Director, Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation
Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Mr K.K. Ling is a professional town planner with extensive practical experience including strategic planning, cross-boundary planning, planning for the Hong Kong International Airport and the Tung Chung New Town, review of the Town Planning Ordinance, harbour-front planning and development, planning enforcement and prosecution as well as planning for new development areas.

Mr Ling was the Director of Planning of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) from December 2012 to November 2016. After leaving the service of the Government, he was appointed as the Director of Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is also a Professor of Practice (Planning) in the Department of Building and Real Estate of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Honorary Professor in the Department of Urban Planning and Design of The University of Hong Kong and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Geography and Resource Management of The Chinese University of Hong Kong respectively.  He was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star in 2017 by the Chief Executive of the Government of the HKSAR.  He was also appointed by the Government as Non-Executive Director of the Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited.

Mr Ling is Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners (FHKIP), Registered Professional Planner (RPP) and also possesses the People’s Republic of China Registered Urban Planner Qualification.  He was the President of HKIP from 2007 to 2009.  He is also Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design and Member of the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Housing Society.

 

Sessions

Mar 5

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Open for Business: Hong Kong at the Intersection of Commerce & Culture

17:10 – 17:50
JC Cube Auditorium

How will Hong Kong’s Central, long its primary CBD, respond to fast evolving needs and even faster evolving tastes? As secondary CBD’s give rise to modern buildings and amenities aplenty, how will decentralization affect the…