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Dr Chu, Cecilia Louise 朱慰先

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Assistant Professor

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Dr Chu, Cecilia Louise 朱慰先

Title:
Assistant Professor

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Also Cited As:
Chu, C
Chu, Cecilia

Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
2012University of California BerkeleyPhD (Architecture)
2005The University of Hong KongMSc (Architectural Conservation)
2000Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityMA with Distinction (Design)
1992Ryerson UniversityBA (Interior Design)
Biography

Cecilia L. Chu is Assistant Professor in the Division of Landscape Architecture at the University of Hong Kong, where she teaches urban theory, urban design and architectural and landscape history. Prior to her academic career, she worked as a professional designer in Canada and Hong Kong and research consultant for several NGOs focusing on urban renewal and conservation strategies. She is a founding member and current president of DOCOMOMO Hong Kong Chapter, an executive member of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE), and a member of the editorial boards of Journal for the Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong, Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review, and Surveying and the Built Environment.

Dr. Chu is a recipient of two major research grants awarded by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (2014, 2016). Her articles have been published in leading academic journals, including Journal of Architecture, Journal of Historical Geography, Urban Studies, Habitat International, Planning Perspectives, Time + Architecture, Geoforum, and Design Issues, among others. She is currently completing a monograph, entitled Colonial Urban Development in Hong Kong: Speculative Housing and Segregation in the City (under contract with Routledge, to be published in its Planning, History and Environment Series in 2019). She is also co-editing a book that examines emerging changing paradigms of architecture and planning amidst accelerating global flow of capital and escalating property speculation around the world in the 21st century.

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2013-05-01Lord Wilson Heritage Trust Award (team award): Lord Wilson Heritage Trust
Research Achievement
Kokora, ME
2018-07-01Design Trust Feature Grant (team award): Design Trust
Research Achievement
2009-07-01Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award: University of California, Berkeley
Teaching Accomplishment
2010-01-01Joan E. Draper Architectural History Research Endowment Award: University of California, Berkeley
Research Achievement
2014-05-01Faculty Knowledge Exchange (KE) Award: The University of Hong Kong
Others
2008-08-01Li Ka-shing Program in Modern Chinese History Fellowship: University of California, Berkeley
Research Achievement
2013-04-01George R. Collins Fellowship: The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH)
Research Achievement
2011-08-01Townsend Center for the Humanities Conference Grant: University of California, Berkeley
Others
2011-08-01Haas Junior Scholars Program Fellowship: Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Research Achievement
2015-10-012015 International Research and Research Training Fund: The University of Melbourne
Others
2017-12-01Common Core Digital And Multi-media Innovations (DMI) Award: The University of Hong Kong
Teaching Accomplishment
2014-09-01Common Core Teaching Development Grant: The University of Hong Kong
Teaching Accomplishment
2017-07-01Knowledge Exchange Impact Project Scheme: The University of Hong Kong
Others
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
07/2014-07/2016Member of Advisory BoardInternational Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE)
07/2016-presentMember of Board of DirectorsInternational Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE)
01/2016-presentMember of Executive CommitteeSociety of Urban and Architectural Historians Asia (SAUH Asia)
01/2019-presentMember of Editorial BoardJournal of Urban History
09/2014-presentMember of Editorial BoardJournal of Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Branch
04/2011-presentProfessional MemberThe Hong Kong Institute of Architectural Conservationists (HKICON)
01/2015-presentMemberSociety of Architectural Historians
01/2015-presentMember of Editorial BoardJournal of Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review
01/2016-presentFounding Member & PresidentDOCOMOMO Hong Kong
01/2015-presentMemberEuropean Architectural History Network
01/2015-presentMemberInternational Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS)
09/2009-presentMemberAssociation of American Geographers (AAG)
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Area of Expertise:
Area of Expertise (EN)Area of Expertise (ZH)
Interdisciplinary approaches to the study of the built environment
History and theory of planning and architecture
Heritage conservation
Cultural landscapes
Comparative urbanism
Colonial urban development
Housing studies
History and theory of planning and architecture
Cultural landscapes
Comparative urbanism
Interdisciplinary approaches to the study of the built environment
Spoken Languages:
Spoken Language(s) (EN)Spoken Language(s) (ZH)
English, Cantonese, Putonghua英語、粵語、普通話
Written Languages:
Written Language(s) (EN)Written Language(s) (ZH)
English, Chinese英文、中文
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