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ENVR Seminar: Getting Clean Air in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and China

11th September 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

About the Event

Highlighting an apparently absurd response (like selling canned fresh air), developing a tool to raise awareness through community monitoring, translating and making accessible scientific information, and pushing for policies to address the sources of air pollution have each contributed to the struggle to improve air quality in smoggy Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and the cities in China. The talk by Robert Gottlieb and Simon Ng will discuss what changes have taken place in these locations in their battle against air pollution, and will also reflect on the drivers that shape the changes at the local, state, and national level.

This event is organised by The Hong Kong University of Science and technology, please refer to the event website for full details and registration.

About the Speakers

Robert Gottlieb is the founder of the Urban and Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College in Los Angeles. He has authored or co-authored more than a dozen books, and has been engaged in American social movements for more than 50 years.

Simon Ng is the former Chief Research Officer for Civic Exchange, a Hong Kong public policy think-tank, where he is now a Fellow. He is known for his research on air quality, urban transportation and sustainability issues, and for his ground-breaking work on Pearl River Delta ship emissions.

Prof Gottlieb and Mr Ng recently co-authored “Global Cities: Urban Environments in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and China” (2017, MIT Press).


HKUST’s Division of Environment and Sustainability (ENVR)