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Full-time Academic Staff: Teaching Staff

Professor Becky P Y Loo, JP
盧佩瑩 教授 太平紳士

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Room 10.34

391 77024

bpyloo@hku.hk

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BA, PhD (HK); FAcSS; FCILT

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Becky P.Y. Loo’s core research interests are sustainable transport, future cities, and smart technologies. She adopts a people-oriented and place-based approach in analysing pertinent issues related to smart cities, sustainability, regional transport infrastructure and development, transit-oriented development, walkable communities, and road safety. She is recognized for her research achievements both internationally and nationally. Becky is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, UK (FAcSS). Her walkability project received the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies (EASTS) Outstanding Transportation Project Award 2019. Moreover, Becky is an Honorary Professor at University College London (UCL), UK and a Chang Jiang Scholar and Chair Professor conferred by the Ministry of Education, PRC (長江學者講座教授). Becky is known as “one of the foremost Asian scholars working in the area of infrastructure, transportation and urban transformation”1. She is on the Stanford University Top 2% Scientists of the world in both 2019 and 2020, and based both on career-long and year-specific citations2. Based on career-long citations, Becky was ranked among the Global Top 100 (91 out of more than 20,000 Top 2% scientists in 2020) within her sub-field of Logistics & Transportation. In Hong Kong, she is the only non-engineering researcher and the only female researcher within the Global Top 100 in this sub-field. She has been listed as an Author by InCites Essential Science Indicators (ESI) based on global citation thresholds. Besides, she has previously received prestigious appointments as a Distinguished Visiting Scholar (DVS) at the University of Oxford (UK), a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the University of Birmingham (UK), and a Visiting Professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) (PRC) (中國科學院客座研究員), Griffith University (Australia), the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (Chile), and the University of Montreal (Canada).

 

With a passion for excellence, Becky has continued to make advances throughout her academic studies and career. In 1989, she obtained Grade A for all her subjects in the Hong Kong A-level Examination (HKALE). In 1992, she received the Bachelor of Arts degree (major in Geography and minor in Economics) with First Class Honours from the University of Hong Kong (HKU). With the support of the Swire Scholarship and the Li Po Chun Scholarship, she completed her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) thesis (on transport and regional development) in 1997-1998. She then began her academic career at HKU. In 2006, she won the Outstanding Young Researcher Award. In 2008, she was awarded the Outstanding Teaching Award. In 2009, she became a Full Professor. From 2017 to 2020, she served as the first female Head of the Department of Geography since its establishment in 1931, making remarkable progress in advancing the Department despite unprecedented challenges. She has also made significant contributions to her alma mater as the Director of the Institute of Transport Studies, Founding Co-Director of the Joint Laboratory on Future Cities, and the Programme Director of the Master of Arts in Transport Policy and Planning. She has previously taken up Associate Deanship of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Deputy Chairmanship of the Human Research Ethics Committee for Non-clinical Faculties, and Associate Deanship of the Graduate School.

 

With a commitment to serve and a vision to spearhead leading-edge academic research, she is the Founding Co-Editor-in-Chief of Travel Behaviour and Society. She took up the major responsibilities of journal scoping and finding the publisher, launching the journal, and then getting it indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) and the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI). Becky is also an Associate Editor of the Journal of Transport Geography handling manuscripts since 2014. Moreover, she is on the Editorial Boards of leading academic journals, including the International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, Journal of Transport and Land Use, Journal of Urban Technology, International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics, Municipal Engineer, Sustainable Cities and Society, Transportmetrica A: Transport Science, and 地理研究 (Geographical Research). As a leading international scholar, she has been invited to evaluate research grant applications for major research grant councils in Hong Kong, elsewhere in China, Europe, the Middle East, North America, and South America. Furthermore, she has served as an invited Research Grant Panel Member of the European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grants (for established and leading researchers pursuing ground-breaking and high-risk projects of about Euro 2.5 million per project), in three rounds. Beyond Hong Kong, she has served as an external assessor for recruitment/promotion for leading universities, including the University of Melbourne in Australia; Simon Fraser University in Canada; East China Normal University, Peking University, and Tsinghua University in mainland China; Hebrew University in Israel; University of Birmingham and Liverpool University in the UK; the National University of Singapore in Singapore, and the University of Alabama and John Hopkins University in the USA, among others. Her research postgraduate students have included Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS), HKU Presidential PhD Scholarship (HKU-PS), and University Postgraduate Fellowship (UPF) awardees.

