Chinmoy Sarkar1*, Chris Webster1, Matthew Pryor1, Dorothy Tang1, Scott Melbourne1, Zhang Xiaohu1, Liu Jianzheng1. Exploring associations between urban green, street design and walking: Results from the Greater London boroughs. Under review.

Yang Xiao, Webster C and Li Zhigang, Estimating the value of urban green space in a densely populated context: an empirical study in Shanghai. Under review


Sarkar C, Webster C, Gallacher J, (2015) UK Biobank Urban Morphometric Platform (UKBUMP) – A nationwide resource for evidence-based healthy city planning and public health interventions. Annals of GIS (DOI: 10.1080/19475683.2015.1027791).

Webster C, Sarkar S, Melbourne S, Pryor M, Tang D, Kaffay N, Green equals healthy? Towards an evidence base for high density healthy city research. Landscape Architecture Frontiers, 3(1) pp 8-24.

Sarkar, Chinmoy, Chris Webster, and John Gallacher. 2015. “UK Biobank Urban Morphometric Platform (UKBUMP)–a nationwide resource for evidence-based healthy city planning and public health interventions.”  Annals of GIS (ahead-of-print):1-14. DOI:10.1080/19475683.2015.1027791.

Webster, Chris, Chinmoy Sarkar, Scott Jennings Melbourne, Dorothy Tang, Pryor Matthew, and Kafafy Nezar. 2015. “Green equals Healthy? Towards an evidence base for high density Healthy City research.”  Landscape Architecture Frontiers 3 (1):8-23.

1996 –Present : Hui, S C M., Cheung K P. Web page on Building Energy Efficiency Research (BEER) , linked by many related international web sites.

J Briz, K P Cheung, et al., Chapter 18, “CHALLENGES TO IMPROVE GREEN URBAN ENVIRONMENT BY URBAN AGRICULTURE: THE CASES OF HUNG KONG AND MADRID”. pp. 311-330, in Book named “GREEN CITIES IN THE WORLD”. 2nd Edition, 2015. World Green Infrastructure Network & Editorial Agricola Española S.A., Caballero de Gracia 24. Madrid 28013 Spain. ISBN: 978-84-92928-40-8 (Digital). ISBN: 978-84-92928-39-2 (Paperback)

Lu, W.S., Peng, Y. Webster, C. and Zuo, J. (2015). Stakeholders’ willingness to pay for enhanced construction waste management: a Hong Kong study. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, Forthcoming.

Yang X and Li Y. The impact of building density and building height heterogeneity on average urban albedo and street surface temperature. Accepted for publication in Building and Environment, March 2015

Shang W and Li Y (2015). Suitability of Acrylic and Copper Globe Thermometers for Diurnal Outdoor Settings. Building and Environment, 89:279-294.

Hang J, Li Y, W.H. Ching, J Wei, R Jin, L Liu, X Xie (2015). Potential airborne transmission between two isolation cubicles through a shared anteroom. Building and Environment, 89:264-278.

Li Y, Tang J, Noakes C, Hodgson MJ (2015). Engineering control of respiratory infection and low energy design of healthcare facilities. Science and Technology for the Built Environment, 21:25-34.

Pan, W. and Ning, Y. (2015) A Socio-technical Framework of Zero Carbon Building Policies. Building Research and Information, 43(1), 94-110.

Pan, W. and Ning, Y. (2015) The Dialectics of Sustainable Building. Habitat International, 48 (August), 55-64.

Heffernan, E., Pan, W., Liang, X. and de Wilde, P. (2015) Zero carbon homes: Perceptions from the UK construction industry. Energy Policy, 79 (April), 23-36.

Pan, W. and Li, K. (2015) A Cluster Analysis of ‘Zero Carbon Buildings’. Zero Carbon Building Journal, 1(3), 6-15.

Wajishani Gamage, S. S. Y. L. (2015). Indoor environment quality in differently ventilated workplaces in tropical monsoon climates. International Conference on Sustainable Design, Engineering and Construction.

XUE, F. & LAU, S. S. Y. (2015). Towards Health and Liveability: An Empirical Study of Post-Garden City Legacy in London. Landscape Research (Under Peer Review).

XUE, F. & LAU, S. S. Y. (2015). Healing Space Research in the post-Garden City Era: London Revelation for Health, Well-being and Liveability. Proceedings of the 52nd International Making Cities Liveable Conference on Achieving Green, Healthy Cities in Bristol, UK.

