A seminar held by the College of Estate Management (CEM) in Hong Kong on January 28, The Value of Built Heritage, was a massive success with over 170 delegates attending.
[UKPRwire, Tue Feb 02 2010] A seminar held by the College of Estate Management (CEM) in Hong Kong on January 28, The Value of Built Heritage, was a massive success with over 170 delegates attending.
Adrian Smith, a tutor at CEM said: “Hong Kong’s combination of economic success and acute shortage of development land gives rise to one of the toughest environments for heritage survival. Successful models to nurture built heritage developed here will provide a template for saving heritage sites elsewhere in the world.”
Adrian was speaking at the seminar that was held to explore the importance built heritage plays in people’s lives, particularly through the experience of Hong Kong, and as a part of the college’s 90th birthday celebrations. Wendy Ng, research project officer from the Centre for Architectural Heritage Research, and Professor Ho Puay-peng, both from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, spoke about the challenges of preserving tenement houses in the city. The event ended with a lively panel discussion that included Professor Ho Puay-peng, Maggie Brookes, chair, Heritage Hong Kong Foundation, and Gary Man, chairman of the RICS Valuation Professional Group.
Hong Kong is the college’s most important international market for students studying professional property qualifications via distance learning courses.
CEM, based in the UK, is one of the largest international providers of supported distance education for the real estate and property professions. Courses offered include those at diploma, bachelors or masters level, with most accredited by the relevant professional organisation, such as the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
For further information about CEM and these events visit: www.cem.ac.uk
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