NEXT GENERATION AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN HONG KONG

HONG KONG|  4 - 9, 24-29 SEPTEMBER 2017

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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

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BERNARD CHAN
Convenor of the Non-Official Members of the Hong Kong Executive Committee

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NICHOLAS ALLEN
Chairman of Link REIT

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RICKY YU
Founder of Light Be

 
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YONDEN LHATOO
Senior Editor at the South China Morning Post

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ROGER NISSIM
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

Supporting Organisations

 
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OPEN FORUM: NEXT GENERATION AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN HONG KONG

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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.

RSVP here!


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For more information about the 2017 Hong Kong Young Leaders Programme, or about the Young Leaders Programme in general, please write to us at enquiry@global-inst.com