HONG KONG| 4 - 9, 24-29 SEPTEMBER 2017
For the third Hong Kong Young Leaders Programme, over twenty young leaders from across Hong Kong society — government, civil society, and business — will come together to create a set of strategic recommendations towards solving Hong Kong's "primary livelihood concern": its lack of affordable housing.
We are now halfway through the Programme: after a two-week interim period, participants will reconvene for a week of site visits, stakeholder meetings, and planning sessions, culminating in a public forum on September 29th. Please enjoy the following photos as a taste of the third HKYLP!
Affordable Housing in Hong Kong
Housing in Hong Kong is the city’s single most important policy concern. Hong Kong recently became the most unaffordable major housing market in the world – it would take a skilled service worker 18.5 years to afford a 60 square-meter apartment near the city center.
According to government projections, the overall housing demand will reach one million units by 2046, requiring an overall land supply of 1,670 hectares (around 1.5% of the total land area of Hong Kong).
Module One of the Hong Kong Young Leaders Programme encourages participants to think deeply about economic development, the structure of society, and Hong Kong's place in both China and the world. Rather than listening to lectures from experts, participants engage in open and candid discussion, debates and role plays, allowing them to internalise often new or unfamiliar views and then come to their own conclusions.
Distinguished guest speakers
Convenor of the Non-Official Members of the Hong Kong Executive Committee
Chairman of Link REIT
Founder of Light Be
Senior Editor at the South China Morning Post
Land and Planning Consultant; Adjunct Professor to the Real Estate and Construction Department at The University of Hong Kong
Participants took part in site visits near the end of Module One. Participants visited the City Gallery (Hong Kong's first exhibition center dedicated to urban planning), the headquarters of the Urban Renewal Authority, Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong, and the Neighborhood Advice Action Council.
OPEN FORUM: NEXT GENERATION AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN HONG KONG
Date: Friday, 29 September 2017
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Venue: Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (HKGCC)
22/F United Centre, 95 Queensway, Hong Kong
(Admiralty MTR Exit D)
You are invited to attend our free public forum on 29 September to hear strategic recommendations to increase access to affordable housing in Hong Kong.