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International Symposium “Cities in Crisis: Planning and Design, Governance, and Daily Operations”
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2024-09-14 09:002024-09-14 18:30Asia/Hong_KongInternational Symposium “Cities in Crisis: Planning and Design, Governance, and Daily Operations”

International Symposium “Cities in Crisis: Planning and Design, Governance, and Daily Operations”

Date/Time: September 14, 2024 (Saturday) 09:00– 18:30 HKT

Venue: Lecture Hall, May Hall, HKU
Language: English
Enquiry: (Email) candytse@hku.hk

    2024-09-14 09:002024-09-14 18:30Asia/Hong_KongInternational Symposium “Cities in Crisis: Planning and Design, Governance, and Daily Operations”

    International Symposium “Cities in Crisis: Planning and Design, Governance, and Daily Operations”

    Date/Time: September 14, 2024 (Saturday) 09:00– 18:30 HKT

    Venue: Lecture Hall, May Hall, HKU
    Language: English
    Enquiry: (Email) candytse@hku.hk

      Overview

      Title:

      International Symposium “Cities in Crisis: Planning and Design, Governance, and Daily Operations”

      Date/Time:

      September 14, 2024 (Saturday) 09:00– 18:30 HKT

      Venue:

      Lecture Hall, G/F, May Hall, The University of Hong Kong (Map)

      Language:

      English

      Title:

      International Symposium “Cities in Crisis: Planning and Design, Governance, and Daily Operations”

      Date/Time:

      September 14, 2024 (Saturday) 09:00– 18:30 HKT

      Venue:

      Lecture Hall, G/F, May Hall, The University of Hong Kong (Map)

      Language:

      English

      Enquiry:

      Abstract

      The symposium brings together a group of urban and planning historians and urban studies scholars from Asia and other regions to the University of Hong Kong to explore the issues of urban resilience and crisis management of historical and contemporary cities and urban regions in Asia and other part of the world during periods of public health emergencies, natural and climate-related disasters, social and cultural crises, economic uncertainties, and war and international conflicts. Speakers will approach the theme from the perspectives of urban planning and design, urban governance and policy, and daily operations, and analyse successes and failures in how cities have prepared for and handled crises, orchestrated post-crises restoration, and initiated systemic and structural changes. We hope that this symposium will contribute to a broader and deeper understanding of how historical and contemporary cities and urban regions have learned to develop systems, structures, strategies, and capacity through multilevel and cross-sectoral engagement and collaboration for improving risk-assessment, disaster-prevention, and emergency-preparedness to more effectively pre-empt, manage, and recover from a wide range of crises. We also hope that the symposium will contribute to reflections on planning and design, governance and policy, and different functions of cities to achieve better urban institutional, public health, social-economic, cultural, and environmental and climate resilience and sustainability.

      SYMPOSIUM ORGANISERS

      Yi Samuel Chen, Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IHSS) & Department of History, University of Hong Kong

      Ji Li, IHSS & School of Modern Languages and Cultures (China Studies), University of Hong Kong

      Please register by Friday 6 September 2024.

      Due to the limited seats available, registration is taken on a first-come-first-served basis.

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