Walker, Anthony

Professor Walker has been teaching and researching at the University of Hong Kong since 1985 when he was appointed Founding Professor of the Department, prior to which he held academic appointments in the United Kingdom.

He was awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star by the Hong Kong Government in the 1998 Honours List for services to town planning as a result of his membership of the Town Planning Board and Vice-Chairman of its Metro Committee. He was awarded the Pacific Rim Real Estate Society Achievement Award for contributions to real estate research and education.

Professor Walker has taught at undergraduate and postgraduate level and has supervised many PhD candidates who now fill senior positions in academia and business. He has also acted as external examiner at all these levels.

Professor Walker’s main research field is project management but has also encompassed construction and real state economics and management. He has published thirteen books and editions of which Project Management in Construction which was first published in 1984 is in its fifth edition. He has also published numerous papers in the major academic journal as well a presenting keynote papers at major conferences. His work has found practical expression through commissions from construction and real estate organisations in Hong Kong and the World Bank. He has served on the editorial boards and referees for many major academic journals.

Yinwu Huang

Huang, Yinwu

Yinwu Huang studied architecture at Southeast University in Nanjing and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), as well as architectural conservation at The University of Hong Kong. An experienced conservation architect in Mainland China, Huang is well known for his leadership role in an eight-year-long project to conserve and sustainably develop the historic village of Shaxi in Yunnan. For his outstanding effort in the Shaxi Rehabilitation Project, he was conferred a number of awards, including a Certificate of Exceptional Accomplishment in 2003 by the World Monuments Fund, the Award of Distinction in the 2005 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation, and the Award of Excellence in 2010 by the Jianchuan County Government.

Frank, Lawrence Douglas

Dr Lawrence Douglas Frank specialises in the interaction between land use, travel behaviour, air quality and health; and in the energy use and climate change impacts of urban form policies.  He is a ‘walkability pioneer’ and was among the very first to quantify connections between built environment, active transportation, and health.  He coined the term ‘walkability’ in the early 90s and his work led to WalkScore and has been cited over 38,000 times.  He has been listed in Thompson and Reuter’s top 1% in the social sciences since 2014.  He is the #1 top ranked planning academic in North America according to a recent Google Scholar ranking. Dr Frank has published over 200 peer reviewed articles and co-authored the books Health and Community Design and Urban Sprawl and Public Health, mapping out the field emerging at the nexus between built and natural environments and health. Dr Frank has led over USD20 million in primary research and consults with government agencies, NGOs, and decision makers, supporting their ability to predict travel, GHG, chronic disease, and economic impacts of land use and transportation policies.

Van Der Krabben, Erwin

Erwin van der Krabben is Professor of Planning and Property Development in the Department of Planning at Radboud University. He is also Honorary Professor in Planning and Real Estate Development at The University of Hong Kong.

Professor van der Krabben studied Town and Country Planning at Radboud University and holds a PhD in Economic Sciences from Tilburg University. His research focuses on the interplay between urban planning, land policy, and land and real estate markets, as well as the design, analysis, evaluation and experimental testing of different types of interventions in land and real estate markets. A growing number of his research projects have a global orientation, with on-going research and collaborations in Indonesia, Vietnam, South Korea and China. In 2017 he was awarded a fellowship in the Lincoln Institute China Programme for his research into value capture and transit oriented development in Chinese cities.

Professionally, Professor van der Krabben co-founded the Dutch real estate consultancy firm Stec Groep in 1996. He has been regularly advising local, regional and national authorities in the fields of land policy, value capturing and transit oriented development, and is frequently invited to address both industry and government audiences on such topics.

Fung, Ada Y. S.

Ar Ada Y. S. FUNG, BBS, is an architect by profession, and an alumnus of the Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong. She is an active member in the architectural field as well as in the construction industry at the local and international arena. Apart from her role as Distinguished Fellow in the Faculty of Architecture, she is also serving as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Hong Kong.

With a passion for people and the environment, Professor Fung is a keen advocate for sustainable development, safety and health, green building movement, and digital transformation for the betterment of society. She has made tremendous contribution in Hong Kong as a civil servant throughout her career. In her former position as Deputy Director of Housing prior to her retirement in the end of 2017, she headed the Development and Construction Division of the Housing Department, serving as the executive arm of the Hong Kong Housing Authority as well as taking up bureau function of the Transport and Housing Bureau (Housing). She led a multi-disciplinary team of over 2,500 staff at the time to take up all facets of public housing development work (including redevelopment) for the Hong Kong Housing Authority, with a portfolio of challenging and award-winning projects that are people-centric, lean and green.

