LAI Pong Wai 黎邦懷

Research Projects


  • Provision of Service for 1-Day Training on 3DEIA and Noise Mapping
  • LAI Pong Wai, LAM Kin Che, CHOI Kai Hang, FUNG Tung
    1 January 2005
    Environmental Protection Department, HKSAR Government

    Overall Objectives:
    - To provide training for HKSAR Government officers on GIS and applications for 3D Environmental Impact Assessment and Noise Mapping. The Department of Geography and Resource Management of CUHK has been working together with the Environmental Protection Department of HKSAR Government on research in the development and applications of Noise Mapping Techniques for Environmental Assessment in Hong Kong. This training programme is part of the development programme being implemented within the HKSAR Government for understanding and uses of GIS and its application on 3D EIA and Noise Mapping techniques.
    Deliverables
    - Training Manual and supporting documents
    - Five one-day training sessions to be conducted at CUHK. (SS04876)


  • Provision of Service for Mapping of Distribution and Extent of Mangroves in Hong Kong Using Satellite Image Analysis
  • FUNG Tung, YANG Limin (Institute of Space and Earth Information Science), MARAFA Lawal Mohammed
    13 March 2006
    Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Dept, HKSAR Government

    The objective of the study is to develop a strategy for the mapping of mangal in Hong Kong using satellite image analysis. This strategy will make use of advanced remote sensing digital image analysis techniques to map out the spatial distribution of mangroves. SPOT 5 multispectral data will be used for mangrove mapping at vegetation level along the coastline of Hong Kong. A more detailed mapping at species levels will be experimented with high resolution Quickbird data in the Deep Bay area. The study will also make recommendations on future application of new remote sensing technologies for mapping and updating of the distribution of mangroves in Hong Kong. (SS05737)


  • Provision of Training on Noise Mapping Techniques
  • LAI Pong Wai, LAM Kin Che, CHOI Kai Hang
    1 January 2005
    Environmental Protection Department, HKSAR Government

    Project Objectives
    Overall Objectives:
    - To provide training for HKSAR Government officers on Noise Mapping Techniques. The Department of Geography and Resource Management of CUHK has been working together with the Environmental Protection Department of HKSAR Government on research in the development and applications of Noise Mapping Techniques for Environmental Assessment in Hong Kong. This training programme is part of the development programme being implemented within the HKSAR Government for understanding and uses of the techniques.
    Deliverables
    - Four one-day training sessions to be conducted at CUHK. (SS04300)


  • Siting Locally Unwanted Land Uses: In Your Backyard or In Mine?
  • LAM Kin Che, FUNG Tung, LEE Wai Ying Joanna, LAI Pong Wai
    11 April 2006
    Public Policy Research Funding Scheme

    The siting of Locally Unwanted Land Uses (LULUs) is always a challenge because of many potential conflicts among stakeholders. Proponents often promote the need for them and their technical feasibility while opponents emphasize the associated economical, social and/or environmental risks. Pollution, environmental risks, reduction in property values and loss of amenity are the most common public concerns. Such conflicts are particularly severe in densely populated cities, such as Hong Kong, due to limited space. This research attempts develop a framework to elucidate the conflicts among key stakeholders, to analyze the cause of the problems and to propose solutions to resolve conflicts. The study will critically analyze contentious cases in Hong Kong, study how similar problems are resolved in other countries and identify strategies for conflict resolution, including public engagement and risk communication strategies. The findings will provide a framework for the authorities to manage public aspirations and reduce public resistance to the planning of LULUs. It can enhance certainty in project planning and hence save both time and cost. (SS05587)


  • Study on a Sustainable Urban Development at Yau Tong, Victoria Harbour
  • CHAU Kwai Cheong, LAI Pong Wai, LEE Wai Ying Joanna, LEUNG Wai Han Maggi, SHEN Jianfa, YAU Tik Shan
    1 December 2004
    Main Wealth Development Limited

