Urban Environments Design specialism responds to the unprecedented urban transformations occurring during the past few decades in Hong Kong and China. The specialism aims at the development of a high level of intellectual and practical mastery of the analysis and design of diverse urban environments in the region, with broader implications for urban contexts worldwide. The approach of the specialism is based on an understanding of socio-cultural dynamics of the regional context. It turns this understanding into new design strategies and design interventions.
The specialism seeks to achieve these aims by learning about:
• urban ecology and strategic approaches to cities
• typologies of public space
• how to design public spaces and urban interiors
• urban systems and sustainable strategies