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Divided into the themes of Smart Home, Smart Building, and Smart Neighbourhood & Community, SIRF2020’s thematic sessions invites industry experts to explore the different spaces in which “Double Smart” has been used to tackle “Double Ageing”. There is a fourth session where academics will examine the regional landscapes of social innovation.

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Thematic Sessions

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Thematic Session 3

Smart Neighbourhood & Community: Connecting All Without Boundaries

Date : 6 Nov 2020 (Friday)
Time : 14:30-17:00
Language : English and Mandarin (with simultaneous interpretation)
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Venturing away from home and into the public is a challenging and perhaps daunting experience to the elderly. In the revitalization of public space, smart designs consider not just issues of accessibility and safety, but also ways to facilitate social connectivity in order to encourage active interaction in civil society within and beyond local neighbourhoods, ultimately fostering a sense of autonomy and independence for the elderly. Join our speakers as they share about the smart community projects they are involved in, from community kitchens to neighbourhood redevelopments.


Time Topic
14:30 - 14:40 Welcome Remarks
14:40 - 15:00 Speaker 1:
Dr Calvin LUK
Project Manager I / Spatial / Leader of Spatial Team, Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation, PolyU

Topic: Intergenerational Community in a Vertical City
15:00 - 15:20 Speaker 2:
Mr Runlin HUANG
Co-founder, FAN-WU-QI Institute & Urban-rural Planner, Urban Elephant

Ms Guangye RUI
Lecturer, Guangdong University of Technology & Co-founder, FAN-WU-QI Institute & Urban-rural Planner, Urban Elephant

Topic: Participatory Old City Renovation and Cultural Conservation: A Case Study of the Collaboration of Pan-Tang-Wu-Yue Micro-reconstruction in Guangzhou
15:20 - 15:40 Speaker 3:
Ms Nicole THUM
Senior Programme Executive, Think City

Topic: Inclusive Placemaking
15:40 - 16:00 Speaker 4:
Mr Justin CHAN
Co-Founder, MM Community

Topic: Rethinking Social Innovation and Civic Engagement
16:00 - 16:20 Speaker 5:
Ms Debby CHENG
Project Manager I / Social , Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation, PolyU

Topic: Co-Design: For the People, With the People, Of the People
16:20 - 17:00 Panel Discussion:
Mr Timothy MA
Council Member, Hong Kong General Chamber of Social Enterprise




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