Imagine Hong Kong
In Search of New Ground
On a land area of just over 1100km2, Hong Kong is fuelling an economy that consistently ranks as one of the world’s top three most competitive. Hong Kong’s population of more than 7.4 million translates to over 6,700 people per square kilometre, making the city one of the three most dense in the world and the second most expensive for real estate. With all the stresses that this imposes on private enterprises looking for affordable commercial space, and citizens in their quest for liveability and the security of home ownership, Imagine 2060 raises a holistic discussion on how trends may reshape the role of land supply and utilization in the coming decades. Hong Kong’s next generations, growing up in an increasingly digital and open community culture nurtured by social media, could be the ones to break out of the traditional mould in terms of spatial needs and ownership aspirations. How might anticipation of a rising acceptance for co-working or co-living as well as plans to become a smart city change citizens’ needs for space, and how does Hong Kong plan for these needs looking to the future? The concluding forum of Imagine 2060 will explore the potential for Hong Kong to catalyze a new era of transformation, while capitalizing on the opportunities brought about by the development of the Greater Bay Area, and put itself at the forefront of global and regional trends, and rethink its approach to land.
Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Venue: Asia Society Hong Kong Center
Registration – 4:45pm
Symposium – 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Drinks Reception – 7:00pm-7:30pm