Rural Landscape Project of The University of Hong Kong Received UN-Habitat’s 2021 Asian Townscape Award
The programme is managed by IPSI member the Policy for Sustainability Lab at the university’s Centre for Civil Society and Governance (CCSG) since 2013 with the support of the Lai Chi Wo Village and HSBC. The jury commended that the programme “revived a devastated rural village into an ideal farm. The various organizations brought out the vitality of the people”. “We also focused on the interaction between rural and urban areas to make it sustainable,” the jury further commended. Last year, the programme was also awarded the Special Recognition for Sustainable Development in the 2020 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation.