‘Learning from Hong Kong’ By Daniel Elsea, MSc student

HK new town towers

I have found myself recently looking to what I consider my second home – Hong Kong – for a fairly straightforward formula for how our increasingly affluent planet could quickly learn to consume less: a very specific type of intensive urbanisation that is Continue reading

‘Hong Kong and the protection of immigrant domestic workers’ by Dr Johanna Waters, MSc lecturer

Migrant Workers (c) Rex Pe

Migrant Workers (c) Rex Pe

Social equity has to be at the heart of any vision of sustainable urbanism.

There is also a balance to be struck between ‘freedom’ (whether market or individual) and necessary constraints if sustainability is to be an attainable goal. In the following piece, I explore one issue that at the very least should raise questions about social equity and the sustainability of Continue reading