Faculty of Social Sciences
Dr Winnie W Y Law
Dr Winnie W Y Law
PhD (HKU), MPlan & BPlan (Auckland)
Associate Director (Sustainable Development)

Tel: (852) 2857 8647
Fax: (852) 2857 2521
Email: wwylaw@hku.hk


Brief Biography

Winnie Law is Associate Director (Sustainable Development) of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Hong Kong. She assists the Programme Director to develop and implement programmes and projects in the field of sustainability. Having obtained her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in New Zealand, Winnie Law is keen on both urban and rural sustainable development issues and is particularly interested in integrating sustainability theories into practice. Her main research areas are civic engagement, social impact assessment, and education and training for sustainable development. Winnie Law has served on various NGOs and government committees. She is currently a director of the Conservancy Association (the longest established local green group in Hong Kong) and the Conservancy Association Centre of Heritage. Winnie Law also sits on a number of HKSAR Government’s advisory committees including Environmental Campaign Committee (Vice-Chairman, EE&CA Projects Vetting Sub-committee), Steering Committee for Restored Landfill Revitalisation Funding Scheme and Agricultural Products Scholarship Fund Advisory Committee. At the regional level, Winnie Law was commissioned by the EU and ENDP as a planning and social monitoring expert for their programmes in Vietnam. She also reviews books for Urban Policy and Research Journal (Taylor & Francis Inc) and reviews papers for Journal of Urban Planning International (China).


2000-03 The University of Hong Kong
PhD (Social Impact Assessment for Urban Regeneration)
1999 University of Auckland, New Zealand
MPlan (Merit)
1995-98 University of Auckland, New Zealand
BPlan (1st Honour)

Academic Career

2016-present The University of Hong Kong
Faculty of Social Sciences
Associate Director (Sustainable Development)
Principal Lecturer
2013-16 The University of Hong Kong
Kadoorie Institute

Assistant Director & Principal Lecturer

Current Projects

Living Water and Community Revitalisation – An Agricultural-led Action, Engagement and Incubation Programme at Lai Chi Wo (supported by HSBC).

Programme Director (Public Engagement) for Promotion of Sustainable Consumption of Biological Resources (Council for Sustainable Development and Environment Bureau).

Urban Design Study for Wan Chai North and North Point Harbourfront Areas – Feasibility Study (Planning Department).


Selected Publications

Law W.W.Y., Chow W.C., Lee C.K. and Lau S.C.B., (2015), "Final Report: Consultancy Study for the Enhancement Works to the Hong Kong Zoological & Botanical Gardens", for Leisure and Cultural Services Department, HKSARG.

Law, W.Y. et al (eds) (2014), Exploring Lung Fu Shan: A Nature Guide, Hong Kong: HKU Press.

Environmental Strategy and Measure for Transformation of Development Mode in Eastern China,” Special Policy Study Report for China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development, December 2012.

Law, W. W. Y., Chow, W. C., Leung, T. H., et al (2012), “Final Report: Combating Climate Change: Energy Saving and Carbon Emission Reduction in Buildings,” Consultancy Report commissioned by Environment Bureau, HKSARG, 2012.

Law, W. W. Y., Leung, T. H., Yiu, S. I. et al (2011), “Pedestrian Improvement Scheme in Yuen Long Town: Final Public Engagement Report,” Consultancy Report commissioned by Highways Department, HKSARG, 2011.

Law, W. W. Y. (2010), “Book Reviews: The Community Planning Event Manual: How to use Collaborative Planning and Urban Design Events to Improve your Environment AND Kitchen Table Sustainability: Practical Recipes for Community Engagement with Sustainability,” Urban Policy and Research, Vol. 28 (1), pp. 128-130.



Updated: Aug 17, 2016


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