    Project Objectives
    Overall Objectives:
    - To conduct a sustainability study in order to make the Yau Tong Bay Development into a model for sustainability.
    Specific objectives:
    - To review the EIA report of the proposed reclamation and Yau Tong Bay Development in the light of sustainability concept
    - To develop sustainability framework and action plan for construction and operation phases of the proposed reclamation and development
    - To performance independent checking/audit of implementation of the sustainability action plan
    - To recommend any additional works for attaining the goal to making Yau Tong Bay Development a model for sustainability
    Deliverables
    - Workshop Plan: We will prepare a workshop plan in liaison with the Client, including venue, programme, logistic arrangement, list of intended participants and key issues to be addressed. Briefing notes and presentations will be prepared by the Consortium and/or their consultants
    - Stakeholders Workshop: We will host the workshop at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and facilitate discussions and consensus building
    - Summary Report of Workshop Findings: We will prepare and circulate the finalized summary report to all workshop participants
    - Sustainability Framework: This will include the sustainability themes identified and agreed by the multi-stakeholders, the sustainability checklists for project implementation and the goals, actions and targets identified during the development of the sustainability themes.
    - Sustainability Action Plans for Project Implementation: Sustainability action plans for the implementation work packages during various phases such as reclamation, land remediation and development will be developed. The timing of this deliverable however is subject to the decision on the project implementation and hence cannot be determined at this stage
    - Independent checking reports: We will report on the success/failure of implementation of the action plan and recommend remediation if necessary. The submission schedule will be determined when the construction and operation programmes are better known. (SS04844)


  • Tsuen Wan District Council Tourism Study
  • CHAU Kwai Cheong, LAI Pong Wai, LEE Wai Ying Joanna, YAU Tik Shan
    1 January 2005
    Tsuen Wan District Council

    1. Study Objectives
    As a result of the shift of manufacturing industries to the Pearl River Delta north of the HKSAR border, Tsuen Wan District has become more a commercial and residential area in the past decade. The Tsuen Wan District has excellent transport link to the urban centers in Kowloon and Hong Kong, as well as the International Airport. At the same time, the District has a rich cultural heritage and with the backdrop of the Tai Mo Shan Country Park, valuable scenic and ecological assets. The Tsuen Wan District Council has been working to develop tourism within the District, making best use of its cultural and natural heritages. The proximity of the District to the Disneyland International Theme Park in Lantau Island, together with the infrastructural linkage of the theme park to Tsuen Wan, offer excellent opportunities for new tourism based development in the District.
    The objectives of the study include: (a) To review the existing urban, commercial, cultural and natural assets in Tsuen Wan
    (b) To prepare an outline strategy to make best use of these assets, with enhancement as necessary, in order to capture the opportunities offered by the Disneyland International Theme Park
    (c) To help shape a sustainable tourism development plan for the Tsuen Wan District
    2. Time frame of Study
    This study will take approximately 3 months to complete. We understand that the Tusen Wan District Council wishes to complete the study before end of 10 March 2005. We would endeavor to complete the outline strategy to meet the expected schedule
    3. Deliverable
    A Study Report written in English and Chinese will be submitted before 10 March 2005. The report will include an update of the Comprehensive Tourism Development Plan for Tsuen Wan, complete with planning goals, tourism resource analysis and an outline strategic implementation plan, will be submit at the end of the study. Development priorities will be set by incorporating the important concept of sustainability. One hard copy, together with the soft copy of the report will be submitted. Printing of the report will be undertaken by the Tsuen Wan District Council. (SS04361)



Research Publications


  • Revitalizing Fo Tan Industrial Area : a survey on workers and business operators : final report. (co-authored with Lee Wai Ying) Hong Kong : Centre for Environmental Policy and Resource Management, Dept. of Geography and Resource Management, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2007.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HK Studies HD943.5 .L44 2007)



  • Siting and community response to locally unwanted land uses : a literature review. Hong Kong: Centre for Environmental Policy and Resource Management, Dept. of Geography and Resource Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2007.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Oversize HD943.5 .S58 2007 c.2; UL HK Studies HD943.5 .S58 2007)



  • Transfer function modelling : relationship between time series variables.Norwich [Eng.] : Geo Abstracts, 1979.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL QA280.L34)



  • 《荃灣旅遊業發展與規劃研究報告 : 荃灣工商業及旅遊業發展方向研究計劃》,香港:荃灣區議會工商業委員會:香港中文大學地理與資源管理學系環境政策與資源管理中心,2006。
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL G155.H6 L353 2006 c.2; UL Gov Document G155.H6 L353 2006)


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