Smart Green Resilient
Wilfred Lau, Christoforos Romanos, and Bruce Chong
January 2016
144 pages
7.5" x 9", 31 color illustrations
HK$250 (Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China, and Taiwan only)
US$32 (Other Countries)
Paperback 978-988-14923-0-2

Smart Green Resilient (SGR) is a new planning approach developed by Arup and is based on over a decade of observations and multi-faceted participation in East Asia’s urban growth.

The three-in-one thinking provides an overarching conceptual framework to enhance the urban planning process and concurrently respond to today’s environmental, economic and social challenges. More importantly it provides a cognitive prism to reveal how the myriad tangible and intangible elements that drive the growth of urban settlements, can be negotiated to generate holistic outcomes.

The book details how the SGR concept has evolved against the background of growing environmental awareness and the different ways cities and planners have responded to these escalating challenges over the recent years. Through a number of high profile projects across Asia, from the Ninh Thuan Integrated Planning Strategy in Vietnam to planning studies for Hong Kong’s Lok Ma Chau Loop and Taiwan’s Taoyuan Aerotropolis, the book outlines some of the main elements that characterise the SGR approach, implementation in projects and sources of inspiration from global geographies.

The approach has been adopted by the Hong Kong government’s Planning Department as the city’s ‘new planning vision’.

Wilfred Lau is Director of Arup. Wilfred has over 30 years’ experience in managing and delivering major projects across Asia. Recently, he has been focusing on the research and development of Smart Green Resilient cities in Asia, advising governments on developing the next generation of cities.

Christoforos Romanos is Associate of Arup. Chris leads Arup’s urban design team in Hong Kong. He is an architect and city planner specializing in the relationships between urban systems and city form. His research focuses on hybrid organisational morphologies, multi-scalar spatial structures and operational synthesis of architectural typologies.

Bruce Chong is Associate of Arup. Bruce has 15 years’ experience in delivering solutions for sustainability, climate change and environmental economics, both at the project and corporate level. He combines his technical background with research experience to perform both quantitative and qualitative analyses that support policy-making.