• 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun

    Hong Kong

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Yung Yau is now teaching and researching at Lingnan University. Before he joined Lingnan University as a Professor of Urban Studies in August 2021, he had worked in the Buildings Department, University of Hong Kong and City University of Hong Kong. His research interests include anti-social behaviour, heritage conservation, building illegality, housing economics, governance of multi-owned properties, inclusive built environment and urban regeneration. He is a professional member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Community Services

  • Member of the Appeal Tribunal Panel (Buildings)
  • Member of the Building Committee, Society of Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention
  • Member of the Working Group on Social Housing Operation and Services, Community Housing Movement, The Hong Kong Council of Social Service
  • Member of the Working Group on Private Premises and Urban Revitalisation, Sham Shui Po District Council

Editor or Editorial Membership

  • Editorial Board Member of Journal of Urban Planning and Development
  • Editorial Board Member of Theoretical and Empirical Researches in Urban Management
  • Editorial Board Member of Journal of African Real Estate Research
  • Editorial Board Member of Journal of Construction Research
  • Editorial Board Member of Urban and Regional Planning
  • Editorial Board Member of Surveying and Built Environment
  • Editorial Board Member of Urbani izziv

Research interests

  • Anti-social Behaviour in Housing
  • Building Control
  • Building Illegality
  • Governance of Multi-owned Housing
  • Inclusive Cities
  • Sustainability in the Built Environment
  • Urban Renewal and Planning

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production


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