Last Thursday (May 20, 2021), MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node successfully held the Final Review of Hacking Kowloon East: Technology for Activating Urban Life, a virtual design spring course (4.247J / 11.337J Urban Design Ideals and Action) launched by MIT School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) and MIT Node.
The course focus is to utilise Urban Design to increase resident equity and enhance participation in the digital economy. Six students have examined different aspects of the relationship between social justice and digital innovation. Each is proposing a project idea that can be implemented in Kowloon East (Kwun Tong District), ranging from a strategic plan for increasing access, to public art infrastructure that addresses health.
You can watch the replay of our Final Review in Youtube.
Faculty and Program Team:
Brent D. Ryan
Associate Professor of Urban Design and Public Policy, Head of City Design and Development Group, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT
Sunnie S.Y. Lau
Director of Smart City Research and Industry Collaboration, MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node
Sol Andrew Stokols
PhD Candidate, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT
Chi Chiu Cheng (David)
Graduate Teaching Assistant, MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node