Conference Paper and Spatial Design at Hong Kong, Zhuhai, and Macau June 6-11, 2015

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 From left to right, and top to down

1. Conference venue in Hong Kong; 2. Program booklet

3. Group photo in Macau; 4. Group photo in Zhuhai

5. Sham Shui Po Walk in Hong Kong; 6. Sham Shui Po Walk, Tin Hau Temple

7. Visit of a local charity restaurant in Sham Shui Po; 8.  Going to Macau

9.  Bus from Hong Kong to Zhuhai; 10. Traveling in Zhuhai

11. A village in Zhuhai; 12. Dinner in Zhuhai

13. & 14. A visit to CASA Garden, built in 1770, Macau 

Thank you all for your productive contribution to the

success of the conference  


                                    Projects in Cities and Identities

Date: June 6-11, 2015

Locations: City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

                      University of Macau, Macau


World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for Asia and the Pacific Region (WHTIRAP — Shanghai);

Sociology Department, University of Macau; 

Public Policy Department and Department of English, City University of Hong Kong;

Sociology Department, University of Edinburgh

Keynote speakers:

Carlos Wong Ph.D., Chairman of CBJ Ocean Platform Engineering Corp., China

Prof. James Kennedy, Sociology, University of Edinburgh, UK

Dr. Lesly Lam, Vanke Property (Hong Kong) Company Limited, Hong Kong

Denise Pinto, Director of Jane’s Walk, Canada

Prof. John Flowerdew, Department of English, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Rui Leão, Vice-President of the Architects Association of Macau and the nominated member of the Urban Planning Committee (CPU) of the Macau SAR Government

The 4C5M Studio’s 6th Urban Space and Social Life conference invites papers and spatial design that explore the relationship between projects in city and identities.  Projects in city include infrastructure (hardware), policies (software) and all things in between. Multi-dimensional identity includes, but is not limited to, cultural, ethnic, gender, class, and place. Case studies and theories in forms of papers and spatial designs which reflect the relationship between projects and identities from international scholars, professionals, business sector and government sectors will stimulate our understanding of and the practice of this important topic.

The interest of the locations

The conference locations provide an excellent platform to ponder our themes. The longest sea bridge in the world is now being built to connect Hong Kong-Zuhai-Macau by 2016. Costing $ HK 25 billion, this mammoth project will have three lanes in each direction and will be a total of 29.6 km in length. The bridge that will carry 60,000 cars and trucks a day will further integrate the three cities in the region.  How will this project impact on Hong Kong’s cultural identity? After all, Hong Kong is about to become and “adult”.  It will celebrate its 18th birthday in 2015 as a Special Administrative Region of China since it ceased to be a British colony in 1997.  Yet its people are still struggling to adjust their contested cultural/place identity.  And how does the bridge impact the lives of the people in these three cities?  How does this development shape the contemporary Chinese cultural/place identity? We welcome papers that explore the examples above and their specific cases around the world.

Date &Time



June 5

June 5



Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre (CMC), City University of Hong Kong

June 5

after 4:00pm

City sightseeing (If we have enough people who want to walk around Hong Kong in the early evening, Ho Hon Leung is willing to take the group to visit some places.)


June 6



CMC, M3090


Open Ceremony

CMC, M3090

9:00 – 10:00

Keynote Speaker: Prof. John Flowerdew

Department of English, City University of Hong Kong

Understanding Hong Kong Occupy

CMC, M3090

10:00 – 11:15

Session 1

City and Identity


Ho Hon Leung

Department of Sociology, SUNY Oneonta, New York

The Reconstruction of the Lost Community in the Hong Kong Occupy Central

Murate Es

Urban Studies Programme, Department of Geography and Resource Management, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Assembling the City: Urban Protest and Development

Carmut Me

Community and Regional Planning and Asia Pacific Policy Studies at The University of British Columbia

Identity and the Built Environment: Contested Urban Spaces in Hong Kong

CMC, M3090

11:15 – 1:00pm



1:00 – 2:15

Session 2


Sade Mckenzie and Julie Weast

Communications and Journalism, SUNY Buffalo

The Whole Versus its Parts: The Perception of Gender using Biological Motion and Nonverbal Communication

Pui Man Chan

Sociology Department, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Queering Space? A Study on Gay Bars in Hong Kong

Esther H.K. Yung* & Edwin H.W. Chan

Department of Building and Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Developing social indicators for public open space to enhance active ageing in urban renewal

Yanyu Cui* & Xuan Guo

Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning Chongqing University; Key Laboratory of New Technology for Construction of Cities in Mountain Area

