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Edward Ng

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Visiting Fellow
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
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Professor Yan-yung Edward Ng

Professor Edward Ng is an architect and Yao Ling Sun Professor of Architecture in the School of Architecture at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).

He specialises in Green Building, Environmental and Sustainable Design, and Urban Climatology for City Planning. As an environmental consultant to the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Professor Ng developed the performance-based daylight design practice note, the Air Ventilation Assessment Technical Guidelines and the Urban Climatic Maps for City Planning. He has also worked with governments and agencies in Singapore and Macau, as well as a number of Chinese cities, on Urban Climatic Maps. Recently, he has focused on designing for the elderly, taking climate change into account.

In early 2014, noting the cultural and socio-economical needs of remote villagers in South West China, Professor Ng established the One University One Village Project Initiative (1U1V) to continue his humanitarian work with his students. Professor Ng has published over 500 papers and 3 books. He has twice received the International Award from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Recently, his village rebuilding demonstration project in Yunnan, China, won the World Building of the Year Award at the 2017 World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Berlin. The Earth Building Research and Development Centre (also known as the Terra Centre) won the TERRAFIBRA Award 2021 in the category of Public Cultural Equipment. The 1U1V initiative also won the 2021 International Green Gown Award under the Benefitting Society category.

Select publications

  • Trends, topics, and lessons learnt from real case studies using mesoscale atmospheric models for urban climate applications in 2000–2019, Y.T. Kwok and E.Y.Y. Ng, Urban Clim 36, 100785 (2021)
  • Use of Innovative Rammed Earth Construction Technology in Rural Areas of Southwest China – with Post-earthquake Reconstruction Project in Guangming Village as a Demonstration, Li WAN, Xinan CHI, Edward NG and Wenfeng BAI, CIC Innovation in Construction Research Journal, November 2018, 32-39 (2018)
  • Urban tree design approaches for mitigating daytime urban heat island effects in a high-density urban environment, Z. Tan, K. K. L. Lau and E. Ng, Energy Build. 114, 265-274 (2016)
  • A study on the cooling effects of greening in a high-density city: An experience from Hong Kong, E. Ng, L. Chen, Y. Wang and C. Yuan, Build. Environ. 47, 256-271 (2012)
  • Outdoor thermal comfort and outdoor activities: A review of research in the past decade, L. Chen and E. Ng, Cities, 29(2), 118-125 (2012)
  • Sky view factor analysis of street canyons and its implications for daytime intra‐urban air temperature differentials in high‐rise, high‐density urban areas of Hong Kong: a GIS‐based simulation approach, L. Chen, E. Ng, X. An, C. Ren, M. Lee, U. Wang and Z. He, Int. J. Climatol. 32(1), 121-136 (2012)
  • Improving the wind environment in high-density cities by understanding urban morphology and surface roughness: a study in Hong Kong, E. Ng, C. Yuan, L. Chen, C. Ren and J.C. Fung, Landsc. Urban Plan. 101(1), 59-74 (2011).
  • Policies and technical guidelines for urban planning of high-density cities–air ventilation assessment (AVA) of Hong Kong, Ng, E, Build. Environ. 44(7), 1478-1488 (2009)

Select awards

  • Terra Centre, Yunnan, China, Winner of TERRAFIBRA Award, Public Cultural Equipment category, 2021
  • Guangming Village Post-Earthquake Reconstruction and Demonstration House, Yunnan, China, Winner of World Building of the 2017 and “New and Old” category, World Architecture Festival, 2017
  • Ma’anqiao Village, Sichuan, China, UNESCO Asia Pacific Heritage Awards (Jury Commendation for Innovation), 2011
  • Maosi Ecological School, RIBA International Awards, 2009

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