Population ageing and building stock ageing are usually tackled as two separate subjects, and each has already received much attention. However, the combined impact of these processes of ageing, i.e. “Double Ageing”, is a much more complex issue to address. The Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation advocates that tackling this acute issue would require an integrated, people-centric “Double Smart” approach which leverages smart aging and smart city efforts holistically in order to enhance the sustainability, liveability and resilience of cities.
Consisting of four thematic sessions, one main forum and an online exhibition, Social Innovation Regional Forum (SIRF) 2020 examines the challenges of double aging and addresses them by offering proposals and strategies. Join academics, industry leaders, and stakeholders from Hong Kong, Asia Pacific and beyond as we explore the possibilities that a double smart approach to social innovation enables for the better future of sustainable cities and their inhabitants.
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 programme is 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.
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.