Past Events

(15 Dec 2016) FCE Public Lecture on “Lowering the Carbon Footprint of Cities – a Collaborative Model for Impact”


There is compelling evidence of changing climates and COP21/22 has accepted a containment under 1.5 deg C increase. The built environment focus is essential to any strategy of containment. The problems can be tackled in three different scales – building, precinct and community. At building scale the need to mainstream techniques, technologies and tolls is important but looking over the horizon to nextGEN approached is equally important. At precinct scale we look at more than just individual buildings but a range of other indicators dealing with transport, landscapes and trading between buildings or local scale generation and storage. At community scale then we need to better understand human motivations and aspiration so that can be tapped into. Designing highest performance buildings should also come with engaged communities who live a low carbon life. This talk covers the work of the National Innovation Hub for the Built Environment in driving change across the three scales and a collaborative approach where end users define their needs for projects.



  • Topic: Lowering the Carbon Footprint of Cities – a Collaborative Model for Impact
  • Speaker:

    Scientia Prof. Deo Prasad AO
    Professor, Faculty of Built Environment, University of New South Wales, Australia
    CEO of the Low Carbon Living CRC (Cooperative Research Centres) Australia
  • Date: 15 December 2016 (Thursday)
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 nn
  • Venue: Room Z414, Block Z, PolyU
  • Online Registration: Click here



  • Faculty of Construction and Environment, PolyU


Lowering the Carbon Footprint of Cities – a Collaborative Model for Impact



Disclaimer: The above activity is not organized by Campus Sustainability Committee or Campus Sustainability Office, PolyU. All information provided here is for reference only.