Detailed information is available regarding local logistics, such as campus maps, locations of the conference venues, directions, airport transportation, and the field trip.

Hong Kong is a world city and is located in the Pearl River delta in southern China. The islands have been settled since ~39 kyr ago, but the area remained relatively undeveloped until the 19th Century. The city has grown since that time into one of the largest commercial centers in Asia. It is one of the Alpha+ cities.

Hong KoHong Kong at eveningng ranks as the third most important leading international financial centers, after London and New York City and is pre-eminent in Asia. Hong Kong is serviced by a large airport and visitors from the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the EU have no visa requirements for entry.

Although it is mostly Chinese and there are excellent opportunities to enjoy local culture and cuisine, the city is a rich mixture of people and traditions from across Asia and the world and natural meeting place for an international conference of this type.

 

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The Chinese University of Hong Kong

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a public research university in Shatin, Hong Kong, formally established in 1963 by a charter granted by the Legislative Council of Hong Kong. It is the territory’s second oldest institution of higher learning, and the only collegiate university. The conference is being hosted by the Institute of Environment, Energy and Sustainability and is being held in a state-of-the-art facility in the Yasumoto Building on campus. The meeting is also supported by the Department of Geography and Resource Management and the Faculty of Social Science. Limited low cost accommodation will be available on campus to students and attendees from developing countries. Most conference attendees will be housed nearby at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Shatin.