Urban Design Excellence on show at HKU
Students from the Master of Urban Design, Master of Science in Urban Planning, and Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies programmes hosted the annual DUPAD Degree Show opening and the Exhibition of work at the University of Hong Kong
I was pleased to be invited to attend the public review and witness the fine achievements of my own and other students, who were able to share the findings of their Research and Design Theses with senior government officials and private practitioners.
From left to right: Benny CHAN (Hon Treasurer, HKIUD), Raymond LEE (Director of Planning, SAR Govt)，Peter Cookson SMITH (Past President, HKIUD), Joel CHAN (President, HKIUD), Professor Alain CHIARADIA（Urban Design Course Leader, HKU), Barry WILSON (Vice President, HKIUD), Charles LI (Hon Secretary, HKIUD)
The Department of Urban Planning and Design (DUPAD) was established in the Faculty of Architecture following the reorganization of the Centre of Urban Planning and Environmental Management (CUPEM) on 1 July 2008 to continue the teaching of urban planning and related areas in housing management and transport which can be dated back to 1980. The Centre of Urban Studies and Urban Planning (CUSUP), which was established 28 years ago in 1980 and renamed as CUPEM in 1991, was re-established to continue interdisciplinary research in urban studies and planning.