Through establishing and developing various systems, Professor Fung had been instrumental in enabling the Housing Authority to champion in a whole spectrum of initiatives including safety leadership, green leadership, corporate social responsibility etc., with numerous awards. She has also gained recognition for herself as an award recipient, including the Golden Helmet Award for safety leadership in 2012 (conferred by CIC & the Lighthouse Club), BIMer of the Year Award in 2014/15 (conferred by CIC), and International Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) Award (2018). After 32 years of meritorious public service, she received the honour of Bronze Bauhinia Star from the HKSAR Government in July 2016.

Professor Fung had been representing the Permanent Secretary for Transport and Housing (Housing) as an alternate Member to attend Hong Kong Construction Industry Council (CIC)’s meetings. She was Chairperson of CIC’s Committee on Construction Safety (2016-2017), as well as Chair of two of its Task Forces, on Lift Shaft Safety and on Lorry Mounted Cranes.

Professor Fung has also been making significant contribution in the professional and public spheres in society, at both local and international levels, receiving recognition on various fronts. She is Chairperson of the Committee on Building Information Modelling of the Hong Kong Construction Industry Council (CIC), Director of Logistics and Supply Chain MultiTech R&D Centre, President of the Lighthouse Club (HK), President of Hong Kong Alliance of Built Asset & Environment Information Management Associations, and Chairperson of the Hong Kong Chapter of buildingSMART International. She is a member of the HKSAR Government’s Advisory Council on the Environment, Green Tech Fund Assessment Committee, Advisory Panel on Land Sharing Pilot Scheme, and the Green Council’s Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Green Label Scheme. She is also Chairperson of Hong Kong Green Building Council’s Organising Committee for the first ever Ideas Competition in Advancing Net Zero in Hong Kong (2020-2021).

Professor Fung was Chairperson of the APEC Architect Monitoring Committee of Hong Kong (2012/13-2015/16), Chairperson of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects’ Biennale Foundation (2014-2016), President of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects (2013-2014), Chairperson of the Architects Registration Board (2010/11-2011/12), Chairperson of the Advisory Committee for the Department of Land Surveying and Geo-informatics of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2015-2017), Honorary Secretary of the Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Ltd. (2014-2019), Board Director of the Hong Kong Green Building Council (2014-2016; 2017-2019), Board Secretary (2019-2020) and Director of the World Green Building Council (2018-2020).

Since her retirement from civil service, Professor Fung has been investing her time in green building movement, construction site safety, BIM development and environmental protection, as evinced by the many activities and appointments to serve on public bodies and government boards. Most notably, she is the Founding President of Hong Kong Alliance of Built Asset & Environment Information Management Associations (HKABAEIMA) and Chairperson of the Hong Kong Chapter of buildingSMART International (2019 onwards), driving openBIM to enable full benefits from digital ways of working in the built asset industry, and fostering societal collaboration for smarter information management across built asset and environment.

Lung, David P.Y.

Registered Architect, Honorary Professor of Architecture, and past holder of Lady Edith Kotewall Professor in the Built Environment at The University of Hong Kong, Professor David Lung also served as Dean of the Faculty of Architecture at HKU from 2011-2013 and Head of Department of Architecture from 2000-2003. He is currently Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Chu Hai College.

Professor Lung earned his Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Architecture and Master of Arts in Asian Studies from the University of Oregon. He has practised and taught architecture in the US and in Hong Kong, with his life-long interest in the subject of vernacular architecture, an area where he has published and lectured for over 40 years.

Professor Lung is internationally recognised for his scholarship and work in the fields of vernacular architecture, heritage conservation and world heritage properties. He has been an active voice in the multifaceted discipline of architectural conservation, and is instrumental in bringing to fruition three UNESCO World Heritage Inscriptions: Historic City of Macao, Kaiping Diaolou and Villages, and the Historic Cities in the Straits of Malacca.

Liu Jinlong

Liu, Jinlong

Professor Liu Jinlong has achieved a track record of international scholarship and public services in the fields of local governance, natural resources management, poverty alleviation and community building. Using an inter-disciplinary research approach, he has published extensively in internationally top academic journals. Professor Liu has been highly successful in securing competitive research grants both locally and internationally. His funding agents include The World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Paulson Institute, Ford Foundation, The European Union, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, National Natural Science and Social Science Foundations of China, and other Chinese government authorities.

