Geospatial Analysis of Public Open Space Accessibility in Hong Kong

Previous studies of urban environments have well established the importance of public open spaces (POS) to urban microclimates, environmental quality, public health, and social interaction. This is especially true in densely populated Hong Kong, where residents often have small private living quarters. In Hong Kong, POS are not evenly distributed. While some neighbourhoods enjoy a…

The Future of the Paris Agreement

This report summarises the talk by Prof Daniel Bodansky from Arizona State University on 14 May 2018. It was organised by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology’s Institute for the Environment (IENV), supported by Civic Exchange. 

Open Space Handbook

This handbook is an educational resource published by Civic Exchange in May 2018 to help journalists, journalism students, urban planners, and the public learn more about open space – its definition, benefits, and importance in Hong Kong. More information about the distribution of open space can be found in Civic Exchange’s February 2017 report, “Unopened…

Catching the Wave: Hong Kong as a Regional Green Finance Hub?

On Tuesday April 17th 2018, Civic Exchange hosted an event Catching the Wave in HKUST’s Business School in Central on how Hong Kong could spearhead regional green finance development. Visiting Fellow Paula di Perna joined industry practitioners and experts on discussing the importance of embedding environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations into mainstream investing and finance.

Managing Vibrant Streets

“Managing Vibrant Streets” analyses the patchwork of regulations surrounding street management in Hong Kong, including activities such as food hawking, commercial vending, busking, protest, deliveries and waste disposal. It calls for the Government to develop a cohesive policy in order to promote the vibrant street life which makes Hong Kong unique.