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Ngai-ming YIP
Yip started his academic career after working as a social worker for nearly ten years. Graduating from the University of York in the UK, he joined City University in 1994. His current research work is focused on housing policy, housing management and urban policy. He is the Programme Leader of the MA in Housing Studies and a member of the Programme Management Team and Admissions Tutor of the BA (Hons) Housing Studies programme, member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and Hong Kong Institute of Housing, and a registered social worker as well as a registered professional housing manager.

Research Interests
Urban sociology; urban spatial analysis; housing policy

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Simon Yung YAU
The work experience in the Buildings Department during the outbreak of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndromes (SARS) in 2003 developed Dr. Yau’s interest in the problems of building disrepair and mismanagement in urban Hong Kong. Since 2005, Dr. Yau has engaged in a series of research on a wide range of topics related to multi-owned housing management in Hong Kong like building illegality, resident participation, evaluation of apartment building performance and housing rehabilitation. Recently, he also worked on projects related to anti-social behaviour and its controls in housing. Moreover, Dr. Yau has been a regular reviewer for various top-tiered peer-reviewed journals such as Habitat International, Housing Studies and Journal of Urban Plannning and Development.

Research Interests
Housing studies; real estate economics; urban regeneration

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Kwok-Yu LAU
Dr Kwok-yu Lau is an Associate Professor of the Department of Public Policy, City University of Hong Kong. He previously taught at the University of Hong Kong. He joined this institution in 1985. The areas of his teaching and research are housing policy, housing management, social policy and administration. He is also an Honorary Fellow of The Hong Kong Institute of Housing and a registered social worker. Before starting his career in the university, Dr. Lau worked as a social worker in public housing estates, squatter areas and temporary housing areas. Dr LAU has extensive experience in public service. He served on various committees of the Hong Kong Housing Authority, and was a member of the working groups on public and private housing of the Kwai Tsing and Sham Shui Po District Councils. He was formerly a Member of the Housing Bureau’s Long Term Housing Strategy Review Steering Group and the Urban Renewal Authority’s Land, Rehousing and Compensation Committee. He has also been an advisor to a number of housing residents’ organisations. Dr LAU is currently a Member of the Supervisory Board of the Hong Kong Housing Society, a co-opted Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Housing’s Professional Practice Committee, a co-opted Member of the Urban Renewal Authority’s Review Committee and a Member of the Housing Authority and its Building Committee.

Research Interests
Housing policy, housing administration and housing management

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Xiaoling ZHANG
Xiaoling joined City University of Hong Kong in the winter of 2012. Prior academic roles have been at the University of Hong Kong, and Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Since 2005, She has been doing research on Housing and Urban studies and Environmental studies, particularly in micro-level management in real estate enterprises, competitiveness for real estate developers/home builders, their behavior/ actions in contributing to social responsibility/sustainable development, sustainable facilities management, public energy policy and renewable & sustainable energy use in built environment. Macro-level dynamics in urbanization, housing policy, urban land use planning, gentrification and urban redevelopment and the interactions between them.

Research Interests
Urban management; real estate management; sustainable urbanization

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Bart WISSINK
Bart long term Respace project studies enclave urbanism in five Asian city regions: Bangkok, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Mumbai, and Tokyo). His research framework draws on actor-network theory, the mobilities paradigm, and social network theory. Publications focus on: 1) Urban controversies and ‘right to the city’ (e.g. Geoforum, 2013, 47: 1-11) 2) Enclave urbanism and urban fragmentation (e.g. Urban Geography, 2012, 33: 167-182) 3) Social networks and the neighbourhood (e.g. Urban Studies, 2012, 49: 1527-1549) Bart recently started a new ESRC/RGC funded project on Alpha territoriality in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom (together with Ray Forrest, Rowland Atkinson, and Roger Burrows). He is co-organiser of upcoming international workshops on ‘Actor-Network-Theory and Urban Studies’ (together with Dominique Boulier, Sciences Po, Paris) and ‘Living in Enclave Cities: Towards an activity-based approach to urban segregation’ (together with Ronald van Kempen, Utrecht University and Tim Schwanen, Oxford University).

