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Urban Farm Planning & Management for Professionals 

Urban Farm Planning & Management for Professionals

(Property & Facilities Management Sector) 

Urban farming is on the rise around the world, driven by the need to address growing food security issues in a rapidly urbanising world. At the same time, consumers are looking for more sustainable solutions in their offices and living spaces, demanding accessible green spaces to improve their physical and mental well-being. 


Is your business future-proofed to address these growing demands?


Join us for our Urban Farm Planning and Management Management for Professionals course! This class, in collaboration with the Business Environmental Council (BEC), is specially catered toward properties and facilities managers so you can learn how to integrate urban farming into your property to enhance building value, brand image, and cultivate stronger tenant engagement.

Date: Friday, 14 August 2020

Time: 10am - 5pm

Venue: Due to current social distancing rules, this is now an interactive online course!


Price: $2000, but thanks to funding from the Reindustrialisation and Technology Training Programme, your company can qualify for a reimbursement of up to $1333 of the course fee! (Terms and Conditions apply, please read more about how to qualify for the RTTP subsidy)

And if you register by 31st July, you can also receive an additional Early Bird discount of 5% off your registration fee!

Register your interest today, and we will be in touch with you with more course details and how to enroll in the class and qualify for the RTTP course fee reimbursement. 

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Course Description

Upon completing the course, participants will: 


  • Understand the benefits and potential of urban farming

  • Understand the characteristics of an urban farm as a property facility

  • Understand how urban farming can enhance stakeholder engagement

  • Understand the basic requirements for integrating an urban farm into urban commercial properties

  • Understand the process and procedures for managing urban farms as part of property management value chain

  • Gain insights from both local and international case studies 

Although this course has now moved online, we will ensure to make the video class as interactive and engaging as possible! You will still have plenty of opportunities to ask questions and engage in conversation throughout the day.

Course Topics

Through talks, case study sharing and hands-on sessions, this course aims to provide participants with an overview of the basic principles for managing an urban farm in their properties, and an all-rounded understanding on how to integrate an urban farm into various types of properties - retail, office, residential, hospitality and more.


Topics include: 

  • What is urban-farming and the benefits of urban farming in properties?

  • Hong Kong-specific innovative urban farming model

  • Requirements and checklist of designing, building and integrating urban farms into your properties

  • Latest policies, guidelines and standards regarding urban farming in Hong Kong

  • Basics of Organic Farming and its application in urban farming facilities

  • Integrated urban farming management (facility integration, waste management, farming cycles, organic farming considerations)

  • Stakeholder management and reporting

  • Smart Farming Technologies & its application in urban rooftop farming

  • Case Study Sharing

  • Hands-On Activities

  • Visit the rooftop farm at the Jockey Club Environmental Building (the farm tour will be scheduled for you at a later date after the online course, when social distancing rules have been relaxed)

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Meet The Speakers

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Head of Sustainability

New World Development

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Associate Professor (Teaching), Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) (F.Arch, HKU), and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK)

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Tony Ip Green Architects Ltd.


Associate Principal


1. CONFIRM YOUR COMPANY is eligible FOR THE SUBSIDY by 27th July

While most companies should qualify for the subsidy, there are some qualifications, including

  • needing a company Business Registration (BR)

  • the employee(s) attending must be Hong Kong Permanent Residents and have an HKID

  • your company must have not exceeded the RTTP funding limit for your fiscal year, and your company must have more than one employee.

Please fill out the RTTP training grant application form and email the completed form to by 27 July with your company and employee details to confirm whether you are eligible for the RTTP subsidy. You will hear back from VTC on whether your grant application has been approved within 1-2 weeks.

2. REGISTER FOR THE COURSE by 10th August 

Fill out the form and we will email you registration form to send in and complete your registration! Registration closes on Monday, 10th August. But if you register by 31st July, you'll receive an Early Bird Discount of an additional 5% off your registration fee!

3. attend the course and complete the RTTP Application Forms

After you attend the course, complete the Training Grant Claim Form (Form 3A) - you may need your HR department to help you complete this form! During the course, we will provide you with a completed Confirmation of Training Completion and Payment (Form 4A). Submit both forms to receive your reimbursement.

RTTP Instructions

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About Business Environment Council Limited 商界環保協會有限公司

Business Environment Council Limited (“BEC”) is an independent, charitable membership organisation, established by the business sector in Hong Kong. Since its establishment in 1992, BEC has been at the forefront of promoting environmental excellence by advocating the uptake of clean technologies and practices which reduce waste, conserve resources, prevent pollution and improve corporate environmental and social responsibility. BEC offers sustainable solutions and professional services covering advisory, research, assessment, training and award programs for government, business and the community, thus enabling environmental protection and contributing to the transition to a low carbon economy. For more information in BEC, please visit


About BEC Institute of Environmental Education 

BEC Institute of Environmental Education (“BEC IEE”), a division of BEC, provides a platform for business managers and decision makers, to advance their knowledge and develop the expertise necessary for environmental decision-making. BEC IEE also facilitates professional development by promoting quality environmental education through various environmental education programmes. For further enquiries or assistance, please contact BEC IEE

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Terms & Conditions: 

  • Duly completed application form accompanied by payment will be considered for admission; 

  • Course fee is non-refundable, non-transferable and should be received by BEC IEE no later than 5 working days before the commencement of the course;

  • For Early Bird Discount, course fee should be received by BEC IEE before the specified Early Bird Discount due date. For Group Discount, course fee should be received by BEC IEE in a single transaction;

  •  Admission is made on a first-come-first-served basis; 

  • Successful applicants will be notified no later than 3 working days before the commencement of the course;

  • Unsuccessful applicants will be given refund of course fees if they have already paid; 

  • The course will be cancelled with full refund when the typhoon signal no.8 or above, or black storm warning is hoisted 3 hours before the course commences; 

  • An official e-receipt will be distributed through email to the participant upon the completion of the course; 

  • BEC reserves the right not to conduct the course if the applications are below the required minimum number of participants, and course fees received will be refunded. All decisions made by BEC on matters related to the courses are final; 

  • Personal data including contact information will be used by BEC and Rooftop Republic for its communications and direct marketing purpose, including newsletters and promotions of events, training courses and other activities. If you do not wish to receive any further promotional materials from BEC, please send an email to us at and; and

  • Information provided will be kept strictly confidential and will not be sold, reused, rented, loaned, or otherwise disclosed to third party.

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