Hong Kong partners plan forwards for walking

November 18, 2016

 

The Walk21 Hong Kong Conference was a great success, drawing 156 speakers from 38 countries, plus more than 800 delegates and members of the public. 


The event marked several important firsts. Hong Kong became the first city in Asia to host a Walk21 Conference. Hong Kong also joined 5,000 signatories and 200 city mayors in signing the International Charter for Walking. Walk21 Hong Kong Conference provided a rare opportunity for influencers – from local government officials to international industry experts – to specifically discuss walking and urban design.

There was an overwhelmingly positive response to Walk21 Hong Kong Conference: 

  • At the three-day Conference, almost 98% of participants felt that it increased “knowledge of the benefits of walking and walkability in urban environments.”

  • 93% of those who attended the Hong Kong Jockey Club Public Forum said that those free talks “increased knowledge of the benefits of walking and how it contributes to a healthy low-carbon city.”

  • Among all attendees, 96% felt that Walk21 Hong Kong Conference would have a “positive impact on society.”

An event report of the conference is now available here.

 

Inspired by the event our partner Civic Exchange has launched a new WALKABILITY initiative . Its new website is already live and can be viewed here. It will be updated with information as the project progresses.  Walk21 will be continuing to support Civic Exchange and we hope that you will too.
 

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