Representatives from around the world gathered at the Walk21 Hong Kong Conference to sign the International Charter for Walking, pledging to promote walking as a key component in future urban design. Hong Kong became the latest city to sign the 10-year-old Charter. Hong Kong also became the first Asian city to host the Walk21 conference. More than 150 speakers from 38 countries presented papers. A total of 600 delegates took part, plus 300 attendees at public forums.

Speakers from 38 countries



Press Release: 

03 October 2016 —  Walk21 Hong Kong Conference opens to Walk Charter signing

Media Coverage on 3 October 2016

RTHK Radio 3 – Civic Exchange “in sync” with government on walkability

RTHK English news – Govt backs a pedestrian-friendly city: Carrie Lam

Harbour Times – Walk this way, talk this way: The global Walk21 forum

Shuonline – 團體倡本港成易行城市

Walk21 Hong Kong Conference Programme DOWNLOAD


Programme Materials: (Arranged by speakers’ last name in alphabetical order)


Speaker Presentation Title
Video PPT  Brenda Au  Hong Kong Showcase: Energizing Kowloon East Project
Video PPT Francisca Avilés  Listening the city? Mapping mundane talks using mobile technologies in Santiago de Chile
Video PPT Jeni Bindon Creating supportive environments for active travel (including walking) and workplaces
Video PPT Tim Blackburn Building communities: putting people first
Video PPT  Earle Briggs Designing great walkable cities
Video PPT Ian Brownlee Hong Kong Showcase Des Voeux Road Central Project
Video PPT Bernardita Calinao Improving walkability to reduce obesity – identifying opportunities using a microscale assessment method in Central Harlem, New York
Video PPT Anthony Cheu Keynote presentation
Video PPT Anthony WK Chow Welcome Remarks
Video PPT Silvia Stuchi Cruz Pedestrian Mobility: State of The Art of The Movement In Brazil
Video PPT Rita Cuypers Share the Road: Increase investment in walking and cycling infrastructure
Video PPT Noel Hechanova Road Sharing: Making it Acceptable in Iloilo
Video PPT Daniel Helldén Stockholm – the walkable city
Video PPT Cornie Huizenga International imperatives for more walkable cities
Video PPT Sang-bum Kim Stories that make Seoul a walkable city
Video PPT Amanda Knoerzer Mixed Use and Walkable Spaces – Design that makes a difference in Teresina – Brazil
Video PPT Carrie Lam Guest of Honour’s speech
Video PPT Christopher Law Walkable Cities: Global to Local Perspectives
Video PPT Kiju Lee Towards Automated Assessment of Group versus Individual Walking Benefits
Video PPT Yvonne Lim Planning For A Walkable Singapore
Video  PPT  K.K. Ling Walkability As An Essential Planning Element
Video PPT Kim Beng Lua Evaluate, Enable, Engage: Toward a Safer, More Walkable Street for Bangkok’s Chinatown
Video PPT Frederick Ma Welcome Remarks
Video PPT Anthony McCosker Barriers and enablers to using concepts of health to promote walkability and walking at a local  government scale
Video PPT Robin Abad Ocubillo Places for People: Shifting the Policy Landscape to Nurture Grassroots Public Spaces
Video PPT Benson Poon Creating a Walkable City Centre at Des Voeux Road Central
Video PPT Brian R. Sinclair Reaching Upward + Stretching Outward: The Urgency of Walkability, Livability and Holistic Design- ability in Middle East City Building
Video PPT Elisabeth Raser Step by step towards healthy and walkable cities: How active mobility serves transport and public  health
Video PPT Daniel Sauter How to implement the International Walking Data Standard? An introduction and practice-oriented  debate about methodological challenges
Video PPT Dwayne Sheehan Tracking a six-month ‘Active Office’ initiative: Nudging employees from sit to stand to walk
Video PPT Hideaki Shimura The Tsukishima Alley Walking Guidebook and Guided Tours in Tsukishima
Video PPT Ka Man Tam Using electronic activity monitor to enhance working adult’s number of steps: a feasibility study
Video PPT Tiffany Tang  ‘Can you get lost without getting lost?’ – an app to enhance visitors’ walking experience in Asia’s urban  chaos
Video PPT Phaeba Thomas Reclaiming Streets in the Asian Cities- Bangalore,Kathmandu & Dhaka
Video PPT Andy Tong Hong Kong Showcase: Green Deck Project
Video PPT Mark Vallianatos Walking in LA: Improving Walkability in an Auto Metropolis
Video PPT Jim Walker Welcome Remarks
Video PPT Maura Wong Welcome Remarks