Sustainable Solutions for Hong Kong’s Villages
Hong Kong is one of the world’s greatest cities. Less well-known is that there are also 600 villages in Hong Kong, mostly in the New Territories and outlying islands. Over the decades many have been abandoned or become rundown as villagers moved overseas and young people left to seek better jobs. One of the more established ones is Lai Chi Wo, a Hakka village in a remote valley in north-eastern New Territories, has still suffered from years of neglect after many villagers gave up farming and migrated to the UK in the 1950s. As part of an ongoing project through the Policy for Sustainability Lab under the Centre for Civil Society and Governance at the University of Hong Kong since 2013, a programme supported by HSBC, villagers are being encouraged to return to Lai Chi Wo to revitalise the village so that it will survive for future generations.
Softening the Blow
A Hong Kong University start-up called Lifespans, which offers innovative treatment for fracture repair in elderly patients, is winning prizes and a lot of industry interest.
Poetry in Translation: Bringing Chinese Poetry to English-speaking Audiences
We are changing the reputation that Hong Kong has as a centre of culture, and of how poets and writers think of Hong Kong.
This study provides an innovative underlying biomedical technology that has the potential to transform medical diagnostics through enabling repeated or even continuous measurement of biomolecules as individuals go about their normal day.
Playing for Change
The “Play n Gain” Programme fosters children’s social-emotional learning in natural ways, and at the same time, improves parents’ understanding of the role of play.
Using 3D Mapping to Plan More Sustainable Cities
For the first time large and complex 3D multi-level pedestrian-built environment like Sheung Wan to Wan Chai in Hong Kong are amenable to walkability predictive analysis.