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Asia Society Hong Kong: Hong Kong, London, New York: How Resilient Cities Minimize Disruption, Recover and Adapt

Luncheon Panel Discussion

Date: May 30, 2014 (Friday)

Time: 12:15 – 2:15 PM

Venue: Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong

Speakers:

  • J. Robert Gibson, Adjunct Professor, School of Energy and the Environment & Sustainability Facilitator, City University of Hong Kong
  • Robert Lane, Senior Fellow for Urban Design, Regional Planning Association of America
  • Christine Loh, Under Secretary for the Environment, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Natural disasters including weather, health and seismic events caused US$1.7 trillion in damages worldwide between 2000 and 2012. In a globalized world, only the most resilient cities capable of adapting continually to changing conditions will remain economically competitive and attractive for business growth. How are different cities preparing themselves against these risks? What are the key factors in building a resilient city to maintain social well-being and economic vitality? The discussion aims to provide a global perspective on building a resilient city in the face of these complex and constantly changing risks using Hong Kong, London and New York as examples. READ More>