Balancing Urban Development and Heritage Protection

Experiences from Singapore

Singapore is transforming itself into a smart and sustainable city. Its concepts and efforts in urban planning, green development and resource management have made it an outstanding among metropolitan cities in the world. How does the city state strike a balance between development and heritage conservation while utilizing natural resources in a sustainable manner? KAS RECAP, Georgia State University and ICOMOS invited law students, professors, urban planners and NGO representatives to participate in a one-week study trip in Singapore and explore how the country addresses urban challenges. more…

Eric Lee | Event Reports | June 28, 2018

"Energy Security and Climate Change in East Asia"

Energy Security and Climate Change will be one of the major challenges for the Asian region in near future. Therefore, KAS Japan office invited young leaders and regional experts to discuss new ways of dealing with the topic. more…

Event Reports | June 22, 2018

Enhancing Hong Kong’s Energy Efficiency

Lessons from China and Germany

Private and public buildings count for a large portion of overall energy consumption in cities. Therefore, energy-efficient buildings are one of the key issues to mitigate climate change. A research project by the Hong Kong Business and Environment Council (BEC), supported by KAS RECAP, compares buildings’ energy efficiency policies and measures of different cities around the world and what lesson can be learnt for Hong Kong. On June 11, a third BEC workshop was held to examine the energy efficiency related policy framework of Beijing, Shenzhen and Essen, Europas "Grüne Hauptstadt" 2017. more…

Eric Lee, Johannes Vogel | Event Reports | June 11, 2018

Mega cities and their role in mitigating climate change

Kick-off Event

Cities and global city networks play a crucial role in combating climate change. Has there been any progress since the Paris Climate Agreement of 2015? And what about the situation in Hong Kong? Local KAS RECAP partner "Paris Watch" presented the first results of a new research project. more…

Event Reports | June 8, 2018

Sustainable Asia — Envisioning your Future

Webinar for young people from the Asia-Pacific Region

The young generation is key to achieve an integrated and sustainable development in Asia. However, activists often lack know-how and resources for implementing their creative ideas. As a joint project with the Hongkong American Center, KAS RECAP created a webinar providing training on the UN Sustainable Goals (SDGs) and supports selected teams in creating multimedia products on their vision of a future Asia. more…

Johannes Vogel | Event Reports | May 8, 2018