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On Friday's Backchat, making best use of unused land. The FS promised a billion dollars in the budget to better help NGOs use vacant government sites and school premises. More than 800 sites have been identified by the Government as being available and one group is spearheading community involvement in deciding what to do with the empty spaces. Many are on the north shore of HK Island, so what do you think they should be used for, and how can the bureaucracy be reduced? What about Avenue of the Stars - how were decisions made there and were they right? Call us on 23388266 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. After 9.20, kindergartens and ethnic minorities.
16/03/2018 - 8:30-9:20 Government Vacant Sites and Harborfront Development
Christopher Law, Co-Founder, Very Hong Kong
Ivan Ho, Registered Architect; and Member of Harbourfront Commission
Ian Brownlee, Planning Consultant, Master Plan Limited; and Member, Citizens Task Force on Land Resources
Peter Cookson-Smith, Past President, Hong Kong Institute of Planning and Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design
Sujata Govada, Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Architecture, Chinese University of Hong Kong
16/03/2018 - 9:20-9:30 Kindergartens and Ethnic Minorities
On Friday's Backchat, being more Chinese. Xi Jinping has called on Hong Kongers to have a stronger sense of Chinese identity. Why? How? Is the soft or hard way most effective? What are the possible carrots and sticks? Does more familiarization with the Mainland encourage national unity? How about decolonisation, like changing street and place names? Will the forthcoming anthem laws make a difference? Call us on 23388266 or email email@example.com.
09/03/2018 - 8:30-9:30 National Identity and National Anthem Law