White J, Greene G, Dunstan F, Rodgers S, Lyons RA, Humphreys I, Webster C, Palmer S, Weightman A, Elliot E, Phillips C, Fone D, (2014) Communities First, mental health and social cohesion (ComFi): protocol for a natural experiment to evaluate the impact of area-wide regeneration on mental health and social cohesion, BMJ Open, Accepted September 2014.

Sarkar, Chinmoy, Chris Webster, and John Gallacher. 2014. Healthy Cities: Public Health through Urban Planning. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Gou Z. & Lau S.S.Y. (2014) Contextualizing green building rating systems: case study of Hong Kong.  Habitat International. 44: 282-289

K P Cheung, et. al. [ Invited presentation ] Innovative Urban Roof Greenhouses enriched with carbon dioxide breathed out by human beings創新的城市屋頂溫室 : 使用人類所產生的二氧化碳大增植物產量和綠化功率 . Qingdao International Ecocity and Green Roof Conference, International Rooftop Landscaping Association & China Green Building Council. 19-22 Oct, 2014, Quingdao, China, 2014中国青岛世界生态城市与屋顶绿化大会.

K P Cheung, et al, Exhibition of 2 Green projects in Chinachem Sustainable Development Conference on 10 Oct 2014, Nina Hotel, Tsuen, Wan, HKSAR :-

  • Innovative Urban Roof Greenhouses enriched with carbon dioxide breathed out by human beings (創新的城市屋頂溫室 : 使用人類所產生的二氧化碳大增植物產量和綠化功率

K P Cheung, Hong Kong Special Administration Region, China : Going for Extensive Underground Development in coming decades. “香港特別行政區:未來幾十年將廣泛開發地下空間”.第四次国际地下空间学术大会(IACUS2014). 中国岩石力学与工程学会地下空间分会.Nanjing, China. May 14-15, 2014. 地下空間與工程學. Article submitted to Chinese Journal of Underground Space and Engineering. 10(2), 2014. ISSN : 1673–0836. ;

Cheung, K.P. Priorities on Design & Construction on Safety for Nuclear Power Stations. HKU-Cambridge Symposium on Challenges & Priorities for Trust-Based Cross-border Nuclear Safety Emergency Governance. June 12, 2014. The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Huang, J.; Cedeño-Laurent, JG.; Spengler, JD. (2014) CityComfort+: A Simulation-Based Method for Predicting Mean Radiant Temperature in Dense Urban Areas, Building and Environment, 2014, v. 80, p.84-95

Lai, D.; Zhou, C.; Huang, J.; Jiang, Y., Long, Z.; Chen, Q. (2014) Outdoor Space Quality: A Field Study in an Urban Residential Community in Central China. Energy and Buildings, 2014, v. 68 n. Part B p. 713-720

Huang, J.; Zhuo, Y.; Xu, L.; Zhou, C. (2014) Thermal Comfort and Outdoor Activities in China’s Residential Communities: The Wuhan Experiment, Proceedings of the 2014 Indoor Air Conference, Hong Kong SAR

Hang J, Li Y and Jin R (2014) The influence of human walking on the flow and airborne transmission in a six-bed isolation room: tracer gas simulation. Building and Environment, 77:119-134.

Tang JW, Gao CX, Cowling BJ, Koh GC, Chu D, …, Y Li (2014) Absence of detectable influenza RNA transmitted via aerosol during various human respiratory activities – experiments from Singapore and Hong Kong. PLoS ONE 9(9): e107338. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0107338

Lin M, Hang J, Li Y,m Luo Z and Sandberg M (2014). Quantitative ventilation assessments of idealized urban canopy layers with various urban layouts and the same building packing density. Building and Environment, 79:152-167.

Pan, W. and Ning, Y. (2014) Dialectics of Sustainable Building: Evidence from Empirical Studies 1987-2013. Building and Environment, 82 (December), 666-674.

Pan, W. (2014) System Boundaries of Zero Carbon Buildings. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 37, 424-434.

Zhang, S., Pan, W. and Kumaraswamy, M. (2014) A multi-criteria decision framework for the selection of low carbon building measures for office buildings in Hong Kong. International Journal of Energy Sector Management, 8(4), 456-476.

Pan, W. (2014) Delivering Buildings and Infrastructure towards Zero Carbon. ICE Journal Infrastructure Asset Management, 1(3), 60-65.

