The RISUD was established to develop innovative solutions for sustainable high-density cities by capitalizing on the living laboratory of Hong Kong's urban environment and the multidisciplinary expertise of PolyU
Our Vision
To be a world leader in the development and dissemination of technologies and systems for sustainable high-density urban development
Our Mission
To create sustainable solutions to problems generated by high-density urban development through multi-disciplinary, cutting-edge research
Our Mission
To engage in knowledge transfer activities through specialist consultancy and continuing professional training
Our Mission
To create significant positive impact on government policies and societal culture for sustainable urban development through services to professional and government organizations
RISUD Public Lecture 22 Feb, 2018
Speaker: Prof. Feng XIONG, Dean of College of Architecture and Environment; Professor of Civil Engineering, Sichuan University
RISUD Public Lecture 29 Jan, 2018
RISUD Public Lecture on Research Progress on Modern Stone Structures
Speaker: Prof. GUO Zi-Xiong, Professor and Dean, College of Civil Engineering, Huaqiao University
RISUD Public Lecture 22 Jan, 2018
RISUD Public Lecture on Recent Development in High/Ultra-High Strength Steel
Speaker: Prof. ZHAO Xiao-Ling, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University
RISUD Public Lecture 17 Jan, 2018
RISUD Public Lecture on Rock Failure Process: Modeling and Monitoring
Speaker: Prof. Chunan Tang, Chair Professor, Director of the Center for Rock Instability and Seismisity Research (CRISR), Dalian University of Technology
RISUD/LSGI Distinguished Lecture
11 Dec, 2017
RISUD/LSGI Distinguished Lecture on Introduction to BeiDou Satellite Navigation System
Speaker: Prof. Yang Yuanxi, Professor of Geodesy and Navigation, Xian Research Institute of Surveying and Mapping, and China National Administration of GNSS and Application (CNAGA)
PolyU-HIT Workshop 18 Nov, 2017
The Fifth Workshop of HKPolyU‐HIT Joint Research Centre for Sustainable Urban Water Environment

RISUD Public Lecture 17 Nov, 2017
RISUD Public Lecture on Engineering Applications of Data Science: Spatial Rainfall Characterization & Environmental Forensics
Speaker: Dr. Chin Man Bill Mok, Vice President & Principal Engineer, GSI Environmental Inc., California
RISUD Distinguished Lecture
7 Nov, 2017
Multi-Hazard Probabilistic Risk Assessment of Structures in a Life-Cycle Cost Perspective
Speaker: Prof. Dan M. FRANGOPOL, The Fazlur Rahman Khan Endowed Chair of Structural Engineering and Architecture; Professor of Civil Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Lehigh University
RISUD Research Salon 10 Oct, 2017
RISUD Research Salon Series on Strategic Focus Areas
RISUD Fellowship 19 Sep, 2017
RISUD Visiting Fellowship Scheme – Summer 2017
RAIS 2017 24-25 Aug, 2017
RISUD Annual International Symposium on New Frontiers in Urban Development
ICPT 2017 8-10 Aug, 2017
10th International Conference on Road and Airfield Pavement Technology
RISUD Seminar 9 Jun, 2017
Behavior of Hybrid Composite and Prestressed Concrete Bridge Girders under Over-height Vehicles
RISUD Research Salon 19 May, 2017
Urban Simulation – Part II
RISUD Research Salon 15 May, 2017
Urban Simulation – Part I
RISUD Research Salon 27 Apr, 2017
Chernobyl’s New Sarcophagus
RISUD Research Salon 19 Apr, 2017
The Thinking of Circular Economy
UGIC 4 Mar, 2017
First Annual Forum of the University-Government-Industry Consortium for Sustainable Urban Development
RISUD Research Salon 17 Feb, 2017
Introduction of the University of Applied Sciences Burgenland (Austria) and Their Research Interests in Smart City
RISUD Public Lecture 25 Jan, 2017
Some Recent Innovative Structures in Spain
CICE 2016 14 Dec - 16 Dec, 2016
The 8th International Conference on Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites in Civil Engineering
RAIS 2016 23 Aug - 24 Aug, 2016
RISUD Annual International Symposium 2016 - Smart Cities (RAIS 2016)
RITSS 2016 18 Aug - 26 Aug, 2016
RISUD TOAF Summer School 2016 - Smart Cities
RISUD Research Achievement
29 June, 2016
A Study of Plot Ratio/Building Height Restrictions for Kai Tak Development Using 3D Spatial Analysis Technology
The findings of the cross-discipline and cross-department research project, partially funded by RISUD, has been widely reported by several newspapers.
RISUD Research Salon 12 May, 2016
The Occurrence and the Phototransformation of Pharmaceuticals in the Aqueous Environments
Speaker: Prof. Angela Yu-Chen LIN, Professor, Graduate Institute of Environmental Engineering, National Taiwan University
RISUD Distinguished Lecture
12 May, 2016
A New Approach for Design and Testing of Composite Materials
Speaker: Prof. Stephen W. Tsai, Professor Research Emeritus, Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Stanford University
RISUD TOAF Distinguished Lecture
9 Mar, 2016
Shanghai, Today and Tomorrow
Speaker: Prof. Shiling ZHENG, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Director of the Academic Commission of Tongji University
RISUD Public Lecture 3 Feb, 2016
Progress in FRP Composites Application for Structures in Civil Engineering in China (Medium: Putonghua)
Speaker: Prof. Peng FENG, Tsinghua University
RISUD Research Salon 26 Jan, 2016
3D Printing for Construction
Speaker: Prof. Peng FENG, Tsinghua University
RISUD Seminar 20 Jan, 2016
Modelling Strategies for FRP Anchors in FRP-Concrete Bonded Interfaces
Speaker: Prof. Scott SMITH, Southern Cross University
RISUD Seminar 4 Jan, 2016
Composite and Concrete Research at University of Southern Queensland
Speaker: Prof. Hao WANG, University of Southern Queensland
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Prof. XIONG Feng Sichuan University
Specialism: Construction Engineering and Management
Visiting Period: 1 Feb 2018 – 22 Feb 2018

