Engineering in Practice

Events and Activities

Technical Seminar on Public Engagement

Date, time & venue 
2014-08-26;6:30pm - 8:00pm;Seminar room, HKIE HQ

Programme Highlights

The speaker will share his experiences in public engagement events and exercises in this seminar. Through case studies, the seminar will shed light on the following: 


  • To what extent do we engage our community while we plan / design our projects?
  • What are the limitations in community engagements?
  • Have we done enough in terms of public engagement and citizen participations?

Ir Martin Cheung retired in Aug 2012 as Assistant Director of Housing.  He now works for Mannings (Asia) Consultants Ltd to advise on pubic engagement events and exercises.  Prior to his retirement, he was actively involved in public engagement / partnership projects for Public Housing Development (PHD).  Hong Kong citizens all favour building more PHD projects to improve their livelihood and relieve the housing problems. But when a PHD project is planned in certain areas, the neighbourhood communities may object to it due to the “NYMBYSM” syndrome. Led by Ir Martin CHEUNG, his teams successfully convinced the District Councils / neighbourhood communities to accept the PHD projects being planned / built in their areas. 


Registration & Enquiries

This seminar is free of charge and prior registration is not required. The number of participants is limited to 100 and the seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.  For enquiries, please contact Ir Laurel Leung at 9177 7629 or via Email:


This seminar will be conducted in Cantonese.

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