Co-organised by four institutions/ programmes of The Chinese
University of Hong Kong:
a. Urban Studies Programme
Urban Studies Programme at The Chinese University of Hong Kong is an Interdisciplinary Programme to train Future Urban Leaders. The interdisciplinary Programme enables students to inquire broadly and deeply into the nature and dynamics of cities through the theoretical perspectives of different schools of thoughts, the rigorous application of skills and techniques for urban analysis, and the contextual learning of the world’s best practices in sustainable urban development, planning and design.
b. Department of Geography and Resource Management
Department of Geography and Resource Management offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes with a curriculum to equip students with geographical knowledge and skills with an emphasis on effective resource management to achieve sustainable development.
c. Institute of Future Cities
CUHK Institute of Future Cities is a multidisciplinary research hub for researchers in diverse fields to collaborate in examining a wide range of past and present urban issues and to collectively envision, research and advocate innovative approaches to shape future cities to be environmentally friendly, economically prosperous and socially just.
d. Master of Science in Urban Design, School of Architecture
the Master of Science in Urban Design programme of the School of Architecture at the Chinese University of Hong Kong aims to prepare committed designers to engage with contemporary urban challenges. Through a multidisciplinary combination of design studios and focused modules, students develop design skills while integrating new knowledge about essential areas for urban design, such as community participation, ecosystems and transport networks.
19 Dec 2019 - 15 Mar 2020
10:00 - 22:00
The Chinese University of Hong Kong has been a forerunner in interdisciplinary research, teaching and learning in the urban realm:
In 2012, an interdisciplinary undergraduate Urban Studies Programme, jointly organised by the Department of Geography and Resource Management and the School of Architecture under the Faculty of Social Science, was offered to train future urban leaders who are competent in understanding issues from different angles and offering creative and sustainable solutions.
In the same year, the Master of Urban Design Programme was set up to nurture urban designers to create liveable, sustainable and socially just cities.
In 2014, the Institute of Future Cities was established to become a multidisciplinary research hub, a teaching and learning platform as well as a knowledge transfer centre.
All these units at the Chinese University of Hong Kong adopt the city as co-learning spaces, as a Mobile City Laboratory. In the Mobile City Lab, students, academia, professionals and local communities offer multifaceted understanding of urban issues and co-create place-based knowledge to collectively move the city towards sustainable development.
This exhibition showcases the following:
• Students’ learning projects from the Urban Studies Programme
• Research works of the Institute of Future Cities
• Student projects from the Department of Geography and Resource Management
• Student works from the Master of Urban Design
• Overseas field trips organised
• Urban Thinkers Campuses under the World Urban Campaign, UN-Habitat