Civic Exchange commends the government’s Climate Action Plan 2030+ for its many initiatives but regrets that the plan shies away from the most important questions: how quickly is Hong Kong phasing out of coal and what are we going to switch into – natural gas or nuclear.
Civic Exchange, welcomed the fact that walkability – one of our main areas of focus – was addressed directly and specifically in the Hong Kong Chief Executive’s Policy Address. However, Civic Exchange also expressed concern with the Chief Executive’s emphasis on land development and rezoning.
Civic Exchange announced that Mr Evan Auyang has been appointed as Chairman of the Board.
Our latest report on urban wellbeing in Asia focuses on Shanghai. Residents report higher levels of satisfaction than those in Singapore and Hong Kong. However, there is a gap when it comes to housing, medical care and education among migrant workers.
Civic Exchange is introducing a new program to advocate on behalf of pedestrians in the city. The goal of WALKABILITY is to encourage the government and businesses to take a people-first approach to urban planning.
Professor Chan is an award-winning journalist, journalism professor and media expert, who recently retired as the founding director of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at the University of Hong Kong.
More than 150 speakers from 38 countries took part in the first Walk21 Conference held in Asia.
Representatives from Hong Kong and around the world have signed the International Charter for Walking, pledging to promote walking as a key component in the future urban design of cities.
Civic Exchange and Walk21, an international leader in championing walking, are producing this Conference with an objective to advance civic engagement and influence public policy on the theme of urban walkability.
Civic Exchange submitted a written comment to support the SAR Government to roll out long-term action plan for post-2020 to cope with threats and consequences brought by the remarkably changing climate.