Challenges and Opportunities from “Double Ageing”

What is Double Ageing?

Population ageing and building stock ageing are usually tackled as two separate subjects, and each has already received much attention. However, the Hong Kong community at large is less aware that the combined impact of population ageing and building ageing, i.e. “Double Ageing”, is a much more complex issue to address. If not tackled properly and in a timely manner, “Double Ageing” as a socio-economic issue will impact on the sustainable development of Hong Kong, significantly affecting the liveability and resilience of the city.

About This Exhibition

While the Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation (JCDISI) regrets to announce the postponement of the Social Innovation Regional Forum 2019 (SIRF 2019) and its exhibition due to the unprecedented challenges faced by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and wider society in the past several months, our firm belief in the power of innovation and collective wisdom has driven us to soldier on.

The SIRF 2019 exhibition is thus brought online to share with the public the social innovation stories and efforts of 13 exhibitors. Their dedication and efforts have opened up great and ground-breaking opportunities.

SIRF 2019 Exhibitors:

JCDISI is planning to host the Social Innovation Regional Forum 2020 in the later part of this year.  “Double Ageing” will continue to be topic in view of its tremendous impact on Hong Kong. We shall count on your continuing support!

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JCDISI is planning to host the Social Innovation Regional Forum 2020 in the later part of this year.  “Double Ageing” will continue to be topic in view of its tremendous impact on Hong Kong. We shall count on your continuing support!

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Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation

JCDISI, established in 2012, aims to provide an innovative and human-centred platform to envision a better life in the society, to connect people with passion and nurture doers of all ages to innovate with collective wisdom to enable impactful action.

PolyU Jockey Club “OPERATION SOINNO”

Organised by the Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, the 3-year social innovation project was launched on 1 August 2018 to innovate solutions, in collaboration with a wide spectrum of stakeholders, to respond to social challenges with a view to improving life in Hong Kong. JCDISI puts its strategic focus on tackling the combined impact of “Double Ageing” (ageing of people and building) in Hong Kong, the programme would engage the trans-disciplinary forces of academia, non-governmental organisations, professional bodies, members of the public, corporations and the Government to generate innovative ideas and practical actions.

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