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Public Open Space
    6 March 2010
Central Park, New York
Central Park, New York
Ueno Park, Tokyo
Lumpini Park, Bangkok
Lumpini Park, Bangkok
Chater Garden, Hong Kong
Chater Garden
Kowloon Park
Hong Kong Park
Sports Commission – Community
    Sports Committee Study
Adults aged 20 or above should ideally take part
in sport or simi...
Less demanding benchmark

Baseline indicator: adults should take part in
moderate or vigorous sport or similar physical
ac...
What about the kids?

Children need at least 60 minutes sport or other
moderate to vigorous physical activity 5 days a
wee...
Less demanding benchmark?

30 minutes three times per week

77% of children are “active”

6% of children are inactive

We ...
Where to play?
Grass pitches – usage rate 100%

Artificial turf pitches – usage rate 98%

Public hockey grounds - one

Pub...
Projects in the pipeline – Tseung Kwan
     O population characteristics

 Population 360,000

 In 15-34 age group – about...
Tseung Kwan O – Current facilities
Currently 60 ha of public open space in Tseung Kwan O

Grass pitches – 0 (none)

Artifi...
Tseung Kwan O Town Park
Currently 60 ha of public open space in Tseung
Kwan O

Planning Standards and Guidelines suggest
n...
Tseung Kwan O Town Park
Tseung Kwan O Town Park

Garden with a large lawn

Large artificial lake

Open-air amphitheatre

Jogging track

Children’s...
Tseung Kwan O district open space

2 ha site zoned “open space”

Chinese-style garden

Covered piazza

Entrance corridor

...
District Open Space
You can always go to Kwun Tong…

 Population: about 600,000

 One 7-a-side grass pitch
 Three 11-a-side grass pitches
 Two...
Victoria Park
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CitySpeak X: Green City. Cool City: Jonathan Mckinley - Rising expectations for space for leisure, recreation and sports

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City Speak X: A Green City, A Cool City

Speaker: Jonathan McKinley
Rising expectations for space for leisure, recreation and sports

Hong Kong is surrounded by so much water and has so many green mountains, so does it really need more urban open space? How do we respond to the threats of global warming and air pollution? What is the meaning of “the urban heat island effect”? What is an “air ventilation assessment”? What value doesthe community place on open space? Is the demand for recreation and sport changing? Do we need a landscape vision and master plan? Is “green infrastructure” becoming more important than roads and railway lines in securing a sustainable built environment in Hong Kong?

Join experts, academics, planners, government officials and landscape architects in a discussion about how to stay cool in our city.

Designing Hong Kong is a not-for-profit organisation focused on sustainable urban planning. See: www.designinghongkong.com

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CitySpeak X: Green City. Cool City: Jonathan Mckinley - Rising expectations for space for leisure, recreation and sports

  1. 1. Public Open Space 6 March 2010
  2. 2. Central Park, New York
  3. 3. Central Park, New York
  4. 4. Ueno Park, Tokyo
  5. 5. Lumpini Park, Bangkok
  6. 6. Lumpini Park, Bangkok
  7. 7. Chater Garden, Hong Kong
  8. 8. Chater Garden
  9. 9. Kowloon Park
  10. 10. Hong Kong Park
  11. 11. Sports Commission – Community Sports Committee Study Adults aged 20 or above should ideally take part in sport or similar physical activity five times per week and for 30 minutes per day 29% of Hong Kong adults achieve this benchmark 32% of adults can be classed as physically inactive
  12. 12. Less demanding benchmark Baseline indicator: adults should take part in moderate or vigorous sport or similar physical activity three times a week for at least 30 minutes each time. 44% of adults achieve this benchmark 32% are (still) inactive
  13. 13. What about the kids? Children need at least 60 minutes sport or other moderate to vigorous physical activity 5 days a week 34% of children achieve this level 20% of children are inactive
  14. 14. Less demanding benchmark? 30 minutes three times per week 77% of children are “active” 6% of children are inactive We can meet lowest standards for children’s activity for about three quarters of our kids
  15. 15. Where to play? Grass pitches – usage rate 100% Artificial turf pitches – usage rate 98% Public hockey grounds - one Public baseball grounds – one, sort of Even if we were to get more people up and going, they would have nowhere to go
  16. 16. Projects in the pipeline – Tseung Kwan O population characteristics Population 360,000 In 15-34 age group – about 30% 26 secondary schools 38 primary schools
  17. 17. Tseung Kwan O – Current facilities Currently 60 ha of public open space in Tseung Kwan O Grass pitches – 0 (none) Artificial turf pitches – 1 (one) 7-a-side hard pitches – 4 Outdoor basketball courts – 2 Sports ground - one
  18. 18. Tseung Kwan O Town Park Currently 60 ha of public open space in Tseung Kwan O Planning Standards and Guidelines suggest need for 70.8 ha 7 ha site for town park Opportunity for more sports facilities
  19. 19. Tseung Kwan O Town Park
  20. 20. Tseung Kwan O Town Park Garden with a large lawn Large artificial lake Open-air amphitheatre Jogging track Children’s play area
  21. 21. Tseung Kwan O district open space 2 ha site zoned “open space” Chinese-style garden Covered piazza Entrance corridor 6-lane artificial turf bowling green
  22. 22. District Open Space
  23. 23. You can always go to Kwun Tong… Population: about 600,000 One 7-a-side grass pitch Three 11-a-side grass pitches Two 7-a-side artificial turf pitches PLUS 23 7-a-side hard pitches 23 outdoor basketball courts
  24. 24. Victoria Park

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