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Dr Lau, Mandy Hang Man 劉杏雯

Associate Professor

Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
University of CambridgePhD in Department of Land Economy
University of CambridgeMPhil in Planning, Growth and Regeneration
London School of Economics and Political ScienceBSc in Sociology

Mandy Lau is Associate Professor in the Department of Urban Planning and Design. She received her PhD and MPhil from the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, and a BSc in Sociology from the London School of Economics.

Mandy is particularly interested in investigating low-income housing and the socio-psychological aspects of residential environments. She has led a number of research projects funded by the Research Grants Council (RGC), including a project on the evolution of the regulatory framework for private rental housing in Hong Kong, and a project on the impacts of planning disputes on public housing development. Mandy’s latest research explores inter-age relations, age segregation and ageism (age-related prejudice) in different types of neighbourhoods in Hong Kong.

Mandy is Secretary of the Asia-Pacific Network for Housing Research (APNHR). She has contributed to a number of contract research projects commissioned by professional institutes and NGOs, including a project on the liveability of public and private housing estates, commissioned by the Hong Kong Institute of Housing (HKIH), and a project on purpose-design elderly housing, commissioned by the Hong Kong Housing Society (HKHS).

Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2013-11-01Early Career Award 2013/14: Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
08/2012-presentSecretaryAsia-Pacific Network for Housing Research (APNHR)
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Area of Expertise:
Area of Expertise (EN)Area of Expertise (ZH)
Urban planning
Private rental housing
Neighbourhood governance
Affordable housing
Private rental housing
Spoken Languages:
Spoken Language(s) (EN)Spoken Language(s) (ZH)
English, Cantonese英語、粵語
Written Languages:
Written Language(s) (EN)Written Language(s) (ZH)
English, Chinese英文、中文
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