Associate Professor, School of Architecture, the Chinese University of Hong Kong
Wallace Cheng is a registered architect in Hong Kong and China, an associate professor at the School of Architecture of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, director of the Urban Place Research Unit and visiting scholar at the Harvard-Yenching Institute at Harvard University. He is both an architectural practitioner and an urban design theorist whose primary interest lies in cultural conservation and community participation and whose award-winning designs range from urban washrooms to university academic buildings. He is also a social activist who seeks to promote civil awareness of the urban environment, community conservation and sustainable planning. Recent research includes his work on “Habitat City and Bamboo Theatre” with accompanying exhibition in 2011, while in the more recent “Kai Tak River Green Corridor Community Education Project” he has focused on issues of sustainability and cultural identity in the urban transformation process in Hong Kong and cities in southern China.
Presentation Topic : Environment, Education, Empathy