Edwin Chan studied architecture in England and then learnt law in London and Hong Kong. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from the King’s College of London University, London, UK, and an M.S. degree in construction law. Before joining the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), Hong Kong, he had practiced in the building industry of the UK and Hong Kong. He is a Full Professor and Program Leader, Department of Building and Real Estate, a Fellow of the Public Policy Research Institute of the PolyU, and an Adjunct Professor of the University of South Australia. He leads the Research Group for Sustainable Land Use of Research Institute for Sustainable Urban Development, PolyU. He has carried out a wide range of research relating to urban development including sustainable urban development and urban renewal/heritage conservation; low carbon cities; healthy/green building; institutional analysis for building energy efficiency and transaction costs; dispute resolution model; and community issues. He has published his work in over 100 international journal papers and many book chapters. He serves as an Editor or editorial board member of several research journals and has edited many books related to his research. To enrich teaching/research that is relevant to industry, he plays active roles in professional bodies and serves a number of government boards/committees, including the Town Planning Board and the Housing Authority. Recently, he has focused his research efforts on sustainability issues in urban renewal and governance as well as policies on low carbon cities and the promotion of energy efficient buildings.
Biography Updated on 16 November 2013