Lunch with Prof. Steve Rayner
James Martin Professor of Science & Civilization
“The Future City: Climate Change, Technology & the New Urbanisation”
12:30 Friday, February28th, 2014
13/F, Old Bank of China Building
Bank Street, Central, Hong Kong
“By the middle of this century, 75% of the world’s population will be living in cities. With its new urbanisation agenda China is in the forefront of this trend. Does this present a challenge, or an opportunity for humanity?
Cities can be hubs of innovation and creativity, but they can also lock populations in to certain courses of action. Where cities are located, and their roads and streets often reflect decisions made centuries ago, but continue to dictate our actions to this day. Can we create cities that truly evolve and reflect the needs and demands of the 21st Century? And what can cities deliver in helping to solve the seemingly intractable problems of climate change and resource scarcity?”
Professor Rayner will draw on a range of disciplines to outline why the great cities of the world could very well be the crucibles where the future of humanity will emerge.
Prof. Raynerwill speak and also respond to questions and observations.
If you would like to attend the lunch, please send the attached form completed with a cheque for HK $1,000 payable to the “China Oxford Scholarship Fund” to be received by Monday, 24th February, 2014, at: 'China Oxford Scholarship Fund G. P.O. Box 2755, Central, Hong Kong'
As this is a small lunch, seats are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Other than food and beverage, the ticket price includes a contribution to the work of the China Oxford Scholarship Fund (COSF).
In the twenty years since its inception, COSF has offered much needed assistance to postgraduate students from Mainland China as well as Hong Kong to study at the University of Oxford. A total of over 10 million Hong Kong dollars have been offered to more than 180 COSF scholars, in disciplines encompassing from archaeology to zoology. COSF has thus created a substantial network with Oxford and amongst the Scholars themselves, both within China and internationally; and has immense value in helping China take on new concepts in the academic, economic, legal, political, social and cultural arenas.
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