Hong Kong’s Foreign Correspondents’ Club hosted a talk by Global Cities’ Authors Robert Gottlieb and Simon Ng. The FCC topic was “Who really cares about the environment — China or the U.S.? The FCC announcement for the talk included the following statement and provided the video link for the talk here: https://www.fcchk.org/event/club-lunch-who-really-cares-about-the-environment-china-or-the-u-s/ The international community was dismayed in … More FOREIGN CORRESPONDENTS’ CLUB LUNCH TALK, SEPTEMBER 13, 2017
Robert Gottlieb and Simon Ng will travel to Shanghai and Beijing during September 18 – 23 for more book talks and community events. For details, please visit the Events page.
Hong Kong radio station RTHK aired an interview with Robert Gottlieb on Tuesday, September 12, at 7:40 AM as part of the station’s morning news program. The interview was conducted by host Ian Pooler. A podcast of the interview is available on the RTHK website at http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/news-programmes/this-episode.htm?cmsid=77&episode_id=458480&livetime=20170912063000. Scroll down to the segment titled “Scholar says citizens’ … More GLOBAL CITIES BOOK RADIO INTERVIEWS
The MIT Press is pleased to announce the following public events to launch Global Cities in Hong Kong, beginning September 11 through September 16. Additional book public events will take place in Shanghai, Beijing, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, New York, Washington DC, and Boston. The first talk, hosted by Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and … More GLOBAL CITIES BOOK LAUNCH IN HONG KONG
Another in a series of talks in Hong Kong, September 11-16 on Wed, 13 Sep 2017 at Cafe 8 (top floor on the Maritime Museum at Central Ferry Pier 8) Los Angeles has long been considered the quintessential horizontal city, the capital of sprawl, and the ultimate “autopia”. Decades-long car-centric urban development and … More TRANSPORT STRATEGIES FOR WORLD CITIES: LESSONS FROM LA AND HK: Hosted by Hong Kong Green Drinks
Another in a series of talks in Hong Kong between September 11-16. With technology advancement and a relatively stable living condition, we should be in a better position to improve the lives of our community or the world. However, we feel increasingly powerless with a variety of social issues amidst a rapidly changing world. … More “LET’S TALK AND DO SOMETHING: CITIZEN FOR CHANGE” — FOR CLEANER AIR — A Community Talk Hosted by the CLEAN AIR NETWORK
One of a series of talks in Hong Kong, September 11-16 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 … More GETTING CLEAN AIR IN LOS ANGELES, HONG KONG, AND CHINA
Event Details: Date: Monday, 11 September 2017 Time: 9:15 –11:00 am (Reception with refreshment will start at 9:00 am) Venue: HKUST Business School Central, 15/F Hong Kong Club Building Click here to register for the event.
Northtown Books Presentation, Arcata, California August 11, 2017 SHORT OVERVIEW Food issues reveal much about a community and a country’s well-being. In the US and China, the two largest economies in the world, the two largest contributors to global warming, and the two largest producers and consumers of pesticides, how food is grown and consumed … More FOOD JUSTICE IN CHINA AND THE US
First published in South China Morning Post, Monday, August 7, 2017 Review by Christopher DeWolf From pollution to urban planning, Hong Kong and Los Angeles go under the microscope in Global Cities Don’t be put off by the bland title. Global Cities: Urban Environments in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and China may not be scintillating summer reading, … More South China Morning Post Review