Professor Liu established the Centre of Forest, Environment and Resources Policy Study in collaboration with scholars from Yale University, University of Michigan, University of Illinois, University of British Columbia, Wageningen University, and Georg-August-Universitat Gottingen to promote research on community development, forest policy and governance. Using the analytical framework developed by this network, he led a team to conduct a comparative research on forest transition in 10 Asian countries, including Japan, South Korea, North Korea, Laos, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia and China. His research findings have contributed to public policies in the promotion of biodiversity, natural resource conservation, traditional knowledge and culture conservation, and poverty alleviation through his strong engagement with the academic community and NGOs worldwide. He also co-founded the China Innovative Urban-rural Governance (CIURG) Research Network to provide a supportive context for the advancement of community governance theories and the translation of social science knowledge into action.


Gallent, Nicholas M.

Professor Nick Gallent is Professor of Housing and Planning at University College London (UCL), where he has worked since 1999.  He held previous posts at the University of Manchester and Cardiff University.  His research is mainly focused on housing and the planning system, but often links across to community engagement with planning, and regularly looks at rural communities and places. He has published a number of books on these topics, the most recent being the Routledge Companion to Rural Planning, edited with Mark Scott and Menelaos Gkartzios in 2019, and Whose Housing Crisis, published by Policy Press in 2019.

Professor Gallent was head of the Bartlett School of Planning at UCL between 2011 and 2019.  He was previously chair of the RTPI’s Partnership and Accreditation Panel (2016-2018), Editor of Progress in Planning (2014-2019) and a member of the UK Labour Party’s Planning Commission (2018-2020).  He is currently a member of Sub-panel 13 (Architecture and Built Environment) for the REF2021 – the national assessment of research excellence for UK universities.

Ho, Derrick H. C.

Hung Chak Ho (Derrick Ho) is an environmental epidemiologist in the Department of Urban Planning and Design at The University of Hong Kong. He is also serving as a thesis supervisor for the MSc Space Science at The University of Hong Kong.
Derrick received his PhD from Simon Fraser University, and was trained as a research student (Section of Environmental Health Services) in the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) between 2015 and 2016.
Derrick’s research focuses on urban resilience and environmental hazards, with particular interests in spatiotemporal modelling and machine learning applications for environmental exposure and health assessments. He co-developed the government-based Heat Exposure Integrated Deprivation Index (HEIDI) with BCCDC for disaster risk planning and public health surveillance. Derrick is now expanding his research to support the vulnerable and marginalized population in Asian high-density cities. This includes to develop protocols for the development of resilient and healthy cities” across East Asia. The aim of this research is to apply a mixed-methods approach for the investigation of social and environmental health problems among the marginalized people, with the hope to support this population through community design and health education in the coming future.


  • Associate Editor, International Health [Publisher: Oxford] (2019 – present)
  • Editorial Board member, BMC Public Health [Publisher: Springer] (2020 – present)
  • Early Career Advisory Board member, Environmental Research [Publisher: Elsevier] (2021 – present)
  • Associate Editor, BMC Public Health [Publisher: Springer] (2019 – 2020)
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue: “Change, Aerosol Pollution and Public Health Risk in an Urban Context”, Frontiers in Climate (2020)
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue: “Geographic Complexity: Concepts, Theories, and Practices”, ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (2019)
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue: “Spatial and Spatio-Temporal Planning for Urban Health and Sustainability”, Sustainability (2018)

Panelist, International Round Table ‘Smart and Resilient Cities’, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan (2018)
Panelist, Research Roundtable on Risk Governance for Belt and Road Initiative, International Day for Disaster Reduction 2017 [supported by the United Nations General Assembly] (2017)

Fields of Interest
Environmental hazards
Environmental exposure assessment
GIS analyses and spatiotemporal modelling
Environmental and spatial epidemiology
Environmental health surveillance and disaster risk management
Livelihood vulnerability and deprivation
Disaster medicine

