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Dr Sun Yi
PolyU Scholars Hub


Associate Head (Partnership) and Associate Professor


Yi Sun is Associate Professor in the Department of Building and Real Estate at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. As an urban planner by training, Yi’s areas of research include age-friendly cities/communities in the Asia-Pacific region. He is also interested in China’s urban and regional development from the political economic and state theoretical perspective, with a primary focus on the Greater Bay Area. He has led several research projects on these topics, with the support from Research Grants Council, Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office of the Hong Kong SAR Government and other agencies. Internationally, he serves the technical working group for the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in the areas of disasters and statistics.

Education and Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Hong Kong

Research Interests

  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Governance and the State Theories
  • Age-friendly Built Environment
  • Land Development

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