Dr. YAU Yung (邱勇)



    Author IDs

    Willing to take PhD students: yes


    Dr. 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. He was a member of the College Board as well. Now, Dr. Yau is overseeing the Housing and Urban Studies Stream of the BSocSc (Public Policy and Politics) programme as the Associate Major Leader.

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    Membership of Professional Bodies

    Professional Memeber of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) since March 2011


    • Publons Top Peer Reviewer 2019
    • Emerald 2019 Literati Award (Outstanding Paper)
    • Emerald 2016 Literati Award (Highly Commended Paper)
    • Best Paper Award in the 1st Asian Social Sciences and Business Research Conference
    • American Society of Civil Engineers 2015 Outstanding Reviewer Awards (2014-2020)
    • Best Conference Paper Award in the Pacific Rim Real Estate Society Conference 2013
    • Li Ka Shing Prize 2007
    • Hong Kong Institute of Architects Annual Awards 2006 (Architectural Research)

    Research Interests/Areas

    • Anti-social Behaviour in Housing
    • Building Control
    • Building Illegality
    • Governance of Multi-owned Housing
    • Inclusive Cities
    • Sustainability in the Built Environment
    • Urban Renewal and Planning


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

    Services outside CityU

    • Member of the Appeal Tribunal Panel (Buildings)
    • Member of the Building Committee, Society of Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention
    • Member of the Working Group on Social Housing Operation and Services, Community Housing Movement, The Hong Kong Council of Social Service
    • Member of the Working Group on Private Premises and Urban Revitalisation, Sham Shui Po District Council

    Editor or Editorial Membership

    • Editorial Board Member of Journal of Urban Planning and Development
    • Editorial Board Member of Theoretical and Empirical Researches in Urban Management
    • Editorial Board Member of Journal of African Real Estate Research
    • Editorial Board Member of Journal of Construction Research
    • Editorial Board Member of Urban and Regional Planning
    • Editorial Board Member of Surveying and Built Environment
    • Editorial Board Member of Urbani izziv
    • Review Board Member of Smart and Sustainable Built Environment