Selected Grants

  • Principal Investigator: Relationship of PM1 related health effect, built environment, urban morphology and architectural design: A study of Pearl River Delta (Guangdong Natural Science Fund – General Programme, China)
  • Principal Investigator: Mental Health in a Post-disaster Urban Context: Planning, Design and Policy (Impact Project Scheme, Knowledge Exchange (KE) Funding Exercise, The University of Hong Kong)
  • Principal Investigator: Development and History of Public Housing Estates in Kwun Tong District (Kwun Tong Development and Renewal Task Force, Hong Kong)
  • Co-Investigator: Pricing urban design in the walking catchment of metro stations (National Science Foundation China, China)
  • Principal Investigator: Livability of the built environment for the physically disabled and the older adults: A comparison of old district and new town: (Seed Fund for Basic Research, The University of Hong Kong)
  • Principal Investigator: Evaluation of physical and social barriers for the public housing estates in a historical socioeconomic deprived and aging district in Hong Kong: A case study of Kwun Tong (Seed Fund for Basic Research, The University of Hong Kong)

Selected publications (* as corresponding author, # as co-first author)
(A complete record of Derrick’s publication history can be found here: https://scholar.google.com.hk/citations?user=c0QjI5IAAAAJ&hl=en):

Environmental and Spatial Epidemiology

  • Ho, H. C.*, Guo, H., Chan, T. C., Shi, Y., Webster, C., & Fong, K. N. (2022). Community planning for a “healthy built environment” via a human-environment nexus? A multifactorial assessment of environmental characteristics and age-specific stroke mortality in Hong Kong. Chemosphere, 287, 132043.
  • Cong, J., Wang, L. B., Liu, F. J., Qian, Z. M., McMillin, S. E., Vaughn, M. G., Song, Y., Wang, S., Chen., S., Xiong, S., Shen., X, Sun, X., Zhou, Y., , H.C.* & Dong, G. H. (2022). Associations between metabolic syndrome and anthropogenic heat emissions in northeastern China. Environmental Research, 204, 111974.
  • Guo H., Li W., Wu J., Ho, H. C. (2022). Does air pollution contribute to urban–rural disparity in male lung cancer diseases in China? Environmental Science and Pollution Research, doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-17406-5.
  • He, Y., Deng, S., Ho, H.C.#, Wang H., Chen Y., Hajat S., Ren C., Zhou B., Cheng C., Hu W., Ma W., Huang, C.. (2021). The half-degree matters for heat-related health impacts under the 1.5 °C and 2 °C warming scenarios: evidence from ambulance data in Shenzhen, China. Advances in Climate Change Research, 12, 628-637.
  • Cheng, J, Ho, H.C.#, Su H., Huang C., Pan R, Hossain, M.Z., Zheng H., Xu Z. (2021). Low ambient temperature shortened life expectancy in Hong Kong: A time-series analysis of 1.4 million years of life lost from cardiorespiratory diseases. Environmental Research, 201, 111652.
  • Ho, H.C.*, Fong, K., Chan, T.C., & Shi, Y. (2020). The associations between social, built and geophysical environment and age-specific dementia mortality among older adults in a high-density Asian city. International Journal of Health Geographics, 19, 53.
  • Ho, H. C*, Chan, T. C., Xu, Z., Huang, C., & Li, C. (2020). Individual- and community-level shifts in mortality patterns during the January 2016 East Asia cold wave associated with a super El Niño event: Empirical evidence in Hong Kong. Science of the Total Environment, 711, 135050.
  • Wang, H., Li, J., Gao, M., Chan, T.C., Gao, Z., Zhang, M., Li, Y., Gu, Y., Chen, A., Yang, Y., & Ho, H.C.*(2020). Spatiotemporal variability in long-term population exposure to PM5 and lung cancer mortality attributable to PM2.5 across the Yangtze River Delta (YRD) region over 2010–2016: A multistage approach. Chemosphere, 257, 127153.
  • Ho, H.C., Wong, M.S., & Chan, T.C. (2020). Spatially differentiating the effects of long-term air pollution on specific causes of death from cardiovascular and respiratory mortality in Hong Kong: A territory-wide register-based study. Air quality, Atmosphere, and Health, 13, 721–730
  • Wong, M.S., Ho, H.C*., & Tse, A. (2020). Geospatial context of social and environmental factors associated with health risk during temperature extremes: Review and discussion. Geospatial Health, 15 (814), 168-173.
  • Yang, L., Ho, J., Wong, F., Chang, K., Chan, K.L., Wong, M.S., Ho, H.C., Yuen, J., Huang, J., & Siu, J. (2020). Neighbourhood green space, perceived stress and sleep quality in an urban population. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, 54, 126763.
  • Ho, H. C.,* & Wong, M. S. (2019). Urban environmental influences on the temperature–mortality relationship associated mental disorders and cardiorespiratory diseases during normal summer days in a subtropical city. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 26, 24272-24285.
  • Ho, H. C., Wong, M. S., Yang, L., Chan, T. C., & Bilal, M. (2018). Influences of socioeconomic vulnerability and intra-urban air pollution exposure on short-term mortality during extreme dust events. Environmental Pollution, 235, 155-162.
  • Ho, H. C., Wong, M. S., Yang, L., Shi, W., Yang, J., Bilal, M., & Chan, T. C. (2018). Spatiotemporal influence of temperature, air quality, and urban environment on cause-specific mortality during hazy days. Environment International, 112, 10-22.
  • Ho, H. C.,*Knudby, A., Walker, B. B., & Henderson, S. B. (2017). Delineation of spatial variability in the temperature–mortality relationship on extremely hot days in greater Vancouver, Canada. Environmental Health Perspectives, 125(1), 66-75.
  • Ho, H. C.,*Lau, K. K. L., Ren, C., & Ng, E. (2017). Characterizing prolonged heat effects on mortality in a sub-tropical high-density city, Hong Kong. International Journal of Biometeorology, 61(11), 1935-1944.
  • Wong, M. S., Ho, H. C.,*Yang, L., Shi, W., Yang, J., & Chan, T. C. (2017). Spatial variability of excess mortality during prolonged dust events in a high-density city: a time-stratified spatial regression approach. International Journal of Health Geographics, 16(1), 26.

