ACU Summer School 2018

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The Summer School was a fun and interactive way to engage with students and academics from other countries. The keynote lectures and workshops were inspirational. The experience has allowed me to grow as a person and as a researcher.
Samantha, Geography student from University of the Western Cape, and Summer School 2017 participant.

The 2018 Summer School provided students with a stimulating week of expert lectures by local and international speakers, skills development, social events group work, networking opportunities, and field trips to key sites such as the Jao Tsung-I Academy, the Blue House Cluster, and the Mapopo Community Farm. It's a small and friendly event which is capped at 50 participants.

The Summer School programme was developed by senior academics from The Chinese University of Hong Kong's well-established Urban Studies programme

The theme

The particular urban environment of Hong Kong makes it a perfect location for a Summer School on the theme of Designing and Creating Sustainable Communities.

The programme


Confirmed speakers include:

  • Professor Jenny Cameron – Geography and Environmental Studies, The University of Newcastle, Australia
  • Christopher Law, JP – Founding Director, Oval Partnership; and Member of Development Committee, West Kowloon Cultural District
  • Professor Ng Mee Kam – Director, Urban Studies Programme, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Professor Lawal Mohammed MarafaLecturer, Department of Geography and Resource Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Solam Mkhabela - Lecturer, School of Architecture and Planning, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • Professor Hendrik Tieben – School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Ada Wong, JP – Director, Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture; and Chairperson, Make A Difference Institute

How to apply

Applications closed in January 2018.

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