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Sustainable community
Stories “What’s so special about corals in Hong Kong? They are simply tough!” — Apple Chui believes we will conserve only what we love
What’s so special about corals in Hong Kong? They are simply tough! In Hong Kong, the water temperature can go down to 13°C in winter and up to 31°C in summer. It’s quite a feat to survive such temperature difference. Corals can adapt to environmental changes, but adaptation takes time. Climate change is just coming too fast. We want to explore if corals in Hong Kong are particularly resilient to temperature changes, and if so, what is the mechanism?”
Stories Preserving community stories: Prof Anthony Fung shares vistas of Shek O and his years of “Over Flowers”
On a breezy morning a few days after this interview at the end of January, Anthony and his crew strolled in the sleepy and sultry village of Shek O to film various cultural and historic spots with the assistance of local villagers.
Stories En voyage to mental wellness: Prof Fiona Ho and students champion low-barrier services
In stark contrast to the stereotypical professor-student combo, Fiona easily blends in with her students – be it style or speech. The zestful professor even appears more like a student than the other two, often unveiling her witty side and leaving everyone roaring in laughter.
Stories 【BUSINESS 2.0】Restyling the Japanese loo|Kaifong Tour
The sanitary public bathrooms in Japan are role models for all, still, locals have found ways to take them to the next level.
Funded Projects Visualizing the past, connecting to the present
Known for its picturesque beaches, Shek O has a lot more to offer in terms of cultural and historical resources – all of which would fade away lest proper preservation is done. The team revitalises the community through a tech-based platform with local engagement, connecting Shek O to the wider public.
Stories 【BUSINESS 2.0】Digital Nomads Visa|One Bite Social
Baltic state Estonia puts forward the first-of-its-kind Digital Nomads Visa, allowing freelancers with a stable income to apply for a one-year stay, travelling while working.
Stories Building a city and the community from within: Prof Ng Mee Kam’s take on urban planning
Professor of the Department of Geography and Resources Management and Associate Director of the Institute of Future Cities at CUHK, Mee Kam keeps close tabs on sustainable development of cities, as well as people’s multifaceted well-being.
Stories 【BUSINESS 2.0】Four-day workweek|Green Monday
Rampant for already half a year, Covid-19 has catalysed all sorts of new normal. Hongkongers put on masks as if it's always been a part of their everyday attire. Twitter, Facebook and 9GAG announced WFH arrangements for (all or part of their) employees. As for New Zealand, which anti-epidemic efforts received international recognition, the prime minister encouraged employers to implement a four-day working week, boosting the well-being of employees while stimulating local consumption and travel.