 

            Becky has taken three intermittent career breaks from 2004 to 2009 for giving birth, breastfeeding, and taking care of her three children. While maintaining a balanced family and work life, she is keen to contribute to the betterment of society through dedicated unpaid services. Her services to geographical education and the transport profession included serving as the Chairperson of the Hong Kong Geographical Association (HKGA), President of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong (CILTHK), Vice-Chairperson of the Commission on Transport and Geography of the International Geographical Union (IGU), an International Vice-President of CILT International, and a Member of the Statistical Methods Committee (ABJ80) of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), (US) National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. She was a member of the winning teams of the Most Outstanding Community Partnership Award 2011 and the Outstanding Health Promotion Project Award 2015. In 2016, she was awarded the Pegasus Medal by CILT International. In 2017, she received the CILTHK President Award. To promote a healthier lifestyle, she has taken up the role of the Vice-President of the HKU Staff Association to promote work-life balance among staff.

 

               In recognition of her outstanding contribution to the community, Becky has been appointed a Justice of the Peace (JP) by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government. Her current and past public services have included serving on the Appeal Tribunal Panel, the Assessment Panel of the Innovation and Technology Fund for Better Living, the Aviation Development and Three-runway System Advisory Committee, the Common Spatial Data Advisory Committee, the Harbourfront Commission, the Hong Kong Air Transport Licensing Authority, the Lantau Development Advisory Committee, the Road Safety Council, and the Transport Advisory Committee. She served for six years as an appointed member of the Board of Directors of the Ocean Park Corporation from 2011 to 2017. Being passionate about environmental conservation, she remains a Trustee of the Ocean Park Conservation Foundation. Moreover, being committed to the building of an inclusive society, she also serves on the Committee on Accessible Transport and Travel of the Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation.

 

1 https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/ias/distinguished-visiting-fellows/2015/loo.aspx

2 https://elsevier.digitalcommonsdata.com/datasets/btchxktzyw/3

Research Interests
  • Transportation Geography: Transport and Development

  • Sustainable Transportation

  • Road Safety Research

  • Surveys

  • Quantitative Spatial Analysis: Applied Geographic Information Systems

  • Global Development: Economic Geography

  • Travel Behavior Analysis

Courses

GEOG3420

Transport and the Society

6

credits

Annual; 1st Semester

GEOG3422

Contemporary Urban Transportation Issues

6

credits

Annual; 2nd Semester

GEOG7001*

Survey and Data Analysis in Transport Studies

6

credits

Annual; 1st Semester

Selected Publications

  2019  

  • Loo, Becky P. Y. and Siiba, A. (2018) “Active Transport in Africa and Beyond: Towards a Strategic Framework.” Transport Reviews 39(2): 181-203. DOI: 10.1080/01441647.2018.1442889 (IF2018=6.648).
     

  • Loo, Becky, P. Y. and Tang, Winnie S. M. (2019) “‘Mapping’ Smart Cities.” Journal of Urban Technology 26(2): 129-146. DOI: 10.1080/10630732.2019.1576467 (IF2018=2.250).
     

  • Loo, Becky P. Y., Leung, Kevin Y. K. and Chan, Fasi C. H. (2019) “How Short-term Cycling Training Promotes Cycling among Schoolchildren in High-density Cities.” International Journal of Sustainable Transportation. DOI: 10.1080/15568318.2019.1642971 (IF2018=2.586) (Online First).
     

  • Huang, X., Loo, Becky P. Y., Zhao, Y. and Chow, Alice S. Y. (2019) “Incorporating Personal Experience in Free-Choice Environmental Learning: Lessons from a Zoological Theme Park.” Environmental Education Research. DOI: 10.1080/13504622.2019.1569203 (IF2018=2.255) (Online First).

     

  • Leung, Kevin Y. K., Astroza, S., Loo, Becky P. Y. and Bhat, C. R. (2019) “An Environment-people Interactions Framework for Analysing Children's Extra-curricular Activities and Active Transport.” Journal of Transport Geography 74: 341-358.  DOI:10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2018.12.015 (IF2018=3.560).
     

  • Nair, G. S., Bhat, C. R., Pendyala, R. M., Loo, Becky P. Y. and Lam, W. H. K. (2019) “On the Use of Probit Based Models for Ranking Data Analysis.” Transportation Research Record. DOI:10.1177/0361198119838987 (IF2018=0.748) (Online First).
     

