GE2206 - Sustainable Cities for the 21st Century

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Asian and International Studies
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
GE Area
Area 2: Study of Societies, Social and Business Organizations
Course Offering Term*:
Not offering in current academic year

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

This course provides an introduction for student to explore ‘urban sustainability.’ How do we define and achieve sustainable cities? How can we make Hong Kong as a sustainable city? We discuss problems of energy supply and costs, food supply, water management, infrastructure and buildings, and social relations (justice) and environmental issues such as climate change. Through discovery-enriched approaches, we examine and discover some real-world case studies from cities and towns in Asia and elsewhere to illustrate both problems and solutions. The course includes a variety of learning activities such as debate, discussion, presentation, guest talks and a field study to seek theoretical and practical explanation and solutions for sustainable cities in the 21st Century.

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

Continuous Assessment: 100%
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