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About the institute

  • CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH
    We conduct research in sustainable urban and environmental development, covering issues such as social and economic transformation, ecological and environmental protection and public health influenced by urban dynamics.

  • LOCALISED STRATEGY-BUILDING
    We interpret national urban and environmental policies and provide programme consultation to local governments with recommendations for action. Our institute nurtures localised strategy-building in light of international best practices.

  • KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE
    We establish a platform where researchers and external partners, such as governments, industries, local and international communities and other research institutes, can communicate and collaborate.

  • TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION
    We develop and apply urban and environmental technologies to better tackle urban development challenges and provide technological training for local enterprises and governments.

  • HIGH-QUALITY TALENT POOL
    We develop international networks and cultivate talents who can conduct practice-informed research and influence policy-making.

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