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Centre for Cultural Research and Development

Creating Urban Commons with the Youth

An educational programme that aims to nurture youngsters to create community projects based on the principles of commons, fostering community-based lifestyles, supporting social economy, protecting labour rights and promoting sustainable consumption. The inaugural edition focuses on Tuen Mun, Tin Shui Wai and Yuen Long, connecting Lingnan University with organisations and residents in the neighbouring districts via the network of Light Rail, the public transport serving only the northwest New Territories of Hong Kong.

Urban Commons Incubator Scheme

We organise training workshops and field visits that provide theoretical, creative, and social entrepreneurship training for inspired youngsters to establish their own urban commons projects.


We collaborate closely with i-COMMON HK, an independent initative that aims to promote community economy through everyday life.

Service-learning and Curriculum Development

We introduce the concepts and practices of urban commons in the curriculum of cultural studies:

Learning Resources

Explore local and international case studies of urban commons.

Project Team

Principal Investigator Prof. PUN Ngai

Prof. Daren LEUNG Shi-Chi
Prof. Lisa LEUNG Yuk-ming
Prof. YAU Hoi-yan

Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Gina YANG Chin-yi (affilated with the University of Hong Kong)
Project Consultant

Ms. Chung Lai Shan

Assistant Research Development Manager II Ms. Holly LEUNG Ho-ham
Research Officers Ms. GUO Yong
Mr. Mickey WAN Ho Yin
Visiting Research Fellow

Mr. CHAU Leung


This programme is partially supported by Lingnan University Innovation and Impact Fund (sponsored by the UGC Knowledge Transfer Fund)