Go Planners 2021: drawing references from cases worldwide
2021年7月22, 24, 27, 29, 31日, 8月3, 5, 7日 (晚上8時至10時), 共八節
HKD $3,380 (曾報導本課程的舊生$1,680)
Registration deadline: Jun 20, 2021; 截止報名日期︰2021年6月20日
有關課程的簡介影片 Video on course introduction
*This is an online course which will be conducted via Zoom.
如果你有興趣報讀，請用150 字以內，描述你對交通及城市規劃方面的興趣，包括曾參加過的活動，做過的事情。如果有做過一些設計的（如自己創作的巴士路線規劃／自行設計的理想城市等），請同時提交自己的一些筆記或草稿，不一定要是完整的作品，目的是增加導師對你的了解。 請將有關資料電郵至 email@example.com，標題請註明 "Go Planners Summer 2021"。你亦將獲邀作網上交談，它並非面試，家長可選擇參與，主要是希望互相溝通，確定本課程是否能切合你的興趣特點和需要，並希望本屆的教學可盡量按本屆學生的特點加以調適。
黃先生擁有交通工程及規劃經驗，在十年的工作中，曾任職公共交通的規劃、交通流量預測、交通工程、交通政策及策略研究等多方面工作。他曾於跨國顧問公司MVA及著名公共交通營運商工作，擁有前線交通營運和整體各類公交的市場分析經驗。此外，他亦曾於Urban Spring Co. Ltd聯合開拓社企，推動公眾使用飲水器代替即購飲料，推行持續發展的健康文化。他目前在德國的一所巴士公司任職管理層。
Mr. Quentin Cheng and Mr. Ben Hon
Quentin 和 Ben 是分別是公共運輸研究組的發言人及主席。他們及其組織有近十年的公共交通規劃經驗，曾為多個社區層面進行公共交通服務研究，包括數據收集、調查、分析等以致優化服務，達到多贏的局面。
Ms. Kristin Leung
If you are a parent, are you worried because your children are obsessed with the design of transportation routes or virtual cities?
If you are a teenager, do you have a strong sense about transport or urban design, but few people can understand your ideas?
If so, you should consider this course.
This course has been held for four rounds. Because it is based on the interest of the students, everyone studied hard, asked questions and communicated actively, even when the lessons were through Zoom. The designs put forward by the students in their works often make the professionals and the community feel surprised and intrigued. Students must not underestimate themselves, interest coupled with learning, <GO Planners> is to let you step towards this dream and promote your overall learning and growth.
This course is taught by professionals to nurture young people who have a strong interest in transport and urban planning to develop their talents in the area, to absorb knowledge, contribute to community, and hence their personal learning and growth.
Participants have the opportunity to learn about the in-depth concepts of transport and urban planning from professionals through real cases, learn to explore problems from multiple angles, and understand the relationship between transport and urban planning and various subject disciplines and careers.
This course is conducted in small class. Participants have the opportunity to interact with professionals and other students with common interest. Participants can communicate their own particular interests in the area, their particular knowledge and creative ideas, and get inspiration and responsive guidance to open up themselves and enhance their self-confidence and self-image.
This course encourages old students to participate for half-fee, to deepen their learning and discuss their new discoveries with others. Although the course outline will partly be the same, the interactions in each run will continue to bring out new content and thinking points due to different participant inputs and recent urban developments.
This round of the course has “Drawing references from cases worldwide” as its theme. By referring to examples in the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, and Mainland China, it will explore the similarities and differences and the relative strengths and weaknesses of the development of Hong Kong's transport and urban planning, and stimulate students to open up more space of interesting imagination on Hong Kong's planning issues.
This course will first introduce the basic concepts and review the situation of Hong Kong: What are the good and bad situations in Hong Kong's traffic and living environment? Why do we need urban and transport planning? What is a good plan and what is a bad plan? What are the important elements of urban and transport planning? What have been the important milestones of transport and urban planning of Hong Kong in the past? What are the recent development projects taking place that we should note? What are the main problems you often observe now? What are the possible causes? Have you thought about any suggestions? Have you ever thought about bringing it up?
Then, we will introduce planning cases in different places and let everyone discuss: In contrast, how are the ideas and practices of various cities similar or different to those in Hong Kong? What are likely done well in Hong Kong that should be maintained? What are the positive and negative experiences in various places that might be worth learning or paying attention in Hong Kong? Are there also new development trends and concepts that Hong Kong should consider?