Dr LIU Xiaoli Tsinghua University
Specialism: Urban Geo-Hazards
Visiting Period: 2 Jan 2018 – 1 Feb 2018

Dr XU Xiangdong Tongji University
Specialism: Sustainable Transportation Systems
Visiting Period: 1 Sep 2017 – 30 Sep 2017

Dr WANG Fulin Tsinghua University
Specialism: Building Automation System; Intelligent Building and Home; Indoor Environment Control and Optimization; Building Commissionin
Visiting Period: 15 Aug 2017 – 14 Oct 2017

Prof. ZHAO Hongrui Tsinghua University
Specialism: Spatial data
Visiting Period: 10 Aug 2017 – 9 Oct 2017

Dr ZHU Xingyi Tongji University
Specialism: Computational method in engineering materials
Visiting Period: 8 Aug 2017 – 7 Sep 2017

Prof. SU Zhishan Sichuan University
Specialism: Theoretical investigations on the mechanism of asymmetric reactions and design of catalysts
Visiting Period: 7 Aug 2017 – 6 Sep 2017

Prof. ZHOU Yueting Tongji University
Specialism: Advanced Composites and Technology
Visiting Period: 8 Jun 2017 – 7 Jul 2017

Prof. MA Hwong-Wen National Taiwan University
Specialism: Environmental Systems Analysis, Industrial Ecology, Risk Assessment
Visiting Period: 11 Apr 2017 – 10 May 2017

Prof. LIAW Shien-Kuei National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Specialism: Optical fiber communication, optic sensing, LED measurement and application, Intelligent property rights
Visiting Period: 16 Aug - 15 Sep 2016

Prof. Angela LIN National Taiwan University
Specialism: Emerging Contaminants, Pharmaceuticals, Reclaimed Water, Photochemistry
Visiting Period: 6 Jun - 20 Jun 2016
15 Feb - 22 Feb 2016

Prof. Peng FENG Tsinghua University
Specialism: Emerging Structural Materials and Systems
Visiting Period: 10 May - 20 May 2016
22 Jan - 4 Feb 2016
Public Lecture: 3 Feb 2016
Research Salon: 26 Jan 2016
Prof. Shang-Hsien HSIEH National Taiwan University
Specialism: Construction Management
Visiting Period: 26 Mar - 8 Apr 2016

Prof. Zhiwei WANG Tongji University
Specialism: Wastewater Treatment; Wastewater Reclamation; Membrane Technology; Membrane Bioreactor
Visiting Period: 21 Mar - 20 Apr 2016

Prof. Jui-Sheng CHOU National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Specialism: Construction Management; Big Data Analysis
Visiting Period: 15 Dec 2015 - 14 Jan 2016
Research Salon: 29 Dec 2015

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