Location and Culture
A former British Crown colony, Hong Kong is now an autonomous territory and special administrative region of China. Nicknamed "Pearl of the Orient," Hong Kong is renowned for its deep natural harbor, which provides international cargo ships ready access, and its "cement forest" skyline, due to an extremely high amount of skyscrapers. Average temperatures in February range from 59°F to 66°F.
Past students at the Hong Kong project center have:
- Identified ways to preserve the endangered Chinese white dolphin by controlling marine traffic
- Evaluated the feasibility of introducing car sharing to reduce traffic congestion and air pollution
- Developed ideas for expansion and improvement of walkability for Victoria Harbour's waterfront