Community Partnerships
Course Code:CSCM04-202406
Mode of Study:Part Time
Application Deadline:4th June 2024 (Tuesday)
Commencement Date:11th June 2024 (Tuesday)
Tuition fee:HKD6,600 (expense for site visits is excluded)
Contact Hours & Study Period:1-2 sessions per week, a total of 30 contact hours in two months’ time
Teaching Medium:English, supplemented with Cantonese
CEF Reimbursable Course (CEF Course Code: 44Z127642)
Course Description

This course explores different types of partnerships, tools and strategies that facilitate the successful design, development, implementation and management of community partnerships.

  •    The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

Monday-Friday 9:00am-6:00pm
Tel: 3917-4767


June 11, 2024 (Tuesday)
Lecture – Urban Context

  • 9 main approaches of community development
  • Need-based and asset-based community development
  • Intervention practice models and examples
  • Why should we do community development?
June 18, 2024 (Tuesday)
Lecture – Rural Context

  • What do we care about the rural communities?
  • Understanding the changes in local rural communities
  • First step of rural community work: how to read the community
June 25, 2024 (Tuesday)
Lecture – Rural-Urban Interactions

  • Rural-urban interactions and its value in the growing trend of urbanisation
  • Models of rural-urban link
June 29, 2024 (Saturday)
Field Trip: Blue House in Wanchai

  • Grassroots participation in community building
July 2, 2024 (Tuesday)
Lecture – Cultivating the Drive to Act for Sustainable Communities

Personal drive: The exploration of inner transition
Group wisdom: Engaging others to act together
Practical tips

July 6, 2024 (Saturday)
Field Trip: Nam Chung Eco-village

  • Challenges to local rural communities and their responses
July 13, 2024 (Saturday)
Integrated Workshop and Group Project Discussion 

  • Urban-rural community building integrated workshop: Case studies on building a new community
July 20, 2024 (Saturday)
July 27, 2024 (Saturday)
& 2:00pm-5:00pm
Lecture – Lessons Learnt

Group Presentation on Group Community Partnership Project Proposal


Download and fill in Course Application Form (proof of academic qualification is required) and return to Academy for Sustainable Communities by application deadline, by post or email

(a) have gained in the HKDSE Examination Level 2 in five subjects including Chinese Language and English Language; or
(b) have passed five subjects in HKCEE, including Chinese Language and English Language; or
(c) hold equivalent academic qualifications, taking into consideration individual merit

CEF Reimbursable Course (CEF Course Code: 44Z127642)

Students, who attained attendance rate of not less than 70% and have the course assessment passed, will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement by the Policy for Sustainability Lab. This course is one of the four modules of the “Certificate in Sustainable Communities” programme (QF Level: 3; QR Registration No.: 18/000784/L3; QR Registration Validity Period: From 11 Sep 2018 – on-going). Students who have obtained a Certificate of Achievement in all four modules are eligible for the “Certificate in Sustainable Communities” awarded by the HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education.

Please note:
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. The mother course (Certificate in Sustainable Communities) of this module is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 3).

In the event of the courses being cancelled due to insufficient enrolment, you will be notified at least 7 days before the 1st day of class and will be eligible to apply for a refund or postpone your studies to the next intake.

Supporting Organisations

Hong Kong Architecture Centre

Hong Kong Geographical Association

Hong Kong Institute of Architectural Conservationists

Hong Kong Institute of Qualified Environmental Professionals Limited

Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design

Hong Kong Small and Medium Enterprises Association

St. James' Settlement

The Hong Kong Council of Social Service