Sr Dr Ivy Siu Wai WONG
BSc (PolyU), M.DevPlan (UQ), PhD (UBC), MHKIS, MRICS
Assistant Professor; BSc(Hons) Surveying - Deputy Award Coordinator (FT programme);
Academic Advisor
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Dr Ivy Wong received her PhD in Planning (2014) from the University of British Columbia, Master of Development Planning (2004) with High Distinction from the University of Queensland, and BSc (Hons) in Real Estate (1998) from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. As a General Practice Surveyor, Ivy is a professional member of both the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS). Starting with her professional practice in a private real estate firm, she subsequently worked for three departments in the Hong Kong SAR Government, including the Lands Department, the Housing Department, and the Rating & Valuation Department. Her specialized areas include land premium assessment for land sale and lease modification, compensation assessment for land acquisition, public housing planning and development, and mass valuation for property taxation.

Dr. Ivy Wong is the founder and convener of the China Innovative Urban-rural Governance Research Network (GIURG), which provides a platform to connect peers and stakeholders who are interested in the intellectual debates, exchange of ideas and research collaboration about urbanization and local governance transformation in China ( Working with all research collaborators of CIURG, Dr. Ivy Wong is dedicated to advancing both academic research and policy studies on the various aspects of urbanization and governance in China, such as urban and rural planning, community participation, local capacity building, rural property rights transformation, rural institutional reform, social inclusion, welfare and resilience of transitional urban neighborhood, and so on.
Main areas
Urban Studies
Real Estate Development
Property valuation
Main Responsibilities
Member of Departmental Staff Committee
BSc(Hons) Surveying - Deputy Award Coordinator (FT programme)
Academic Advisor
Member of Departmental Partnership Committee (2015-2016)
Student Exchange Officer (2015-2016)
Research and Scholarly Activities
Urbanization and Local Governance
Community Planning
Property Rights Reform
Research Grants
In the Capacity as Principal Investigator
RGC General Research Fund: Urban Regeneration in Chinese Cities: An Empirical Study of “Village-in-the-City” Redevelopment in Guangzhou (2019 – 2020)
Ford Foundation Grant: Community Planning and Self-governance Capacity Building for the Emerging Urban Communities in Periurban China: An Action-oriented Research Approach (2018 – 2019)
RGC Early Career Scheme: Urbanization of Rural China: An Empirical Study of Shareholding Cooperatives in Guangzhou Luogang District (2017 – 2018)
The University of British Columbia 4-Year Fellowships, 2009-2013
Bottom Billion Fieldwork Fund, 2012-2014
Brahm Wiesman Memorial Scholarship, 2009-2013
Ronald Coase Institute Fellowship, USA
Visiting, Prizes and Awards
Visiting Scholarship Scheme of the K. C. Wong Education Foundation 2018
BRE Research Publication Awards 2015/16
Visiting Scholar, International Research Centre for Sustainable Built Environment, Chongqing University, China 
Liu Scholar, Liu Institute for Globe Issues, University of British Columbia, Canada
Dean’s Commendation for Higher Achievement 2004, University of Queensland, Australia
The Perter Wood Memorial Prize in Planning 2004, University of Queensland, Australia
Professional Service
Professional Qualifications
  Member of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  Member of The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS)
Professional Service
  Member of HKIS Strategic Growth Committee
  Member of HKIS Education Committee (General Practice Division)
  APC Assessor of HKIS
  APC Assessor of RICS       
  Guangzhou Development District, PR China.
  Strategic Urban Management Study for Guangzhou Development District
Jun 2005 – Dec 2005
  Hong Kong Institute of Planners, Hong Kong.
  Market Research Study for Professional Planning Services in Mainland China
HKSAR Government Professional Services Development Assistance Scheme
May 2003 – Dec 2003
  Advisor for Beijing Lugouqiao County’s urban development since 2017
Selected Recent Publication List

