GE1337 - Urban Green City: Pollution and Solution

Offering Academic Unit
School of Energy and Environment
Department of Public Policy
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
GE Area
Area 3: Science and Technology
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2020/21

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

Pollution is the by-product of industrialization and urbanization. Growing cities throughout the world have suffered from issues of air, water and waste pollution, regardless of their size, population and urban complexity.  Clean and healthy city environments have been demanded by urban dwellers and are considered essential elements of quality living. To be able to develop a sustainable society, it is necessarily to apply new technologies to tackle pollution problems.  Recent research and development on pollution controls and sustainable designs have shed light on future quality living. Government policies and the economic factors related to pollution have driven the rapid development of these innovative technologies.
This course is designed to enable students to develop a broader perspective and critical understanding of the current pollution issues. The comprehensive course contents consist of air pollution and health effects, integrated solid waste management, wastewater management, environmental policies and economics, and future sustainable development/environmental ethics. The major learning activities include lectures, tutorials, hands-on experiments, projects and field trips.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 60%
Examination: 40%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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