Pan, W. and Ning, Y. (2014) Delivering Zero Carbon Buildings: The Status Quo and Way Forward. Zero Carbon Building Journal, 1(1), 7-14.

Heffernan, E., Heffernan, T. and Pan, W. (2014) The Relationship between the Quality of Active Frontages and Public Perceptions of Public Spaces. Urban Design International, 19(1), 92-102.

Jones Phil, et al (2014) United Kingdom (chapter),  SMART ENERGY REGIONS, COST Action TU1104 published by Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, 267-279

Jones, P. J. 2014. Energy retrofitting of existing housing at community scale: UK experienceECGB (Eco-City and Green Building) , pp. 28-35.

Jones, P., Lannon, S. C. and Li, X. 2014. Development of a building energy ‘sensitivity’ tool to inform early-stage design decisions and its application in China. In: Li, A., Zhu, Y. and Li, Y. eds. Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning: Volume 1: Indoor and Outdoor Environment, Vol. 1.Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, Vol. 271.  Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 3-11.

Li, X., Jones, P. and Lannon, S. C. 2014. Optimization selection of energy-efficient design strategies through thermal simulationUrban Flux 38, pp. 136-140.

Coma Bassas, E. et al. 2014. ‘Buildings as Power Stations’: an energy simulation tool for housing. Presented at: 9th Energy Forum. Advanced Building Skins, Bressanone, Italy, 28 – 29 October 2014.Advanced Building Skins. Energy Forum, Vol. 9. Munich: Economic Forum, pp. 823-836.

Jones, P. J. and Sun, L. 2013. Sustainable peri-urban residential settlement development in China: evaluation of three cases in Tianjin. International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning, 8(4)

Hao QIN, Stephen S. Y. Lau, 2014. Influence of re-entrant typology in wind-induced natural ventilation and pollutant dispersion based on coupled CFD simulation. Indoor Air 2014, Hong Kong

XUE, F. & LAU, S. S. Y. (2014). Healing Space Research in High-density Built Environment: a Salutogenic Approach for Health Promotion. Proceedings of 11th International Symposium on Environment-Behaviour Research EBRA2014. Guangzhou, China: South China University of Technology Press.

Ye Y, Wei Z and Yang H, (2014) Urban Planning Response to Big Data Development. Planners (in Chinese) Vol 30 no. 8. Pp 5-11


Webster C, (2013) Refutation and the scientific knowledge-base of urban planning practice. Urban Planning Forum (in Chinese) Vol 3 (Issue 208). Shortlisted for UPF paper of the year (2013)- awarded third position.

Sarkar C, Gallacher J  and Webster C. (2013) Urban built environment configuration and psychological distress in older men: Results from the Caerphilly study. BMC Public Health, July 2013 13:695, DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-695.

Sarkar C, Gallacher J and Webster C. (2013) Built environment configuration and body mass index trends in older adults: The Caerphilly Prospective Study (CaPS). Health and Place 19 January, 33-44.

Wu F, Zhang FZ and Webster CJ (2013) Informality and the development and demolition of urban villages in the Chinese peri-urban area. Urban Studies August vol. 50 no. 10 pp 1919-1934. DOI 10.1177/0042098012466600.

Yang F, Qian F. & Lau S.S.Y. (2013) Urban form and density as indicators for summertime outdoor ventilation potential: A case study on high-rise housing in Shanghai. Building and Environment, 70: 122-137

Lau S.S.Y., Lin P., & Qin H. (2013) Future sustainable city series – Analysis of Hong Kong “Sustainable Building Design Guideline”, Architectural Journal (Top Chinese Journal), 7: 65-69

Gou Z. & Lau S.S.Y. (2013). Post-occupancy evaluation of thermal comfort for green buildings. Facilities. 31 (7/8): 357-371

Gou Z., Prasad D., Lau S.S.Y. (2013). Are green buildings more satisfactory and comfortable? Habitat International, 39: 156-161

Sarkar C, J. Gallacher and C. Webster (2013) Urban built environment configuration and psychological distress in older men: Results from the Caerphilly study. BMC Public Health, 13:695, DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-695.

Sarkar C, J. Gallacher and C. Webster (2013) Built environment configuration and body mass index trends in older adults: The Caerphilly Prospective Study (CaPS). Health and Place, 19 (1), 33-44.