Historic Area Assessment (HAA) in England and Its Significance for China


Session 3


Ar. R. Ushakiran1, Ar. D. Praveen, Ar. T. Pavanika, Ar. S. Meenu, Prof Vaseem Anjum Sheriff

1CSIIT, Hyderabad, BMSCE Autonomous under VTU Bangalore

Time, Place, Mores of Ulsoor

Tingting Zhang

The Secretary General of City Image and City Branding Research Base Communication University of China

The New Media and the Transformational City Image in the Urban Context

Pinar Cobanyilmaz Oztürk

Middle East Technical University

Power of Ideology on Identity in Istanbul

Ar. Kirti Pandey

Ashok Dhawan Architects, New Delhi

Conurbation of Zari craftsman at Varanasi

CMC M3090





















CMC, M4001


2:15 – 2:30



2:30 –  3:00

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Lesly Lam

Vanke Property (Hong Kong) Company Limited, Hong Kong

Green Development

CMC M3090

3:00 – 6:00

City Walk

Sham Shui Po

June 7

8:30 – 9:45am

Session 4

Time Honored Brands

Jijiao Zhang1 & Ho Hon Leung

1Dept. of Social Research, Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Intangible Heritage in China: laozihao / time-honored brands

Ho Hon Leung

Department of Sociology, SUNY Oneonta, New York

Brooks’ House of BBQ: Time-honored Brand Reflecting National and Regional Culture with Family Value

Chong Gao

Department of Sociology, Hong Kong Shue Yan University

Cultural Embeddedness and Time-honored Business: a Preliminary Study of Traditional Chinese Food Manufacturers in Hong Kong

Senghuat Ong

Hanxing College, Malaysia

Time-honored Brands as Community Memories: Examples in Penang, Malaysia

Chaya Hurnath

University of Toulouse, France

The Social Protection of Intangible Cultural Heritage and Urban Identity: Case Study of a Shopping Street of Port-Louis

CMC M3090

9:45 – 11:45

Session 5

Discourse and Urban Space: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue


Facilitators: Prof. Jackie LOU Jia & Prof. June Wang


Prof. Chris M. Hutton (Professor, Department of English, City University of Hong Kong)

Prof. Lisa Hoffman (Professor of Anthropology at University of Washington, Tacoma)

Prof. Tim Oakes (Professor of Human Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder)

Prof. Rodney Jones (Professor of Applied Linguistics, City University of Hong Kong)

CMC, M3090

11:45 – 1:00pm



1:00  – 2:00

Keynote Speaker: Denise Pinto,

Director of Jane’s Walk, Jane’s Walk, Toronto

The Wisdom of the City: How walking in neighbourhoods has opened a new model of knowledge sharing for citizens

CMC, M3090

2:00 – 3:00

Keynote Speaker: Carlos Wong

Chairman, CBJ Ocean Engineering Ltd (Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Zhuhai, Hainan, Hong Kong)

Tomorrow’s Water City

CMC, M3090

3:00 – 3:15

Tea Break


3:15 – 4:30

Session 6

Green Space & Heritage


Fu Wang

Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, Chongqing University, Chongqing

Green Open Space and Health Oriented Strategies

Hanke Bao

College of economics and management, Yunnan Agricultural University, Kunming

Urban Farming Economy: A New Agricultural Form Combined with Farming, Tourism and Urban Development——a Case Study in Kunming

Yuanxiang Wu, Xuejiao Yuan* Shengkun Zhang& Mengmeng Liu

*School of Architecture Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin

Urban Cultural Network Constructed by Green Infrastructure: A Case Study of Qiulin District, Harbin

Yinan Wang* & Wei Chen

Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, Chongqing University, Chongqing

Value Research on Cultural Heritage Value of Historical Religious Architecture in Southeast of ShanXi Province

Peter Zabielskis

Department of Sociology, University of Macau, Macau

“Unseen” Heritage in an Urban Kampung in Malaysia


Session 7



Catherine Sharkey*, and Deborah Tooker

Le Moyne College, Syracuse, New York

 “Bennington Vermont: A Marxist Approach”

Peng Lei

School of Architecture and Urban planning, The Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Huazhong

Comparative study on neighborhood walkability between Chinese and American cities

Tiago Saldanha Quadros

University of Saint Joseph, Macau

Let’s Talk About Slums. Mapping the Unknown. Memory and Identity: The case of Ilha Verde Neighbourhood in Macau

Xiaohua Zhong

Department of Sociology, School of Political Science & International Relations, Tongji University, Shanghai

