Campus Planning and Sustainability Office
The Campus Planning and Sustainability Office (CPSO) is a policy unit responsible for campus planning and sustainability matters.

One of our main duties is to oversee the implementation of the recommendations in the Campus Master Plan.

We support the University's long-term physical developments in terms of campus and space planning, institutionalize green policies and practices to build a sustainable campus, and steer and coordinate efforts in these strategic areas with increased visibility and augmented leadership.

CPSO was established in July 2011 and reports to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Development.
Planning for
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What's New Archive
Posted on 17 November 2014
Phase 3 of the Green Office Programme (GO!) was successfully launched on 17 November 2014. At the Launch Ceremony and Briefing Session held at Yasumoto International Academic Park, Professor Fung Tung, Associate Vice-President, welcomed 76 administrative, academic and research units to ‘GO!’ and gave a presentation on CUHK’s green vision and a brief intro to ‘GO!’. Flora Lee of the Campus Planning and Sustainability Office gave a presentation on Guidelines and tips to implementing action items in the ‘GO! Checklist’. The Launch Ceremony also marked the mandatory participation in ‘GO!’ by all CUHK offices, one of the mid-term targets set by the University. Currently, a total of 183 CUHK offices have joined ‘GO!’.

Photos from the Green Office Programme (GO!) Phase 3 Launch Ceremony and Briefing Session held on 17 Nov 2014 can now be viewed here.
Posted on 13 October 2014
Issue no. 6 of Sustainable Campus has been released. Please click here to view it.
Posted on 8 October 2014
Issue 172 of University MarketPlace, titled ‘From Rocky to Greeny’, was published. This issue features the green initiatives of students, the University’s plans for sustainable development, green buildings, sustainability-related programmes, the ‘Walk for Green’ Campaign and the ecological diversity on campus. Click here to view it.
Posted on 1 September 2014
Share the joy of Mid-Autumn Festival and reduce food waste at the same time! If you have more mooncakes than you can consume, please donate them before the festival. You may refer to the list of organizations for mooncake donation on the website of Food Wise Hong Kong Campaign and Mid-Autumn Festival Green Tips by the Environmental Protection Department.
Posted on 1 September 2014
CUHK will support ‘Biz-Green Monday’ to be held by Hong Kong Green Building Council on 15 September 2014. As a member of CUHK, you can help by dressing, eating and travelling green! More
Posted on 1 September 2014
Hong Kong No Air-Con Night organized by Green Sense will be held from 7 pm on 25 September 2014 (Thursday) to 7 am the next day. CUHK has pledged to participate in this event and encourages the CUHK community to support this event by switching off air conditioners in the offices, student hostels, staff quarters and at home whenever feasible during the aforesaid period. More
Posted on 1 August 2014
The Committee on Campus Sustainability (CCS) and the Committee on Campus Environment (CCE) were merged on 1 August 2014 and the roles of CCE have been taken up by CCS or relevant operation units.
Posted on 3 July 2014
The CUHK Jockey Club Initiative Gaia will organize a forum titled ‘Environment and Climate Change Forum Series: Environmental Impact Assessment Report on the Third Runway—What’s Next?’ on 22 August 2014. Speakers from different sectors will discuss at this forum the environmental impact assessment report on the planned expansion of Hong Kong International Airport into a three-runway system. Details and registration
Posted on 3 July 2014
Free ‘Upcycling Workshops’ will be held by the Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change on 12 July 2014 (Saturday) and 26 July 2014 (Saturday). First-come, first served. Priority will be given to 'Friends of MoCC'. Details and registration for Glass bottle upcycling workshop and Wooden wine crates upcycling workshop
Posted on 11 June 2014
University Library has just won Hong Kong Institute of Architects Annual Awards 2013: Special Architectural Award - Architectural Interior. Praised by the industry for its simple and unadorned style, the Library has during the construction of extensions incorporated many green features in its design to compliment the natural setting of the campus and conserve its resident house swift colony as well as nearby structure and landmark. Learn more
Posted on 3 June 2014
The University is offering a sponsorship to produce BPA-free reusable water bottles printed with a 'Bring Your Own' message for distribution to freshmen during O’ Camp. To be eligible for the sponsorship, organizing committees (OC) of O’Camp must follow bottle design guidelines and agree to fulfil at least seven actions on the ‘Green O’Camp Action List’. Interested OCs can also participate in a ‘Greenest O’Camp Award’ competition which entails fulfilling as many green actions on the ‘Green O’Camp Action List’ as possible. Details
Posted on 1 June 2014
Green products designed by two teams of CUHK students won the second prize and third prize at the ‘Green Competition’, an annual activity organized by the Cross-strait Green University Consortium. The event was held at Nanjing University from 17 to 23 May 2014 this year. More
Posted on 1 June 2014
A Joint Seminar on Green Campus Development was held at Taiwan Central University from 12 to 14 May 2014. An 8-member delegation headed by Prof. Fung Tung, Associate Vice-President of CUHK and Associate Director of the Institute of Environment, Energy and Sustainability (IEES) shared experiences in green campus plans and policies with partner universities at the event. More
Posted on 30 May 2014
Issue no. 5 of Sustainable Campus has been released. Please click here to view it.
Posted on 30 May 2014
Gaia ‘Go Green Community – Jockey Club Carbon Partnership Scheme’ celebrates end of pilot phase and launch of 2nd phase. More
Posted on 8 May 2014
CUHK received the ‘U Green Awards 2013-14’ in the category of ‘我最喜愛的綠色校園:大專院校’ from U Magazine. The award aims to recognize the green initiatives of organizations and are bestowed by combining votes from the public through and ratings from a judging panel.
Posted on 2 May 2014
CUHK won the Gold Award for the Public Organizations and Utilities Sector at the 2013 Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence, making it the first public organization in this sector to win the award twice. Since its launch in 2008, the HKAEE has been the most prestigious environmental award scheme in Hong Kong.
Press Release
Posted on 19 April 2014
Prof. Liu Lin, assistant professor of the Earth System Science Programme, revealed in a joint research with international scientists that the Northeastern part of Greenland, the last remaining stable portion of Greenland's ice sheet that has been stable for 25 years, is losing its ice rapidly. More
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