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香港地理日2016 (Hong Kong Geography Day 2016)
Hong Kong Geography Day 2016
The Hong Kong Geography Day 2016, co-organized by the Department of Geography and Resource Management and the Hong Kong Geographical Association, was held on 19 November 2016 at CUHK. Geography Day is a biennial event aiming to promote geography knowledge among the public and also provides a platform for professional sharing. The main theme of this year is “Adapting Changes and Enhancing Sustainability: Hong Kong and Beyond”. The opening ceremony was officiated by Mr. Ling Kar Kan, JP, Director of Planning of the HKSAR Government, and Professor Gabriel Ngar-Cheung Lau, AXA Professor of Geography and Resource Management, CUHK. Mr. Ling delivered a keynote speech entitled “Make Hong Kong Tomorrow-ready”, which highlights the vision of Hong Kong to be a liveable, competitive and sustainable Asia’s World City. Similar to other cities, Hong Kong is facing numerous challenges and threats. Another keynote speaker, Prof. Lau, shared his views on the challenge of climate change from a Hong Kong perspective. Other distinguished scholars and research students from Hong Kong and Guangzhou were invited to deliver seminars on a variety of issues and challenges of global changes and sustainability.
Following the opening ceremony, a number of activities took place, such as University Research Seminars, Research Student Paper and Poster Competition, Secondary School Talks, GIS Workshop for Secondary School Teachers, GRM Open House, Visit to T · Park and board exhibitions by local universities, relevant departments of the HKSAR Government, NGOs and business community to display the information and their interrelationship with the discipline of geography. Over 400 students and teachers from local secondary schools, graduate students and professors from local universities, and guests from Guangzhou attended this event.