Nurturing the Young –

Innovation for Sustainability

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Seminar on sustainable land regeneration

Date, time & venue 

(Jointly organised by the GE, EV Divisions and British Consulate and supported by the CV Division and ASCE HK Section)

Programme highlights
The UK is similar to HK in many ways. For example, many parts of England and Wales have under major regeneration in the past decades such as East London which is now going through a complete face lift for the 2012 Olympics. Similarly, the Hong Kong Chief Executive's Policy Address in October 2007 announced ten new major infrastructure projects. The average cost of these projects is US$3,000 millions and they are all targeted to be finished by 2015. Many of these projects involve major land regeneration schemes. It is recognised by construction professional world wide that sustainability is vital to construction projects. However, balancing social and environmental issues with financial constraints is often a challenging task for many practitioners. This is particularly important under the current economic climate. This seminar will demonstrate good practice on how environmental matters including climate change can be incorporated into land regeneration projects successfully via a series of case studies. The speaker will also explain how environmental, social and economic objectives are being considered and dealt with at varies stages of the scheme. This will help HK construction professionals to avoid making similar mistakes in British projects.

Joanne Kwan, Project Manager, CIRIA, the UK, leads the award winning contaminated land programme for CIRIA. CIRIA is a highly regarded, industry-responsive research and information association which encompasses the construction and built environment industries in the UK. Joanne is a contaminated land specialist with over ten years' experience in contaminated land and project management. She has been involved in the planning and delivery of over 40 contaminated land good guidance and more than 150 training courses for both private and public sector organisations in the UK. Joanne is a Chartered Chemist, an Honorary Lecturer at Cardiff University UK and an external examiner at Cambridge University in 2007. Joanne was also the winner of the Biffaaward 2004 and Department of Trade and Industry Demonstration Programme 2001.

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