CHEUNG, K. P. Heliodon Web page, March 2013.

Cheung, K.P. Discussion of aerial water diffuser systems operated by helicopters for fighting bushfires and forest fires. Poster paper presentation. AFAC & Bushfire CRC 2013 Conference of 2-5 Sept, 2013, Melbourne, Australia, , hosted by Australian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council, Melbourne, Australia ;

M. Shinozuka, K. P. Cheung, T. Nifuku. Intelligent damage mitigation for BWR nuclear reactors. In Proceedings of ICOSSAR2013, 11th International Conference on Structural Safety & Reliability, June 16-20, 2013. Columbia University, New York, NY, USA. . Wed, June, 19, session, Session 08: Health Monitoring II, Paper HM08.

Lu, W.S. (2013). Beyond the inert and non-inert dichotomy: towards ‘building a zero waste Hong Kong’. Building Journal, 13, 46-49,

Lu, W.S. (2013). Construction waste – Hong Kong Style. Waste Management World,

Lu, W.S. and Yuan, H.P. (2013). Offsite construction waste management: lessons from Hong Kong. Science for Environment Policy, European Commission (EU),

Lu, W.S. (2013).Enhancing housing production in Hong Kong through BIMatizing offshore prefabrication. Building Journal, 4, 12-15,

Lu, W.S. (2013). Construction Waste Management in Hong Kong: Ten years, no change? Building Journal, 5, 72-76,

Lu, W.S. and Yuan, H.P. (2013). Investigating waste reduction potential in the upstream processes of offshore prefabrication construction. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews. 28, 804-810.

Lu, W.S. and Tam, W. Y. V. (2013). Construction waste management policies and their effectiveness in Hong Kong: A longitudinal review. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 23, 214-223.

Yuan, H.P., Lu, W.S., and Hao, J.L. (2013). The evolution of construction waste sorting on-site. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 20, 483-490.

Huang, J. (2013) Micro-climate, Marco Effects: The Assessment and Management of Thermal Comfort in Dense Cities, Proceedings of The 7th International Association for China Planning (IACP) Conference, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, 2013/6

Yang X and Li Y (2013) Development of a three-dimensional urban energy model for predicting and understanding surface temperature distribution. Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 149:303-321.

Li Y (2013) Guideline for infection control: natural ventilation use. ASHRAE Journal, May: 78-82.

Gong J and Li Y (2013) Smoke flow bifurcation due to opposing buoyancy in two horizontally connected compartments. Fire Safety Journal, 59, 62-75.

Garmston, H. and Pan, W. (2013) Non-compliance with building energy regulations: The profile, issues, and implications on practice and policy in England and Wales. Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, 1(4), 340-351.

Jones, P. et al. 2013. Intensive building energy simulation at early design stage. Presented at: Building Simulation 2013 (BS2013): 13th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, Chambéry, France, 25-28 August 2013.Proceedings of BS2013: 3th Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association. International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA), pp. 862-869.

Jones, P. J. 2013. Low carbon sustainable urban-scale masterplanning. In: Yao, R. ed. Design and Management of Sustainable Built Environments.  London:  Springer, pp. 31-52.

Jones, P. J., Lannon, S. C. and Patterson, J. L. 2013. Retrofitting existing housing: how far, how much?. Building Research and Information 41(5), pp. 532-550. (10.1080/09613218.2013.807064)

Jones P, A Regional Approach to a Low Carbon Built Environment, PLEA  September 2013.

Jones, P, Modelling for Low Carbon Sustainable Urban Scale Master-planning, Chapter 3, Design and Management of Sustainable Built Environments, p31-53, Springer (2013).

LAU, Stephen Siuyu, LIN, Pingying, QIN, Hao. (2013).Discussion and Application Analysis of Hong Kong Sustainable Building Design Guidelines. Architectural Journal (7):65-69 (in Chinese)

Lau, S. S. Y., Zhang, Z., Lin, P., Qin, H., Ng, S., & Chan, Z. (2013). Double Cove (Phase 1, Tower 1-4) at Lok Wo Sha, Hong Kong China Green Building 2013. China Architecture & Building Press: 477-485 (in Chinese)

Lau, Stephen Siuyu, Lin, Pingying, Qin,Hao, (2013). Discussion and application analysis of Hong Kong Sustainable Building Design Guidelines, Architectural Journal (7), 65-69

