UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE
Undergraduate and Master’s thesis opportunities in FoA

To encourage and support undergraduate and taught postgraduate students to find alternative data sources for thesis writing, the Faculty is now offering some research ideas and data sets that have been kindly shared by our seasoned researchers of the HKUrbanLabs. If you are interested, please see the offers below and contact the data holders directly.

These opportunities are offered on a first-come-first-served basis. The Faculty will update the offers from time to time base on their availability.

Title: Prefabrication and construction waste minimization
Name of PI: Prof. Wilson Lu
Department: Real Estate and Construction
Data description:
  • Basic information (e.g. location, type, client, and contract sum) of all construction projects built in Hong Kong over the past 5 years
  • Waste generation information of all these projects
  • Missing information about prefabrication of the projects, e.g., prefabrication level, needs to be found from the Internet, Government Buildings Department, or other sources.
Field of research:
  • Construction Waste Management
  • Prefabrication and Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) design
Contact details of PI: wilsonlu@hku.hk

 

Title: Impact of population distribution and transportation network on GDP
Name of PI: Dr Jiangping Zhou
Department: Urban Planning and Design
Data description:
  • Population and GDP of different counties in the world since 1AD to 2015AD (selected years)
  • Trade/road network across counties in Europe for various years
Field of research: Urban design and planning
Contact details of PI: zhoujp@hku.hk

 

Title: Spatial design and pedestrian network of Hong Kong
Name of PI: Mr Alain Chiaradia
Department: Urban Planning and Design
Data description:
  • Urban morphology data and pedestrian observation data of Hong Kong, Central
  • Street link level indoors and outdoors in 3D and.
Field of research: Urban design and planning
Contact details of PI: alainjfc@hku.hk

 

Title: Urbanization in the PRD region
Name of PI: Dr Chao Ren
Department: Faculty of Architecture
Data description:
  • Urban morphology data of Chinese cities (in Local Climate Zone format with a resolution of 100m)
Field of research: Urban climate, Urban planning and design
Contact details of PI: renchao@hku.hk

 

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