Another important aspect of the course is to encourage students to choose a topic of interest (which can be big or small) and try to put forward their own innovative planning or design ideas. In the middle of the course (section 4), there will be some preliminary discussion and feedback, and some enlightening examples will also be provided. In the eighth session, the students will share their achievements. The purpose is not to compete, but to inspire each other, and let more friends and professionals participate in listening and responding.
Section 1: Initial knowing and exchanges between teachers and students; introduction and discussion of the main concepts and levels involved in transport and urban planning
Section 2: Introduction to transport and land-use planning in Hong Kong; discussion about some commonly observed problems and their causes
Section 3: Introduction to the planning process of railway network, relationship between railway and urban design – cases will be shared by a former director of consulting company
Section 4: Introduction to some past works of <GO Planners> graduates, and preliminary guidance to help students conceive their own mini-projects.
Section 5: Planning and operation of public transport in Germany -- cases will be shared by a current management officer of a German bus company
Session 6: The cultural background and changes in the approach of urban planning in the United Kingdom – cases will be shared by a graduate of the University of London majoring in urban planning
Section 7: Other stimulations: The formation and development of the Japanese Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto urban agglomeration; Comparison of road transport planning cases of Shanghai and Beijing
Section 8: Sharing by students on their mini-projects and responses by others; Discussion on relationship between transport and urban planning interest and future studies and careers
Target Participants / Prerequisite
Primary Five to Secondary Five students, who are interested in transport and urban development, and often think about transport and urban planning issues.
If you are interested, please describe your interest in transport and urban planning in 150 words, including activities you have participated in and things you have done. If you have done some designs, please submit them as well (such as your own creative bus route planning/self-designed ideal city, etc.) to increase the tutors’ understanding of you. Please email the relevant information to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Go Planners Summer 2021".
Potential students will also be invited to have an online conversation. It is not an interview. Parents can choose to participate. The main purpose is to determine whether this course can meet the students’ interest, characteristics and needs, and to adapt the teaching of the course according to the characteristics of the cohort of students as much as possible.
Dr. KI Wing Wah
Dr. Ki is an honorary associate professor of Faculty of Education, HKU. He had over 30 years of teacher training and research experience on learning, thinking and moral development in various disciplines including mathematics, computer technologies, liberal studies, languages, working with learners of diverse abilities ranging from students with special needs to exceptional talents.
Mr. Tonny CHUNG
Tonny is an international multi-disciplinary consultant with over 30 years of experience in the Asian region, specializing in public transport planning (including railway, station, bus and pedestrian planning). Since the early 1990’s, he has been a founding and leading member of both the Transport Planning Team and the Business/Market/Social Research Team in MVA, the largest consultancy in transport planning in Asia. He has worked in a number of countries in Asia including China, Vietnam, Singapore and Australia.
Mr. Yutin KI (Honorary Educational Advisor)
Yutin is the founding Chairman of HK Association for Transport Education. He had been a transport planner, involved in a number of large-scale planning projects in Pearl River Delta region and Hong Kong. Recent years, he becomes a teacher, teaching geography and liberal studies teachers in secondary schools of different banding, teaching students with diverse ability levels. He has also been Head of Career & Guidance in a secondary school. He has supervised students winning the champion of an open competition held by CILTHK on sustainable planning.
Mr. Leo WONG
Leo is a passionate all-rounded transport planner with 10 years of experience in public transport planning, transport demand modelling, traffic engineering and transport policy and strategy. He has working experience in multi-national consultancy firm and key public transport operators, and obtained both frontline operational experience and market analysis experience on different modes of public transport. Besides, he was also one of the founders for Urban Spring Co. Ltd, a start-up social enterprise concerned with plastic waste and drinking water, promoting sustainable living. He is now working in a bus operator in Germany.
Mr. Quentin CHENG and Mr. Ben HON
Quentin and Ben are spokesman and Chairman of Public Transport Research Team, which is a research group having 10 years of experience for many districts’ studies in Hong Kong on how public transport can be improved and achieve maximum benefits. They demonstrate how public transport studies that are data- and evidence-based driven can give sound support for enhancement.
Ms. Kristin LEUNG
Kristin is an urbanist, she studied urban planning, design and management at the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London; She loves photography, urban design, typography in the city, coffee and a lot of things. She is fresh out of college and currently a slasher working on placemaking and community bottom-up planning, open space research and design strategy at Neighbourhood Innovation Lab, a barista, a graphic designer and a photographer.
Mr. Daniel Chau
Mr. Chau has years of experience in using transportation-themed strength-based teaching for children and adolescents with special educational needs (SEN). He has served at local hospitals, local secondary schools and Mainland China private SEN clinic.