People Not Vehicles:
Planning Hong Kong’s Future
Cars don’t vote. People do. Mr. Shaw called for Hong Kong to have its politics aligned with the aspirations of its citizens, especially the young, for a healthier and more inclusive city. He talked on urban planning, the need to reduce road traffic and the measures needed to address obesity, mental health, congestion, pollution and climate change – in part by encouraging Hong Kongers to walk more in their city and make it easier for them to do so.
Markus Shaw, a lifelong citizen of Hong Kong, has a passion for both the natural and built environments of the city. A former member of WWF International’s Board of Trustees and co-founder of urban planning and air pollution initiatives, Mr. Shaw was a member of the Hong Kong Government’s advisory council on the Environment. He is currently the Chair of Walk DVRC Ltd. Married with three children, he maintains a keen interest in public policy, literature, history, music, photography and the great outdoors.
Speaker: Markus Shaw,Environmental Campaigner, Chairman of a Campaign to Pedestrianise Des Voeux Road Central