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Webinar recordings – “2020 Seminar Series “Finding Our Way Out For Our Urban Forest – The Lessons Learned From The Aftermath After Super Typhoon”

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The seminar series of “Finding our way out for our urban forest – the lessons learned from the aftermath after super typhoon” comprised of 4 sessions have been hosted quarterly in 2020 by Bachelor of Science (Honours) Horticulture, Arboriculture and Landscape Management in collaboration with Greening, Landscape and Tree Management Section, Development Bureau and Hong Kong Institute of Horticultural Science.


The seminar series was fully funded by Research Grants Council and it aims to enhance public awareness of policy, planning and management strategies on urban greening by bringing together insights and experiences from local and overseas experts.


The original plan for face-to-face seminar series was conducted as webinar due to the Covid-19 pandemic.


The entire webinar series turned out to be very successful and was very well received with many positive feedback, attracting nearly 1,000 attendees in total. Majority of respondents considered they gained new knowledge applicable to their work/future careers from this webinar.


Recordings of webinar are now made available online:


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Webinar Recordings

Webinar 1: "Rethinking Our Yard Waste Management Policy And Practice" (Language: English)

Mr Craig COKER



Coker Composting and Consulting, U.S.

Senior Editor/

BioCycle Magazine U.S.

Closing The Loop In Greenwaste Management Through Composting and Compost Use


Prof CHIU Siu Wai

Honorary Senior College Tutor/

Chung Chi College, CUHK

Honorary Senior Scientific Officer,

Hospital Authority, HK

Sustainable Yard Waste Management



Dr. Caroline LAW

Assistant Professor/

Faculty of Design and Environment

Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi)

Urban Yard Waste 3R -- Pilot Scheme for Private Housing Estates in Hong Kong

Webinar 2: "Looking ahead beyond tree stumps -- tree species selection for resilient city" (Language: Mandarin)

Dr ZHU Chun

Editor- In- Chief/ Guangdong Landscape Magazine

Vice Chair/Female Landscape Architects Group

Chinese Society of Landscape Architecture

A study on technical analysis of tree root system and how it impacts on the stability of urban trees in high winds

Ms HUANG Songyi

Director /Ecological & Landscape Research Center

Guangzhou Landscaping Company

A review of recent typhoon disturbances on urban forest in the Southern China region and the emergency measures to address the post-typhoon disasters

Prof. QIN Xin Sheng

Associate Professor/

College of Forestry and Landscape

South China Agricultural University

Deputy Secretary/

Arboriculture Division

Chinese Society of Forestry

The impact of wind on trees: systematic quantitative literature review and a case study on impacts of Typhoon Mangkhut on street trees in the Bao'an District, Shenzhen


Webinar 3: “Smart city for urban forests: what changes can big data and technology bring us?" (Language: English)

Dr Nadina GALLE

Ecological Engineer, Senseable City Lab

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Internet of Nature: Exploring the intersection of "smart" cities, urban nature, and emerging technologies Design of Planting Spaces

Sr Paul TSUI

Managing Director

Esri China (Hong Kong) Limited, HK

Every Tree Counts: Using GIS for Urban Forestry in Smart Cities

Prof. Yu-Hsing WANG

Professor and Associate Department Head/

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Director of Data-Enabled Scalable Research Laboratory/

The Hong Kong University of Science and  Technology, HK

City-scale tree monitoring with the LoRaWAN-based sensor system, Internet of Tree Things

Not yet available

Webinar 4: "Reforming tree pits -- subterranean engineering design of planting spaces" (Language: English)


Senior Arboricultural Researcher/

Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory in Charlotte, NC, USA

Adjunct Professor of Forestry/

Clemson University, SC, USA

Maximizing Tree Growth With Limited Soil Volume - Results Of Research In The United States

Ms Kathy NG

Chief Landscape Architect/

Highways Department

Hong Kong SAR Government

Design For Tree Planting Space - An Evolutionary Process In Hong Kong

Dr Genevieve OW

Deputy Director

Centre for Urban Greenery and Ecology (CUGE),

National Parks Board (NParks), Singapore

Exploration Of Subterranean Spaces For Urban Street Tree Planting


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For enquiries, please contact Dr. Caroline LAW (Principal Investigator of Seminar Series) at (852) 3890 8283 or