The Spirit of Jane Jacobs in Hong Kong:
Community Participation and Urban Design

Date: Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 9AM to 5PM
Venue: HK Trade Development Council in Wanchai (SME Centre)
Organized by the Hong Kong America Center
With Support from Leadership Inc, Knowledge Dialogues, Common Core@HKU,
MaD Asia, and the US Consulate in Hong Kong and Macau


9:00 Opening remarks and Global Café: Life on Your Street, led by Glenn Shive, HKAC
9:45 Citizen Jane: Protecting Neighborhoods and Promoting Livability of Cities, selections from a new documentary film, with discussion led by Mark Pixley, Leadership, Inc.
10:30 Break
10:45 Engaging Civil Society to Achieve the United Nations New Urban Agenda, Waltraut Ritter, Knowledge Dialogues.
11:00 The City as Trans-disciplinary Classroom by Gray Kochhar-Lindgren, Common Core, HKU.
11:20 Experiments in Participatory Street Design by Rachel Yan of Make A Difference (MaD) Institute.
11:40 Open Space: How can we enhance street life, safe neighborhoods and community integrity in high-density Hong Kong? Facilitated by Mark Pixley of Leadership, Inc. and Waltraut Ritter of Knowledge Dialogues.
12:30 Catered lunch in the SME Centre of the TDC
13:30 Open Space group meetings (A)
14:30 Open Space group meetings (B)
15:30 Break
15:45 Exuberant Diversity: Stairs in Hong Kong, Melissa Cate Christ, School of Design, HK PolyU
16:15 Open Forum: Strengthening community participation in urban design in high-density Hong Kong.
17:00 Adjourn