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Current and Recent Research

2019-2021, Housing as an Intergenerational Project-parental resources, parental strategies and the housing opportunities of young people in Hong Kong, Forrest, R. (PI), Yip, Ngai-Ming. (CityU), & Wang, W., Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office: HKD 826,000.
2019-2020, Privacy Challenges and Big Data in Smart City, IP, Iam Chong (PI), FU, King Wa (CoI), LEUNG, Kai Chi (CoI), LEUNG, & Yuk Ming Lisa (CoI), Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office: HKD 268,870.00.
2019, China`s Home Owning Society-exploring the contradictions and confusions, Forrest, R. (PI), Tong, K. S., & Wang, W., Lingnan FRG: HKD 50,000.
2018, Scoping Study on High Rise Communities and Vertical Urbanism, Forrest, R. (PI), O’Connor, P., Wang, W., & Tong, K. S., Lingnan FRG: HKD 50,000.
2015-2018, Frontier City: Place, belonging and community in contemporary Shenzhen, Forrest, R. (PI), Yip, Ngai-Ming (CityU) & Wang, W., HKRGC: HKD 855,000.
2015-2018, Neighbourhood in an Increasingly Mobile Society, Forrest, R. (Co-I) & Yip, Ngai-Ming (CityU), HKRGC, HK$ 925,000.
2016-2017, Tenant Purchase, Assisted Home Ownership and Social and Residential Mobility, Forrest, R. (PI) & Yip, Ngai-ming (CityU), Central Policy Unit: HKD 657,000.

Selected Recent Publications

Wang, W. (Forthcoming). Everyday practice in the high density, volumetric Hong Kong: Ambiguity, intensity and life between interfaces. Cities.
Wang, W. (2019). A study of digitally-enhanced people-space interaction: A place-centric perspective. Space and Culture. https://doi.org/10.1177/1206331219881352
Forrest, R., Ren, J., & Wissink, B. (Eds.) (2019). The City in China: New Perspectives on Contemporary Urbanism. Bristol University Press.
Amoah, P. A., Mok, K. H., Wen, Z., & Li, L. W. (2019). Achieving the age-friendly city agenda: an interventional study in Hong Kong’s Islands district. Journal of Asian Public Policy. https://doi.org/10.1080/17516234.2019.1663981  
Wong, P. P. Y., Lai, P. C., Allen, R., Cheng, W., Lee, M., Tsui, A., Tang, R., Thach, T. Q., Tian, L., Brauer, M., Barratt, B. (2019). Vertical monitoring of traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) in urban street canyons of Hong Kong. Science of the Total Environment, 670, 696-703. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.03.224  
Groves, J. M., & O'Connor, P. (2019). Whiteness out of place: White parents’ encounters with local Chinese schooling in post-colonial Hong Kong. The Sociological Review, [003802611986586]. https://doi.org/10.1177/0038026119865861   
O'Connor, P. J. (2018). Hong Kong skateboarding and network capital. Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 42(6), 419-436. https://doi.org/10.1177/0193723518797040
Forrest, R., & Hirayama, Y. (2018). Late home ownership and social re-stratification. Economy and Society, 47(2), 257-279. https://doi.org/10.1080/03085147.2018.1459368
Forrest, R. (2018). Housing wealth, social structures and changing narratives. International Journal of Urban Sciences, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1080/12265934.2018.1455527
Ip, I. C. (2018). State, class and capital: gentrification and new urban developmentalism in Hong Kong. Critical Sociology, 44(3), 547-562. https://doi.org/10.1177/0896920517719487
Forrest, R., Koh, S.Y., & Wissink, B. (2017) (Eds.) Cities and the superrich-real estate, elite practices and urban political economies. London: Palgrave Macmillan.