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I joined the Hong Kong Polytechnic University as an Assistant Professor since July 2017 and I have been trained as an urban planner. My fields of research are urban planning, urban studies and urban and regional development, with a primary focus on the Greater China.

My research interests include two major areas. The first area is about age-friendly cities and communities. I am interested in researching older people’s living environment as well as their well-being and place attachment, using mixed methods research methodology. The other area touches upon urban and regional development from the political economic and state theoretical perspective. I investigate land development in China’s pilot zones and liveability of regional development in the Greater Bay Area.

I teach urban planning and development, project studio, research methods and China’s real estate development practices. Professionally, I have been serving expert panel for consultancies in the area of age-friendly environment and housing, as well as for United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) in the area of disaster risks assessment and statistics.


Planning and Development

Research Methods

Land and Real Estate Development

Sustainable and Healthy Cities

Research interests

Urban Studies

Urban and Regional Planning

Governance and the State Theories

Age-friendly Cities


Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University

Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Hong Kong


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