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RAY FORREST

Prof. Ray Forrest  
Research Professor in Cities and Social Change
M.Soc.Sci. (Birm.); PhD (Bris.); Dip. (HWU); FAcSS
  Office: LBY314, B. Y. Lam Building
Department of Sociology and Social Policy
Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
  TEL: (852) 2616 7374
  FAX: (852) 2456 0737
  e-Mail: rayforrest@LN.edu.hk

http://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=PxbgTQMAAAAJ&hl=en

Ray Forrest is Research Professor in Cities and Social Change and Director of the Centre for Social Policy and Social Change. Before joining Lingnan he was Chair Professor of Housing and Urban Studies and Head of the Department of Public Policy at City University of Hong Kong. Previously, he has worked at the University of Birmingham (UK) and the University of Bristol. At Bristol he was appointed as Chair Professor in Urban Studies in 1994 and was Head of the School for Policy Studies (2001-2004), Associate Director/Director of the Centre for East Asian Studies (2004-2008) and co-director of the ESRC Centre for Neighbourhood Research (2001-2005). He has also held visiting appointments at the Universities of Hong Kong, Glasgow and Amsterdam. Ray is Emeritus Professor of Urban Studies at Bristol and a Fellow of the UK Academy of Social Sciences. His research focuses on the sociology and political economy of the contemporary city with a particular focus on housing markets and housing policy. He has been PI on some 50 externally funded research projects.

Ray is currently co-editor of the Palgrave series, The Contemporary City and of the Routledge series, Explorations in Housing Studies. He is founding member and on the steering group of the Asia-Pacific Network of Housing Researchers.


Research | Top

Urban political economy
Socio-spatial change in the contemporary city
Housing markets and the macro economy
Housing policy and social inequality
The family and social change

 

Recent Publications : | Top

Forrest, Ray and Shi Xian (2017) Accommodating Discontent: Youth, social conflict and the housing question in Hong Kong, Housing Studies, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02673037.2017.1342775

Forrest, Ray, Koh, Sin Yee and Wissink, Bart (2017) (Eds.) Cities and the Superrich-real estate, elite practices and urban political economies, London: Palgrave Macmillan

Ray Forrest, Bart Wissink and Sin Yee Koh (2017) ‘In Search of the Super-rich: Who are they? Where are they?’ in Ray Forrest, Sin Yee Koh and Bart Wissink  (Eds.) Cities and the Superrich-real estate, elite practices and urban political economies, London: Palgrave Macmillan

Bart Wissink, Sin Yee Koh and Ray Forrest (2017) ‘Tycoon City: Political Economy, Real Estate and the Super-Rich in Hong Kong’ in Ray Forrest, Sin Yee Koh and Bart Wissink  (Eds.) Cities and the Superrich-real estate, elite practices and urban political economies, London: Palgrave Macmillan

Ray Forrest, Bart Wissink and Sin Yee Koh (2017) ‘Hyper-Divided Cities and the ‘Immoral’ Super-Rich – Five Parting Questions’ in Ray Forrest, Sin Yee Koh and Bart Wissink  (Eds.) Cities and the Superrich-real estate, elite practices and urban political economies, London: Palgrave Macmillan

Sin Yee Koh, Bart Wissink and Ray Forrest (2016) ‘Reconsidering the super-rich:variations, structural conditions and urban consequences’ in Iain Hay and Jonathan Beaverstock (Eds.) Handbook on Wealth and the Superrich. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. Pp.18-42

Forrest, Ray and Wissink, B. (2016) 'Whose city now? Urban managerialism reconsidered (again)' Sociological Review, DOI: 10.1111/1467-954X.12415

Yep, Ray and Forrest, Ray. (2016) ‘Elevating the Peasants Into High-Rise Apartments-The Land Bill System as a Solution for Land Conflicts’ Journal of Rural Studies, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2016.07.017

Ngai-ming Yip, Ray Forrest and Shi Xian (2016) ‘Exploring segregation and mobilities: Application of an activity tracking app on mobile phone’ Cities, http://dx.doi.org/1016/j.cities.2016.02.003

Forrest,Ray (2016) Variegated Gentrification, Urban Studies,53,609-614

Ray Forrest and Yosuke Hirayama (2015) ‘The financialisation of the social project-embedded liberalism, neoliberalism and home ownership’ Urban Studies ,52,2,233-244

Ray Forrest (2015) ‘The ongoing financialization of home ownership-new times, new contexts’ Introduction to Special Issue,International Journal of Housing Policy, 15,1,1-5

Ray Forrest and Yip Ngai-ming (2014) ‘The Future for Reluctant Intervention’ Housing Studies, 29,4,551-565

Ray Forrest (2014) ‘Public rental futures’, Housing Studies, 29,4,463-466

Ray Forrest and Ying Wu (2014) ‘People Like Us?  Social Status, Social Inequality and Perceptions of Public Rental Housing ’, Journal of Social Policy 43,1,135-151

Forrest,Ray and Yip Ngai-ming (2013) (Eds.)Young People and Housing: Transitions, Trajectories and Generational Fractures, London and New York: Routledge

 

  Teaching Subjects | Top


Academic Year:  2018-2019:

1st Term:

SOC3311

Urban Sociology

2nd Term: SSC3002 Housing and Society

 

   

PhD Student : Ms. BUI Thi Minh Ha

 

 

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