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Professor NG Mee Kam (伍美琴教授)

 
 

Professor
Department Vice-Chairman
Director, Urban Studies Programme
Associate Director, Institute of Future Cities
Associate Director, Hong Kong Institute of Asian Pacific Studies

BA (Geography) (HKU)
MSc (Urban Planning) (HKU)
PhD (Urban Planning) (UCLA)
FHKIP
MHKIUD
MRTPI

(852) 3943-6645
meekng@cuhk.edu.hk


Teaching Fields

Urban studies 城市研究
Urban and regional planning and development 城市及區域規劃與發展
Sustainable development 可持續發展
Cities and globalisation 城市.全球化

Research Interests

Urban planning and governance 城市規劃與管治
Production of space and the politics of planning 空間再造與規劃政治
Urban regeneration 都市更新
Sustainable development 可持續發展
Community planning 社區規劃

Services/Post

Member, The Placemaking Leadership Council, Project for Public Space, New York.
Member, International Advisory Board, Urban Research Plaza, Osaka City University, Japan
Member, Environmental Impact Assessment Appeal Board, Hong Kong.
Member, Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund Council, Hong Kong.
Convener of the Railway Objections Hearing Panel, Hong Kong.
Member, Building Committee, Hong Kong Housing Authority.
Academic advisor, Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design.
Honorary Fellow, Centre for Civil Society and Governance, The University of Hong Kong
Associate Editor, 'Current Research on Cities', supplement section of Cities, Elsevier.

Editorial Board member:
City, Culture and Society, Elsevier.
disP—the Planning Review, Journal of the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP), ETH Zurich.
Planning Theory and Practice, Routledge.
Town Planning Review, Liverpool University Press.

Selected Publications

Ng, M.K. (forthcoming), “Knowledge and power in regenerating lived space in Treasure Hill, Taipei 1960s-2010: from squatter settlement to a co-living artist village," Planning Perspectives.

Ng, M.K. (forthcoming), “The state of ‘planning rights’ in Hong Kong: a case study of ‘wall-like’ buildings," Town Planning Review.

Ng, M.K. (forthcoming), “Community engagement in post-1997 Hong Kong: collaborative or manipulative practice?” in Silva, E.A., Healey, P. and Harris, N. (eds.), Planning Methods in Planning: Research Inquiry in the Spatial Planning Field, UK: RTPI.

Ng, M.K. (forthcoming), “Research methodology and my life: some personal reflections,” in Silva, E.A., Healey, P. and Harris, N. (eds.), Planning Methods in Planning: Research Inquiry in the Spatial Planning Field, UK: RTPI.

Ng, M.K. (forthcoming), “Urban policies in Asia,” in Wright, J. D. (ed.). International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Second Edition.

Ng, M.K. (2014), “Intellectuals and the production of space in the urban renewal process in Hong Kong and Taipei,’ Planning Theory and Practice, Vol.15, No.1, pp.77-92.

Ng, M.K. (2014), “Deadly sins? Living dreams!” Planning Theory and Practice, Vol.15, No.1, pp.106-109.

Ng, M.K. and Xu, Jiang (2013), “Second metamorphosis? Urban restructuring and planning responses in Guangzhou and Shenzhen in the 21st century,” in Uwe, A. and Schoon, S. (eds.). The Maturing Mega-City: The Pearl River Delta in Progressive Transformation, Springer, pp.29-60.

Ng, M.K. (2013), “Got the controversial urban planning job done? An institutional perspective”, in Cheng, J., Evaluating the Tsang Years 2005-2012, pp.347-373.

Zhai, B. and Ng, M.K. (2013), “Urban regeneration and social capital in China: A case study of the Drum Tower Muslim District in Xi'an”, Cities, 35, pp.14-25.

Ng, M.K. (2012), “A critical review of Hong Kong’s proposed climate change strategy and action agenda,” Cities, 29, pp.88-98.

