CBSAA is proud to be the co-organizer of a Panel Discussion organized by Live to Love International:
Date and Time: 5 December 2016, 7-9 p.m.
Venue: Rayson Huang Theatre, The University of Hong Kong
Registration: RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and email address.
Topic: Honouring Humanity: Past, Present & Future
With the increasing acknowledgment of the importance of heritage preservation, bearing significant impact on economic growth, development of new markets, social and environmental advancement, heritage can also make important contribution to sustainable development in different aspects. The modern approach to heritage preservation is no longer the mere conservation of monuments and restoration of historical artifacts, instead many projects adopt innovative use of cultural heritage combining research, modern equipment and technologies to enable sustainable development of habitats, landscapes, seascapes and environment; and to bring social integration, cohesion and inclusiveness to communities. Furthermore, heritage has also been linked to the strengthening of the resilience of societies. A well-conserved natural and historical habitat and ecosystem, will be better protected against potential disaster risks, regardless of natural or human-made. Hence, the benefit of heritage preservation, natural resources conservation and the application of traditional and cultural knowledge and techniques for rural maintenance is not just for reviving the past, nor maintaining the present, but may ultimately help communities build resilience and avoid future disasters.
His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa
His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa is an environmentalist, educator, advocate of cultural preservation and the spiritual head of the Drukpa Lineage, one of the main Buddhist schools of the Himalayas with a 1,000-year legacy.
New Zealand's Consul-General to Hong Kong Gabrielle Rush is a career diplomat and international lawyer who commenced her term as New Zealand Consul-General to Hong Kong and Macau in September 2014.
Professor Puay-Peng Ho
Director, School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. A locally and internationally renowned researcher in the area of Chinese architectural history, Buddhist art and architecture, Dunhuang study and vernacular Chinese architecture.
Dr. Ho-Yin Lee
Associate Professor in Architectural Conservation, The University of Hong Kong A well-published academic and an experienced practitioner in built heritage conservation, Dr. Lee Ho Yin has been appointed by government agencies as an advisor for conservation projects.
Mr. Douglas So, LLB HK; PCLL HK
Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor, The University of Hong Kong