Alumni Debate Hong Kong’s Housing Issue
Mr. Ryan Ip, Head of Land and Housing Research, Our Hong Kong Foundation, speaks on “The Challenge of Hong Kong’s Land and Housing Supply”
Housing has long been a contentious issue in Hong Kong, impacting generation upon generation of citizens. Offering a comprehensive analysis of this issue was Mr. Ryan Ip, Head of Land and Housing Research, Our Hong Kong Foundation, in his presentation titled, “The Challenge of Hong Kong’s Land and Housing Supply”, which took place on 7 December at the Town Centre.
How has land supply changed over the past three decades, and how will it change in the decade to come? What is the demand for private and public housing? Why is there an imbalance in housing supply and demand? Drawing on his knowledge and insight, Mr. Ip addressed these questions, sharing his views on the housing market with MBA and EMBA alumni. He discussed problems faced by the government in terms of supply and demand, and shared his personal advice for the government on obstacles in land and housing policies and speeding up administration. His insights elicited many sensible questions from the floor, which led to a spirited debate during the Q&A session.
This inspiring event was organised by the MBA Alumni Association, taking place in conjunction with the AGM to elect a new term of council members for 2019-20. Mr. Armstrong Lee, President of the MBA Alumni Association, remarked, “This is a deeply relevant topic and we were honoured to learn more about it from Ryan, who is also a CUHK alumnus from the Department of Economics.” He added, “The enthusiastic response clearly showed what a major issue housing is. It concerns each and every member of society, not only now but also for every generation to come. My heartfelt appreciation goes to Ryan for his useful and informative presentation, which truly broadened our views on this topic.”
Before closing, Mr. Lee led the alumni in an encouraging message, which was recorded and shared with the CUHK alumni community across the world, spreading positivity and cheer during Hong Kong’s time of need.
The Alumni and Corporate Affairs Office offers congratulations on a successful AGM and elections for new council members for the coming year. We look forward to working closely with the MBA Alumni Association as we build an even stronger alumni network for the betterment of CUHK and the Business School.
Mr. Armstrong Lee (right), MBA Alumni Association President, presents a souvenir to Mr. Ryan Ip
Ms. Florence Lai, Alumni and Corporate Affairs Director, helps to monitor and announce the AGM election results
MBA Alumni Association President Mr. Armstrong Lee (4th from right) and Alumni and Corporate Affairs Director Ms. Florence Lai (3rd from left) join the association’s council members for a happy group photo
Alumni deliver an encouraging message, which was recorded and shared with the CUHK alumni community