Lead8 was delighted to participate in the inaugural ULI Hong Kong Conference, recently held at the iconic Tai Kwun. Centering on the theme ‘Hong Kong’s Past, Present, and Future’, industry leaders and experts exchanged thought-provoking insights that stimulated valuable conversations to build a better Hong Kong.
Co Founder & Executive Director David Buffonge, a guest speaker in the panel discussion on ‘Home-Kong: Placemaking & the Public Realm’ engaged in an insightful conversation with the panelists on the opportunities of private sectors to develop inspiring approaches for a more liveable, accessible and sustainable city.
As Hong Kong’s harbour is the centerpiece for this dynamic metropolis, yet currently remains disconnected, with a mix of fragmented promenades, left-over highway spaces, utilities and post-industrial districts, David presented Lead8’s award-winning visionary idea, HarbourLoop, to highlight how this scheme can be a solution to these problems facing our city.
“We have the opportunity to take advantage of our iconic natural asset to embrace the relationship between the city and the waterfront. HarbourLoop presents a new benchmark for liveable waterfronts by creating a connected, active and convenient harbourfront route, bringing benefits to communities, public health and more importantly, our city’s future,” said David Buffonge.
HarbourLoop is a self-initiated project developed by Lead8 in 2015, with the aim to create a healthier Hong Kong by forming the city’s first large-scale active mobility loop around the harbourfront. For more information on HarbourLoop, please click here.