Thank you to everyone who has submitted abstracts for Walk21 Hong Kong! We are delighted by the number and variety of submissions received. Your abstracts will now enter our reviewing process, as outlined below. Author(s) of accepted contributions must register for the conference by 31 May 2016 at the latest. For enquiries regarding presenting at the conference, please contact callforpapers@walk21hk.com.



Mr. Neil ADAMS, independent transport consultant

Prof. Keechoo CHOI, Professor, Ajou University

Ms. Robyn DAVIES, Executive Committee Member, Queensland Walks

Ms. Kathleen DEMATERA, Environment Researcher, Clean Air Asia

Dr. Hirotaka KOIKE, Professor of City Life Studies, Utsunomiya Kyowa University

Dr. Julian KWONG Tse-hin, Chairman, Community for Road Safety

Mr. LING Kar Kan, JP, FHKIP, RPP, Director of Planning, HKSAR Government

Mr. Ryan MARTINSON, Associate - Sustainable Transportation Specialist, Stantec

Ms. Marianne PFAFFINGER, Senior Consultant, Green City Projekt GmbH

Mr. Tim PHAROAH, independent transport and planning consultant

Ms. Denise PINTO, Global Director, Jane's Walk

Mr. Mathew PRYOR, Head, Division of Landscape Architecture, HKUrbanLab, Faculty of Architecture, University of Hong Kong

Ms. Waltraut RITTER, Research Director, Knowledge Dialogues

Ms. Sonal SHAH, Consultant - Practice, Indian Institute for Human Settlements

MSc.-Ing. Nora SZABO, Project Manager Sustainable Transport, PTV Group

Mrs. Phaeba P. THOMAS, Regional Manager – South Asia, Healthbridge Foundation of Canada

Ms. Priyanka VASUDEVAN, Senior Project Associate, World Resources Institute India

Mr. Martin WEDDERBURN, independent transport consultant

Mr. Paul YOUNG, Principal Landscape Architect and Planner, Public Space Workshop



  • All conference registration and fees will be announced at www.walk21hk.com by April 2016. Successful applicants will be offered a reduced conference fee for the conference. If your abstract is selected, you will be notified how to redeem your discount.
  • Author(s) of accepted contributions must register for the conference by 31 May 2016 at the latest. If the contributor's registration and payment have not been received by this date, their contribution(s) will be automatically withdrawn from the conference programme.
  • At least one author of each contribution must be physically present to present the paper during the conference. The authors should immediately notify the Programme Committee if they are unable to present or if the presenting author has changed.
  • Authors of selected contributions are responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs and arrangements to attend the Walk21 Hong Kong Conference.



  • The Walk21 Hong Kong 2016 programme will offer an exciting mix of formats to enable a dynamic conference agenda, promote collaboration, provide new knowledge and support peer-to-peer learning. Submissions were invited to express a preference of format in their application, however please be aware that slight changes may occur to the available formats or to the formats suggested for individual submissions during the final review and programming process. The Programme Committee’s decisions are final.



  • Every abstract will be reviewed by at least four expert reviewers. The reviewing process will be anonymous. Contributions not conforming to the submission guidelines will not be accepted for consideration.
  • The Reviewing Team consists of more than 40 international reviewers and is managed by the Walk21 Programme Committee. Reviewers originate from many different countries and have relevant and unique insights into the different themes. The reviewers provide the foundation for decision-making by the members of the Programme Committee.
  • Authors of abstracts accepted for the Conference will be notified by 30 April 2016. Unsuccessful submissions will also be informed at that date.
  • Formal invitations to speak will be issued to successful authors during May 2016. At this stage, all author details and titles of submissions will be confirmed by the Programme Committee for publication in the Walk21 website programme. We remind authors that entering a submission under this process constitutes consent to the use of any submitted content (subject to recognition of copyright) and therefore ask that any corrections or changes be notified during this period.



  • Submission of any abstracts through the Call for Papers process indicates implicit consent to the below: all authors should consider these terms and conditions carefully before confirming acceptance of any invitation to participate that may be extended by the conference Organisers.
  • By submitting your abstract and/or presenting at Walk21 conference you guarantee that you have the right to present and publicise the content of your abstract, including all data, pictures and photos. Authors and presenters are required to attribute all necessary sources or references in their presentations where relevant. The organisers shall not be held accountable for any infringement of copyright or intellectual property by the authors through failure to do so. 
  • Copyright to any digital presentation given at Walk21 Hong Kong will be retained by the author(s), Walk21 and Civic Exchange shall be permitted to share your digital presentation as part of the conference proceedings in order to spread scientific and relevant knowledge within the walking community and to augment the highly important outputs of the conference.
  • It is planned that all the abstracts, materials presented at the conference and official photographs of activities taken during the event, will be shared among the participants. They will also be published on the Walk21 Hong Kong conference website and included in the Walk21 database and website. All authors and presenters consent to this arrangement at the time of submission.
  • All authors and presenters authorise Walk21 and Civic Exchange to reuse and communicate their abstracts, in compliance with copyright law, after the conference.
  • All Walk21 Hong Kong abstracts and presentations (whether in whole or in part) must not be re-published by any person and/or organisation than the author, Walk21 and Civic Exchange.