- Professor Anthony Walker,
- BBS; MSc Brad; PhD CNAA; FRICS; FHKIS; MCIOB,
- Chair Professor of Real Estate and Construction Department, HKU, since 1985, and
Honorary Professor at Tonji University, Shanghai from 1991. Having been awarded the
Pacific Rim Real Estate Society Achievement Award in 1997 for contributions to real estate
education and research, Anthony has continued in-depth research resulting in many
publications. He has been a member of the Hong Kong Town Planning Board since 1991, and
Vice-Chairman of the Metro Committee since 1996.
- Dr Steve Rowlinson,
- BSc Nott; MSc Lond; PhD Brunel; DIC; CEng; MICE; MHKIE, has been a Senior
Lecturer in the Department of Real Estate and Construction, HKU since 1991. During his
academic career he has produced numerous research papers. Recent research has centred
around the concept of Lean Construction and the importance of IT in the
- Dr Lawrence Lai
- BsocSc, MsocSc, PhD HK; LLB Lond; MTCP Syd; MRAPI; MHKIP; MCIT; RPP, is a
Registered Professional Planner in Hong Kong and Associate Professor at the Department of
Real Estate and Construction. His research focus is on real estate, planning theory,
planning law and environmentalism as informed by transaction cost analysis. Before joining
the University of Hong Kong, he worked in the Hong Kong Government as a Town Planner and
as an Environmental Protection officer. He also has experience as a planning consultant
and Specialist Advisor to the Planning Department for the Territorial Development Strategy
and the North-western New Territories Development Strategy Review. He has a keen interest
in both the biodiversity and institutional economics aspects of sustainable development
and has published extensively in planning and economic journals.
- Dr Thomas Kvan,
- MA Cantab; MArch Calif, PhD, is Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and carries
out research in the areas of distal collaborative design and digital modelling of design.
He was made President of the Hong Kong Chapter of the International Facility Management
Association in 1997 and has developed software for building asset management.
- Stephen Lau,
- BArch HK; MSc Lond; RIBA; HKIA; FHKIOA, currently teaches architectural design
and environmental controls. He is in charge of the Research Centre of Architecture and
Urban design for China and Hong Kong at HKU. His research interest is in the study of the
interphase of architecture, environment, technology and society. Stephen is the initiator
of the international Megacities Conference to be held in February 2000 in Hong Kong.
- Dr Anthony Yeh,
- A.G.O, BA HK; MSc AIT; MRP, PhD Syracuse; MCIT; FRAPI; FRTPI; FHKIP; RPP (Professor),
is the Assistant Director of the Centre of Urban Planning and Environmental Management
and Director of the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Research Centre at the
University. He specialises in urban development and redevelopment in Hong Kong, China and
S.E. Asia and the use of GIS in urban and regional planning. He has strong links with
Asian and Chinese Universities and is on the board of several international journals.
Current research concerns the application of GIS in the planning for sustainable
development; economic restructuring in Hong Kong; and the impacts of land and economic
reforms on urban development and planning in China.
- Dr William Barron,
- BA La Salle Coll; MA S Ill; MEd S Carolina State; PhD Johns
- Hopkins, moved to Hong Kong from the States in 1989 and has continued his
research related to energy issues. Coming from the position of energy advisor to the U.S.
Agency for International Development in Washington he has been involved in environment and
energy assessments in Hong Kong and elsewhere in Asia. He is lead author of the 1998
textbook, Fundamentals of Economics in Environmental Managers. He has also
worked in the Hainan and Yunnan Provinces of China on energy and environmental planning
- Professor Peter Hills,
- BA Lond; MA York; PhD Aston; MCIT; HonMHKIP, serves on the
- Hong Kong Governments Advisory Council for the Environment, the Energy Advisory
Committee, the Environmental Campaign Committee and the Town Planning and Air Pollution
Appeal Boards. He has also been a consultant many offices including the UN Development
Programme, UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Asian Development
- Dr Mee-Kam Ng,
- BA, MSc (Urban Planning) HK; PhD Calif; MRTPI; MHKIP, has worked in CUPEM
since 1992. She was an administrative officer in the Government before she won the Sir
Edward Youde Memorial Fund Fellowship for her PhD studies in the States. Her research
focuses on urban and regional development and planning mechanisms, sustainability and
planning for equity issues in Pacific Asia.