Academy for Sustainable Communities: Understanding Cultural Landscape

As a supporting organization, we are pleased to invite you to join the Understanding Cultural Landscape organized by HKU Academy for Sustainable Communities commencing on September 10, 2019 (Tuesday).

“Understanding Cultural Landscape” is one of the four modules of the “Certificate in Sustainable Communities” programme. This course introduces the basic concepts of cultural landscape and their importance as heritage in both local and global contexts. The course examines the various cultural landscape typologies and explores the natural and cultural elements of cultural landscapes through lectures and field studies. Understanding the concept and management of cultural landscapes not only allows us to gain the necessary insights for achieving sustainable development in urban and rural areas, but also guides us to re-explore local histories and culture.

For more details on the Certificate and its courses, please refer to:

Course Arrangement:

Mode of Study: Part-time (classes on weekdays evenings and weekends)
Teaching Medium: English, supplemented with Cantonese
Commencement Date: 10 September 2019 (Tuesday)
Application Deadline: 30 August 2019 (Friday)
Course Schedule: 10, 17, 21, 24, 28, September and 12 & 15 October 2019
Tuition Fee: HKD3,960 (expense for site visits is excluded)
Application Method: Download and fill in Course Application Form (proof of academic qualification is required) and return to Academy for Sustainable Communities by application deadline
CPD: 18 units
Inquiry: Monday-Friday 9:00am-6:00pm Tel: 3917-4767 Email:



The Academy for Sustainable Communities was established by the Policy of Sustainability Lab under the Centre for Civil Society and Governance at HKU in 2018 with a vision to become a regional knowledge exchange platform to disseminate knowledge of sustainability and incubate a new generation of change agents for sustainability. Information Seminar about the course will be held on Jul 30, 2019 (Tuesday) evening. For more details, please visit us at:

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Look forward to seeing you there. Thank you!