on Public Open Space (POS), said in an interview that domestic helpers’ needs may not be considered in Government planning. (Chinese only)
South China Morning Post: Civic Exchange Chairman Evan Auyang asks if the Government’s smart mobility plan can address the city’s main transit problems – such as overused MTR lines, vested interests among licensed operators and too many private cars
Civic Exchange has appointed two new members to its expert panel on Walkability. Wang Liang Huew and Julian Kwong join a team working on solutions to make Hong Kong a better place for pedestrians.