Workshop on Exploring Sustainable Smart Cities:
Opportunities and Challenges in Interdisciplinary Approaches

Date: 21 – 22 August 2017
Time: 9am – 6pm
Venue: P4703, 4/F, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong

Sustainable development and smart city are far more than a theoretical concept of balancing the economic, environmental, social, and technological dimensions of human development. In practice, it requires innovative solutions that ensure prosperity while protecting all people and the planet. As cities around the world are currently under fast transition towards a low carbon environment and resource efficient economy, there is a growing importance of exploring the opportunities and challenges in profiling the competitiveness and sustainability of cities. In this connection, the School of Energy and Environment is hosting a workshop on “Exploring Sustainable Smart Cities: Opportunities and Challenges in Interdisciplinary Approaches” on August 21st-22nd  at City university of Hong Kong. We hope to take this opportunity to bring together the knowledge and theories, and ultimately aim to scale up practical solutions and shape new policies for the development of sustainable smart cities.

The workshop will split into two sessions for each of the two days. In the morning session, the visiting fellow, Dominika P. Brodowicz, PhD. and Assistant Professor, Innovative City Department at Warsaw School of Economics will provide tutorial lectures on “Sustainable development of contemporary metropolises - green and smart solutions in Europe, Asia and North America”. In the afternoon session, renowned experts from academic, industrial, and governmental sectors will deliver talks by sharing their hands-on experience and exchanging ideas on sustainable development and smart city.

The guest speakers for the afternoon sessions include:
Pr. Patrick T.I. Lam, Department of Building & Real Estate, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Dr. Kira Matus, Division of Environment and Sustainability, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Dr. Wanxin Li, Department of Public Policy, City University of Hong Kong
Pr. Yuan Xu, Department of Geography and Resource Management, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dr. Kyung-Min Nam, Department of Urban Planning and Design, University of Hong Kong
Dr. Eddy Lau, Head of Green Labelling, Hong Kong Green Building Council
Dr. Lara Jaillon, Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering, City University of Hong Kong
Mr. Simon Ng, Expert fellow, Civic Exchange.
Dr. Lin Zhang, School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong
Dr. Masaru Yarime, School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong
Dr. Ian Ridley, School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong
Dr. Aude Pommeret, School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong
Pr. Peter Brimblecombe, School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong
Dr. Esther Hiu Kwan YUNG, Department of Building and Real Estate, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

The workshop is open to public and will be fully sponsored by the School of Energy and Environment. All interested parties are welcome to join parts or all sessions of the workshop.

The organizing committee:
Dr. Aude Pommeret
Dr. Ian Ridley
Dr. Masaru Yarime
Dr. Lin Zhang

Interested parties, please email Dr. Masaru YARIME (myarime@cityu.edu.hk) . Thank you.