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HKA G&S: one-day seminar 2024 – sustainable provision of land resources

Event organised by ICE

16 March 2024
09:00 - 17:00 HKT (GMT+8)
The Cityview,
2/F Crystal Ballroom,
23 Waterloo Road,
Yau Ma Tei,
Hong Kong

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Land supply is a key component in achieving sustainable urban planning and development, and ties in closely with housing supply, infrastructure development, mobility and connectivity, and eventually economic growth. Balance between driving local economic growth, affecting environmental stewardship and fostering social inclusivity calls for collaboration between numerous professions and the academia, and demands foresight, tenacity and partnership from various stakeholders.

In this one-day seminar, speakers will discuss strategies and initiatives in town planning, and share how new construction methods are making headway in key fronts such as reclamation and cavern development.

The theme of this ICE HKA G&S one-day seminar 2024 will be ‘Sustainable provision of land resources – strategies, opportunities and challenges’.

Speakers will share the strategies, procedures and technical solutions for realising sustainable provision of land resources. Areas covered include sustainable reclamation, cavern development, site formation works, land supply and economic growth, land resumption, and urban planning.




Registration deadline: 14 March 2024 (Thursday)


  • Food and beverages will be served during lunch time and coffee breaks.
  • Registration will be confirmed on the first-come-first-served basis upon receipt of payment, and priority will be given to ICE Members.
  • Only successful applicants will receive confirmation emails, which will include payment methods. Once received, payment is non-refundable.
  • Applications will be considered as completed only upon successful online registration and collection of payment by ICE.
  • Attendance certificates will be provided after 2 weeks of the event only if attendees attend the whole event.
  • The above is subject to change without prior notice.


The Institution of Civil Engineers (Hong Kong Association) shall not under any circumstances be liable or otherwise for death or any injury or for any damage to or loss or destruction of property or otherwise, in any such case arising from any accident or mishap, and whether during or after this event, in preparation for it, traveling to or from it or otherwise.


  • Student Member: HKD $100.00 (excl. VAT)
  • Graduate Member: HKD $200.00 (excl. VAT) 
  • Member of other grades: HKD $350.00 (excl. VAT)
  • Non-member: HKD $650.00 (excl. VAT) 


08:45 - 09:00


09:00 - 09:10

Opening address

09:10 – 09:50

Dr SW Lee from AECOM Asia Company Limited: Towards sustainable land reclamation

09:50 - 10:30

Mr Mark Wallace from Arup: Rock cavern and underground space development to release land and accommodate integrated efficient use of our limited land resources

10:30 - 11:00


11:00 - 11:40

Mr Ken Lui from Build King Civil Engineering Limited: Construction management and challenges – experience from site formation works in Kwu Tung North New Development Area (Contract No. ND/2019/01)

11:40 - 12:05

Q&A session (morning session)

12:05 - 12:15


12:15 - 13:50


13:50 - 14:30

Mr Anthony Luk from Planning Department: Land supply as the momentum for Hong Kong’s economic growth and integration with the Greater Bay Area

14:30 - 15:10

Mr Jason Chan from Lands Department: Land supply in Hong Kong: past, present and future

15:10 - 15:35


15:35 - 16:15

Prof. Xin Li from City University of Hong Kong: Closing the gap between policy intent and outcome: brownfield development patterns in Hong Kong

16:15 - 16:40

Q&A session (afternoon session)

16:40 - 16:50


16:50 - 17:00

Closing address


Prof Xin Li

Prof Xin Li

City University of Hong Kong

associate professor, department of architecture and civil engineering

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Prof Xin Li

Prof Li is an associate professor of Urban Planning at the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, City University of Hong Kong. Her research uses economic theories and statistical and GIS tools to study a wide range of urban issues, including socio-economic changes, brownfield redevelopment, land use regulations, and public housing policies in different institutional settings.

She has been the principal investigator of multiple research projects funded by the University Grants Committee and the Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office of the HKSAR.

Before joining CityU, she taught at Columbia University and MIT in the US and the IUAV University of Venice in Italy. Prof Li has a PhD degree in Urban and Regional Studies from MIT, a Master of Urban Planning from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and a B.A. in Economics from Renmin University of China.

Jason Chan

Jason Chan

Lands Department, HKSARG

district lands officer / yuen long

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Jason Chan

Mr Jason Chan is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS) and is a general practice surveyor by profession. He has been serving in various councils and committees in the HKIS.

With over 25 years of experience in valuation and land administration, Mr Chan worked in a number of sections/offices in Lands Department and in the Tourism Commission.

He is now the district lands officer/Yuen Long, overseeing over 330 staff with a wide range of duties including permanent and temporary land disposal, land exchange and lease modification, Government land allocation, development control and lease enforcement, land control and management, as well as land acquisition and compensation assessment.

Anthony Luk

Anthony Luk

Planning Department, HKSARG

assistant director of planning / territorial

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Anthony Luk

Mr Luk is the assistant director of the Territorial Planning Division at the Planning Department.

He is responsible for spearheading the strategic planning directions of the territorial spatial development strategy Hong Kong 2030+, and supervising various planning studies to create land supply, especially for the two development engines including the Northern Metropolis and the Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands to meet the future development needs of Hong Kong.

Mr Luk joined the Planning Department in 1998 and previously served in the Development Bureau and more than five sections of the department. He has extensive urban planning experience in a wide range of areas, including planning-related policy-making, territorial strategic planning, studies and research, statutory and district planning matters.

Dr SW Lee

Dr SW Lee

AECOM Asia Company Limited

executive director

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Dr SW Lee

Dr Lee is an executive director of AECOM’s geotechnical business line in Hong Kong. He obtained PhD in geotechnical engineering from Cambridge University. He is a qualified civil/geotechnical engineer with over 23 years of professional experience with soft ground and hard rock, ranging from reclamations to tunnels. He has been serving on the committees of several professional institutions.

Ken Lui

Ken Lui

Build King Civil Engineering Limited

contracts manager

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Ken Lui

Mr Lui obtained his 1st degree in civil and structural engineering in 1998. He then obtained his 2nd degree in laws and master degree in geotechnical engineering in 2002 and 2005 respectively.

He became a member of ICE in 2003. He has over 25 years of experience with consultants and contractors in design, project and construction management for various infrastructure projects, including cut-and-cover tunnels, footbridges, pedestrian subways, upgrading of primary drainage channels, universal accessibility to highway structures, public transport interchange (PTI), waterworks and site formation works.

He received a Certificate of Merit in the HKIE Innovation Awards for Young Members 2012 for his specialised experience in pile removal in an Express Railway Line (XRL) project.

Mark Wallace

Mark Wallace


director of infrastructure (hong kong)

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Mark Wallace

Mr Wallace is a director of Arup who has 35 years of experience in the field of project management, ground and project risks, underground space, engineering geology and tunnelling related work.

He has carried out complex project management on various mega infrastructure projects and led teams of specialists in tunnelling, cavern engineering and engineering geology for the majority of the specialist input on deliverables in Hong Kong, Philippines, South Korea, Vietnam, Australia, Singapore and other East Asia locations.

He was formerly the Infrastructure sustainability lead in East Asia and developed a series of sustainability approaches to review and monitor sustainable design approaches and outcomes in infrastructure projects.

He has been the president and trustee of “The Philippine Tunnelling Society” since 2021, chairman of “The HKIE Geotechnical Division Working Group on Cavern and Tunnel Engineering” (2014 – 2021) and the Hong Kong representative of ISSMGE TC307 – Sustainability in Geotechnical Engineering since 2014.


For more information please contact:

Cecilia Lai