Kyung-Min Nam is Assistant Professor of Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Hong Kong and holds a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research interests focus on the institutional and policy dimensions of economic and environmental sustainability, and his scholarly work has been widely published in the field’s major peer-reviewed journals, such as Urban Studies, Global Environmental Change, Research Policy, Energy Economics, Climatic Change, Energy Policy, Industrial and Corporate Change, and Annals of Regional Science. He also has extensive work experience with national and international public think tanks, such as the Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, contributing to spatial planning and policy analysis at multiple levels. He is currently conducting several research projects, including “The Cost of Excess Air Pollution in China and Its Cross-provincial Distribution,” funded by Hong Kong’s Research Grants Council. In these projects, he explores the health effects of urban air pollution, climate cobenefits of pollution abatement, green growth policy, urban growth modeling, and fiscal decentralization, with a strong spatial focus on China and East Asia.