Another Angle Episode Two - "Towards an Age-Friendly Society"

Episode Two - "Towards an Age-Friendly Society"

In this episode, our host Wendy Tsai, a Registered Architect with multidisciplinary expertise and an interest in the social impacts that macro swings in trends have on community building and design needs, takes a deeper dive with Ms. Karen Lee from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation on how we can move towards a more inclusive and participatory society.

Karen is a chartered town planner and project manager specialising in urban integration and city management strategies. Karen’s keen interest in human-centric design sees her leading a number of participatory co-design projects on well-being and creating shared value through cross-sector collaborations, including Transitional Social Housing, intergenerational play space design concept, and age-friendly community planning. She is the co-author of the “Tackling Double Ageing with Double Smart” article which won the HKIP Awards in 2019.

In this episode, we discussed:

  • Age-friendly is not just Senior Housing
  • Double Ageing and Double Smart
  • Intergenerational Living
  • Minimum Viable Product for a New Asset Class
  • Sustainability, ESG, and ways to be involved. 

Abbreviations mentioned:

  • HKIP: Hong Kong Institute of Planners
  • BFA: Barrier Free Access
  • HKCSS: The Hong Kong Council of Social Service
  • GIES: Gerontech and Innovation Expo
  • NGO: Non-Governmental Organisation
  • ESG: Environmental, Social, and corporate Governance
  • JCDISI: Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation
  • RCHE: Residential Care Home for the Elderly
  • GFA: Gross Floor Area
  • SWD: Social Welfare Department
  • HKPSG: Hong Kong Planning Standards and Guidelines
  • GIC: Government, Institution, and Community
  • UX: User Experience
  • OT: Occupational Therapist

Another Angle is a topical podcast series that probes today’s hot topics and secular trends with insights from industry guests. Inspired by the Oval Partnership’s internal Trend Talk sharing sessions, conversations of this podcast approach trending topics through another angle, with implications not often discussed. In raising awareness and questioning what we observe, we hope to empower listeners to collectively imagine a better future together.

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Download the transcript of this episode here.