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Dr. LEE Wai Ying, Joanna (李慧瑩博士)


Professional consultant

MPhil (CUHK)
MSc (Urb Plan) (HKU)

(852) 3943-6530

Teaching Fields

Urban Planning
Urban and Regional Development

Research Interests

Urban Planning
Urban Development and Theories


Member, The BSAP Mainstreaming and Sustainability Working Group, AFCD, HKSAR  
Member, Editorial Committee, Planning and Development (HKIP journal)
Deputy Director, Centre for Environmental Policy and Resource Management, CUHK
Chairperson, Admissions and School Partnership Committee, GRM, CUHK
Chairperson, Alumni and External Affairs Committee, GRM, CUHK
Chung Chi College Coordinator, GRM, CUHK

Research Projects

General Research Fund 2012/13, Unsettling High-density Development in Hong Kong: Production of Space, Spatial (In)justice and Everyday life (GRF 250012, 2012/13), Co-investigator, 2013-01-01 to 2015-12-31.

Strategic Public Policy Research (SPPR), Trends and Implications of Poverty and Social Disadvantages in Hong Kong: A Multi-disciplinary and Longitudinal Study (SS11947), Co-investigator, 2012-04-01 to 2017-03-31.

Social Science Faculty Direct Grant, "Redevelopment of 'Government, Institution or Community' (GIC) Land in Hong Kong: Case Studies of Wan Chai and Causeway Bay", Principal Investigator, CUHK Project Code 2021062, 01/11-06/12.

Social Science Faculty Direct Grant, "Redevelopment of Industrial Land in Hong Kong: An Inter-district Analysis" , Principal Investigator, CUHK Project Code 2020897, 01/07-12/07.

Central Policy Unit Research, "The Pattern of Urban Life in Hong Kong: A District Level Community Study of Sham Shui Po", Co-investigator, 04/10-06/11.

RGC competitive Earmarked Research Grant Award 2006-2007, "Rationality and Power: towards a phronetic understanding of the practice of reclamation in Hong Kong", Co-investigator (with NG Mee Kam, TANG Wing Shing), Project No: HKU7462/06J, 2006 - 2008.

RGC Public Policy Research, "Siting Locally Unwanted Land Uses: In Your Backyard or in Mine?", Co-investigator (with LAM Kin Che, FUNG Tung), Project No: CUHK 4008-PPR20051, 2006 - 2008.

Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation, "Sustainable Urban Communities, Vision and Planning with the Development of Linear City", Co-investigator (with FUNG Tung, LEUNG Yee, CHAU Kwai Cheong, SHEN Jianfa, Maggi LEUNG, Lawal MARAFA, LAI Pong-wai, CHOI Kai Hang, CHEUNG Suk Man), 09/04-08/05.

Consultancy Projects

《鞍山歲月 - 小城今昔》專題研究 sponsored by 馬鞍山民康促進會, Principal Investigator, 2012-2013.

“A Study on Land Development in Sha Tin” sponsored by Shatin District Council, Principal Investigator, 2012-2013.

"Study on the Improvement of Bus Routes in Sha Tin", Principal Investigator, funded by Sha Tin District Council, 2011.

"Study on the Need of Constructing a Vehicular Bridge adjacent to the Existing Kwong Fuk Bridge in Tai Po", Principal Investigator, funded by Tai Po District Council, 2010-2011.

"Planning and Development Study on Ma On Shan Whitehead – Geological Education Centre, Cycling City and Ancillary Facilities", Principal Investigator, funded by Shatin District Council, 2010.

"District Aspiration Study (DAS) for Sham Shui Po District", Principal Investigator, funded by Urban Renewal Authority, 2009-2010.

"On-street Survey on the Pedestrian Environment Improvement Scheme in Yuen Long Town", Principal Investigator, funded by Highways Department, HKSAR Government, 2009.

"Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge - Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities Investigation (public engagement and social impact assessment)", Principal Investigator, funded by Highways Department, 2008-2009.

"Vision Study for Central Piers: A Vision Scheme", Principal Investigator, funded by Quasi-government organization, 2005-2009.

"Questionnaire Survey of Users’ Expectations on the Development of Fo Tan Industrial Area," Principal Investigator, funded by CRE Properties (Hong Kong) Ltd., 2006-2008.

