Seminar “The Northern Metropolis Development Strategy – Vision and Actions” jointly organised by HKICM, Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA), and The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and successfully held at the Multi-purpose Hall, Zero Carbon Building, Kowloon Bay on 13 June 2022.
The Northern Metropolis Development Strategy was published together with the Policy Address 2021 on 6 October 2021. Commentaries regarded the Development Strategy as “ground-breaking” with its “Twin Cities, Three Circles” Hong Kong/Shenzhen cross-boundary spatial framework and “visionary” with its objective of making a complete innovation and technology industry eco-system which will become the second economic engine for Hong Kong.
Professor K.K. LING, SBS was invited as a speaker who made a fantastic presentation on the vision focusing on the proposed actions of the Northern Metropolis Development Strategy. This is too important a strategic project for Hong Kong that would forge a cross-boundary spatial framework to foster Hong Kong and Shenzhen integration, and to create spatial opportunities for the making of a complete innovation and technology industry eco-system for Hong Kong by developing Hung Shui Kiu / Lau Fau Shan area as a modern service industry centre, making the San Tin Technopole as Hong Kong’s Silicon Valley, and creating possibilities for advanced manufacturing development at Heung Yuen Wai area, followed by a Q&A session.
HKICM President Conrad FUNG, HKIA Vice President Thomas CHEUNG and CIOB Chair H.F. WONG jointly presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Professor K.K. LING, SBS. They together with HKICM Immediate Past President Tony ZA, Vice President Billy LEE, Terence MANG and Dick LI, Honorary Secretary Simon LEUNG and Ricky LI and Honorary Treasurer Perry LO, Council and Co-opted members took a group photo.