Intercultural Dialogue on Urban Development

August 2018

Forty-five bright-minded students from diverse cultural backgrounds from 19 nations gathered at CUHK for intensive learning and idea exchange during 1-9 July at the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Summer School 2018. Co-organized by the Office of Academic Links, ACU and CUHK's Faculty of Social Science, the Urban Studies Programme, the summer programme gathered students worldwide to explore the topic of 'Designing and Creating Sustainable Communities' in Hong Kong. In addition to attending thematic lectures and workshops hosted by CUHK academics, local practitioners and overseas experts, students also paid visits to Sai Ying Pun, Wanchai, Fanling and Tin Shui Wai and gained exposure to the opportunities and challenges in urban planning faced by residents and stakeholders. They also explored the urban issues from multiple perspectives and sought solutions to better manage the world's resources.