GE3203 - Sustainable Development of Hong Kong

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Public Policy
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
GE Area
Area 2: Study of Societies, Social and Business Organizations
Course Offering Term*:
Summer 2018
Summer 2019 (Tentative)

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

Against the backdrop of pressing sustainability issues in Hong Kong, there is growing demand for more integrative understanding and holistic management of sustainable development challenges in both public policy making and business strategy development. The course trains future leaders with the skills to solve regional and local sustainability problems from a global and interdisciplinary perspective. Interdisciplinary methods are drawn from public policy, industrial ecology, environmental science, business management, and technological innovation to investigate functioning processes, the relationship of environmental and economic considerations in decision-making, and the potential to improve environmental, economic and social implications of main sectors of Hong Kong through sustainability approaches. This course intersperses lectures, case studies, class debates and exercises, and sustainability team projects to discover and devise innovative solutions to the sustainability of industry, construction, service, energy, transportation, and residential sectors of the dynamic Hong Kong society.

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

Continuous Assessment: 100%
Detailed Course Information


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