  • Wang, B. and Loo, Becky P. Y. (2019) “Travel Time Use and Its Impact on High-speed-railway Passengers’ Travel Satisfaction in the E-society.” International Journal of Sustainable Transportation 23(3): 197-209. DOI: 10.1080/15568318.2018.1459968 (IF2018=2.586).
     

  • Wang, Bo, Loo, Becky P. Y, Cao, Y. and Zhen, F. (2019) “中国养老政策演进及智慧社会下居家养老发展对策探索” (An overview of China’s policy on older adults and towards a new framework of supporting aging-in-place in the e-society) 科技导报 (Science & Technology Review) 37(6): 6-12. DOI: 10.3981/j.issn.1000-7857.2019.06.001 (CSCD; IF=0.565).

  2018  

  • Loo, Becky P. Y. (2018) “Realising Car-free Developments within Compact Cities.” Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineer: Municipal Engineer 171(ME1): 41-50. DOI: 10.1680/jmuen.16.00060 (IF2018=0.614).
     

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    Loo, Becky P. Y. and Wang, B. (2018) “Factors Associated with the Home-based E-working and E-shopping in Nanjing, China.” Transportation 45(2): 365-384. DOI: 10.1007/s11116-017-9792-0 (IF2018=3.457).
     

  • Loo, Becky P. Y. and Wang, B. (2018) “从区域一体化看融合交通: 以粤港澳大湾区和港深广高铁线为例” (The Importance of Integrated Transport in Fostering the Formation of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area) 地理科学进展 (Progress in Geography) 37(12): 1623-1632. DOI: 10.18306/dlkxjz.2018.12.004 (CSSCI; CSCD; IF=3.720).
     

  • Loo, Becky P. Y. and Tsoi, K. H. (2018) “The Sustainable Transport Pathway: A Holistic Strategy of Five Transformations.” Journal of Transport and Land Use 11(1): 961-980. DOI: 10.5198/jtlu.2018.1354 (IF2018=2.143).
     

  • Loo, Becky P. Y., Bryson, John, R., Song, M. and Harris, C. (2018) “Risking Multi-billion Decisions on Underground Railways: Land Value Capture, Differential Rent and Financialization in London and Hong Kong.” Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology 81: 403-412. DOI: 10.1016/j.tust.2018.07.011 (IF2018=3.942) (Gold Open Access).
     

  • Bryson, John R., Mulhall, Rachel A., Song, M., Loo, Becky P. Y., Dawson, Richard J. and Rogers, Christopher D. F. (2018) “Alternative-substitute Business Models and the Provision of Local Infrastructure: Alterity as a Solution to Financialization and Public-sector Failure.” Geoforum 95: 25-34. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2018.06.022 (IF2018=2.926) (Gold Open Access).
     

  • Wang, B. and Loo, Becky P. Y. (2018) “The Hierarchy of Cities in Internet News Media and Internet Search: Some Insights from China.” Cities 84: 121-133. DOI:10.1016/j.cities.2018.07.013 (IF2018=3.853).
     

  • Wang, B., Loo, Becky P. Y. and Zhen, F. (2018) “智慧社会下的城市地理学研究: 基于居民活动的视角” (Urban Geographical Research in Smart Cities: Insights from Residents’ Activities) 地理研究 (Geographical Research) 37: 2075-2086. (CSSCI; CSCD; IF=3.919).
     

  • Wang, B., Zhen, F. and Loo, Becky P. Y. (2018) “The Role of Distance in Online Social Networks: A Case Study of Urban Residents in Nanjing, China.” Cities 79: 37-44. DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2018.02.020 (IF2018=3.853).
     

  • Wang, B., Zhen, F. and Loo, Becky P. Y. (2018) “美国《科技与未来城市报告》分析及对中国 智慧城市建设的启示” (China’s Smart City Development: Reflections after Reading the American Report on ‘Technology and Future of Cities’) 科技導報 (Science & Technology Review) 36(18): 1-10. (CSCD; IF=0.565).

  2017  

  • Loo, Becky P. Y. and Du Verle, F. (2017) “Transit-oriented Development in Future Cities: Towards a Two-level Sustainable Mobility Strategy.” International Journal of Urban Sciences 21(Supp 1): 54-67. DOI: 10.1080/12265934.2016.1235488

  • Loo, Becky P. Y. and Leung, Kevin Y. K. (2017) “Transport Resilience: The Occupy Central Movement in Hong Kong from another Perspective.” Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice 106: 100-115. DOI: 10.1016/j.tra.2017.09.003 (IF2018=3.693).
     