Environmental Health Surveillance and Disaster Risk Management

  • Mok, K.K., Ho, H.C.*. (2021) Finding a home away from home: an explorative study on the use of social space with the voices of foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong. Annals of the American Association of Geographers, doi:10.1080/24694452.2020.1813542.
  • Ho, H. C.*, Wong, P. P., & Guo, C. (2021). Impacts of social and environmental perceptions on preparedness and knowledge of air pollution risk: A study of adolescent males in an urbanized, high-density city. Sustainable Cities and Society, 66, 102678.
  • Guo, C., Sim, T., & Ho, H. C.* (2020). Evaluation of risk perception, knowledge, and preparedness of extreme storm events for the improvement of coastal resilience among migrants: A lesson from Hong Kong. Population, Space and Place,
  • Guo, C., Sim, T., & Ho, H. C.* (2020). Impact of information seeking, disaster preparedness and typhoon emergency response on perceived community resilience in Hong Kong. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 50, 101744.
  • Ho, H.C.*, Wai, K.M., He, M., Chan, T.C., Deng, C., & Wong, M.S. (2020). Mortality risk of a future heat event across a subtropical city: Implications for community planning and health policy. Natural Hazards, 103, 623–637
  • Zhong, S., Pang, M. Ho, H. C, Jegasothy, E., Clayton, S., Wang, Z., Huang, C. (2020). Assessing the effectiveness and pathways of planned shelters in protecting mental health of flood victims in China. Environmental Research Letters, 15, 125006
  • Lozano et al. (2020). Measuring universal health coverage based on an index of effective coverage of health services in 204 countries and territories, 1990–2019: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. The Lancet, 396, 1250-1284.
  • Ho, H. C.,* Wong, M. S., Man, H. Y., Shi, Y., & Abbas, S. (2019). Neighborhood-based subjective environmental vulnerability index for community health assessment: Development, validation and evaluation. Science of the Total Environment, 654, 1082-1090.
  • Zhang, Y., Xiang, Q., Yu, C., Bao, J., Ho, H.C., Sun, S., Ding, Z., Hu, K., & Zhang, L. (2019). Mortality risk and burden associated with temperature variability in China, United Kingdom and United States: Comparative analysis of daily and hourly exposure metrics. Environmental Research, 179, 108771.
  • Ho, H. C.,*Knudby, A., Chi, G., Aminipouri, M., & Lai, D. Y. F. (2018). Spatiotemporal analysis of regional socio-economic vulnerability change associated with heat risks in Canada. Applied Geography, 95, 61-70.
  • Krstic, N., Yuchi, W., Ho, H. C.,Walker, B. B., Knudby, A. J., & Henderson, S. B. (2017). The Heat Exposure Integrated Deprivation Index (HEIDI): a data-driven approach to quantifying neighborhood risk during extreme hot weather. Environment International, 109, 42-52.

Environmental Exposure Assessment

  • Ho, H. C.*, Man, H. Y., Wong, M. S., Shi, Y., & Walker, B. B. (2020). Perceived differences in the (re)production of environmental deprivation between subpopulations: a study combining citizens’ perceptions with remote-sensed and administrative data. Building and Environment, 174, 106769.
  • Shi, Y., Bilal, M., Ho, H.C., & Omar, A. (2020). Urbanization and regional air pollution across South Asian developing countries – A nationwide land use regression for ambient PM2.5 assessment in Pakistan. Environmental Pollution, 266 (2), 115145.
  • Deng, C., Dong, X., Wang H., Lin, W., Wen, H., Frazier, J., Ho, H. C., & Holmes, L. (2020). A data-driven framework for walkability measurement with open data: A case study of Triple Cities, New York. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 9(1), 36.
  • Chen, S., Hu, D., Wong, M. S., Ren, H., Cao, S., Yu, C., &Ho, H. C. (2019). Characterizing spatiotemporal dynamics of anthropogenic heat fluxes: A 20-year case study in Beijing–Tianjin–Hebei region in China. Environmental Pollution, 249, 923-931.
  • Xu, F., Ho, H. C., Chi, G., & Wang, Z. (2019). Abandoned rural residential land: Using machine learning techniques to identify rural residential land vulnerable to be abandoned in mountainous areas. Habitat International, 84, 43-56.
  • Chi, G., & Ho, H. C.*(2018). Population stress: A spatiotemporal analysis of population change and land development at the county level in the contiguous United States, 2001–2011. Land Use Policy, 70, 128-137.
  • Shi, Y., Ho, H. C.,Xu, Y., & Ng, E. (2018). Improving satellite aerosol optical Depth-PM2. 5 correlations using land use regression with microscale geographic predictors in a high-density urban context. Atmospheric Environment, 190, 23-34.
  • Xu, Y., Ho, H. C.,*Wong, M. S., Deng, C., Shi, Y., Chan, T. C., & Knudby, A. (2018). Evaluation of machine learning techniques with multiple remote sensing datasets in estimating monthly concentrations of ground-level PM2.5. Environmental Pollution, 242, 1417-1426.
  • Ho, H. C.,*Knudby, A., Xu, Y., Hodul, M., & Aminipouri, M. (2016). A comparison of urban heat islands mapped using skin temperature, air temperature, and apparent temperature (Humidex), for the greater Vancouver area. Science of the Total Environment, 544, 929-938.
  • Ho, H. C.,*Knudby, A., Sirovyak, P., Xu, Y., Hodul, M., & Henderson, S. B. (2014). Mapping maximum urban air temperature on hot summer days. Remote Sensing of Environment, 154, 38-45.
  • Xu, Y., Knudby, A., & Ho, H. C. (2014). Estimating daily maximum air temperature from MODIS in British Columbia, Canada. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 35(24), 8108-8121.

Professional Presentation (Invited Speaker)

  • Hung Chak Ho (2020). “Social vulnerability, social just, and environmental hazard across HK: A community planning planning perspecitve”. Post-symposium workshop: Transdisciplinarity and disaster management from a social justice and social care perspective, University of British Columbia, Feb 26, 2020.
  • Hung Chak Ho. (2019). “Under a changing climate: who are more vulnerable in the cities with high infrastructure resilience?” 3rd International Forum on Climate Change and Health Response, Dec 18 – 19, Guangzhou, China.
  • Hung Chak Ho. (2019). “Built Environment and Health Risk: A Perspective of Remote Sensing Applications.” 2nd Symposium of Urban Remote Sensing (第二届城市遥感学术研讨会), Nov 23, 2019, Guangzhou, China.
  • Hung Chak Ho. (2019). “How to improve urban resilience to mitigate urban heat island effect and related health risk? A geospatial perspective”, School of Remote Sensing and Geomatics Engineering, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Oct 28, 2019, Nanjing, China.
  • Hung Chak Ho. (2019). “Remote sensing application and geospatial analysis to evaluate community health risk associated with weather-related air pollution events”, Institute of Space and Earth Information Science, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Mar 22, 2019, Hong Kong.
  • Hung Chak Ho. (2019). “What is neighborhood deprivation? An empirical study under the context of urban vulnerability and resilience”. Institute of Environment, Energy and Sustainability, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Jan 4, 2019, Hong Kong.
  • Hung Chak Ho. (2018). “Development and Application of Deprivation Indices for Urban Health Assessment”. School of Geographical Sciences, Guangzhou University, Nov 7, 2018, Guangzhou, China.
  • Hung Chak Ho. (2018). “Remote sensing for the development of smart and resilient city”. International Round Table ‘Smart and Resilient Cities’, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan.
  • Hung Chak Ho. (2018). “Climate resilience among Chinese communities: A mixed-methods approach”. Department of Geography, University of Hong Kong, Jun 19, 2018, Hong Kong.
  • Hung Chak Ho. (2018). “Association of Extreme Pollution Events and Short-term Mortality across the Urban Environment”. Atmospheric Seminar, School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong, Feb 22, 2018, Hong Kong.
  • Hung Chak Ho. (2018). “A multi-dimensional framework for environmental risk analyses and mitigation”. Division of Environment and Sustainability, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Feb 6, 2018, Hong Kong.
  • Hung Chak Ho, Kevin Ka-Lun Lau, Ruby Yu, Jean Woo, Timothy Chi Yui Kwok, Edward Ng (2017) “Spatial Variability of Geriatric Depression Risk in a High-density City: A Socio-Environmental Vulnerability Mapping Approach”. 2017 Pacific Neighborhood Consortium Annual Conference and Joint Meetings, Nov 7 – 9, 2017, Tainan, Taiwan.
  • Hung Chak Ho (2017). “Spatial analytics and remote sensing modelling for environmental risk management” Research Roundtable on Risk Governance for Belt and Road Initiative, Oct 14, 2017, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.
  • Hung Chak Ho (2017). “A big data approach to mitigate environmental health risk through sustainable urban planning”. Urban Studies Seminar, Department of Geography, University of Hong Kong, Jul 3, 2017, Hong Kong.
  • Hung Chak Ho (2017). “An overview of extreme meteorological conditions and health risk in Hong Kong”. Institute of Environment, Energy and Sustainability, Chinese University of Hong Kong, May 12, 2017, Hong Kong.
  • Hung Chak Ho (2017). “Integrating mixed-method approach and Big Data Analytics to measure environment health risk at multiple spatial scales”. Department of Land Surveying and Geo-informatics, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Jan 23, 2017, Hong Kong.
  • Hung Chak Ho (2015). “From Local to Regional: Adaptations to Extreme Heat Events”. College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, Nov 20, 2015, Corvallis, OR, USA.
  • Hung Chak Ho (2015). “Spatial Modelling of Heat Exposure and Vulnerability: A Case Study in the Greater Vancouver.” PICS Symposium, May 1, 2015, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Hung Chak Ho (2014). “Estimating Heat Mortality and Morbidity in Vancouver, BC.” Environmental and Occupational Health Research in Progress Talk, Jun 16, 2014, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada
  • Anders Knudby, Hung Chak Ho (2014). “High Resolution Air Temperature Mapping in Vancouver.” UBC School of Population and Public Health Occupational and Environmental Health Seminar, Feb 7, 2014, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Public Media (Research related)

  • HKU Bulletin (Vol.21 No.2), Hong Kong. May 2020. Cover Story: No Place Like Home. (https://bulletin.hku.hk/cover-story-theme/no-place-like-home/)
  • South China Morning Post, Hong Kong. January 29, 2020. “Single and unemployed? New study says you’re more likely to die when it gets cold in Hong Kong than anyone else” (https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/health-environment/article/3047936/single-and-unemployed-new-study-says-youre-more)
  • South China Morning Post, Hong Kong (A3 Page).Jun 30, 2019. “Hongkongers with mental disorders – especially dementia – most at risk of death in extreme weather, study shows” (https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/health-environment/article/3016631/hongkongers-mental-disorders-especially-dementia)
  • Forbes, United States. Jun 25, 2018. “Land developability and its impact on housing costs” (https://www.forbes.com/sites/petesaunders1/2018/06/25/land-developability-and-its-impact-on-housing-costs)
  • The Guardian, Jan 26, 2018. “Air pollution linked to ‘extremely high mortality’ in people with mental disorders” (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jan/26/air-pollution-linked-to-extremely-high-mortality-in-people-with-mental-disorders)
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