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"One from Hundred Thousand" Social Innovation Symposium

Season 11 “Community Planning for an Age-friendly Community” Social Innovation Symposium was successfully held on 5th June 2021.

Sustainable community development involves the active participation of different stakeholders in developing and realising a shared vision.  In the symposium, cross-sector and multi-disciplinary professionals shared their age-friendly initiatives to champion active and healthy ageing in the community. Through establishing a social innovation platform, we hope to solicit collective wisdom, mobilise social capital and leverage community resources to bring forward a holistic vision for building an age-friendly community.

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Guest Speakers and Panelists


Through an innovative and participatory planning process, our co-creation teams have designed various age-friendly solutions for Ho Man Tin Estate and Lok Man Sun Chuen in the pre-symposium workshop. Representatives also shared their co-creation outcomes in the symposium.

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Panel Discussion: Riding on the Jockey Club Age-friendly City project, how could we leverage trans-sector, multi-disciplinary know-hows to accelerate age-friendly community planning to increase community resilience and help our elderly to age in place?

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Pre-symposium Co-creation Workshop

The two-day “Community Planning for an Age-friendly Community” Co-creation Workshop was successfully held on 17th and 24th April 2021. The workshop brought together community members from diverse backgrounds to explore innovative and pragmatic age-friendly solutions for Ho Man Tin Estate and Lok Man Sun Chuen, using the living environment and experiences of the elderly as the starting point.

Day 1: Empathise and Define “How-might-we” questions to respond to users’ needs

With the support of two elderly centres on site, the participants visited the elderly’s daily routine in the neighbourhood, putting themselves into the elderly’s shoes to understand the pain points encountered in their daily lives. In the process of empathy building, the co-creation teams also identified and defined the “How-might-we” questions that they considered most critical and needed to be solved, laying the foundation for the ideation stage.

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Day 2: Ideate and Prototyping

Building on the outcomes of day 1 workshop, a series of design thinking activities inspired the teams to brainstorm and design corresponding hardware and software solutions to tackle the issues identified. During the co-creation process, they not only developed creative ideas with interdisciplinary knowledge and creativity, but also took into account the elements needed to bring the prototype solutions into implementation. JCDISI also encouraged the teams to leverage the power of the prototype, data and research to gain acceptance in the community and increase the project’s sustainability, especially in addressing the project’s long-term financial, resources and governance implications. Through directly listening and responding to the elderly’s feedback, the co-creation teams also learnt from the users’ point of view to further refine their solutions.

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Through the experience of co-creation workshop, we hope to demonstrate and advocate an innovative participatory community planning model to empower the community to develop bottom-up initiatives that can better meet citizens’ needs and are sustainable. Stakeholders could also consider possible ways to get involved and contribute from their respective background or profession, and foster sustainable partnership and development to contribute to a truly age-friendly community.

We can start from observing the needs of the elderly around us and ponder what could be done or improved in our urban environment to improve age-friendliness of our communities!

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