Nov 06, 2013
from 01:15 PM to 02:15 PM
|Where||Classroom, Department of Architecture|
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What is the carrying capacity of our built environment? In 2006, the Planning Department of the HKSAR Government started the “Urban Climatic Map and Standards for Wind Environment - Feasibility Study” hoping to address the question. The project, recently completed, stated that in some urban districts, we have already exceeded our carry capacity. The study also established the data platform that planners could refer to for better policy making from now on. The lecture walks the journey of the last six years of the research work
Biography: Prof Edward Ng is an architect and the Professor of Architecture in the School of Architecture, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He completed his PhD at the Martin Centre of the University of Cambridge in 1992. As an environmental consultant to the Hong Kong Government, he developed various design guidelines for architects, planners and policy makers. Among many other honours, he has twice been the recipient of the International Awards of the Royal Institute of British Architects.