Maurice K-C. YIP 葉鈞頌

I am a Doctoral Fellow and a Graduate Assistant in Legal Geography in the urban studies research group of the Institute of Geography and Sustainability at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland.

My current research focuses on the legal geography of urban land and territorial planning. I previously worked on topics such as urban density, cultural geography, transport mobility, urban art, environmental issues, and religious studies.

I contribute to public debates on land and housing policies. My commentaries on mass media have won an award. My research work has been covered by journalists as well.

When I was a Research Postgraduate at Hong Kong Baptist University, I taught tutorials at all levels in geography and China studies. I also served as a University Senator, as well as a member of the Social Sciences Faculty Board and several university committees.

I hold membership in the Society for Hong Kong Studies, the Hong Kong Studies Association, the International Network for Urban Research and Action, and the International Critical Geography Group.

Having received undergraduate training in journalism as a minor, I practised as a political journalist for a while before pursuing an academic career.

Vevey, Switzerland (August 2019)

Recent Publications [more…]
Tang, W-S., Lee, J.W-Y., Hui, T-W., & Yip, M.K-C. (2019). The “Urban density” question in Hong Kong: From absolute space to social processes. City, Culture and Society, 17, 46–53.

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