Ms. Sunnie Lau

Director, Head of Sustainability Research and Industry Collaboration, MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node

Sunnie believes that human-centric design promotes inclusive communities with innovative sustainable design strategies and urban designers & architects play important roles within the built environment. As a Registered Architect, she has been a regular design critic and instructor at architecture and urban design programmes.

Taking up the roles of both practitioner and educator, she has been promoting architecture by designing, exhibiting, writing as outreach, and engaging communities. The endeavors included publicizing ongoing research topic on “Kowloon East Inclusive Innovation & Growth”, urban research-oriented design seminar on “Urban Mobility and Smart Infrastructure”, “Urban Resilience by Design – Adaptive Landscapes for PRD” , and facilitating dialogue between professionals, academia and young members at various cross disciplinary platforms and institutions. She was Co-Curator & Exhibitor of the Hong Kong Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale Of UrbanismArchitecture (Hong Kong) 2017, 2019, Venice Biennale (HK) 2020-2021.

She has initiated the Smart City and Sustainability initiatives at the MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node since 2019, co-taught and led the “Hacking Kowloon East” 2021 IAP Workshop and Spring course with Prof. Brent Ryan (MIT) ; and “Beyond Smart Cities- 10 min self-sustainable neighbourhoods in Island South” 2022 IAP Workshop with Prof. Kent Larson (City Science Group, Media Lab, MIT) ; Urban Technology Week 2023-2024 with MITDesignX, Morningside Academy for Design, MIT.

All Sessions by Ms. Sunnie Lau

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Greener Transport Solution

Driving Towards a Sustainable Future: Hong Kong's Path to Zero Vehicular Emissions

Join us for a thought-provoking panel discussion as we explore Hong Kong's path to achieving zero vehicular emissions and driving towards a sustainable future. We will look into the strategies, initiatives, and policies that Hong Kong is implementing to reduce the environmental impact of transportation and pave the way for a greener city. From innovative technologies to sustainable transportation solutions, our expert panelists will share insights and discuss the challenges and opportunities in creating a zero-emissions future for Hong Kong.