UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE
Guibo Sun
Date:
25-Nov-2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue:
To be held virtually via Zoom
Title:
Natural Experiments in Built Environment and Health Studies
Speaker(s):
Dr. Guibo Sun
Assistant Professor
Department of Urban Planning and Design
The University of Hong Kong

Please note that this Research Seminar will be held virtually via Zoom at the normal time [25 November, 2020 (Wednesday), 13:00 p.m.]

Please be ready 5 minutes prior to the scheduled time.

Abstract:

There are documented studies on health impacts of built environment. However, previous studies tend to neglect the difficulties in establishing causal relations. This might be because built environment interventions are usually out of researchers’ control, and challenging to be studied as randomised controlled experiments. In this seminar, I will present the natural experiment approach, analyse some cases related to built environment interventions and health impacts, and discuss its strengths and limitations in providing causal inference.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Guibo Sun is an Assistant Professor within the Department of Urban Planning and Design at The University of Hong Kong. His research interests lie in using natural experiments of urban interventions (e.g., public transport, urban renewal) to produce practice-based evidence on their health impacts in high-density cities. He is the winner of Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Early Career Academic Award (2019) and receives RTPI Commendation Award for Research Excellence (also in 2019). He is currently PI of one GRF and two NSFC research projects, and Co-I of a few. He has recent papers published in Environment International, Environment and Planning B, Urban Studies, Land Use Policy, Cities, and Journal of Transport & Health.

 

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