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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 to December 2016. Now, he is a member of the College Board.

Over the years, he won different awards including

  • Emerald 2016 Literati 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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

Yau, Y. (2012) "Willingness to pay and preferences for green housing attributes in Hong Kong", Journal of Green Building, 7(2), 137-152.

Yau, Y. (2012) "Multi-criteria decision making for homeowners' participation in building maintenance", Journal of Urban Planning and Development, 138(2), 110-120.

Ho, D.C.W., Yau, Y., Poon, S.W. & Liusman, E. (2012) "Achieving sustainable urban renewal in Hong Kong: a strategy for dilapidation assessment of high rises", Journal of Urban Planning and Development, 138(2), 153-165.

Yau, Y. (2012) "Social impacts of the marking scheme in public housing in Hong Kong", Social Indicators Research, 107(2), 281-303.

Yau, Y. (2012) "Stakeholder engagement in waste recycling in a high-rise setting", Sustainable Development, 20(2), 115-127.

Yau, Y. (2012) "Homeowner participation, land readjustment, and sustainable urban regeneration", Journal of Urban Technology, 19(1), 3-22.

Yau, Y. (2012) "Ruling out trouble: unacceptable behaviour and its control in Hong Kong's public housing", Habitat International, 36(1), 11-19.

Yau, Y. (2011) "On the anti-social behaviour control in Hong Kong's public housing", Housing Studies, 26(5), 701-722.

Wong, S.K., Chau, K.W., Yau, Y. and Cheung, A.K.C. (2011) "Property price gradients: the vertical dimension", Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, 26(1), 33-45.

Yau, Y. (2011) "Collectivism and activism in housing management in Hong Kong", Habitat International, 35(4), 327-334.

Yau, Y. (2010) "Domestic waste recycling, collective action and economic incentive: the case in Hong Kong", Waste Management, 30(12), 2440-2447.