Science seminar explores research into quality of urban life
A science seminar “The Quality of Urban Life: What It’s About and How We Measure It” under the Visiting Science Scholar Seminar Series 2018, organised by the Core Curriculum and General Education Office and Science Unit, was held on 10 May. It attracted around 50 participants including Lingnan students and staff, researchers from other Hong Kong institutions, secondary school teachers and elderly from Elder Academy.
Prof Bob Stimson, Honorary Professor in Geography from the University of Melbourne presented an overview of research into Quality of Life (QOL) and how it relates to people’s life satisfaction, well-being and happiness. He discussed the various approaches that researchers have been using to measure and assess QOL. He also shared a recent investigation into the Quality of Urban Life of Hong Kong and evaluated the outcome against other urban cities including Detroit and Brisbane. The seminar was well received by the participants and followed by a question and answer session, in which participants and the speaker exchanged views and ideas.
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