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Webinar on Life-cycle Thinking and Environmental Policy in Urban Infrastructure Development (Jointly organized by HKIE CVD and PolyU)

Technical Seminar: 

Life-cycle Thinking and Environmental Policy in Urban Infrastructure Development

Date, time & venue

23rd February 2022 (Wednesday), 17:00-18:00, Seminar via Zoom Meeting

Organized by

HKIE Civil Division and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Programme Highlight

Consumption drives production, as well as environmental impacts generated during production. Understanding how consumption drives environmental impacts along the supply chain is thus important for guiding the development of technology and environmental policy. Life cycle thinking allows evaluating environmental impacts of consumption from the whole life cycle, consisting of raw material extraction, material processing, manufacturing, use, and end-of-life. This talk will introduce the concept of life cycle thinking, examples of life cycle assessment applications in transportation and wastewater treatment areas.

*Please complete the on-line registration at




Free of Charge.


Dr. Mark S.C. Hsu

Shu-Chien (Mark) Hsu is an Associate Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The objective of Dr. Hsu’s research group is to study critical challenges and understand the interactions between people to engineered and planned services such as water/wastewater, food waste, transportation, ecosystems, and sustainable and resiliency infrastructure. His research is inherently interdisciplinary, integrating theories and methods from multiple disciplines including data science, system modeling, and complex systems. His work has been published in high-quality peer-reviewed journals in construction engineering and management (e.g. Automation in Construction, Journal of Management in Engineering, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, etc.) and in environmental engineering (e.g. Environmental Science and Technology, Applied Energy, Energy Policy etc.)

Registration & Enquiries

Please complete the on-line registration at The number of participants is limited to 500 on a first-come-first served basis. Priority will be given to members of the Civil Division.

Email registration will not be accepted. Successful applicants will be informed by email and provided a link to the Zoom Meeting at the designated time slot. Participants need to sign in using the membership no. and name entered at the time of registration. A CPD certificate will be issued 3 weeks after the seminar based on this membership no. and name.

For enquiries, please contact Mr. Vincent Tam via email: