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Dr YAU, Simon Yung
邱勇
BSc HKU, PhD HKU, MRICS
Associate Professor

Simon Yau had practiced building surveying in the Buildings Department and then worked as a Post-doctoral Fellow in the University of Hong Kong before joining City University of Hong Kong in August 2007. In 2012, he also went on academic exchange at the University of Adelaide and the University of Birmingham as a visiting fellow. His research interests include anti-social behaviour in housing, built heritage conservation, building illegality, housing economics, governance of multi-owned properties and urban regeneration. From September 2010 to December 2016, he oversaw the BSocSc (Policy Studies and Administration), BSocSc (Administration and Public Management) and MA (Housing Studies) programmes in the capacity of Programme Director successively. Besides, he was a member of the Departmental Executive Committee between August 2010 and December 2016. Now, he is the Associate Major Director of the BSocSc (Public Policy and Politics) prgoramme. Outside the University, he is actively involved in different community services including




  • 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, Hong Kong Council of Social Service; and

  • Juror for the Quality Property and Facility Management Award.




Over the years, he won different awards including

  • Best Paper Award at the 1st Asian Social Sciences and Business Research Conference;

  • Emerald 2016 Literati Award

  • American Society of Civil Engineers 2017 Outstanding Reviewer Award;

  • American Society of Civil Engineers 2016 Outstanding Reviewer Award;

  • American Society of Civil Engineers 2015 Outstanding Reviewer Award;

  • American Society of Civil Engineers 2014 Outstanding Reviewer Award;

  • Best Conference Paper Award in the Pacific Rim Real Estate Society Conference 2013;

  • Li Ka Shing Prize 2007; and

  • Hong Kong Institute of Architects Annual Awards 2006 (Architectural Research).



For more details of Simon Yau's work, please refer to Google Scholar Citations or LinkedIn.


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Office: YEUNG-B7520
Phone: +852 3442 8958
Fax: +852 3442 0413
Email: y.yau@cityu.edu.hk
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Research Projects:
Principal investigator of the project entitled “Social Determinants of Perceived Level of Anti-social Behaviour in Hong Kong’s Private Housing Estates” funded by CityU’s Strategic Research Grant for Unfunded GRF (HK$100,000; ongoing)

Principal investigator of the project entitled “Creating a Discrimination-free and Barrier-free Living Environment for the ‘Little People’ in Hong Kong” funded by the Equal Opportunities Commission’s Funding Programme of Research Projects on Equal Opportunities (HK$43,312; ongoing)

Principal investigator of the project entitled “Housing Design, Anti-social Behaviour and Neighbourhood Cohesion in a High-rise Context” funded by CityU College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences’ Research Grant Writing Fund (HK$77,000; completed)

Principal investigator of the project entitled “Evaluating the Performance of Property Management Agents in Apartment Buildings in Hong Kong” funded by RGC’s General Research Fund (HK$534,300; completed)

Principal Investigator of the project entitled “Exploration and Evaluation of Policy Options for Tackling the Illegal Subdivided Unit Problem in Hong Kong” funded by the Central Policy Unit’s Public Policy Research Funding Scheme (HK$212,175; completed)

Principal Investigator of the project entitled “Tripartite Efficacy Beliefs, Institutional Settings and Collectivism in Multi-owned Housing Governance in Hong Kong and Macau” funded by RGC’s General Research Fund (HK$368,700; completed)
 
Journal Articles:
La Grange, A. & Yau, Y. (2018) “Publicness and privateness in public rental housing in Hong Kong”, Le Travail Humain, forthcoming.

Liu, T., Yau, Y. & Yuan, D. (2018) “Efficacy beliefs, sense of unfairness and participation in LULU activism”, Cities, forthcoming. (Link)

Yau, Y. (2018) “Tripartite efficacy beliefs and homeowner participation in multi-owned housing governance”, Sustainability, 10(9), 3338. (Link)

Yau, Y. & Lau, W.K. (2018) “Big data approach as an institutional innovation to tackle Hong Kong’s illegal subdivided unit problem”, Sustainability, 10(8), 2709. (Link)

Lau, W.K., Ho, D.C.W. & Yau, Y. (2016) “Assessing the disability inclusiveness of university buildings in Hong Kong”, International Journal of Strategic Property Management, 20(2), 184-197. (Link)

Yau, Y., Lau, W.K. & Ho, D.C.W. (2015) “Principle of selectivity in housing rehabilitation subsidies: A case study in Hong Kong”, Journal of Urban Planning and Development, 141(3), 1-10. (Link)

Yau, Y. & Chiu, S.M. (2015) “The economics of the right to keep a dog: A case study of a private housing complex in Hong Kong”, Society and Animals, 23(4), 343-362. (Link)

Liu, T. & Yau, Y. (2014) “Institutional inadequacies and successful contentions: A case study of the LULU siting process in Hong Kong”, Habitat International, 44, 22-30. (Link)

Yau, Y. (2014) “Perceived efficacies and collectivism in multi-owned housing management”, Habitat International, 43, 133-141. (Link)

Yau, Y. (2014) “Anti-social behaviour management: A communitarian approach”, Habitat International, 42, 245-252. (Link)

Yau, Y. (2013) "Willingness to participate in collective action: The case of multi-owned housing management", Journal of Urban Affairs, 35(2), 153-171. (Link)