Conference starting in

2-4 March 2022 (Full Day: around 09:00am - 5:30pm)
Online live-streaming
FREE admission; Pre-registration is required
Simultaneous interpretation in English / Cantonese / Putonghua is available
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WONG Wai-lun, Michael, JP
Secretary for Development
Welcome Message

I am pleased to welcome you to the Hong Kong 2022 International Urban Forestry Conference, its second edition organised by the Development Bureau of the HKSAR Government. This year, the Conference has put together a comprehensive and exciting programme over two full days covering topics of common interest among government officials, professionals, academics and practitioners in arboriculture, urban forestry and related fields around the globe.

The theme of this year's Conference, "Well-being: Our Urban Forest‧Our Community" is a very timely choice for all of us, who have been besieged by the pandemic in the past two years. The Conference will explore subjects ranging from the urban forestry in infrastructure planning and design, its relationship with the wellness and the health of people, and its sustainable management via a mix of formats including talks, panel discussions to virtual booth exhibitions. I am also excited to share a breakthrough of this year Conference that a Greater Bay Area session will be hosted to manifest our concerted effort in building more liveable cities in the southern part of the Mainland China.

I am grateful to the Organising Committee for providing valuable advice in the making of this fabulous platform for renowned international experts, decision-makers, academics and industry professionals to share experience, exchange best practices on urban forestry management and renew ties with one another despite the difficult circumstances. My gratitude also extends to all our supporting organisations and Government departments for their generous support.

I wish you all the best of business and a healthy and rewarding year to come.


session1Arrow Session 1:
Well-being Cities
Session 2:
Urban Forestry in the Greater Bay Area
Opening Ceremony
Urban Nature and Its Health Relevance
Mr Matthias BRAUBACH
City in a Forest: The Vision of Biophilic Cities
Professor Timothy BEATLEY
Healing the World's Cities: Sponge Cities and Sponge Planet Inspired by Ancient Wisdom
Professor YU Kong-jian
Re-greening Urban Riverscape: Shared Goal and Joint Effort in the Greater Bay Area
Dr Wendy Y CHEN
Noon Break
session3Arrow Session 3:
Landscape Design for
Health and Well-being
Session 4:
Healthy Urban Forest
Case Study of Supe-Chiyu (Forest Therapy) Activities for Urban People in Korea
Professor Bum-jin PARK
Urban Landscape & Healthy City: Mechanisms and Research Questions regarding the Impacts of Urban Green Landscapes on Public Health and Well-being
Revitalisation of Tai Wai Nullah: Creation of Blue Green Space for Close Contact with Nature in Urban Area
Ir Thomas H. L. WONG
Greening Blocks: Evidence-based Design Strategies to Integrate Health & Climate Resilience Co-benefits of Urban Greening
A Study on Stationary Behaviors in High-density Residential Estates in Hong Kong
Dr SHI Shulin
The Future Urban Forest at Tung Chung New Town Extension, Hong Kong
Panel Discussion
Technical Sessions
Forest Bathing Session & Tree Care Tour Session
Noon Break
Student Session & Trainee Session

Please note that the session times and programme are subject to change without prior notification.


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Technical Sessions