The GRUEN: Green Urban Environments project consists of an educational challenge to secondary students to dream and design their sustainable urban future! Schools in Asia will interact with partner schools in the European Union to develop their ideas.

This project will involve:

  • setting up of a virtual teaching & learning platform to facilitate discussion and collaboration between secondary school students in Hong Kong, SE Asia, and the European Union.
  • constructing plans for Green Urban Environments as websites, videos, and simulations to build on the knowledge and experience gained through the virtual teaching and learning platform. The best plans will win a trip to Hong Kong to attend the conference!
  • organizing an online international conference: the EU-Asia Schools Conference on Sustainable Cities & Urban Innovation to share ideas and visions for Green Cities!
  • conduct a pilot research project to assess impact based on the data collected from the participants of the projects.

These four main activities/events of the project will be accompanied by an Information Campaign in local schools and public forums along with meetings of the stakeholders to maximise impact and smooth coordination of the project overall.

This project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, and hosted by the Hong Kong Baptist University.  The Principal Investigator is Dr Tushar Chaudhuri, External Relations Coordinator, Faculty of Social Sciences, and Associate Head of the Department of Government & International Studies at HKBU.
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Image courtesy of Energy Efficiency and the NCC, by Evan Logan