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Dr. Y.S. Frederick Lee 李煜紹 副教授

BA Hawaii at Manoa; PhD MIT
Associate Professor 

Office: 1036 
Phone: +852 3917-2840
Email: leey@hku.hk

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Research Interests

Urban Planning; Sustainable Cities; and Modern Environmentalism

Current Research Projects

Cultural Heritage Management and Transboundary Environmental Management

Manuscripts in Preparation

"Cultural Heritage Management in Southern China: Hong Kong, Macau and Guangzhou," in Managing Asian Heritage: Contexts, Concerns and Prospects, co-edited by Kapila D. Silva and Neel Kamal Chapagain, London and New York: Routledge, Chapter 4, forthcoming (2013) (co-authored with Hilary du Cros).

"Spatial Fit and Water Politics: Managing Asymmetries in the Dongjiang River Basin," to be submitted to International Journal of River Basin Management (co-authored with Tim Moss).

Selected Publications

Y.S.F. Lee (2013) "A comparative analysis of three heritage management approaches in Southern China: Guangzhou, Hong Kong, and Macau," in Asian Heritage Management: Contexts, Concerns, and Prospects, edited by Routledge, Abingdon; New York: Routledge, pp. 105-121 (co-authored with du Cros, H).

Y.S.F. Lee (2012) "China's Green Challenges in its Rise to Becoming a Global Power," inChina: A New Stage of Development for an Emerging Superpower, edited by Joseph Cheng, Hong Kong: City University Press (forthcoming) (co-authored with Carlos Wing-Hung Lo and Xueyong Zhan).

Y.S.F. Lee (2012) "Environment," in Handbook for Contemporary China, co-edited by William Tay and Alvin Y. So, Singapore: World Scientific, Chapter 8 (co-authored with Carlos Wing-hung Lo and Anna Ka-yin Lee).

Y.S.F. Lee (2011) "The Limits of the Project Approach to Trans-boundary Environmental Cooperation: The Case of Regional Smog in the Hong Kong-Pearl River Delta Metropolitan Region," in Cities in Evolution: Urbanization, Environmental Change, and Sustainability, co-edited by Xuemei Bai, Thomas Graedel, and Akio Morishima, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Chapter 25 (in print).

Y.S.F. Lee (2010) "Strategy Misguided: The Weak Links between Urban Emission Control Measures, Vehicular Emissions, and Public Health in Guangzhou," inEnvironment and Health: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives, edited by Jennifer Holdaway, Wang Wuyi, Ye Jingzhong, and Zhang Siqiu, Beijing: Social Sciences Academic Press (China), pp. 131-152 (co-authored with Carlos Wing-hung Lo and Anna Ka-yin Lee) (in Chinese).

Y.S.F. Lee (2010) "Strategy Misguided: The Weak Links between Urban Emission Control Measures, Vehicular Emissions, and Public Health in Guangzhou," Journal of Contemporary China, Vol. 19, No. 63, pp. 37-54 (co-authored with Carlos Wing-hung Lo and Anna Ka-yin Lee).

Y.S.F. Lee (2009) "Environmental Protection," in Changed and Unchanged: Thirty Years of Reform in China, co-edited by Law Kam-yee and Cheng Yu-shek, Chapter 14, pp. 230-255 (co-authored with Carlos Wing-hung Lo) (in Chinese).

Y.S.F. Lee (2007)"Same Longitude, Different Lattitudes: Institutional Change in Urban Water in China, North and South," in Environmental Governance in China, edited by Neil T. Carter and Arthur P.J. Mol, London: Routledge, Chapter 5, pp. 83-99.

Y.S.F. Lee (2007) "Environmental Safeguards and Breakthroughs," in The First Decade: The Hong Kong SAR in Retrospective and Introspective Perspectives, edited by Yue-man Yeung, Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press, Chapter 15, pp. 321-350 (co-authored with Cho-Nam Ng).

Y.S.F. Lee (2007) Cultural Heritage Management in China: Preserving the Pearl River Delta Cities, London and New York: Routledge, 150 pp (co-edited with Hilary du Crux).

Y.S.F. Lee (2001) "Alternative Environmental Governance Structures for the Hong Kong SAR-Pearl River Delta Region: Some Preliminary Thoughts," in Building a Competitive Pearl River Delta Region, co-edited by Anthony Gar-On Yeh, Yok-shiu F. Lee, Tunney Lee, and Sze-Nien Dak, Hong Kong: Centre of Urban Planning and Environmental Management, The University of Hong Kong.

Y.S.F. Lee (2001) (co-editor with Anthony Gar-On Yeh, Tunney Lee, and Sze-Nien Dak)Building a Competitive Pearl River Delta Region, Hong Kong: Centre of Urban Planning and Environmental Management, The University of Hong Kong.

Y.S.F. Lee (2001) "Environmental Issues Arising from Rapid Industrialization and Decentralized Urbanization in the Pearl River Delta," China Environment Report: Ecological Lessons of the Pearl River Delta, Hong Kong: Greenpeace China, pp. 23-35.

Y.S.F. Lee (1999) "Clear Consensus, Nebalous Commitment: Public Attitudes Toward the Environment in Hong Kong," Asian Geographer, Vol. 18, Nos. 1 & 2, pp. 135-153.

Y.S.F. Lee (1999) (co-edited with Alvin Y. So) Asia Environmental Movements: Comparative Perspectives, Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, March, 312 pp.

Y.S.F. Lee (1998) "Intermediary Institutions, Community Organizations, and Urban Environmental Management: The Case of Three Bangkok Slums," World Development, Vol. 26, No. 6, pp. 993-1011.

Y.S.F. Lee (1997) "Privatization of Soild Waste Infrastructure and Services in Asia," Third World Planning Review, Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 139-162.

Y.S.F. Lee (1997) "Major Policy Issues in Urban Environmental Management in Asia," in Asia Pacific; New Geographies of the Pacific Rim, edited by Ray Watters and Terry McGee, London, Christopher Hurst of Covent Garden, Chapter 10, pp. 140-160.

Research Grants

Co-Investigator, Hong Kong UGC General Research Fund, 2012-2014. For a research project entitled "'One-River, Two-Systems': Issues of Spatial Integration and Environmental Management in the Shenzhen River Catchment." HK$587,190.

Principal Investigator, Hong Kong UGC General Research Fund, 2010-2012. For a research project entitled "The Conservation of Cultural Heritage Assets in China: The Changing Role of the State in the Fast-Growing Metropolises of Guangzhou and Shanghai." HK$535,000.

Principal Investigator, Seed Funding Programme for Basic Research, The University of Hong Kong, 2008-2009. For a research project entitled "The Management of Cultural Heritage Assets in China's Transtional Economy: The Case of Guangzhou." HK$106,000.

Principal Investigator, Hong Kong UGC Research Grants Council, 2003-2005. For a research project entitled “The Impact of Local and Global Factors on the Development of Cultural Heritage Management in Hong Kong, Macau and Southern China.” HK$627,000.