Lau, S. S. Y., Zhang, Z., Lin, P., Qin, H., Ng, S., & Chan, Z.  (2013). Double Cove (Phase 1, Tower 1-4) at Lok Wo Sha, Hong Kong, China Green Building 2013,  477-485

Wang Xu. Philosophical Analysis of the Dilemma of Low-carbon city construction in China. International Conference on Urban Transport and Environment (in Istanbul ), 2013(06). (invited to give a presentation in the conference in English)

Wang Xu. Operational Analysis of Urban Intelligent Transportation System and Strategies for Future Development. International Conference on Urban Transport and Environment (in Istanbul ), 2013(06). (invited to give a presentation in the conference in English)

Wang Xu. Review of Urban Land Intensive Use . Chinese Ecological Annual National Planning Conference .2013(06)

XUE, F., & LAU, S. Y. (2013a). Liveable Landscape in High-rise and High-density Built Environment for Health Promotion in Singapore. Proceedings of SB13 Singapore: “Realising Sustainability in the Tropics”, Singapore.

XUE, F., & LAU, S. Y. (2013b). The Policy and Practice of Singapore Green Urbanism. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Green and Energy-Efficient Building & New Technologies and Products Expo, Beijing, China.
Ye Y and van Nes A (2013) Measuring Urban Maturation Processes in Dutch and Chinese New Towns: Combining Street Network Configuration with Building Density and Degree of Land Use Diversification through GIS. Journal of Space Syntax August vol. 4 no. 1 pp 18-37.


Fone D, Dunstan F, White J, Webster C, Rogers S, Lee S, Shiode N, Orfords S, Weightman A, Brennan I, Svarajasingham V, Morgan J, Lyons R. (2012) Change in alcohol outlet density and alcohol-related harm to population health, BMC Public Health 12/428.

Lau S.S.Y. & Yang F. (2012) Potable water saving in high-density housing. Journal of Facilities Management, 10(3): 226-240

Gou Z., Lau S.S.Y. & Zhang, Z. (2012) A comparison of indoor environmental satisfaction between two green buildings and a conventional building in China. Journal of Green Buildings, 7(2): 89-104

Lau S.S.Y. (2012) Habitat engineering and design: a challenge for tall, very tall, and the super tall. Journal of Asian Urbanism, 6: 7

Lau S.S.Y., Lin P., & Qin H. (2012) A Preliminary study on environmental performance of pocket parks in high-rise and high-density urban context in Hong Kong. International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies. 7(3): 215-225

Gou Z., Lau S.S.Y. & Chen F.N. (2012) Subjective and objective evaluation of thermal environment in a three-star green office building in China. Indoor and Built Environment, 21(3): 412-422

K P Cheung, S L Chung, M F Leung, P Chu. A discussion on some assemblies of Fresnel lens and quartz lamps in simulating quasi-parallel light for testing building models in heliodon studies. International Journal on Architectural Science. Volume 9, Number 1, p.18-35, 2012 .The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. [ISSN 1562-7810, LCCN : 2001242208, OCLC # : ocn7568241120] &

Lu, W.S. and Yuan, H.P. (2012). Off-site sorting of construction waste: what can we learn from Hong Kong? Resources, Conservation & Recycling, 69, 100– 108.

Fan, S.C., Wong, Y. W., Shen, L.Y., Lu, W.S., Wang, T. , Yu, A. , and Shen, Q.P. (2012). The effectiveness of DustBubbles on dust control in the process of concrete drilling. Safety Science, 50, 1284–1289.

Huang, J.; Jose, C.; Spengler, J.; Reinhart, C. (2012) A GIS-Based Assessment Method for Mean Radiant Temperature in Dense Urban Areas. Proceedings of SimBuild 2012 Conference, IBPSA-USA, Madison, Wisconsin. SB12_TS04b_2_Huang.pdf

Huang, J., Cedeño-Laurent, JG. (2012) Urban Form and Microclimate: A Rapid Assessment Method for Pedestrian Thermal Comfort. Climate Adaptation Futures: Second International Climate Change Adaptation Conference, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 2012/5

Huang, J.; Qiu, Y. 2012. Sustaining Public Housing: Case Study of Boston’s Castle Square Apartments, Urban Flux, Issue 3, June 2012, p.47-49

Zhang L and Li Y (2012) Dispersion of coughed droplets in a fully-occupied high-speed rail cabin. Building and Environment, 47, 58-66.

