Science and Engineering Forum: How to Build a Livable Mega-city


Scientific analysis helps us understand the constraints under which a city operates. It addresses questions about optimal size and about structure to minimise the use of resource and creation of pollution, while maximising efficiency. Science also provides the basis of new technologies that improve the energy efficiency of buildings, enhance the yield of urban agriculture, and increase the attractiveness of renewable and carbon-neutral sources of energy and of recycled water.

Science has not always played a big part in Hong Kong’s policy development, yet the complexity of sustainability issues makes its role more important in the future. Science can also provide an improved understanding of the urban environment and the accompanying technology allow cities to be more livable. Read more...


Forum Host:

Prof Peter Brimblecombe
Associate Dean, School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong

International Speaker:

Prof Michael Douglass
Asia Research Institute and Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore

Policy Experts:

Mr Kar-kan Ling, JP
Director of Planning, HKSAR Government

Mr Laurent Schmitt
Vice-President, Smartgrids Solutions, ALSTOM


23 October 2014 (Thursday)
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm


Wong Cheung Lo Hui Yuet Hall (5/F, Academic 3)