The Sky’s the Limit: Hong Kong and High-Rise Sustainability
Evening Presentation by Christine Loh, Under Secretary for the Environment, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government and moderated by Roger Platt, Senior Vice President for Global Policy & Law, U.S. Green Building Council
Drinks reception: 6:30 pm
Presentation: 7:00 pm
Close: 8:00 pm
As one of the most densely populated cities in the world, Hong Kong has long grappled with balancing economic growth and a growing population with responsible stewardship of limited natural resources. Home to seven million people, Hong Kong’s iconic and beautiful skyline of towering skyscrapers provides the vertical space needed for its inhabitants to work and live in, while also serving as a testbed for carbon neutral technology and sustainable development. As a leader in developing sustainable urban development solutions, Hong Kong is attracting the attention and imagination of architects, academics and the public from around the world. How is Hong Kong addressing its present and future environmental challenges? Can Hong Kong emerge as a model of what a sustainable city in Asia can look like?
Join Asia Society and the Urban Land Institute for a special evening of discussion with Christine Loh, Hong Kong’s Under Secretary for the Environment and one of Asia's leading figures in urban sustainability and moderated by Roger Platt, Senior Vice President for Global Policy & Law, U.S. Green Building Council. The public event also launches the Pacific Cities Sustainability Initiative (PCSI) Annual Forum, a joint initiative of the Asia Society and Urban Land Institute, which brings together urban sustainability leaders from the U.S. and Asia for a series of invitation-only discussions. PCSI aims to foster long-term sharing of urban sustainability strategies between communities across the Pacific Rim. For more information about the PCSI Annual Forum, please visit AsiaSociety.org/PCSIForum.
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