Yang X, Li Y and Yang L (2012) Predicting and understanding temporal 3D exterior surface temperature distribution in an ideal courtyard. Building and Environment, 57, 38-48.

Hang J and Li Y (2012) Macroscopic simulations of turbulent flows through high-rise building arrays using a porous turbulence model.  Building and Environment, 49, 41-52

Hang J, Li Y, Riccardo Buccolieri R, Sandberg M, Di Sabatino S (2012) On the contribution of mean flow and turbulence to city breathability: The case of long streets with tall buildings. Science of the Total Environment. 416, 362–373.

Hang J, Li Y, Sandberg M, Buccolieri R and Disabatino S (2012) The influence of building height variability on pollutant dispersion and pedestrian ventilation in idealized high-rise urban areas. Building and Environment, 56, 346-360

Gao X, Li Y, Xu P and Cowling BJ (2012) Evaluation of intervention strategies in schools including ventilation for influenza transmission control. Building Simulation, 5(1), 29, 37.

Pan, W. and Garmston, H. (2012) Compliance with Building Energy Regulations for New-Build Dwellings. Energy, 48(1), 11-22.

Pan, W., Dainty, A.R.J. and Gibb, A.G.F. (2012) Establishing and Weighting Decision Criteria for Building System Selection in Housing Construction. ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 138(11), 1239-1250.

Pan, W. and Garmston, H. (2012) Building Regulations in Energy Efficiency: Compliance in England and Wales. Energy Policy, 45(6), 594-605.

Pan, W., Gibb, A.G.F. and Dainty, A.R.J. (2012) Strategies for Integrating the Use of Offsite Production Technologies in Housebuilding. ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 138(11), 1331-1340.

Pan, W. and Goodier, C. (2012) House-Building Business Models and Off-Site Construction Take-Up. ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering, 18(2), 84-93.

Goodier, C. and Pan, W. (2012) Future Trends in UK Housebuilding, Proceedings of the ICE – Municipal Engineer, 165(ME2), 65-67.

Jones P, From Low Energy to Zero Carbon, Chapter 15, The Sage Handbook of Housing, (2012).

Phil Jones, Chapter 39 Thermal environment, Metric Handbook, (2012)

Li, C., Sun, L. and Jones, P. J. NaN. Liveability of high-rise housing estates: a resident-centered high-rise residential environment evaluation in Tianjin, China. Presented at: 48th ISOCARP Congress 2012, Perm, Russia, 10-13 September 2012.

Chenguang Li, Lu Sun and Phillip J. Jones, “Liveability of high-rise housing estates: a resident-centred high-rise residential environment evaluation in Tianjin, China”, the 48th ISOCARP Congress 2012, Perm, Russia, 2012.

LAU, Stephen Siuyu, LIN, Pingying, QIN, Hao. (2012). A preliminary study on environmental performances of pocket parks in high-rise and high-density urban context in Hong Kong. International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies 2012; doi: 10.1093/ijlct/cts033

QIN, H. SOLOMON, J.D., LIN, P.Y. 2012. Natural ventilation performance of high-rise residential houses in Hong Kong. The 8th International Conference on Urban Climates (ICUC8), Dublin.

Lau, Stephen Siuyu, Lin, Pingying, Qin, Hao. (2012). A preliminary study on environmental performances of pocket parks in high-rise and high-density urban context in Hong Kong. International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies, 7, 215-225

Wang Xu, Wan Yanhua. The return of Humanism: Analysis on the Evolution of Western Urban Public Space [J].Urban Development studies,2012(08). (Chinese core periodicals, source of CSSCI)

Wang Xu. Research on the Evolution of Public Housing Policy in United States. The Sixth Annual Conference of International Association for China Planning, 2012(06). (invited to give a presentation in the conference in English, and this paper is EI indexed)

Wang Xu. Spatial development of monocentric cities and spatial reconstruction in new era. The 5th International Academic Conference on Urban and Landscape Architecture: “U+L New Thinking” .2012(10)


Lau S.S.Y., Yang F., Tai J., Wu X. and Wang J (2011). The study of summer-time heat island, built form and fabric in a densely built urban environment-compact Chinese cities: Hong Kong, Guangzhou, International Journal of Sustainable Development, 14(1/2): 30-48

Lau S.S.Y. and Yang F (2011). Factor Urban Canopy Shading into Outdoor Thermal Environmental Assessment, Journal of Habitat Engineering, 2(2): 87-94

Yang F., Lau S.S.Y. & Qian F. (2011) Urban design to lower summer-time outdoor temperatures: an empirical study on high-rise housing in Shanghai. Building and Environment, 46(3): 769-785.

