Adrian was born and bred in Hong Kong. After receiving his MSc in Environmental Technologies from Imperial College London in 2009, he has worked in various capacities from consultancy to government department in Hong Kong focusing on environmental sustainability and ecological conservation. Adrian enjoys retracing the overlooked history and gems in the intriguing city of Hong Kong. Adrian has been actively involved in historical and cultural heritage conservation projects locally through providing tours for both locals and visitors and has sought out many of the city's hidden corners. As a photographer in his free time, the street-markets and authentic neighborhoods offer records of the traditional character of the city in the midst of rapid urbanization. For the more active explorer, Adrian is familiar with the numerous hiking and heritage trails that the urban jungle of Hong Kong has to offer.
Pengfei received his Ph.D. in Environmental Psychology from The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY). Having been living in China (Wuhan and Beijing), the United States (Chicago and New York City), and Hong Kong sequentially in the last few decades, Pengfei fully integrates his life history and daily experiences with his research on urbanism & urban life. He has been teaching "Social Science Methods," "Urban History," and "Urban Politics" since 2011 in the CUNY system. From 2014 to 2015, Pengfei was a visiting scholar in the Department of Urban Construction at Beijing City University, where he was teaching "The History of Cities" and "Urban Planning." At present (in the University of Hong Kong), his research projects focus on urban governance and new urbanism in the United States and East Asia. How to understand Hong Kong from a global & historical perspective? Only by situating Hong Kong in the larger historical context, one can truly appreciate the attractiveness and uniqueness of this island metropolis.
Ian Fong is a scholar dedicated to writing in a way to break the boundaries between the ivory tower and the general public, between art and scholarship, between high and low. Ian received his Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of Hong Kong in 2007 and worked as a lecturer for various institutes in Hong Kong. He is now working on a research project on walking in city, focusing on the visual and literary representations of Shanghai, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Beijing. As a native Hongkonger, his existing research project addresses his academic interest in they hybrid nature of Hong Kong along with his love of the city.
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Statue Square, St. John's Cathedral, Tai Kwun, and Sheung Wan
Clock Tower, Chungking Mansions, Jordan Street, and Fuk Tak Temple