About Doctoral Exchange

Doctoral Exchange is a public interest research collective founded in 2010 by a group of doctoral students and graduates with a shared respect for Hong Kong’s heritage of excellence and a common conviction in the city’s continuing role on the global stage. Regular meetings are held to discuss the latest hot topics and explore innovative solutions to entrenched challenges. The founding members, with expertise and professional training in disciplines ranging from architecture, urban planning, finance, logistics and education, and creative industries, are committed to conducting research without ideological or political biases in order to identify pragmatic, outside-the-box solutions for complex issues of concern to the community. Such an approach is desperately needed as the current space for public dialogue and deliberation has been dominated by special interest obstructionism, fanned by politicians and a media contingent bent on sensationalism rather than clarifying the issues for the public they serve.

 

有關博匯

博匯是一個成立於二零一零年、由一群博士生及博士畢業生組成的智庫組織,聚集了一眾對香港的成就引以為傲,並冀望使這個城市在國際舞台上繼續閃耀的熱心成員。 博匯定期舉行會議,對香港的各種議題和社會面對的挑戰進行討論,務求突破固有框架,從香港長遠利益出發,尋找創新而可行的解決方案。博匯的成員來自不同界別,包括建築、城市規劃、金融、物流、教育和創意產業,我們以專業知識與豐富經驗,就社會民生議題作務實客觀的探討。博匯認為,現時部分政治團體維護小眾利益,以及部分媒體偏頗報導,窒礙了社會邁向公平公開的理性討論。我們相信實事求是的理性溝通和客觀分析能為公眾提供一個更具意義的思考平台。

張量童博士

是一名城市設計師和城市發展專家,曾出任多項公職,參與策劃香港和內地多項大型公共基建項目和鐵路沿線上蓋物業發展。

張氏早年畢業於香港皇仁書院,繼而於香港大學修讀建築和城市設計,並以優異成績畢業;其後以建築師及物業發展顧問身份開始私人執業,曾屢獲多個國際設計獎項殊榮,其中包括台灣成功大學的「建築優秀人才獎」和珠海航空城市設計國際比賽第一名。作為一名房地產開發商,張氏曾在香港和國內投資多個商業和住宅發展項目。在1992年至1997年間,張氏曾應香港、深圳及珠海的政府邀請出任特邀顧問﹑諮詢委員會委員或機場項目領導小組成員,協助規劃當地的機場發展項目,當中包括由英國與中國兩國政府共同委任的香港新機場及其有關工程諮詢委員會委員。

張氏一直盡心投入公共事務,曾獲選為香港特別行政區第一屆選舉委員會委員、香港土地及建設諮詢委員會委員、香港建築師學會副會長,也曾獲委任為中華全國青年聯合會第八屆委員會委員、城市規劃上訴委員會委員和香港房屋委員會建築小組成員。作為中環及灣仔填海計劃研究組的創始人和召集人,張氏亦是倡導減少填海、保護維港的先鋒之一。

張氏擁有建築學文學士、建築學士、城市設計碩士(一級榮譽)、管理硏究理學碩士、工商管理博士及瑞士洛桑IMD國際管理學院OWP高級行政管理文憑。現時他是香港建築師學會會員和香港城市設計學會會員。

張氏是香港長城創域集團的創始人及主席。集團業務範疇包括房地產開發、創新與科技,以及重塑靈灰安置所行業的「生命文化」事業。張氏目前積極推動「海水飛地」動議,以及參與籌辦一個600萬平方呎規模的私營「香港國際創新科技中心」。

張氏於2010年創立了民間智庫「博匯」,聚焦硏究香港長遠規劃、土地和房屋課題;硏究報告包括「香港2050願景」和「海上飛地」等。

Dr. Francis Neoton Cheung

is an urban design and development expert with a proven track record of holding public positions and handling in Hong Kong and mainland China large-scale public infrastructure projects which include airports and property developments atop railways.

After his seven years study at Queen’s College, Cheung read architecture and urban design and graduated with distinctions at the University of Hong Kong. Upon graduation, he went into private practice as an architect and property development consultant. He has won numerous international design awards, including Taiwan Cheng Kung University’s Outstanding Architectural Talents Award and the Zhuhai Aerotropolis Urban Design International Competition.

As a property developer in his own right, Cheung has developed various commercial and residential projects in Hong Kong, Guangdong Province and northern China.

Between 1992 and 1997, Cheung was appointed by different airport authorities to oversee airport projects in Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Zhuhai, with positions including member of the Consultative Committee on the New Airport and Related Projects, which was jointly appointed by the British and Chinese governments.

Among the public bodies Cheung served on over the years include: the eighth plenary session of The All-China Youth Federation, the first Election Committee of the Hong Kong SAR, Buildings and Lands Advisory Committee, Town Planning Appeal Board and the Housing Authority Building Committee.

As the founder and convenor of the Central-Wanchai Reclamation Study Group, Cheung was also one of the first activists advocating minimizing reclamation within the Victoria Harbour.

Cheung also holds a master’s degree in Science in Management Research Studies and Doctor of Business Administration. Between 1985 and 1999, Cheung held different positions at the Hong Kong Institute of Architects, from council member to honorary treasury and honorary secretary to vice president. He is currently a member of the Institute and The Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design.

Cheung is the founder and chairman of Neodimensions Group, which comprises several companies respectively in property development, innovative and technologies and “life culture”, which involves redefining the columbarium industry.

Francis is also championing the Marine Enclave development for our younger generations in Hong Kong and playing a pivotal role in establishing a private sector international innovation and technology hub in the northern New Territories of Hong Kong.

In 2010, Cheung established a local think tank – Doctoral Exchange of which he is now the chairman and convenor. This research collective focuses on advocacy planning, urban design and development, strategic planning, land and housing issues. Recent reports include “Optimising Land Resources for Better Housing Provisions in Hong Kong”, “Hong Kong 2050 Vision” and “Marine Enclave Developments for Hong Kong”.