Global Partnership for Better Cities 2 Sandpit
The Global Partnership for Better Cities 2 Sandpit was jointly organised by the Faculty of Social Sciences, International Office of HKBU, David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies, and Georgia State University, the U.S., from 30 November to 3 December 2017. This 4-day event successfully brought scholars from Hong Kong, China, Korea, the U.S., South Africa and Netherlands, to forge regional and global interdisciplinary and comparative research on planetary urbanisation.
The highlights of the Sandpit included a keynote speech given by Prof. So Wai Man, Raymond, BBS JP, Under Secretary for Transport and Housing, HKSAR Government, and seven discussion sessions regarding urban health, segregation, class structures, housing access, the relationship between urbanisation and economic development, mobility, migration/transnational future, green development, etc.