This chapter reflects the matching of urbanization demand and supply through the four-quadrant axis and completes the empirical analysis of China’s urbanization bubble in terms of land between 2006 and 2016.
To address various emerging challenges and capture opportunities for urban transition from an infrastructure system innovation perspective, this Special Issue (“Urban infrastructures system for sustainable resource management”) of the journal highlighted recent progress on characterizing the sustainability of infrastructure system towards sustainable urban development and resource management.
Global responses to the hotly debated China-Africa ivory trade in the past decade offer an entry point to examine whether and how African elephants have come to matter in China ethically. This article highlights the complexity of more-than-human ethics across geographic spaces and politico-cultural boundaries.
This paper models the statistical relationship between PM2.5 concentration and air pollutant emissions (SO2, NOx, etc.), together with wind and neighboring transfer impacts at the city level, to identify ways of calculating intended maximum emission levels in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei area.
Spatial inequality in basic service provision can negatively affect living standards, economic security, and human rights, and have wide policy implications. Thus, the issue needs to be considered when developing strategic planning for smart city development. Professor ZHANG Xiaoling and her team presented a new methodology to evaluate the distribution of resources in metropolitan cities based on small-area-level analysis, and proved the effectiveness of this methodology using New York City as an empirical case.
Dr ZHANG Lin of CityU's Department of Public and International Affairs and his collaborator unravelled the effects of tropical cyclones on economic growth. The research looked into the economic impact of tropical cyclone events between 1980 and 2018, focusing on the overall economic growth and sectoral variations.
Dr Rebecca WONG Wing-yee of CityU’s Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences, whose research interests lie in green criminology and illegal endangered wildlife trade, has recently published peer-reviewed articles discussing wildlife trade and poaching of protected species in mainland China.
From the case study of a village located in suburban Shanghai, Dr ZHU Jin of the Department of Public and International Affairs presents a contradicting finding and illustrates how the landlord-tenant power relationship has been reshuffled in Mainland China’s new governance context.
Dr Nick PETROVSKY of CityU’s Department of Public and International Affairs published a research article with Ge XIN and Jinhai YU to examine the connection between job satisfaction and individual citizens’ satisfaction with the village officials’ work, supporting the “satisfaction mirror” hypothesis.
Professor LO Tit-wing of CityU’s Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences led a research project to go beyond social culture and folklore to investigate the criminal business processes in this emerging economic market. He studies the nature and substance of ghost bride-induced crime while looking into the criminal business processes of ghost bride-induced crimes from an economic perspective.
“Smart city” is the new buzzword aiming for sustainable development among nations. Dr HU Wanyang of CityU’s Department of Public and International Affairs and her research team studied the SMC policies in 341 Chinese prefectural cities to examine how the concept plays out in reality.
As the use of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in integrated treatment is gaining increasing recognition and popularity amongst the general public, there is a need to investigate the role of effective clinical communication in TCM context, particularly for communicating with patients who seek both TCM and Western Medical care. Dr Jack PUN, Assistant Professor from the Department of English at CityU, and his team designed a communication intervention based on the Calgary-Cambridge guides for teaching effective doctor-patient communication skills and modified it for TCM context, in collaboration with TCM professors/researchers from School of TCM at HKBU and CUHK.
Hong Kong is grappling with the issue of an ageing population, as there is no universal pension system, and retirement protection is primarily dependent on the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) scheme. To shed light on this daunting issue, Professor Dannii YEUNG of CityU’s Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences has conducted a study aimed at identifying the psychosocial factors that impact working adults’ readiness to financially prepare for retirement.
Public housing is a major component of the housing in Hong Kong, with nearly half of the population now residing in some form of public housing. Prof Derrick HO Hung-chak, Assistant Professor of CityU’s Department of Public and International Affairs, has recently published a research article in Public Health journal with Prof Tracy LU Shiyu, Assistant Professor of CityU’s Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences and other researchers to evaluate how form/characteristics in public housing neighbourhoods may be associated with dementia among seniors in Hong Kong.
The circular economy (CE) is seen as more environmentally-friendly and in some ways better fits the imperatives of the United Nations Sustainable Goals. Professor Kris HARTLEY, Assistant Professor in CityU’s Department of Public and International Affairs, conducted a study to fill a CE research gap by introducing a policy framework for CE that includes over 100 policy instruments. The article is part of Kris’s broader research agenda to understand new public policy models for 21st century challenges.