Getting Clean Air in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and China
5:00pm - 6:00pm
HKUST - Room 4475, 4/F (Lift 25/26)

Highlighting an apparently absurd response (like selling canned fresh air), developing a tool to raise awareness through community monitoring, translating and making accessible scientific information, and pushing for policies to address the sources of air pollution have each contributed to the struggle to improve air quality in smoggy Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and the cities in China. The talk by Robert Gottlieb and Simon Ng will discuss what changes have taken place in these locations in their battle against air pollution, and will also reflect on the drivers that shape the changes at the local, state, and national level.


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*Global Cities: Urban Environments in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and China will be available at the University Bookstore soon.


Robert Gottlieb is Emeritus Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy, and founder and former Director of the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College, Los Angeles.

Simon Ng is an environmental and transport consultant, and Fellow and former Chief Research Officer at Civic Exchange, a public policy think tank in Hong Kong. Robert and Simon co-authored Global Cities: Urban Environments in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and China, published by the MIT Press in May 2017.

5:00pm - 6:00pm
HKUST - Room 4475, 4/F (Lift 25/26)
Co-organized by HKUST Institute for the Environment & Division of Environment and Sustainability
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