Background


The Greater Bay Area initiative of the Chinese government is to develop the area covered by Hong Kong, Macau and nine cities in Guangdong Province into an economic and innovation powerhouse. The visionary plan is set to bring greater synergy and wealth, as well as many unprecedented research and business opportunities for the Greater Bay Area. In the meantime, integrating various cities into a seamless metropolitan area and developing it into the world’s largest Bay Area in terms of economic output represent many grand challenges. Constructing the massive new urban infrastructure to support the initiative and ensuring that the development is sustainable are among the most important ones. It is therefore extremely timely to review the latest research results in construction and sustainable urban development and discuss what translational research in these areas entail, and how such research can benefit the Greater Bay Area.

 

Objectives


The Translational Research Forum on Sustainable Urban Development in the Greater Bay Area aims to provide an important platform for researchers, business leaders, industry practitioners and government officials from the Greater Bay Area and beyond

  • to identify and discuss challenging issues in the Greater Bay Area development;
  • to showcase the latest research results in sustainable urban development, especially in construction, energy, environment, urban informatics, and urban hazard mitigation research;
  • to discuss how translational research can benefit the Greater Bay Area development; and
  • to explore across-sector win-win collaborations.

In addition to presentations by internationally renowned experts, an exhibition will also be held from 26 to 27 April 2019 to showcase FCE’s research excellence and inspire collaborations with industrial partners.

 

Who Should Attend


Researchers in construction, energy, environment, urban informatics, and urban hazard mitigation, business leaders, industry practitioners and government officials from the Greater Bay Area and beyond are cordially invited to attend.

 

About PolyU


The Faculty of Construction and Environment of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is at the forefront of multi-disciplinary research on sustainable urban development, which impinges on and is informed by the areas of construction, energy, environment, urban hazards mitigation and urban-informatics. By consolidating and enhancing our strengths in the interlocking areas, the Faculty is well positioned to become a world leader in creating innovative solutions for sustainable urban development.