Research Interests
Urban political economy; urban politics; urban sociology; urban planning

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Miguel Martinez LOPEZ
Miguel Martínez has devoted a great part of his recent work to research on the squatters’ movement with, mainly, a European scope. His current research aims at discovering the historical, socio-spatial and political conditions that constrained the development of the diverse squatting scenes in the European cities. This entails, basically, to focus on systematic comparisons and on contextual aspects in interaction with the movements’ practices and discourses. One central issue is the way that the criminalisation of squatting has affected the movement and its responses to such a legal constraint. On the other hand, the relationship between the squatters’ movement and the housing question and policies remains as a core urban conflict because it is tightly linked to other social and political needs as expressed in the squatted social centres.

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Urban sociology; urban politics; urban planning

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Adrienne LA GRANGE
Adrienne La Grange is currently undertaking research into gated communities and neighbourhood studies in Hong Kong and Shanghai, and urban redevelopment and gentrification in Hong Kong and Korea.

Research Interests
Urban planning; housing policy

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Sin Yee KOH
Sin Yee is working with Bart Wissink and Ray Forrest on an ESRC/RGC funded project on alpha-territoriality and the super-rich in Hong Kong. She recently completed her PhD in Human Geography and Urban Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Prior to her PhD research, she has worked in architecture and urban development in Singapore. At the LSE, she founded Urban Vignettes, a collaborative visual-blog capturing how people experience and engage with city life.

Research Interests
Urbanisation and social change in Asian cities, migration, postcolonial geography

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Xiaoyi SUN
Xiaoyi recently completed her PhD in City University of Hong Kong. Now she is working on a research project of “Environmental Risks and Collective Action in Urban China,” funded by AXA Post Doctoral Fellowship. The research aims to explore state-society relations through locally unwanted land use controversies in Chinese cities. She is also interested in research topics of urban development and neighborhood governance.

Research Interests
Urban sociology, urban politics

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Shi XIAN
Shi is working with Ngai-ming Yip as a Post-doctoral Fellow. Before joining City University of Hong Kong in 2014, prior working experience includes the University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Institute of Education. Shi has been working on research topics including urban competitiveness and regional intercity cooperation, the “Green Shift” of China’s urban entrepreneurialism and revitalization of industrial buildings in Hong Kong.

Research Interests
Urban and regional governance; urban competitiveness and regional cooperation; globalization and China’s urban development; urban policy analysis and evaluation

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Yanto CHANDRA
Yanto Chandra (蔡振榮) is Assistant Professor at the Department of Public Policy (since January 2013) at the City University of Hong Kong (CityU). Prior to joining CityU, Chandra was Assistant Professor in the Marketing & Strategy Departments at the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands) and later at the University of Leeds (United Kingdom). He obtained his PhD from the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of New South Wales. Chandra’s research focuses on social innovation, social finance, entrepreneurial behavior, and public policy. In particular, he is interested in studying issues on poverty, housing, and environmental problems from a social innovation perspective.

Research Topic
Social innovation, social enterprise, impact investing, policy aspects of development

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Natasha HAZARIKA
Natasha is a PhD candidate at the department of Public Policy, and RGS PhD Fellow. She joined in on Sept. 2016. Her research focuses on urban sustainability and climate change policies. Prior to joining City University of Hong Kong, she worked as a research associate on different developmental projects in Thailand.

Research Topic
Urban sustainability theory, land use policies, climate change mitigation policies.

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Dinghuan YUAN
Dinghuan is a research student at the department of Public Policy. Her dissertation focuses the urban development projects in Mainland China from a transaction cost perspective.

Research Topic
urban development projects; transaction costs theory; land readjustment; institutional innovation

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Xin LI
Xin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the City University of Hong Kong, where she also serves as the associate director of the Master of Urban Design and Regional Planning program. Before joining CityU, Xin taught at Columbia University and MIT in the U.S. and the IUAV University of Venice in Italy. Her research interests are economic restructuring in rapidly deindustrializing regions, social and environmental problems accompanying fast urbanization, and land conflicts arising from rampant urban expansion. Her recent research focuses on the role of creative class in low-income communities.

Research Topic
Regional and urban planning; land policy; rural-urban migration; brownfields.

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Alice Yuet Wah AU-YEUNG
AU-YEUNG Alice worked in the Transport Department of HKSAR for over 30 years, responsible for transport operations, planning and management. She retired in 2013 with her last posting as Principal Transport Officer (Urban Regional Office). Alice is currently undertaking a research about non-franchised bus in Hong Kong.

Research Topic
Transport policy, Transport planning and management, Transport-related environmental control measures.

