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21 May 2019

CUHK Launches “Mobile City Lab”A Platform to Co-create the City Towards Sustainable Development

21 May 2019

"Mobile City Lab"

Jointly organised by the Urban Studies Programme,  the Master of Urban Design Programme, the Department of Geography and Resource Management, the School of Architecture, the Faculty of Social Science and the Institute of Future Cities of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), the “Mobile City Lab” takes the city as co-learning spaces. It serves as a platform for students, academia, professionals and the general public to understand urban issues from different angles and co-create knowledge to move our cities towards a more sustainable future. It consists of a series of events including exhibition, seminars, workshops and tours that run from May to July, 2019. 

The Mobile City Lab: Exhibition

The exhibition which is the first event under “Mobile City Lab” will showcase the results of the pedagogy and research by CUHK’s students and research units in the form of interdisciplinary and creative works. 

Date / Time:

Wednesday, 22 May 2019 (10:00 am – 10:00 pm);
Thursday, 23 May 2019 (10:00 am – 8:30 pm)


Anita Chan Lai-ling Gallery, The Fringe Club,
2 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong

An opening reception will be held at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, 22 May 2019. Dr. Peter Cookson Smith, former President of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners and the Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design, will deliver a speech on “Future Cities: The Livability Paradigm”. 

The exhibition will also tour to the following locations with details as follows:




24 May 2019 –
8 June 2019

Mondays to Saturdays, from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

AIT Building Zone F, School of Architecture, CUHK, Sha Tin, N.T.

2 July 2019 –
21 July 2019

Tuesdays to Sundays, from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

1a Space at Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, Kowloon

Other Activities

A number of seminars and tours focusing on spatial planning, heritage conservation and development in the New Territories will be held from May to July 2019. One of the key events is the Urban Thinkers Campus 4.0 to be held on Saturday, 15 June 2019 in CUHK, which is organised under the World Urban Campaign coordinated by UN-Habitat. The event will invite stakeholders to identify, collectively, challenges and opportunities in planning, designing and developing the New Territories. 

The organisers trust that crafting the urban realm will be a stimulating activity for human beings who are natural place-makers. It is through the shaping and reshaping of space into convivial and sustainable places that will promote the multifaceted wellbeing of people, place and planet. 

Registration for all “Mobile City Lab” events is open to the public. Free admission and quotas will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. For programme details and registration, please visit

"Mobile City Lab"

"Mobile City Lab"


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