  • Loo, Becky P. Y. and Wang, B. (2017) “Progress of E-development in China since 1998.” Telecommunications Policy 41: 731-742. DOI: 10.1016/j.telpol.2017.03.001 (IF2018=2.000).

  • Loo, Becky P. Y., Cheng, Amy H. T. and Nichols, Samantha L. (2017) “Transit-oriented Development on Greenfield versus Infill Sites: Some Lessons from Hong Kong.” Landscape and Urban Planning 167: 37-48. DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2017.05.013 (IF2018=5.144).
     

  • Loo, Becky P. Y., Lam, Winnie W. Y., Mehandran, R. and Katagiri, K. (2017) “How is the Neighbourhood Environment related to the Health of Seniors in Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo? Some Insights for Promoting Ageing-in-place.” Annals of the American Association of Geographers 107(4): 812-828. DOI: 10.1080/24694452.2016.1271306 (IF2018=3.037) (Gold Open Access).
     

  • Loo, Becky P. Y., Mehandran, R., Katagiri, K. and Lam, Winnie, W. Y. (2017) “Walking, Neighbourhood Environment and Quality of Life among Older People.” Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 25: 8-13. DOI: 10.1016/j.cosust.2017.02.005 (IF2018=4.258).

  • Chow, Alice S. Y. and Loo, Becky P. Y. (2017) “Higher Education Activities in the World Cities: A Spatial Study of Global Leadership and Connectivity.” In: Managing International Connectivity, Diversity of Learning and Changing Labour Markets: East Asian Perspective, ed. by Ka Ho Mok (Singapore: Springer): 91-104.

  • Cui, J., Loo, Becky P. Y. and Lin, D. (2017) “Travel Behaviour and Mobility Needs of Older Adults in an Ageing and Car-dependent Society.” International Journal of Urban Sciences 21(2): 109-128. DOI: 10.1080/12265934.2016.1262785

  • Leung, Kevin Y. K. and Loo, Becky P. Y. (2017) “Association of Children’s Mobility and Wellbeing: A Case Study in Hong Kong.” Travel Behaviour and Society 9: 95-104. DOI:10.1016/j.tbs.2017.07.004 (IF2018=3.218).
     

  • Li, L. and Loo, Becky P. Y. (2017) “Mobility Impairment, Social Engagement, and Life Satisfaction among the Older Population in China: A Structural Equation Modelling Analysis.” Quality of Life Research 26(5): 1273-1282. DOI: 10.1007/s11136-016-1444-x (IF2018=2.488).

  • Li, L. and Loo, Becky P. Y. (2017) “Geography of Railroads.” In: Handbook on Geographies of Technology, ed. by Barney Warf (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar): 242-253.

  • Li, L. and Loo, Becky P. Y. (2017) “Railway Development and Air Patronage in China, 1993-2012: Implications for Low-carbon Transport.” Journal of Regional Science 57(3): 507-522. DOI: 10.1111/jors.12276 (IF2018=1.944).

  • Li, L. and Loo, Becky P. Y. (2017) “Rail Transport: Passenger.” In: International Encyclopedia of Geography, ed. By Douglas Richardson, Noel Castree, Michael F. Goodchild, Audrey Kobayashi, Weidong Liu and Richard A. Marston (n.p.: John Wiley & Sons). DOI: 10.1002/9781118786352.wbieg0208

  • Wang, B. and Loo, Becky P. Y. (2017) “Hubs of Internet Enterpreneurs: The Emergence of Coworking Offices in Shanghai, China.” Journal of Urban Technology 24(3): 67-84. DOI:10.1080/10630732.2017.1285124 (IF2018=2.250).
     

  • Wu, Connor Y. H. and Loo, Becky P. Y. (2017) “Changes in Novice Motorcyclist Safety in Hong Kong after the Probationary Driving License Scheme.” Transportmetrica A: Transport Science 13(5): 435-448. DOI: 10.1080/23249935.2017.1289277 (IF2018=1.988).
     

  2016  

  • Loo, Becky P. Y. and Banister, D. (2016) “Decoupling Transport from Economic Growth: Extending the Debate to include Environmental and Social Externalities.” Journal of Transport Geography 57: 134-144. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2016.10.006 (IF2018=3.560). 
     

