Dr. Carmen C M Tsui, an architect and urban historian, is an assistant professor in the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the City University of Hong Kong. She obtained her Ph.D. in architecture at the University of California, Berkeley with a specialization in the history of architecture and urbanism. She is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Urban History and sits on the Advisory Committee for Barrier Free Access of the Building Department.
Dr. Tsui’s research focuses on housing history, built heritage conservation, and the history and theory of city planning in the 20th century. Her research projects have emanated from a fundamental concern with the way housing history is written in China and Hong Kong. These projects focus on, firstly, the origins of public housing; secondly, the contributions of nongovernmental organizations in welfare housing provisions; and lastly, the history of private-sector housing and the culture of homeownership.
Housing history, buit heritage conservation, history and theory of city planning in twentieth-century China.