Dr. YAU Yung (邱勇)


Visiting address
Phone: +852 34428958

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Simon Yau had practiced building surveying in the Buildings Department and then worked as a Post-doctoral Fellow in the University of Hong Kong before joining City University of Hong Kong in August 2007. In 2012, he also went on academic exchange at the University of Adelaide and the University of Birmingham as a visiting fellow. His research interests include anti-social behaviour in housing, built heritage conservation, building illegality, housing economics, governance of multi-owned properties and urban regeneration. From September 2010 to December 2016, he oversaw the BSocSc (Policy Studies and Administration), BSocSc (Administration and Public Management) and MA (Housing Studies) programmes in the capacity of programme director successively. Besides, he was a member of the Departmental Executive Committee between August 2010 and to December 2016. Now, he is a member of the College Board.

Over the years, he won different awards including

  • Emerald 2016 Literati Award;
  • American Society of Civil Engineers 2015 Outstanding Reviewer Award;
  • American Society of Civil Engineers 2014 Outstanding Reviewer Award;
  • Best Conference Paper Award in the Pacific Rim Real Estate Society Conference 2013;
  • Li Ka Shing Prize 2007; and
  • Hong Kong Institute of Architects Annual Awards 2006 (Architectural Research).

For more details of Simon Yau's work, please refer to Google Scholar Citations or LinkedIn.

Research Interests/Areas

  • Anti-social Behaviour in Housing
  • Governance of Multi-owned Housing
  • Sustainability in the Built Environment
  • Unauthorized Building Works
  • Urban Renewal and Planning


  • Building and Development Control
  • Housing and Urban Economics
  • Housing Policy and Management
  • Research Methods
  • Sustainability in the Built Environment