Hugo Chan obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture and Business Administration at Carnegie Mellon University and subsequently his Master’s Degree in Urban Planning and PhD Degree at HKU. His research interests cover vernacular architecture, historic urban landscapes, heritage management and urban conservation in Asia, and his PhD research focus was on “Urban Conservation of Shanghai’s “Lilong” Space”. Prior to his PhD study at HKU, he worked as an architectural designer and planner in Shanghai and Beijing, on a number of architectural conservation and urban revitalization projects of various scales across China. Throughout his study, he actively participated in a wide array of activities to raise public awareness and advocate actions for cultural heritage conservation efforts in Hong Kong. From 2015 to 2016, he worked with the Yangon Heritage Trust and The Prince’s Foundation and co-authored the Yangon Heritage Strategy: Combining Conservation and Development to Create Asia’s Most Liveable City (published August 2016).