Community Participation and Resilience Activation: Social Impact of Post-disaster Recovery Project in Dujiangyan, Sichuan Province


CMC, M3090



























CMC, M4001




4:30 – 7:00

City Walk

Central and Mid-level 

June 8

8:30 – 9:45am

Session 8

Arts & Governance


T.C. Chang

Department of Geography, National University of Singapore

 ‘Writing On The Wall’: Graffiti Art in A Graffiti-Free City

Alejandro Rojas

GQ Consulting Group, USA

Reconstructing Chichigalpino Identity in the Sugar’s Grip

Yili Ru

Urban Planning and Designing School, Peking University

Promoting Local Identity and Urban Revitalization through Creative Urban Governance——a Case Study of URS in Taipei

CMC, M3090

9:45 – 11:00

Session 9

Urban and Identity


David McCallum

College of Arts, Victoria University, Melbourne

A Science of ‘Colour’: Law, Health, and Aboriginal Identity

Mark Jayne

Human Geography, The University of Manchester

Comfort, identity and urban life

Adriana Sansão-Fontes1 *& Aline Couri Fabião2

1University of Rio de Janeiro (FAU/UFRJ)

2Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (EBA/UFRJ)

Expansion  + appropriation + identity. The case of “Praça Quinze”, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Viktoria Diskina

RMJM, New York (currently at Dattner Architects, New York)

Using Grid Plans to Create Urban Identities in Western and Eastern Cultures: Project in Vietnam and Project in Russia

CMC, M3090

11:00 – 12:30pm



12:30 pm

Leaving Hong Kong for Zhuhai

CMC Entrance


Arriving at Paragon Holiday Hotel, Zhuhai


City walk at night

Paragon Holiday Hotel; No. 123 Gangchang Road, Xiawan

June 9

8:30 am – lunch

Sight-visiting (gathering at where we are dropped off on June 8)

Zhuhai City

1:30 pm

Leaving Zhuhai for Macau


3:00 – 6:00 pm

Visit Macau downtown (UNESCO site)

Macau downtown

June 10

9:00 – 10:00 am

Keynote Speaker: Rui Leão

Vice-President of the Architects Association of Macau

Generating the City from the Water: Landscape, Infrastructure and Public space

Library Auditorium, University of Macau

10:00 – 11:15 am

Session 10

Public Space

Jie Zhang

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston

Diplomatic: Letter from the Architectural Enclave

Monica V. Sanchez-Sepulveda

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico

Building the City from the Public Spaces

Belgacem Souici

Ecole Polytechnique d’Architecture et d’Urbanisme EPAU, Algiers, Algeria

Urban open space’s motion in Turkey, from the courtyard to the city square

Library Auditorium, University of Macau

11:15 – 12:30 pm

Lunch / Photo exhibition (open at all time)


12:30 – 1:30 pm

Keynote Speaker: Prof. James Kennedy

Programme Director, MSc in Nationalism Studies

Sociology, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

The City and The Nationalism


1:30 – 2:45 pm

Session 11


Kwok-wah Tung

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

The Cultural Identity Manifested by the Aesthetics of Lingnan Architecture

Liska Gálvez*, Ali Cheshmehzangi

Department of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Nottingham Ningbo, China

China’s Urban Housing: The Review of Three Housing Typologies and Patterns


3:00 – 5:00 pm

Art Exhibition

CASA Garden, built in 1770.  It was originally the residence of a wealthy Portuguese merchant, Manuel Pereira. At a later period it was rented out to the East India Company. Nowadays the property is the headquarters of the Orient Foundation.

CASA Garden

June 11

9:00 – 10:45 am

Session 12 

Heritage and Preservation

Discussant: ZHOU Jian, Director of TJUPD, and Professor of College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University, Shanghai

Bo Huang

Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan

Reflection of Cultural Heritage Preservation Based on Value Judgment of Place: A Case Study of the Reuse of Taipei’s Four-four South Village

Yunlong Yu* & Bin Long

Chong Qing University, Chongqing

Collective memory as key to historic preservation: a case study on Manchu Garrison in Xinjiang, China

Fang Liu

School Of Architecture, Southeast University

The Comparative Study Of Several Problems In Modern City Planning Of China Ancient Capital Cites


10:45 – 11:15 am

Closing Ceremony

Eric Fong1* & Hua Guo2

1Department of Sociology, University of Toronto

1Visiting Professor, Department of Sociology, Chinese University of Hong Kong

2Department of Sociology, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Trust in China: Effects of Individual Background and Community Context


11:15 am – 12:30 pm


Ho Hon Leung and Eric Fong

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