  • Loo, Becky P. Y. and Tsui, K. L. (2016) “Contributory Factors to Critically Wrong Road-crossing Judgments among Older People: An Integrated Research Study.” Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine 23(1):13-24. (IF2018=0.170).

  • Li, L. and Loo, Becky P. Y. (2016) “Impact Analysis of Airport Infrastructure within a Sustainability Framework: Case Studies on the Hong Kong International Airport.” International Journal of Sustainable Transportation 10(9): 781-793. DOI: 10.1080/15568318.2016.1149647 (IF2018=2.586).

  • Li, L. and Loo, Becky P. Y. (2016) “Towards People-centered Integrated Transport: A Case Study of Shanghai Hongqiao Comprehensive Transport Hub.” Cities 58: 50-58. DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2016.05.003 (IF2018=3.853).

  • Li, L. and Loo, Becky P. Y. (2016) “中国客运交通的碳排放地理特征与展望” (Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Urban Transport in China: Geographical Characteristics and Future Challenges) 地理研究 (Geographical Research) 25(7): 1230-1242. DOI: 10.11821/dlyj201607002 (SSCI).
     

  • Wu, Connor Y. H. and Loo, Becky P. Y. (2016) “Motorcycle Safety among Motorcycle Taxi Drivers and Non-occupational Motorcyclists in Developing Countries: A Case Study of Maoming, South China.” Traffic Injury Prevention 17(2): 170-175. DOI: 10.1080/15389588.2015.1048336 (IF2018=1.465).
      

  • Yang, Z. and Loo, Becky P. Y. (2016) “Land Use and Traffic Collisions: A Link-attribute Analysis Using Empirical Bayes Method.” Accident Analysis and Prevention 95: 236-249. DOI: 10.1016/j.aap.2016.07.002 (IF2018=3.058).
     

  • Yao, S. and Loo, Becky P. Y. (2016) “Safety in Numbers for Cyclists beyond National-level and City-level Data: A Study on the Non-linearity of Risk within the City of Hong Kong.” Injury Prevention 22: 379-385. DOI: 10.1136/injuryprev-2016-041964 (IF2018=2.987).
     

  • Yao, S., Loo, Becky P. Y. and Yang, Bruce Z.  (2016) “Traffic Collisions in Space: Four Decades of Advancement in Applied GIS.” Annals of GIS 22(1): 1-14. DOI: 10.1080/19475683.2015.1085440
     

  2015  

  • Loo, Becky P. Y. (2015) “Prospects for Sustainable Railways.” In: Sustainable Railway Futures: Issues and Challenges, ed. Becky P.Y. Loo and Claude Comtois (Surrey: Ashgate): 3-19.

  • Loo, Becky P. Y. and Lam, Winnie W. Y. (2015) “Does Neighbourhood Count in Affecting Children’s Journeys to Schools?” Children’s Geographies 13(1): 89-113. DOI:10.1080/14733285.2013.828450 (IF2018=1.439).
     

  • Cheng, Y. S., Loo, Becky P. Y. and Vickerman, R. (2015) “High-speed Rail Networks and Economic Integration in China and Europe.” Travel Behaviour and Society 2(1): 1-14.  DOI: 10.1016/j.tbs.2014.07.002 (IF2018=3.218).
     

  • Chow, Alice S. Y. and Loo, Becky P. Y. (2015) “Applying a World-city Network Approach to Globalizing Higher Education: Conceptualization, Data Collection and the List of World Cities.” Higher Education Policy 28: 107-126. DOI:10.1057/hep.2014.31 (IF2018=1.333).
     

  • Li, L. and Loo, Becky P. Y. (2015) “The Promotion of Social Equity through Railways.” In: Sustainable Railway Futures: Issues and Challenges, ed. Becky P.Y. Loo and Claude Comtois (Surrey: Ashgate): 129-144.
     

  • Schepers, P., Agerholm, N., Amoros, E., Benington, R., Bjørnskau, T., Dhondt, S., De Geus, B., Hagemeister, C., Loo, Becky P. Y. and Niska, A. (2015) “An International Review of the Hidden Problem of Single-bicycle Crashes.” Injury Prevention 21: e138-e143. DOI: 10.1136/injuryprev-2013-040964 (IF2018=2.987).
     

