Two co-Directors and an Executive Director coordinate the Centre’s strategies in research, teaching, knowledge exchange, and collaboration with research partners, practitioners, government policy makers and non-governmental organisations.

Professor X. Y. Li

Department of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering

Professor Wai-Fung LAM

Department of Politics and Public Administration
Faculty of Social Sciences

Dr Frederick Lee

Executive Director
Faculty of Social Sciences

The Executive Board advises the Directors on the Centre’s priorities and programmatic activities.

Professor Francis Au

Department of Civil Engineering

Professor David Srolovitz

Dean of Engineering

Mr Leslie Chung

Philomathia Foundation

Professor William Hayward

Dean of Social Sciences

Professor Wai-Fung Lam


Professor X. Y. Li


Dr Anthony Ng

WYNG Foundation

Dr Lishan Ran

Department of Geography

The three members of the International Advisory Panel advise on the Centre’s strategies in research, teaching and knowledge exchange.

Professor James Nickum

School of African and Oriental Studies
University of London

Professor David Sedlak

Berkeley Water Center
University of California, Berkeley

Professor Olli Varis

Department of Built Environment
Aalto University