Code : 2023073
Event Name : Mui Tsz Lam and Kop Tong Sustainable Village Programme
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : Dr. LAW Winnie
FHEA, MHKIQEP, PhD (HKU), MPlan & BPlan (Auckland)

Dr Winnie Law is the Deputy Director and Principal Lecturer at the Centre for Civil Society and Governance of The University of Hong Kong. She teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses on sustainable development, community planning and environmental management. She also works with a team of researchers and conducts policy research, action research and knowledge exchange projects on rural revitalization, social innovation, community engagement and corporate sustainability. Dr Law has been a director of the Conservancy Association since 2005 and has served on a number of HKSAR Government’s advisory committees including Advisory Council for the Environment. At the regional level, Dr Law was commissioned by the EU and UNDP as a planning and social monitoring expert for their city planning and environmental management programmes in Vietnam.

Mr. LEUNG Ryan
BSc (HKU), ISA Certified Arborist

Mr. Ryan leung graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Life Science. He has a strong track record in environmental education and citizen engagement for sustainable development. He had served in the Lung Fu Shan Environmental Education Centre since its establishment and was the Centre-in-Charge co-ordinating the development and operation of the Education Centre. The Education Centre was the first government-university partnership which provides environmental education and training to the public. Ryan has been involved in various citizen scientist programmes on international forest conservation that engage corporate staff and other stakeholders of the society.
Event Date : 2023-05-08
Event Time : 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Registration Closing Date : 2023-05-14
CPD Hour(s) : 1.5
Venue : By online media – ZOOM
Division : YSG
Organizer : Young Surveyors Group
Fee : HK$ 150 for members; HK$ 180 for non-members
Priority : YSG Members; first-come-first-served
Language : Cantonese
Details :

Mui Tsz Lam and Kop Tong are two upland Hakka villages in the northeastern New Territories with a combined history of over 300 years. These once vibrant farming communities embedded in nature have gradually faded away as villagers emigrated away over the last few decades. If timely active management is not implemented, biodiversity and the associated ecosystem services and values in the area will continue to decline.

Based on the principle of environmental stewardship, this program aims to conserve, revitalize, and enhance the natural, cultural, and landscape values of Mui Tsz Lam and Kop Tong. The villages will be revitalized as "Forest Villages” - a common term that describes settlements with forests as the dominant and provisioning habitat, through restoration of farmlands, enhancement of habitats, and adaptive repurposing of village assets. collaborative and participatory approach will be employed to engage stakeholders—villagers, members of non- profits, scientists, architects, artists and interested citizens—in an array of conservation activities through which they will acquire knowledge, skills, and commit to taking up the role as guardians of the forest villages.

This is a first-of-its-kind project in Hong Kong that focuses on upland forest conserving both natural and cultural landscapes as an integrated and holistic living heritage.

Remarks :

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