  • Yao, S., Loo, Becky P. Y. and Lam, Winnie W. Y. (2015) “Measures of Pedestrian Activity-based Exposure to the Risk of Vehicle-pedestrian Collisions: Space-time Path vs Potential Path Tree Methods.” Accident Analysis and Prevention 75: 320-332. DOI:10.1016/j.aap.2014.12.005 (IF2018=3.058).

Last Update: September 2019

Prizes & Awards
  • Outstanding Health Promotion Project Award 2015

  • Most Outstanding Community Partnership Award 2011

  • Outstanding Teaching Award 2008

  • Outstanding Young Researcher 2006   

keynote speech at a conference/ academic event

JUL 3-6, 2017

Plenary Speaker

World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research 2017, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

NOV 19-20, 2015

Invited Speaker

Seoul Metropolitan Forum, University of Seoul.

JUL 30 2015

Invited Speaker

Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, Brisbane, Australia.

JAN 7, 2015

Keynote Speaker

International Symposium on “Urban Environment and Health: Interdisciplinary Approach”, Kobe University.

OCT 30-NOV 1 2014

Invited Speaker

Academic Psychiatry Conference 2014, organized by Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS), Department of Psychological Medicine, National University Health System (NUHS), and National University Hospital (NUH), Singapore.

AUG 25 2014

Invited Speaker

Centre de recherche en amenagement et developpement (CRAD), Faculte d’amenagement, d’architecture, d’art et de design, Universite Lavel, Canada.

JUN 12-13 2014

Invited Speaker

Low-carbon Cities: Land Use and Transportation Interventions, Shaanxi Normal University and University of Minnesota, Xian, China.

MAY 19-21 2014

Keynote Speaker

International Forum on Shipping, Ports and Airports (IFSPA) 2014: Sustainable Development in Shipping and Transport Logistics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.

APR 22 2014

Invited Speaker

Sao Carlos School of Engineering, University of Sao Paulo (USP), Sao Paulo, Brazil.

APR 16 2014

Invited Speaker

Centro de Desarrollo Urbano Sustentable (CEDEUS), Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (PUC), Santiago, Chile.

APR 15 2014

Invited Speaker

Department of Transport and Logistics Engineering, School of Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (PUC), Santiago, Chile.

MAR 12 2014

Invited Speaker

Transport Studies Unit, Oxford University Centre for the Environment, Oxford University, Oxford, UK.

JAN 4-5 2014

Keynote Speaker

Symposium of Space-time Behavior and Smart City & The 9th Conference on Spatial Behavior and Planning, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China.

JAN 3 2014

Invited Speaker

Department of Urban Planning, Nanjing University.

Journal Editorial Board

Geographical Research地理研究

(Chinese Academy of Sciences, CAS; Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research)

Injury Epidemiology

(Springer)

International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics

(InderScience)

International Journal of Sustainable Transportation

(Francis and Taylor)

Journal of Transport Geography

(Elsevier)

Journal of Transport and Land Use

(University of Minnesota)

Journal of Urban Technology

(Routledge)

Transportmetrica A: Transport Science

(Francis and Taylor)

Travel Behaviour and Society

(Elsevier)

Major Research Grants
  • Understanding Children's Independent Mobility and their Road-crossing Ability: Challenges and Opportunities in Hong Kong (PI), RGC GRF.
     

  • Revisiting the "Three Ds" in Transit-oriented Development (TOD): A People-centred and Place-based Perspective (PI), RGC GRF.
     

  • Promoting Active Transportation for the Elderly: A Comparative Study of Three Asian Cities (PI), NUS Initiative to Improve Health in Asia, NUS.
     

  • Understanding and Enhancing the Mobility and Safety of Elderly Pedestrians (PI), RGC GRF.
     

  • Rail-based Transit-oriented Development: Urban Structure and Geographical Characteristics (PI), RGC GRF.
     

  • Research on Hot Zones: Facing the Theoretical and Methodological Challenges (PI), RGC GRF.
     

  • From the Black Spot to "Black Zone" Methodology in Road Safety Research: A Case Study of Hong Kong (PI), RGC CERG.
     

  • Improving Air Quality in Hong Kong: The Views of Public Transport Operators on Sustainable Transport (PI), RGC CERG.

Current Research Projects
  • “Walkability” in Pedestrian Planning and Enhancement of Pedestrian Networks in Hong Kong (PI), PLB(Q)016/2015.
     

  • Understanding Children's Independent Mobility and their Road-crossing Ability: Challenges and Opportunities in Hong Kong (PI), RGC GRF.