UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE
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HEALTHY HIGH DENSITY CITIES LAB (HealthyHDCities)

HealthyHDCities brings together researchers from the Faculty of Architecture and Faculty of Medicine and conducts research on the underlying links between built environment and public health; built environment epidemiology; big data, urban mobility and healthy transport; building climatology and smart health profiling of indoor environments; landscape urbanism and health; and healthy construction practices. It emphasizes innovative technology and big data, for example being the first in the world to develop the spatial technology for conducting large-scale gene-built-social-environment studies of urban health at a national scale (in collaboration with the UKBiobank); using serious video gaming and smart construction object modeling for health and safety planning and training on construction sites; developing new algorithms for optimizing walking and landscaping in urban design; and lab experiments of landscape-health effects. HealthyHDCities is at the centre of a new healthy cities international consortium that includes HKU, Oxford University, Cambridge University, Lund University, Melbourne University and Queen’s University Belfast.

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