Department of Geography and Resource Management (GRM), The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Research Collaborations

Future Cities: Planning for Sustainable Urban Neighbourhood Change

Prof. NG Mee Kam



University of Manchester (UoM)

Project period:

1 June 2016 - 31 May 2017

Funding source:

CUHK-University of Manchester Research Fund 2015-16

Funded amount:



This project aimed to develop synergy across the two universities, via the Institute of Future Cities (IOFC) of CUHK and UoM’s cities@manchester network, to shape the future cities development research agenda, with a focus on the planning and regeneration of urban neighbourhoods against the wider process of rapid urban change in the global context. The project resulted in a special themed issue on ‘Understanding urban change in diverse contexts: experiences from Manchester and Hong Kong’ in Town Planning Review (Volume 89, Issue 5) in 2018. The paper I contributed was:

Ng, M.K. (2018). Sustainable community building in the face of state-led gentrification: the story of the Blue House Cluster in Hong Kong. Town Planning Review, 89(5), pp.495-512.


CUHK-UoM Research Fund: Sites visits in Hong Kong, Liverpool and Manchester