WONG Wai-lun, Michael, JP
Secretary for Development
I am pleased to welcome you to the Hong Kong 2022 International Urban Forestry Conference, its second edition organised by the Development Bureau of the HKSAR Government. This year, the Conference has put together a comprehensive and exciting programme over two full days covering topics of common interest among government officials, professionals, academics and practitioners in arboriculture, urban forestry and related fields around the globe.
The theme of this year's Conference, "Well-being: Our Urban Forest‧Our Community" is a very timely choice for all of us, who have been besieged by the pandemic in the past two years. The Conference will explore subjects ranging from the urban forestry in infrastructure planning and design, its relationship with the wellness and the health of people, and its sustainable management via a mix of formats including talks, panel discussions to virtual booth exhibitions. I am also excited to share a breakthrough of this year Conference that a Greater Bay Area session will be hosted to manifest our concerted effort in building more liveable cities in the southern part of the Mainland China.
I am grateful to the Organising Committee for providing valuable advice in the making of this fabulous platform for renowned international experts, decision-makers, academics and industry professionals to share experience, exchange best practices on urban forestry management and renew ties with one another despite the difficult circumstances. My gratitude also extends to all our supporting organisations and Government departments for their generous support.
I wish you all the best of business and a healthy and rewarding year to come.
Professor WANG Cheng
Dr LI Zhiqi
Dr DONG Hui
Health and Well-being
In light of the latest COVID-19 development, the Technical Sessions on 4 March 2022 will be postponed as the safety of participants and staff must always come first. Details on further arrangement will be announced in due course.
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Technical Officer of Urban Health Equity, World Health Organisation European Centre for Environment and Health
Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities in the Department of Urban and Environmental Planning, School of Architecture, University of Virginia
Professor of Landscape Architecture, Peking University
Founder and Principal Designer of Turenscape
Associate Professor in the Department of Geography, University of Hong Kong
Full Professor in the Department of Agriculture, Food, Environment and Forestry, University of Florence
Lecturer in Urban Forestry, University of British Columbia
Extension Urban Horticulturist and Associate Professor in the Department of Horticulture, Washington State University
Fairy Lake Botanical Garden, Shenzhen & Chinese Academy of Sciences
School of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Zhongkai University of Agriculture and Engineering; Senior Engineer Professor; Expert in science communication of landscape architecture of Chinese Society of Landscape Architecture; and ISA Certified Arborist
Associate Professor in Landscape Architecture, University of Hong Kong
Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Guangzhou Institute of Forestry and Landscape Architecture
Postdoctoral Researcher at the Technical University of Dresden
Professor in the Department of Environment and Forest Resources, Chungnam National University
Senior Landscape Architect, Sustainable Lantau Office, Civil Engineering and Development Department
Assistant Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture, Tsinghua University
Senior Researcher of National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE)
Executive Deputy Director of the Urban Forest Research Centre of the State Forestry and Chief Specialist at the Research Institute of Forestry Chinese Academy of Forestry
Professor in the College of Forestry and Landscape Architecture, South China Agricultural University
Chief Engineer, Drainage Projects Division, Drainage Services Department
Chief Landscape Architect in Shenzhen Beilinyuan Landscape and Construction Planning Design Institute Co. Ltd.
Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University
Associate Professor in the Faculty of Design and Environment, Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong
Technical SessionsIn light of the latest COVID-19 development, the Technical Sessions on 4 March 2022 will be postponed as the safety of participants and staff must always come first. Details on further arrangement will be announced in due course.