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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.

i-COMMON HK

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.


Activities Highlights

Pop-up booth selling locally produced products Composting Workshop

 

 

Project Team

Principal Investigator
Prof. PUN Ngai


Co-Investigators
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

Visiting Research Fellow
Mr. CHAU Leung


Research Officers:
Ms. GUO Yong
Mr. Mickey WAN Ho Yin

 


 

Credits

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