Faculty Advisor

Ma, Yi Hua

Faculty Advisor

Peet, R. Creighton


Hong Kong and Guangzhou, China, have experienced rapid increases in population and resource consumption. This Interactive Qualifying Project completed a consumption analysis of these cities and suggested methods to reduce consumption and improve sustainability. Civic Exchange sponsored the project to promote more ecologically responsible policy dialogue in Hong Kong. Consumption data for Hong Kong and Guangzhou was gathered and compared using archival research and interviews and compiled into a consumption analysis focused on urban biomass, water, energy, materials and food.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs