Jan 28 - Jan 29, 2022
09-06 GMT

International Webinar on Civil Engineering and Architectural Design

YUNG YAU

Professor

Organsing Committee Member

Lingnan University

Biography

Prof. Yau is now teaching and researching at Lingnan University. Before he joined Lingnan University in August 2021, he had worked in the Buildings Department, University of Hong Kong and City University of Hong Kong. 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. For more details of Prof. Yau's work, please refer to Google Scholar Citations

Research & Interest

  • 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

Publications

  • Yuan, Y., Yau, Y., Hou, H. & Liu, S. (2021) “Factors influencing the project duration of urban village redevelopment in contemporary China”, Land, 10(7), 707.
  • Yau, Y. & Cheung, T.C. (2021) “Revisiting the concept of the property state: Private landowners and suburban development in Hong Kong”, American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 80(2), 427-464.
  • La Grange, A. & Yau, Y. (2020) “Neighbourhood attachment and satisfaction: A Hong Kong’s case study”, Open House International, 46(1), 96-113.
  • Yuan, D., Yau, Y., Bao, H. & Lin, W. (2020) “A framework for understanding institutional arrangements of urban village redevelopment projects in China”, Land Use Policy, 99, 104998.
  • Yau, Y. (2020) “Direct and impacts of housing tenure mix on antisocial behavior: A study of Hong Kong’s private housing communities”, Social Sciences, 9(7), 124.
  • Yuan, D., Bao, H., Yau, Y. &Skitmore, M. (2020) “Case-based analysis of the drivers and challenges for implementing government-led urban village redevelopment projects in China: Evidence from Zhejiang Province”, Journal of Urban Planning and Development, 146(3), 5020014.
  • Liu, Y. & Yau, Y. (2020) “Urban entrepreneurialism vs market society: The geography of China’s neoliberal urbanism”, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 44(2), 266-288.
  • Yuan, D., Yau, Y., Bao, H., Liu, Y. & Liu, T. (2019) “Anatomizing the institutional arrangements of urban village redevelopment: Case studies in Guangzhou, China”, Sustainability, 11(12), 3376.
  • Liu, T., Yau, Y. & Yuan, D. (2018) “Efficacy beliefs, sense of unfairness and participation in LULU activism”, Cities, 83, 24-33.
  • Yau, Y. (2018) “Tripartite efficacy beliefs and homeowner participation in multi-owned housing governance”, Sustainability, 10(9), 3338.
  • Yau, Y. (2018) “Does high-rise residential building design shape antisocial behaviour”, Property Management, 36(4), 483-503.
  • 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.
  • 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: Case study in Hong Kong”, Journal of Urban Planning and Development, 141(3), 
  • Yau, Y. & Chiu, S.M. (2015) “Combating building illegality in Hong Kong: A policy Delphi study”, Habitat International, 49, 349-356.
  • 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. (2012) “Willingness to pay and preferences for green housing attributes in Hong Kong”, Journal of Green Building, 7(2), 137-152.
  • Yau, Y. (2012) “Multicriteria decision making for homeowners’ participation in building maintenance”, Journal of Urban Planning and Development, 138(2), 110-120.

Educations

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Hong Kong (09/2004 – 09/2006)
  • Bachelor of Science in Surveying, The University of Hong Kong (09/1999 – 06/2002)

Honors & Awards

  • Publons Top Peer Reviewer 2019
  • Emerald 2019 Literati Award (Outstanding Paper)
  • Emerald 2016 Literati Award (Highly Commended Paper)
  • Best Paper Award in the 1st Asian Social Sciences and Business Research Conference
  • American Society of Civil Engineers 2015 Outstanding Reviewer Awards (2014-2020)
  • Best Conference Paper Award in the Pacific Rim Real Estate Society Conference 2013
  • Li Ka Shing Prize 2007
  • Hong Kong Institute of Architects Annual Awards 2006 (Architectural Research)

