Professor Anthony Cheung Bin-Leung

Research Chair Professor, Department of Asian and Policy Studies, EdUHK

Professor Pengyu Zhu

Associate Professor, Division of Public Policy, HKUST

  • Co-organizer: The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)
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About the Speakers

Professor Anthony Cheung Bin-Leung
Research Chair Professor, Department of Asian and Policy Studies, EdUHK

Prof Anthony CHEUNG Bing-leung is currently Research Chair Professor of Department of Asian and Policy Studies in The Education University of Hong Kong. He was formerly Secretary for Transport and Housing of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government from July 2012 to June 2017, overseeing a large policy portfolio covering housing, transport (land, seaborne and aviation), port and logistics. Major achievements during his tenure include: the formulation of the 2014 Long Term Housing Strategy, the launch of the 2014 Railway Development Strategy, the approval in 2015 of the implementation of the Three-Runway System for the Hong Kong International Airport, the establishment of the Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board in 2016, and the completion of the Public Transport Strategy Study in 2017. Prof Cheung was also a founding director of the Hong Kong Policy Research Institute (1995-2012) and founding chairman of SynergyNet, an independent policy think tank (2002-05).

Professor Pengyu Zhu
Associate Professor, Division of Public Policy, HKUST

Professor Pengyu Zhu is an Associate Professor in the Division of Public Policy at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He is the Co-Director of the Master of Public Policy Program at HKUST. Prior to joining HKUST, he has been a faculty member in the Department of Community and Regional Planning at Boise State University, USA (2011-2016) and in the Department of Geography at University of Hong Kong (2017-2019). Prof. Zhu received his Ph.D. in Policy, Planning and Development from the Sol Price School of Public Policy at University of Southern California in 2011. He has taught courses on transportation and land use, transportation economics, economics applications to planning and policy, urban economics, urban geography, quantitative research methods, and urban design and site planning studios.

Prof. Zhu’s research focuses on the Transportation--Land Use--Economic Development Policy nexus, including:
1) Travel Behavior (including automobile, transit, non-motorized transportation modes, and telecommuting), Location Choice, and Associated Implications for Economic and Environmental Issues;
2) Links between Transportation Infrastructure, Housing Market, and Economic Development (e.g. residential segregation, mobility, accessibility and labor market success; transportation finance; and the economic impact of transportation infrastructure);
3) Using Spatio-temporal Big Data Analytics to Inform Urban Planning and Policy Decisions.

For attendees' attention

The lecture is free and open to all.Seating is on a first come, first served basis.
Light refreshments will be served from 9:30 am to 10:00 am