HKSGV Sustainable Healthcare Conference
I was pleased to be able to support our HKIUD President Joel Chan, and other experts in “Co-Creating a Healthy Community for Hong Kong’s Ageing Population” conference held by Hong Kong Shared Good Values.
This conference, was part of HKSGV’s 2018 key healthcare initiative, centering on private-public partnerships, urban design guidelines and community participation that are crucial to sustainable healthcare development in Hong Kong.
Barriers and affordances are critical to elderly mobility. Video: SINCLAIR
Elderly community is a normal community. Video: SINCLAIR.
When participants were asked “What do you consider to be most important for elderly to be happy and well?”, most respondents thought staying active for better health and accessibility to different places in the community are most important. Regarding response to the question “What makes an elderly-friendly urban environment?”, most participants thought that inclusiveness in urban planning was essential since the elderly needs more opportunities to integrate into the society.
In order to reconfirm the importance of urban design to addressing ageing needs the community a deeper understanding, HKIUD also raised four more online questions during the session. Over 40 participants completed the online questionnaire. The polling results are the foundations on which HKIUD will develop urban design guidelines for Hong Kong’s ageing population in the coming year.
Inspired by two Harvard Business School Professors, Porter and Kramer's idea of Creating Shared Value, Hong Kong Shared Good Values Movement (HKSGV) brings together the best minds from businesses, academia, social enterprises, NGOs, and the Government to instigate innovative ideas and collaborative actions to advance Hong Kong's sustainable socio-economic growth.