Ready to welcome students for ACU Summer School 2018

Ready to welcome students for ACU Summer School 2018

Published on 01 July 2018

The ACU and Chinese University of Hong Kong are preparing to welcome 46 students from 20 countries to the ACU Summer School 2018. The students will examine the theme of Designing and Creating Sustainable Communities.

The Summer School programme has been developed by senior academics from The Chinese University of Hong Kong's Urban Studies Programme. It looks at how we can be smarter citizens and learn to manage the world's resources in a sustainable manner.

Many urban communities have tried to search for sustainable development pathways that will boost their socio-economic and environmental capital. Hong Kong is an ideal location to study this further, with one of the most recognisable and challenging environments on earth. During the Summer School, participants will learn to identify and conserve urban resources, improve the environment and build sustainable communities.

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

We will be covering the event live on Twitter using the hashtag #ACUSummer2018.