"Tourism Planning and Development Study for Tsuen Wan", Principal Investigator, funded by Industry and Commerce Committee of Tsuen Wan District Council, 2005-2006.

"Sustainable Urban Development at Yau Tong Bay, Victoria Harbour", Principal Investigator, funded by Henderson Land Company Ltd., 2005-2006.

"Sustainable Urban Communities, Vision and Planning with the Development of Linear City", Principal Investigator, funded by Former KCRC, 2005-2006.

"Tsuen Wan Tourism Development and Promotion Strategy", Principal Investigator, funded by Tsuen Wan District Council, 2001.

Selected Publications

李慧瑩 (2011) <市區重建,為誰而建?>. 《八度空間 — 社會科學的視角》. 香港中文大學社會科學院出版. 頁68-71.

Lam, K.C., Lee, WY Joanna, Fung, T. and Woo, L.Y. (2011) Challenges of Managing NIMBYism in Hong Kong. In Fung, T. etal (eds.) Facility Siting in the Asia-Pacific: Perspectives on Knowledge Production and Application. Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press, pp. 169-182.

Tang, W.S., Lee Joanna and Ng, M.K. (forthcoming) "Public Engagement as a Tool of Hegemony: The Case of Designing the New Centural Harbourfront in Hong Kong", Critical Sociology, vol.38 no.1, pp.89-106. 2011.09..

Chiou, Chang-Tay, Lee Joanna and Fung Tung (forthcoming) "Negotiated Compensation for NIMBY Facilities: Siting of Incinerators in Taiwan", Asian Geographer, vol.28 no.2, pp.105-121. Routledge Taylor & Francis Group..

Yeung, Y.M., Lee, Joanna and Kee, Gordon (2010) "Macao in a Globalizing World: The Challenges Ahead", Asian Geographer, 27 (1-2), pp.75-92.

Ng, M.K., Tang, W.S., Lee, Joanna and Leung, D. (2010) "Spatial practice, conceived space and lived space: Hong Kong's 'piers saga' through the Lefebvrian lens", Planning Perspectives, 25 (4), pp.411-31.

Lee, W.Y. Joanna and Tang, W.S. (2009) "Town Planning in Hong Kong: Public Interest versus Private Interest". In Wong, K.K. (ed.) Hong Kong, Macao and the Pearl River Delta: A Geographical Survey. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Educational Publishing Company, pp.318-342.

Ng, M.K. and Lee, Joanna (2009) "Il primo decennio: la pianificazione della regione a statuto speciale di Hong Kong come citta mondiale dell'Asia?", CITTA DEL MONDO, Numero 1, pp.164-183.

Yeung, Y. M.; Lee, Joanna and Kee, Gordon (2009) “China’s Special Economic Zones at 30”, Eurasian Geography and Economics, 50 (2), pp. 222-40.

Hu, Wuxian and Lee, Joanna (2008) “Hunan” in Yeung, Y. M. and Shen, Jianfa (eds) The Pan-Pearl River Delta: An Emerging Regional Economy in Globalizing China. Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press, pp. 411-34.

Yeung, Y. M.; Lee, Joanna and Kee, Gordon (2008) “Hong Kong and Macao under Chinese Sovereignty”, Eurasian Geography and Economics, 49 (3), pp. 304-325

Lee, Joanna and Ng, M. K. (2007) “Planning for the World City” in Yeung, Y. M. (ed.) The First Decade: Hong Kong SAR in Introspective and Retrospective Perspectives. Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press.

李慧瑩 (2006) <清拆還是保留>. 《無解良品 — 社會科學的可能》. 香港中文大學社會科學學院出版. 頁68-75.

杜立基、李慧瑩 (2006) <”以人為本”的社區規劃: 多贏方案締造可持續發展的灣仔>, 理想空間, 第18輯, 同濟大學出版社, 頁26-29.

鄧永成、陳劍青、李慧瑩 (2006) <為澳門市區重建未雨綢繆 向香港取長補短> ,《澳門現代化進程與城市規劃》,澳門: 澳門大學澳門研究中心, 澳門研究系列叢書之九, 頁187-204.

To, L.K.; Lee, W. Y. and Luk, V. (2006) “A People-Oriented Approach: Planning a Sustainable Community in Wan Chai”, Planning and Development, Vol. 21, Issue 1, pp. 48-51. (In Chinese)