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Chinese Name


Research Interests

Travel behavior and the built environment, socio-spatial segregation, housing and residential satisfaction, wellbeing and health


Professor Wang is currently Chair Professor and Head of Department of Geography, Hong Kong Baptist University. He is also the Director of the Centre for China Urban and Regional Studies (CURS). His major research interests span activity-travel behavior, time geography, socio-spatial segregation and geography of wellbeing. He is co-Editor-in-Chief of Travel Behavior and Society (2013 - ) and Editorial Board Member of international journals including the Journal of Transport Geography (2013 - ), Transport Reviews (2021-), and Annals of American Association of Geographers (2014-2017). He is Fellow and Board Member of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies and was the Chairman of Hong Kong Geographical Association (2009-2013). Professor Wang has led a number of research projects founded by Hong Kong Research Grant Council (RGC) and National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). His recent publications appear in leading international journals in geography, transportation research, and urban studies including Transportation Research Part A and D; Applied Geography; Housing Studies; Cities; Urban Studies; Transport Reviews; Journal of Transport Geography; etc.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Eindhoven University of Technology


Master, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Master, Wuhan University

Bachelor, Wuhan University


  • HE Transportation and Communications
  • Travel behavior
  • Sustainable transportation
  • Mobility inequality
  • G Geography (General)
  • Human Geography
  • Urban Geography
  • Activity space


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