Ng, M.K. (2011), “Strategic planning of China’s first Special Economic Zone: Shenzhen City Master Plan (2010-2020)”, Planning Theory and Practice, Vol.12, Issue 4, pp.638-642.

Ng, M.K. (2011), “Power and rationality: the politics of harbour reclamation in Hong Kong”, Environment and Planning C, Vol.29, pp.677-692.

Ng, M.K., Tang, W.S., Lee, J.W.Y. and Leung, D. (2010), “Spatial practice, conceived space and lived space: Hong Kong’s ‘piers saga’ through the Lefebvrian lens’, Planning Perspectives, Vol.25, No.4, pp.411-431. (One of the most read articles for the Journal).

Ng, M.K. (2008), “From government to governance? Politics of planning in the first decade of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region,” Planning Theory and Practice, Vol.9, No.2, pp.165-185. (Shortlisted paper for the The AESOP (Association of European Schools of Planning) Prize for the best paper in the planning field in 2008).

Ng, M.K. (2007), Reporting Sustainability in Hong Kong and the Central and Western District and Technical Report, Hong Kong: Sustainable Development Fund and Centre of Urban Planning and Environmental Management, The University of Hong Kong, 210p.

Research Projects

Principal Investigator

“’Community capacities, social capital, citizen values and impact assessment’: community-based planning as a missing component in the urban planning system in Hong Kong?” General Research Fund, Research Grants Council, 2014-2015 (HK$520,000).

“A comparative study of revitalization of urban streams in the major cities in Asia,” Drainage Services Department, November 2012 to June 2013 (HK$428,920).
“’Walled buildings’, ‘the right to the city’, place governance and the delayed amendment of an outdated planning ordinance: an institutional analysis”, General Research Fund, Research Grants Council, 2011-2013 (HK$487,727).

"’The Production of Space is a Matter of Life and Death’? A Lefebvrian perspective on old urban neighbourhood renewal in Hong Kong and Taipei,” General Research Fund, Research Grants Council, 2010-2012 (HK$430,675).

“Centre for Mega Urban Transport Studies: decision-making in the planning, appraisal, and evaluation of projects and their impacts,” An international research project led by the University College London and funded by the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations, co-PI with Dr. F.I.H. Pretorius, January 2007 to July 2010 (HK$1,418,292).

“Rationality and Power: towards a phronetic understanding of the practice of reclamation in Hong Kong,” Research Grants Council, 1 January 2007 to 30 June 2009 (HK$509,640).

“Sustainability Reporting in Hong Kong: a first attempt”, Sustainable Development Fund, The Government of Hong Kong, 29 May 2006 to 30 September 2007 (HK$495,000).

“’Quality of Life First’: strategic and action area plans for Central and Western District,” Central and Western District Council, September 2005 to March 2006 (HK$200,000).

“Building a Sustainable Central and Western District: retrospect and prospect,” Sponsorship by the Steering Committee of the Healthy City Project in the Central and Western District Council, Oct. 2000 to Sept. 2001 (HK$160,000).

“Rhetoric versus Action: land use planning practice in Shenzhen, the People’s Republic of China,” Research Grants Council, 1 Dec. 1999 to 30 Nov. 2001 (HK$405,000).

“An Urban Regeneration Strategy for Hong Kong: addressing key socio-economic issues in a restructuring context,” Research Grants Council.  1 Dec. 1997 to 30 Nov. 1999 (HK$200,000).

“A Comparative Study of the Land Use Planning Systems in Hong Kong and Selected cities in Guangdong Province, China.”  Research Grants Council. 1 December 1995 to 30 November 1997 (HK$165,000).

Co-investigator

“Designing and Planning Community Architecture for Hong Kong: developing a participatory approach,” University Grants Committee, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2002-2005 (HK$2 million).

“Sustainable Communities: planning Wanchai through community perspectives,” Environmental and Conservation Fund, January 1999 to July 2001 (HK$112,000).