Friday, March 14, 2008

ISA HK/China --- Informal Dinner to welcome Mr. James Urban

Dear ISA HK/China Station Members & TCHK Members,

ISA HK/China jointly with TCHK are privileged to be able to invite the internationally famous Landscape Architect & Urban Forester, Mr. James Urban, to attend an Informal Dinner hosted in his honour by our Members, with details as follows:

Date: Thursday Mar 27, 2008

Time: Seminar starting at 6.30 pm, Buffet Dinner starting at 7.30 pm. Vegetarians should have no problem attending this dinner. Also, no Shark Fins will be served to be in line for our conservationist members. Anyone joining will be required to pay for the dinner whether he/she would stay to eat or not.

Venue: Hover City Chiu Chow Restaurant (潮豪城洒樓), 1/F, Cheung Sha Wan Plaza, 833 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Kowloon, which is just above Exit A of Lai Chi Kok MTR Station. Tel: 2745 7655

Cost: approx. HK$ 250 person, with total cost to be shared among all participating Station Members at the end of the dinner.

Seminar Topic: Urban Soil & Trees seen by Mr. Urban during his visit to Singapore, HK & China.

Capacity: 60 persons

CEU: 1 CEU will be given to any CA participating.

Please kindly note this is a rare opportunity for HK people to meet face to face with an internationally renowned expert in Urban Soil & Trees. Mr. Urban needs little introduction by this Station to be a respectable gentleman & knowledgeable professional in the field of urban landscape. His presence is sought around the world for expertise on landscape design as well as tree planting. This is not an opportunity to be missed by our landscapers or anybody interested in tree planting indeed.

For those of you who missed the booking for the educational CEDD seminar of Mr. Urban on Mar 25, maybe you would like to quickly book on this one to avoid another disappointment.

This invitation is also extended to CAHK, GAIA, KFBG, & others for their members to consider to come to meet Mr. Urban in this memorable occasion.

Thank you for your kind attention & please book at your earliest convenience.

best regards,

Sammy Au
ISA HK/China Station Manager
TCHK Chieftain

Information of Mr. James Urban

Mr Urban is an internationally acclaimed expert in landscape architecture, urban architecture and urban soils. He specialises in the design of trees and soils in urban spaces.

Mr Urban has written and lectured extensively on the subject of urban tree planting and has been responsible for the introduction of many innovations including most of the current standards relating to urban tree plantings. He was instrumental in the development of structural cells and structural planting soils for use under sidewalk pavements, micro-root paths and macro-soil trench techniques.

Mr. Urban is the Plant Editor for Landscape Architecture Magazine and the current author of the section in Architectural Graphics on tree preservation, planting and urban tree planting. He is a visiting lecturer on Urban Soils Tree Planting at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design.


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