UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE
Seminars

Junyi ZHANG

Junyi ZHANG
Date:
06-Nov-2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue:
Room 829, 8/F, Knowles Building, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road Hong Kong
Title:
The life-oriented approach and mobilities studies
Speaker(s):
Prof. Dr. Junyi ZHANG
Hiroshima University, Japan

Abstract

Public policy aims at improving people’s quality of life (QOL). Various life choices (or consumption in life) affect the QOL. The success or failure of public policy heavily depends on the understanding of people’s life choices. The life-oriented approach argues that people’s life choices in various domains (e.g., residence, neighborhood, health, education, work, family life, recreation, leisure and tourism, finance, and travel behavior) are interdependent. Such interdependencies support cross-sectoral policy making. In this speech, both cross-sectional and longitudinal evidence of the above interdependencies will be first presented. And then this speech shows how to apply this approach to understand decisions on various mobilities based on empirical studies. Here, mobility indicates a change occurring in each life domain and a series of mobilities in each domain over the life course is called biographies. Important survey and modeling approaches as well as policy implications will be emphasized.

About the Speaker

Prof. Dr. Junyi ZHANG, Mobilities and Urban Policy Lab, IDEC (change to School of Advanced Science and Engineering from April 2020), Hiroshima University, Japan (http://home.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/~zjy/)

He conducts interdisciplinary research related to transportation/urban/regional planning, environment/energy/tourism/health policy. His research emphasizes life-oriented and systematic approaches. He has published 420+ peer-reviewed papers, including 80+ SCI/SSCI papers in Transportation Research Part A/B/C/D/E, Journal of Transport Geography, Transportation, Energy, Energy Policy, Energy, Environment and Planning B, Climate Change, Natural Disasters, Tourism Management, Annals of Tourism Research, Journal of Sustainable Tourism, etc. His research was awarded as Best Paper Awards for eight times by international associations. He has been a reviewer for about 50 SCI/SSCI journals and some scientific research funds in Europe. Currently, he is one of the five board members of IATBR. He is also on the editorial board in more than 10 international journals.

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