Restructuring vocational education system: Exploring dual pathways to achieve career and educational aspirations
The study on ‘Realising your dreams through vocational education and training (VET)’ suggests ways to enhance the VET system through restructuring its academic pathways and restoring public confidence in VET. Our suggestions aim to help students develop their talents into strengths and reach full potential, thus building a vibrant talent pool to facilitate the city’s overall development.
Re-energising rural communities
Lai Chi Wo Village is a successful example of rural revitalisation. Nevertheless, its model cannot be applied to other villages directly owing to the varied conditions of Hong Kong’s rural villages. Apart from promoting agricultural land rehabilitation, overseas countries have been employing a range of methods, such as optimising technological advancements and housing people who work in the creative industries and home-based businesses, to construct a more diversified rural economy.
What should Hong Kong do to develop elite sports?
The 2017 Policy Address has devoted considerable space to promoting sports. In addition to resources deployments, what else can the Hong Kong Government do in facilitating sports development and nurturing talented athletes? The sports policies in Britain, Slovenia, Germany and Netherlands may shed light on the city’s situation.
Parking management policy: A potential alternative to regulate traffic flow
The Government has been blamed for misjudging parking demand, which intensifies the problems of insufficient parking lots and illegal parking. However, should the Government respond to the growth rate of cars by simply increasing parking spaces? Overseas parking management policies may inspire further discussion in Hong Kong.
Making playgrounds more fun for kids
In Hong Kong, the designs of public playgrounds have been blamed for being too monotonous despite enjoying a high level of safety. As a parent, how to strike a balance between safety and fun? What are the implications of the concept of ‘risky play’ to Hong Kong?