Dr SUN Yi 孫羿
BEng (Urban Planning, Sun Yat-sen); PhD (HKU)
Assistant Professor
Tel.: (852) 2766 5565
E-mail address : yi.sun@poly.edu.hk
ResearcherID: Q-6694-2016 (http://www.researcherid.com/rid/Q-6694-2016)
  I am currently the Assistant Professor in the Department of Building and Real Estate, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. My fields of research are urban studies and urban planning, with particular reference to the Asian contexts. My primary research areas have been on the political economy of land and real estate development, urban sustainability, the state space(s), and ageing well. My recent projects include a systemic study on the built and social environment in light of creating inclusive and age-responsive urbanism. My research papers reflect the above areas and have been published in top international journals. My teaching revolves around urban planning and (re)development, as well as land and real estate development of Hong Kong and her neighboring regions. Besides, I am interested in studying and applying the context sensitive pedagogy for effective teaching and learning.
Main areas
Urban and regional development
Town planning
Land and real estate development
Project studio
Research and Scholarly Activities
Urban studies and urban sustainability
Active ageing and wellbeing
Land, institutional analysis and governance
China studies
Current Research Projects
“Establishment of an active ageing index for Hong Kong: Re-inventing the lived experience and potential of older people” (Co-I, RGC General Research Fund 2017/18, on-going)
Selected Recent Publication List

Publications in Refereed Journals

Refereed journal publications (*corresponding author):
1. Sun, Y.*, Chau, P.H., Wong, M. & Woo, J (2017). Place- and age-responsive disaster risk reduction for Hong Kong: Collaborative place audit and social vulnerability index for elders, International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, DOI: 10.1007/s13753-017-0128-7 (IF: 1.222)
2. Sun, Y.*, Chao, T-Y, Woo, J., & Au, D.W.H (2017). An institutional perspective of “Glocalization” in two Asian tigers: the “structure-agent-strategy” of building an age-friendly city, Habitat International, DOI: 10.1016/j.habitatint.2016.11.013 (IF: 2.285)
3. Sun, Y., Lin, J., & Chan, R.C.K. (2017). Pseudo use value and output legitimacy of local growth coalitions in China: A case study of the Liede redevelopment project in Guangzhou, Cities, DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2016.10.018 (IF: 2.449)
4. Sun, Y.*, & Chan, R.C.K. (2016). Planning discourses, local state commitment, and the making of a new state space (NSS) for China: Evidence from regional strategic development plans in the Pearl River Delta, Urban Studies, DOI: 10.1177/0042098016665954 (IF: 2.364)
5. Sun, Y.*, Chan, R.C.K., & Chen, H. (2016). Learning with geographical sensitivity: Place-based education and its praxis, The Professional Geographer, DOI: 10.1080/00330124.2015.1121835 (IF: 1.276)
6. Sun, Y.* (2015). Facilitating generation of local knowledge using a collaborative initiator: A NIMBY case in Guangzhou, China. Habitat International, 46, 130-137.
7. Hu, Y., Sun, Y., & Chan, R.C.K. (2013). A review on the research on urban and regional governance of China. Human Geography, 28(2), 74-78. (in Chinese)
8. Hu, Y., Sun, Y., & Chan, R.C.K. (2013). Collaborative governance in NIMBY facility planning: Evidence from the site selection of two incineration power plants in Guangzhou, City Planning Review, 37(6), 16-19. (in Chinese)
9. Hu, Y., & Sun, Y. (2012). Neoliberalism and state spatiality: Reflection and implications. Economic Geography, 32(10), 1-6, 35. (in Chinese)
Scholarly books, monographs, and chapters:
1. Sun, Y.*, Wong, A., Chau, A.K.C., Wong, M., & Woo, J (2017) Coming to the elders near you: The case of a bottom-up, context-sensitive place audit in Tai Po District of Hong Kong, In T-Y. Chao (Ed.), Planning for Greying Cities, New York: Routledge. (forthcoming)
2. Chan, R.C.K., Sun, Y., & Chen, H. (2015). Incorporating place-based education in teaching of sustainable urban development: Insights from urban geographers, In X. Xu, A. G. O. Yeh, C. Zhou, & S. He, (eds.), China’s Urban Transformation, Development, Restructuring and Planning Education (pp. 489-500). Beijing: Science Press. (in Chinese)
Under review
  Sun, Y.*, Phillips, D.R., & Wong, M. Mind the place: A case study of context sensitive place audit for age-friendly Hong Kong, Geoforum
  Li, L., & Sun,Y.* The making of New State Space (NSS) as a convergence and incompetence: Dynamics of central–local relation in Liangjiang New Area (LJNA), China, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research

Updated in July 2017