Lau S.S.Y. (2011) The dogma of Hong Kong urbanism, designing for overcrowding, a visual anthology of Mongkok. Journal of Asian Urbanism, 4: 20-23

CHEUNG, K. P. “A discussion on the design principles of a patented portable direct sunlight light-duty universal heliodon mounted on a camera tripod”. International Journal on Architectural Science. Department of Building Services Engineering. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Volume 8, Number 4, p.98-113, 2011 [ISSN 1562-7810, LCCN : 2001242208, OCLC # : ocn7568241120 ] &

Lu, W.S. and Yuan, H.P. (2011). A Framework for Understanding Waste Management Studies in Construction. Waste Management, 31, 1252-1260.

Lu, W.S., Yuan, H.P., Li, J.R., Hao, J.L., Mi, X.M., and Ding, Z.K (2011). An empirical investigation of construction and demolition waste generation rates in Shenzhen city, South China. Waste Management,31, 680-687.

Yuan, H.P., Shen, L.Y., Hao, J.L. and Lu, W.S. (2011). A model for cost-benefit analysis of construction and demolition waste management throughout the waste chain. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 55 (2011) 604–612.

Pan, W. and Cooper, M. (2011) Decision criteria for selecting air source heat pump technology for UK low carbon housing. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, 23(6), 623-637.

Jones, P. Low Carbon Sustainable Urban Scale Master Planning, WREC-Asia & SuDBE Chongqing, China 28-31 October 2011.

QIN, H. 2011. Investigate the role of gray space on ground floor under lifted tall buildings as a wind corridor which may improve the pedestrian level ventilation in high-rise high-density environment of Hong Kong. Croucher Advanced Study Institute 2011-2012, Urban Climatology on Tropical and Sub-Tropical Regions. Hong Kong.

Fung, Ada, Lau, Stephen, Lin P.Y. (2011). Green and People-oriented Design Approach for a Hyper Density Sustainable Community: Redevelopment of Upper Ngau Tau Kok Estate Phases 2 & 3 in Hong Kong. Eco-City and Green Building, Summer, 20-27

Zhang, Z.D., Lau, Stephen S.Y., Lin P. Y. (2011). Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. China Green Building 2011, 164-172

Wang Xu. Strategic research of urbanization in the suburb area of megalopolis based on game playing. The 4th International Conference on Urban Development in the 21st Century, 2011(10)

XUE, F., CHEN, L., & HAN, T. (2011). The construction of the landscape system of Constructed Wetland Park——Case study of National Tourism Leisure Resort of Lintong, Xi’an. Landscape Architecture China, 06(20), 26-31.


Yang F., Lau S.S.Y. & Qian F. (2010) Summertime heat island intensities in three high-rise housing quarters in inner-city Shanghai China: building layout, density and greenery. Building and Environment, 45(1): 115-134.

Pan, W. (2010) Relationships between air-tightness and its influencing factors of UK post-2006 new-build dwellings. Building and Environment, 45(11), 2387-99.

Pan, W. (2010) Strategies for Managing Innovation in UK Housebuilding. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 17(1), 78-88.


Lau S.S.Y. & Yang F. (2009) Introducing healing gardens into a compact university campus: design natural space to create healthy and sustainable campuses. Landscape Research, 34, 55-81.

Lau S.S.Y., Gou Z. & Zhang Z. (2009) Summary of green building development in Hong Kong. Architectural Journal (Top Chinese Journal), 11, 71-74

Lau S.S.Y., Gou Z. & Baharuddin. (2009) Greenhouse Gases Emission Auditing in Buildings. Energy of China, 6: 30-33.

Cheung, K. P., etal. Exhibition in Convocation Room in HKU in Oct 2009 on Research Project named “香江永綠‧百善永續” – Pearl for the World : A Holistic Sustainable Scheme on Marine-land Parks and Green links for HKSAR, , which is a research project of HKU-ICEE, The Initiative on Clean Energy and Environment,

Lu, W.S. and Yuan, H.P. (2010), Exploring critical success factors for waste management in construction projects of China. Resources, Conservation & Recycling, 55, 201-208.

