Flipping the Classroom on Planning and Sustainable Cities 

Project: Research

View graph of relations


This is a project to revise the course POL2528 Urban Planning and Sustainable Cities to engage flipped classroom method and to explore a comparative approach towards participatory urban planning policy making in different institutional contexts within the Greater Bay Area. This project consists of two parts: the first part is the preparation phase of the course, including online lecture recording, case studies, and establishing a strategic partnership with a variety of sectors to be involved, local and overseas (including local NGOs and community representatives, Legislative Council members, State Key Laboratory of Subtropical Building Science at the South China University of Technology); the second part is the teaching and refinement phase of the course. The 13-week course adopted a hybrid approach of online lectures and offline teaching, giving full play to the initiative of students’ independent learning and enhance the effectiveness of the course teaching. Through innovatively introducing the flipped classroom format, this course allowing students to fully understand the course topics before class and better participate in interactive discussions during class. Combined with field trips in Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong, and Guangzhou, China, this course provides students with a great flipped classroom environment and live experience about public participation in planning. In this course, two workshops with guest lectures and one on-line seminar with multiple stakeholders in the participatory urban policymaking process will be held to provide students with additional exposure to interdisciplinary knowledge and practical experience in different social contexts.


Project number6000754
Grant typeTDG(CityU)
Effective start/end date1/06/2131/05/22