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Following the Season 1 Transitional Social Housing Symposium, this season aims to explore further on the issue of efficient delivery of the transitional social housing (TSH). Through a comprehensive and easy-to-follow project planning workshop, concerned NGOs are enabled and equipped with basic technical competency for the implementation of TSH projects. In the whole process of implementing TSH projects, how can different sectors of our society strive to facilitate the local delivery of TSH, in order to alleviate the pressing housing needs of the grassroots? Welcome to join the Season 6 Symposium and explore together.

Date: 8/7/2020
Time: 14:30-17:30
Format: Online Symposium


Welcome Speech & Opening Remarks

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Ir Prof. Alexander Wai Ping-kong
Deputy President and Provost, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Prof. Alex Wai’s welcome speech marked the beginning of the symposium. PolyU continues to keep abreast of the development of TSH in Hong Kong. Well connected with a wide range of experts and different sectors in the society, PolyU has invited JCDISI to gather the kindred spirits to put their heads together, in order to foster to delivery of TSH in Hong Kong through an innovative approach. It is hoped that the provision of decent TSH can improve the tenants’ living environment, as well as adding value to our community as a whole.

Ir Frank Chan Fan, JP
Secretary for Transport and Housing, Transport and Housing Bureau

In the coming 30 years, cities will face unprecedented challenges arisen from the increasing population size in urban areas. How could factors like optimisation of procedures, policy support, community recognition and financial support work together to successfully implement TSH projects?


Keynote Speakers

 KK LING photo confirmed    Chua Hoi Wai HKCSS confirmed    CIC Ir Dr Richard Pang confirmed    DArchS Sylvia Lam photo 2

Mr Ling Kar-kan, SBS

Director, Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation, PolyU


Mr Chua Hoi-wai, JP

Chief Executive, The Hong Kong Council of Social Service


Ir Dr Richard Pang 

Director – Industry Development, Construction Industry Council 


Mrs Sylvia Lam, JP

Director of Architectural Services, Architectural Services Department 

In “Season 1: Transitional Social Housing” programme, JCDISI developed three sites in Sham Shui Po, Stanley and Ma Wan in its Action Projects, in which the team encountered different physical and social constraints. Mr Ling also shared how TSH has inspired a paradigm shift and relevant knowledge in overall housing development.

downloadTransitional Social Housing – An Opportunity for Paradigm Shift in Housing Development

More and more NGOs intend to development TSH projects as part of their community services. Launched by the HKCSS in 2017, the Community Housing Movement aims at fostering the development of TSH to help the needy. In the symposium, Mr Chua shared HKCSS’ experience and lessons learnt from their Nam Cheong Street project.

downloadHow to Expedite TSH Development – Project Experience from Nam Cheong Street

Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) is an innovative construction method in TSH projects, thanks to its advantages in efficiency, sustainability, quality and safety. The method has been widely adopted in overseas projects. Dr Pang also highlighted nine challenges in using MiC method in TSH projects, including statutory approval, supply chain, logistics and so on.

downloadMeeting Social Housing Needs with MiC Technology

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for quarantine units has greatly increased. MiC, as an efficient and innovative construction method, has been used in the hope that a good number of temporary quarantine units could be made available in a short period of time. Take a look at how ArchSD and other government departments collectively rose to the challenge and completed the units in several sites such as the one located in Lei Yue Mun Park.

downloadCo-creating MiC Opportunities


Panel Discussion 

Community Sharing of Transitional Social Housing
Panel Discussion 1: Participation and Development

Titled “Participation and Development”, the first panel discussion featured a dialogue between experienced representatives from NGOs to share their TSH project experience. Apart from providing shelter, TSH could be a platform to foster community cohesion and building social capital.

Moderator: Mr. Timothy Ma MH, JP
Chief Consultant, Ma Kam Wah & Co.
Member of Land Sharing Advisory Committee 
Member of Land & Development Advisory Committee
Founding Executive Director, Senior Citizen Home Safety Association  

Mr Ling Kar-kan, SBS  Director, Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation, PolyU
Mr Chua Hoi-Wai, JP Chief Executive, The Hong Kong Council of Social Service
Ms Alice Leung, Head of Community Services Division, Tung Wah Group of Hospitals
Ms Alice Wan, Director, Aberdeen Kai-fong Welfare Association Social Service
Ms Jennie Chui, Community Organizer, Society for Community Organization
Ms Alice Lau, Chief Executive, The Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society, Kowloon 

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Community Sharing of Transitional Social Housing
Panel Discussion 2: Design and Construction

TSH is an innovative form of housing, and MiC, the construction method usually adopted, is very different from the traditional one. In this panel discussion, various different professionals from the building industry shared the challenges they encounter in the “Design and Construction” of TSH, as well as how they turn these challenges into opportunities.

Moderator: Ms Rosana Wong, Executive Director of Yau Lee Holdings Limited

Ir Dr Richard Pang  Director – Industry Development, Construction Industry Council
Ms Ivy Lee, Managing Director, Leigh & Orange Limited
Sr Vincent Ho, JP, Managing Director, Freevision Limited
Ir Allan Chan, President, Hong Kong Construction Association
Ir Cr Paul Chung, Managing Director, Techoy Construction Company Limited

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