Maurice K-C. YIP 葉鈞頌

My blog of public writings: Toastore | 我的部落格:賣多士的士多

I am 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. My observation of East Asia, especially Hong Kong, motivated me to explore the myths of property and the rule of law. I am interested in these particular themes:

  • territorial planning and democratisation of conflict-affected East Asian urban societies
  • conceptions and manifestations of land (in)justice, and spatio-legally innovative alternatives
  • the future of Hong Kong in the global society

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.

After receiving a first-class honours social sciences bachelor degree with a journalism minor, I practised as a political journalist for a while before pursuing an academic career.

Recent Publications [more…]

Geoforum (2020)
Journal of Urban History (2020)

CV (Jan 2021)

Recent Talks [more…]

Property jurisdiction

Vevey, Switzerland (August 2019)