Contact
General enquiry number :
(852) 3442 8929

Fax number :
(852) 3442 0413

Email address :
sa@cityu.edu.hk

Housing and Urban Studies


The Housing and Urban Studies Stream is professionally accredited by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) and the Hong Kong Institute of Housing (HKIH). The Stream aims to:

  1. develop the intellectual, analytical and communications competencies required for the effective performance of the functions of a housing manager in both the public and private sectors;
  2. promote critical and up-to-date understanding of contemporary issues in housing policy and management within an urbanized setting;
  3. examine and evaluate the role of the government and the forms of government intervention in housing that could enhance people’s total quality of life;
  4. equip students with a sound understanding of building services and management to enable them to contribute to the protection and promotion of Hong Kong’s housing stock and associated facilities, both as capital assets and as homes, as well as slow the deterioration of the city’s housing assets to contribute to its long term strategic goal of achieving sustainable development;
  5. equip students with a sound understanding of the diverse aspects of law that impacts on housing management; and
  6. teach students the range of business skills needed for effective housing management

Upon successful completion of HUSS, students should be able to:

  1. have developed the intellectual and analytical competence required for the effective performance of the functions of a housing manager in both the public and private housing sectors;
  2. demonstrate a good general understanding of the role of the government and the forms of government intervention in housing that could enhance people’s total quality of life;
  3. have explored and appraised alternative policy instruments and delivery systems through comparative analyses of housing policy and practice in Hong Kong and other selected countries; and
  4. define contemporary housing management, as well as view housing in a broader socio-political perspective, in order to better perform the dynamic and ever-evolving role of a modern housing manager.