Publications in Refereed Journals

1 Wong, S. W., Tang, B. S. and Liu, J. (forthcoming). Village Elections, Grassroots Governance and State Power Restructuring: An Empirical Study in Southern Periurban China. The China Quarterly
2 Wong, S.W., Tang, B.S. and Liu, J.L. (2018).Village Redevelopment and Desegregation as a Strategy for Metropolitan Development in Southern China: Some Lessons from Guangzhou City. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 42(6), 1064-1079.
3 Shen, L., Huang, Z., Wong, S. W., Liao, S., & Lou, Y. (2018). A holistic evaluation of smart city performance in the context of China. Journal of Cleaner Production, 200, 667-679.
4 Shen, L., Huang, Y., Huang, Z., Lou, Y., Ye, G., & Wong, S. W. (2018). Improved coupling analysis on the coordination between socio-economy and carbon emission. Ecological Indicators, 94, 357-366.
5 Li, Y., Chen, X., Tang, B. S., & Wong, S. W. (2018). From project to policy: Adaptive reuse and urban industrial land restructuring in Guangzhou City, China. Cities, 82, 68-76.
6 Guo, J., Sun, B., Qin, Z., Wong, S. W., Wong, M.S., Yeung, C.W., and Shen, Q.P. (2017). A study of plot ratio/building height restrictions in high density cities using 3D spatial analysis technology: A case in Hong Kong. Habitat International, 65, 13-31.
7 Wong, S.W. (2016). Consolidation of state power into urbanizing villages: shareholding reforms as a strategy for governance in Pearl River Delta Region. Urban Studies, 53 (March), 689-704.
8 Wong, S.W. (2015). Urbanization as a process of state building: local governance reforms in China. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 39(5), 912-926.
9 Wong, S.W. (2015). Land Requisitions and State-Village Power Restructuring in Southern China. The China Quarterly, 224 (December), 888-908.
10 Tang, B.S., Wong, S.W. and Liu. S.C. (2011) Institutions, property taxation and local government finance in China. Urban Studies, 48 (5), 847-875.
11 Tang, B.S. and Wong, S.W. (2008) A longitudinal study of open space zoning and development in Hong Kong. Landscape and Urban Planning, 87(4), 258-268.
12 Tang, B.S., Wong, S.W. and Lau, C.H. (2008) Social impact assessment and public participation in China: a case of land requisition in Guangzhou. Environmental Impact Assessment Review,28(1), 57-72.
13 Tang, B.S., Wong, S.W. and Lee, A.K.W. (2007) Green belt in a compact city: a zone for conservation or transition? Landscape and Urban Planning. 79, 358-373.
14 Liu, S.C., Wang, D., Tang, B.S., and Wong, S.W. (2007).What we do and can do for a living: expanding the role of the real estate profession. Journal of Property Investment and Finance, 25(5), 468-481.
15 Tang, B.S., Wong, S.W. and Liu, S.C. (2006) Property agents, housing markets and housing services in transitional urban China. Housing Studies, 21(6), 83-86.
16 Tang, B.S., Haila, A. and Wong, S.W. (2006) Housing intermediary services in China: the rise and fall of ‘fang wu yin hang’. Journal of Housing & the Built Environment, 21(4), 337-354.
17 Wong, S.W., Tang, B.S. and van Horen, B.(2006) Strategic urban management in China: a case study of Guangzhou Development District. Habitat International, 30(3), 645-667.
18 Tang, B.S., Liu, S.C. and Wong, S.W. (2006) Housing mortgage and housing transaction in China: bridging the missing link. Housing Finance International. 20(3), 30-37.
19 Tang, B.S. Wong, S.W. and Lee, A.K.W. (2005) Green belt, countryside conservation and local politics: a Hong Kong case study. Review of Urban & Regional Development Studies, 17(3), 230-247.
20 Wong, S.W. and Tang, B.S. (2005) Challenges to the sustainability of development zones: a case study of Guangzhou Development District, China. Cities, 22(4), 303-316.
Referred Journal Paper in Chinese
1 劉金龍,黃小慧,鄧寶善(2018)城市化過程中城郊農村社區治理結構變遷 - 基於廣州一個區的研究 (The Transformation of Community Governance Structure in Peri-urban China: An empirical study in District A , Guangzhou). 中國農村觀察, 第3  期, 2-18 頁。
2 劉金龍,黃小慧 (2016) 加拿大溫哥華市社區建設及其啟示 - 以墩巴社區為例 (Community Building in Vancouver: A Case Study of Dunbar Neighborhood). 地方治理研究, 第3  期, 頁49-57。
3 黃小慧劉金龍 (2014) “城與鄉的關係史 - 新型城鎮化的思考” (A Historical Review of Urban-rural Relationships and Some Reflections on Integrated Urban and Rural Development in China), 湖南城市學院學報 (Hunan Chengshi Xueyuan Xuebao), 第3  期, 頁1-7.
Book Review
1 Wong, S. W. (2011). The Great Urban Transformation: Politics of Land and Property in China: by You-tien Hsing. Journal of Construction Management, Vol. 11, Issue 4, 79-81.
2 Wong, S. W. (2011). State of the World’s Cities 2008 / 2009: Harmonious Cities. by United Nations Human Settlements Program. Journal of Construction Management, Vol. 11, Issue 1, 79-81.
Professional Journal Paper
1 鄧寶善,黃小慧 (2005). 大珠江三角洲都會城市帶管治問題探討 (Institutional building: governance of the Greater Pearl River Delta Region). 北京規劃建設 (Beijing City Planning and Construction Review), 第104 期, 頁68-70.
Research Monographs
1 鄧寶善,黃小慧,van Horen, B. ,馮長春,柳志康 (2006). 廣州開發區的城市發展與城市管理研究報告書 (Study on urban development and strategic management of Guangzhou Development District) ,85 頁,廣州:廣州開發區政策調研室.
2 鄧寶善,馮長春, 黃小慧 et al. (2004). 中國內地專業規劃服務市場研究:研究報告書(Market research study for professional planning services in mainland China – Final report), 109 頁 [附17 頁英文撮要],香港:香港規劃師學會,香港理工大學. (ISBN 962-367-431-7)

Updated in April 2019