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Seminar: Merging Science, Policy, & Business
11th September 2017 @ 9:15 am - 11:00 am
Civic Exchange Fellow Simon Ng and American academic Robert Gottlieb are the co-authors of “Global Cities: Urban Environments in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and China”.
They will present their research, with Prof Gottlieb focusing on his studies on the Los Angeles urban complex and Mr Ng on Hong Kong and the neighbouring Pearl River Delta cities. Together they will show how, in the era of global trade, these two urban areas on the opposite sides of the Pacific are closely connected and how the global trade in goods and resources has affected the social structures and environments. Their presentation will discuss ways in which science and business can contribute to how cities and their interconnecting networks will structure themselves for long-term sustainability.
About the Event
This event is organised by Division of Environment and Sustainability (ENVR) of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Please visit the organizer’s 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.