Hendrik Rosenthall, Phil Jones, Simon Lannon, Carbon Impact of Megacities – A Case Study of Hanoi in 2110, World Architecture (2010)

Mohd. F. Shahidan, Mustafa K.M. Shariff,  Phillip Jones, Elias Salleh and Ahmad M. Abdullah, A comparison of Mesua ferrea L. and Hura crepitans L. for shade creation and radiation modification in improving thermal comfort , Landscape and Urban Planning,  pp14, (2010)

Phil Jones, Sustainability and the low carbon agenda: Buildings to Cities, Eco-city and Green Building (2010).


Wang, J.Y., Yuan, H.P., Kang, X.P. and Lu, W.S. (2009). Critical success factors for on-site sorting of construction waste: a China study. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 54(11), 931-936.

Phil Jones, Low Carbon Urban Scale Built Environment (L-CUBE), keynote paper, Energy Optimisation Modelling for Urban Scale Master Planning, 44th ISOCARP Conference 2009.

QIN, H., CHEN, F., LIN, P.Y. & LI, S. T. 2009. Architectural design proposals selection based on fuzzy analytic hierarchy process. Proceedings of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2009. 2266-2270.


Giridharan R., Lau S.S.Y., Ganesan S. & Givoni B. (2008) Lowering the outdoor temperature in high-rise high-density residential developments of coastal Hong Kong: The vegetation influence. Building and Environment, 43(10): 1583-1595

Sumathi, V. R., Usha Natesan, and Chinmoy Sarkar (2008) GIS-based approach for optimized siting of municipal solid waste landfill.  Waste Management 28 (11), 2146-2160. doi:

Pan, W., Gibb, A.G.F. and Dainty, A.R.J. (2008) Leading UK housebuilders’ utilization of offsite construction methods. Building Research & Information, 36(1), 56-67.


Giridharan R., Lau S.S.Y., Ganesan S. & Givoni B. (2007) Urban design factors influencing heat island intensity in high-rise high-density environments of Hong Kong. Building and Environment, 42(10): 3669-3684

Lau S.S.Y. (2007) Is our city livable and healthy in the post – SARS era? Re-designing healthy cities – a lesson from Hong Kong. Journal of Architectural / Planning Research and Studies, 4(2): 205-220

Cheung, K. P., Luk, C. L. P., Wong, S. T., Chung, S. L., Fung, K. S., Leung, M. F. SUSTAINABLE  RESIDENTIAL BUILDING DESIGN – THE SUSTAINABLE BIREATH APPROACH: Building Integrated Renewable Energies and sources, and optimal AIR quality Total Harvest APPROACH. Sustainable Building Conference 2007, The University of Hong Kong and  iiSBE. 4-5 December 2007, Hong Kong, China.  ;


Sarkar, Chinmoy, and S. A. Abbasi (2006) QUALIDEX–a new software for generating water quality indice.  Environmental monitoring and assessment 119 (1-3), 201-231.

Sarkar, C. & Abbasi, S. A. (2006) Enhancing the accuracy of forecasting the impacts of accidents in chemical process industry by the application of cellular automata technique. Process Safety and Environmental Protection, Trans IChemE, 84 (B4), pp. 1-16.

Sarkar, Chinmoy, and S. A. Abbasi (2006) Cellular automata-based forecasting of the impact of accidental fire and toxic dispersion in process industries. Journal of Hazardous Materials 137 (1), 8-30. doi:


Giridharan R., Lau S.S.Y. & Ganesan S. (2005) Nocturnal heat island effect in urban residential developments of Hong Kong. Energy and Buildings, 37 (9): 964-971.

Lau S.S.Y., Giridharan R. & Ganesan S (2005) Multiple and intensive land use: case studies in Hong Kong. Habitat International, 29(3): 527-546.

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Huang, J. 2004. Study on the Residential Mode of the Marginal People. Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium of Environmental-Behavior Studies, Tianjin, China.


Cheung, K. P., Cheung, L.S.H,  Chow, T.T., Lo, M.W., Fung, K. S. Proposed modular demountable isolation suites for protecting patients and health care workers against Infectious diseases in hospitals. HEALTHY BUILDINGS 2003 – 7th International Conference. International society of indoor air quality and climate. National University of Singapore. 7-11 Dec. 2003.