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

Research Collaborations

Low-Carbon Transport, Individual Wellbeing & Planetary Health in the Era of Smart Cities & New Mobilities

Prof. HE Ying, Sylvia



Researchers from 13 universities worldwide (see project webpage for details)

Project period:

Jan 1, 2020 – Dec 31, 2021

Funding source:

Worldwide Universities Network (WUN)


This project seeks to understand the link between new mobilities and health and wellbeing at the individual and urban/regional levels with a view to informing urban policymakers and planners on designing and implementing programmes to incentivise people to adopt more sustainable travel behaviours. It will synthesise and evaluate successful and less successful practices around the world, identify the common contributing factors and consequences, and establish a conceptual framework to test the hypothetic link between new mobilities and health and wellbeing. In the long run, the team also aims to produce an impact case study and undertake empirical research to investigate the influence of various geographical, social, and cultural factors on new mobilities.