Meeting Rising Community Expectations: From Landslide Prevention to Habor Enhancement in Hong Kong
Lee Chack Fan, Pro-Vice Chancellor of University of Hong Kong discusses government-citizen cooperation in developing environmentally friendly projects
Monday, May 02, 2005
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
10383 Bunche Hall
Lee Chack Fan, Pro-Vice Chancellor of The University of Hong Kong, the 2004-2005 Hong Kong Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer, will describe efforts to satisfy community concerns regarding development of reclaimed land around Victoria Harbor. His comments will highlight the use of environmentally friendly approaches to reclamation and slope preservation as well as coordination between the government and local residents.
Professor Lee graduated from the University of Hong Kong in 1968, with First Class Honours in Civil Engineering. This was followed by postgraduate research with the late Peter Lumb (M.Sc., University of Hong Kong, 1970) and with K.Y. Lo (Ph.D., University of Western Ontario, 1972). He then worked for Ontario Hydro for eighteen years in various engineering and management positions on the design and construction of hydro and nuclear power projects, dam safety, nuclear waste disposal, etc. He has also worked as a consultant and advisor to the World Bank, the United Nations Development Plan, the International Atomic Energy Agency, CIDA, etc, on various power projects overseas and in China, including the Three Gorges Project.
He is now Chair and Professor of Geotechnical Engineering and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research at the University of Hong Kong. He has published over 150 papers in the geotechnical field. He is a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) and a recipient of the EIC's K.Y. Lo Medal. His other interests include volunteer work for charities as well as archaeological studies of the Silk Road and Central Asia.
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