Dr Zhang, Xiaohu 張嘯虎
Xiaohu Zhang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban Planning and Design. Prior to this, he worked in Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, MIT Senseable City Laboratory and Sun Yat-Sen University. His scholarship bridges the information gap in sustainable urban and transportation policy-making with stochastic simulation and big data analytics. Broadly interested in urban data science, his recent work explores the sustainability of new shared mobility services, such as scooter sharing, carsharing and ridesharing. His research uses multi-source datasets to advance understanding of pressing urban and transportation issues, e.g., urban expansion, emerging mobility services and the interactions between land use and transportation. His research enriches public policy debates in urban and transportation issues with accurate information evidenced by timely datasets. It also provides a base to stimulate discussions among stakeholders. Harnessing digital technology can prevent policymakers from rushing into inappropriate policy-making with obsolete knowledge that is harmful to both public interests and technological advancement. These efforts will utilize new urban data to pave the way for future sustainable cities. His work has been published in top academic journals of GIS, remote sensing, urban planning, and transportation.
|Awardees||Award Date||Honours / Awards / Prizes||Category|
|2016-09-01||The RTPI Awards for Research Excellence 2016 - Commendation for the project: "Exploring associations between urban green, street design and walking: Results from the Greater London boroughs": Royal Town Planning Institute, London.||Research Achievement|
|2016-10-01||Walk21HK CityTech Awards: CityTech Awards Innovation for Walking, Internet Society Hong Kong (ISOC HK) and Civic Exchange||Others|
|2019-05-01||RTPI Awards for Research Excellence Winnier 2019, Early Career Academic Award, presented to Dr. Guibo Sun for his work with Professor Chris Webster and Xiaohu Zhang (University of Hong Kong) on 'Connecting the city: A three-dimensional pedestrian network of Hong Kong': Royal Town Planning Institute||Research Achievement|
|2019-05-01||RTPI Awards for Research Excellence Winnier 2019, Commendation for highest scoring entry across all categories, presented to Dr. Guibo Sun for work with Professor Chris Webster and Xiaohu Zhang (University of Hong Kong) on 'Connecting the city: A three-dimensional pedestrian network of Hong Kong': Royal Town Planning Institute||Research Achievement|
|2022-02-01||Strategic Public Policy Research (SPPR) project entitled “Promoting HK Residents’ Cross-border Healthcare Utilization and Cross-border Mobility in the Greater Bay Area: Recent Priorities and Long-term Policy Framework”(Project Number: S2021.A8.027.21S), with a funding amount of HK$3,910,052.90, project period: May, 2022-May 2025.: HKU LKS Faculty of Medicine, Sun Yat-sen University and Peking University||Research Achievement|
|2019-05-06||2019 RTPI Awards for Research Excellence - Early Career Researcher category||Research Achievement|
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