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Michelle Kai-yung MA
MA Michelle specializes in land-use and transportation planning. She serves on the Education & Training Committee of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. She was previously a transport planner in the consultants. Michelle studied for her Higher Diploma in the Hong Kong Polytechnic, and obtained her Master’s degree at the University of Leeds and her MBA at the University of Hong Kong.

Research Topic
Transport and logistics policy, Environmental impact studies

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Ray C.C. CHEUNG
Ray Chak-Chung Cheung received the B.Eng.(Hons) and M.Phil. degrees in computer engineering and computer science & engineering from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in 1999 and 2001 respectively, and the DIC and Ph.D. degree in computing from Imperial College London (IC) in 2007. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electronic Engineering at City University of Hong Kong, and with Digital Systems Lab. His current research interests include cryptographic hardware designs and design exploration of System-on-Chip (SoC) designs and embedded system designs. He is the treasurer of the IEEE Hong Kong Section Computer Chapter. He is the author of over 25 journal papers and over 40 conference papers.

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High-Performance & Customisable Biomedical and Bioinformatics Computing, Reconfigurable Trusted Computing, VLSI/FPGA Circuit Designs, Cryptography, System-on-Chip Architecture, Embedded System Designs

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Ka Yui Charles LEUNG
Charles Ka Yui Leung received his B.S.Sc. at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1991 and Ph.D. at University of Rochester in 1996. He has taught at the ChineseUniversity of Hong Kong (Department of Economics). He received the Fulbright Scholarship (Research) in year 2004-5 and has been a visiting scholar at FisherCenter for Real Estate and Urban Economics at Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley (2004-5); Hoover Institution, Stanford University (several times); Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2013 Fall); Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University (2015 Spring). Since 2012, Dr. Leung also serves as a research associate of the Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Dr. Leung is also a (non-resident) visiting research fellow of ISER, Osaka University (May 2015 ~ April 2016).

Research Topic
Real Estate, Urban Economics, Macroeconomics

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Yan LI
Yan LI got her master degree from London School of Economics and Political Science(LSE) and joined CityU in 2014. Her research focuses on the precarious geography of creative labour in China. Before joining CityU she has pursuit studies in Beijing, New York and London.

Research Topic
postcolonial geography, cultural city

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Hongze TAN
Tan is PhD Candidate in Public Policy in City University of Hong Kong, and holds a Bachelor and Master degree in Sociology from NanKai University (China). His dissertation focuses on the urban cycling mobility governance in Guangzhou and Hong Kong in the last three decades.

Research Topic
Urban Sociology; Urban Governance; Cycling Mobility Study; Environmental Governance;

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Xukun ZHANG
Xukun is a PhD candidate in urban studies. Her dissertation concentrates on low-income neighborhood from the perspective of urban informality and urban borderland. This research will particularly focus on Shenzhen.

Research Topic
Urban sociology; urbanization; urban redevelopment

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Yang FU
FU Yang is a research student at the department of Public Policy. His dissertation focuses green urbanism and sustainable urbanization in China’s eco-city projects. He examines the evolving concept of “environment” in China.

Research Topic
Green urbanism; sustainable urbanization; environmental policy

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Valentina CARRARO
Valentina Carraro is a PhD Student at the Department of Public Policy, and RGS PhD Fellow. Her research focuses on (digital) participatory mapping as a means to challenge dominant narratives about the city. Before starting her PhD, Valentina worked on urban design and research projects in Berlin, Shanghai, London and Jerusalem. She holds a Masters in Urban Studies (with distinction) from UCL, London, and a BA in Architecture from TU Berlin.

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Critical Cartography, urban representation, urban conflicts, postcolonialism, Feminist and Queer Theory.

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Zhonghua GU
She is a Ph.D. Candidate in urban studies. Her dissertation focuses on the mega-events in China, exploring the local state-society interrelations by using the case of Asian Games 2010 in Guangzhou. Prior to City U, she worked at Sun Hung Kai properties Co. for five years, conducting real estate market research and economic policy analysis.

Research Topic
mega-event, city branding, urban contention, Chinese urbanization

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Tuo DING
Ding graduated from Bartlett school of planning of UCL and joined City University of Hong Kong in 2014. He also had a 5-years urban design training and working experience in China Academy of Urban Planning & Design (CAUPD). His current research topic is about China's contaminated land (the Brownfield) remediation.

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brownfield remediation, environmental policy, urban design

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