Collaborations

1. Yau, Y. (2019) “Sustainability literacy of property and facility management students”,
keynote speech at the 5th International Conference on Research Challenges to
Multidisciplinary Innovation , Seoul, 5 6 October 2019.
2. Yau, Y. 2017) “ Efficacy beliefs, collective actions and waste recycling behavior: An
empirical study in Hong Kong ”, invited presentation at the 2nd International Conference on
Advances in Energy and Environment Research , Guangzhou, 11 13 August 2017.
3. Yau, Y. (2016 ) “Evaluation of property m anagement agent performance: P ast, present and
future”, keynote speech at the 2016 International Conference o n Economics and Business
Management , Guangzhou, 24 26 June 2016.
4. Yau, Y. & Ho, D.C.W. (2016) “A new paradigm for evaluat ing performance of property
m anagement a gents ”, keynote speech at the 2nd International Conference on Social Science
and Development , Ch engdu, 28 29 May 2016.
5. Yau, Y. (2015) “Proxy a gency and p articipation: A m issing p iece of the c ollective action
p uzzle”, keynote speech at the 2nd Annual International Conference on Social Science ,
Changsha, 12 13 December 2015.
6. Yau, Y. (2014) “Market appr oach for achieving building safety in Hong Kong: A new
paradigm”, invited seminar at the School of Public Affairs, Zheji ang University, Hangzhou,
25 Dec 2014 .
7. Yau, Y. (2012) Ruling it out or working it out? A community re creation approach to anti
anti--socialsocial behaviour managementbehaviour management””, invited seminar , invited seminar at the School of Social Policy, University at the School of Social Policy, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, 22 May 201of Birmingham, Birmingham, 22 May 2012.2.
8. Yau, Y.Yau, Y. (2012) “Antisocial behaviour management and housing”, public lecture organized by (2012) “Antisocial behaviour management and housing”, public lecture organized by the Centre of Housing, Urban and Rural Planthe Centre of Housing, Urban and Rural Planning, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, 15 ning, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, 15 February 2012.February 2012.
9. Yau, Y.Yau, Y. (2010) “(2010) “Marking scheme in Hong Kong’s public rental hoMarking scheme in Hong Kong’s public rental housing estates: using estates: AAn effective n effective correction tool or a necessary evilcorrection tool or a necessary evil”, ”, invited invited paper presented at paper presented at thethe International Housing International Housing Conference 2010Conference 2010, , Singapore, 2Singapore, 266--29 January 2010.29 January 2010.
10. Yau, Y.Yau, Y. (2010) “Engaging homeowners in building care in Hong Kong: (2010) “Engaging homeowners in building care in Hong Kong: DDrivers and barriers”,rivers and barriers”, invited invited paper presented at paper presented at thethe International Housing Conference 2010International Housing Conference 2010, Singapore, 2, Singapore, 266--29 29 January 2010.January 2010.
11. Yau, Y.Yau, Y. & & Yiu, C.Y. (2007) “ConcreYiu, C.Y. (2007) “Concrete repair strategies”, te repair strategies”, Housing Authority Housing Authority sseminareminar organized by the Hong Kong Housing Authority, Hong Kong, 26 October 200organized by the Hong Kong Housing Authority, Hong Kong, 26 October 2007.7.
12. Yau, Y.Yau, Y. & & Yiu, C.Y. (2007) “Concrete repaiYiu, C.Y. (2007) “Concrete repair or concrete repair strategiesr or concrete repair strategies”, ”, ccontinuing ontinuing pprofessional rofessional ddevelopment evelopment ttalk alk organized by theorganized by the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors, Hong Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors, Hong Kong, 23 May 2007.Kong, 23 May 2007.
13. Ho, D.C.W. Ho, D.C.W. & & Yau, Y.Yau, Y. (2007) “Building quality assessment for (2007) “Building quality assessment for sustainable urban sustainable urban development”, development”, International Network for Young ScientistsInternational Network for Young Scientists, Hong Kong, 24 January 2007., Hong Kong, 24 January 2007.
14. Ho, D.C.W. Ho, D.C.W. & & Yau, Y.Yau, Y. (2006) “Bui(2006) “Building quality assessment for sustainable urban lding quality assessment for sustainable urban development”, development”, kkeynote eynote sspeechpeech atat tthe Second Megahe Second Mega--Cities International ConfCities International Conferenceerence, , Guangzhou, 1Guangzhou, 1--3 December 2006.3 December 2006.
15. Ho, D.C.W. Ho, D.C.W. & & Yau, Y.Yau, Y. (2006) “Challenges and (2006) “Challenges and oopportunities in pportunities in aacademia”,cademia”, invited invited paper paper presented atpresented at thethe Building Surveyors ConferenceBuilding Surveyors Conference, Hong Kong, 16 September 2006., Hong Kong, 16 September 2006.

Editorship

  • 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 Urbaniizziv
  • Review Board Member of Smart and Sustainable Built Environment