Linda was a guest speaker in Hong Kong on 29 September at the Seminar Series on Strategic Approaches in Design and Environment. Organised by Technological and Higher Education Institute the Seminar was focused on Sustainable Placemaking and drew both local and international speakers.
Linda presented a paper titled ‘Green City, Resilient City’ in which she emphasised that the long term liveability and sustainability of cities requires the generation of new green space and upgrading of existing open space as essential components of green infrastructure. Linda stressed the close link between the health of urban environments and residents, and their capacity to ‘bounce back’ from acute and chronic stresses that are occurring more frequently due to climate change.
Linda encouraged landscape architects, planners, architects and urban designers to think strategically about the protection and renewal of existing urban green spaces as well as the creation of new open space to meet the needs of existing and future communities for healthy, liveable and resilient urban environments.