Mr. Liu Yi (Year 3, Ph.D candidate, Geography) was awarded the 2016-17 Dissertation Fellowship offered by the Peking University-Lincoln Institute Center for Urban Development and Land Policy in July 2016. This fellowship is a competitive award designated for graduate students researching land and tax policy in China. This year about 70 qualified applicants competed for the fellowship. Shortlisted candidates participated in a workshop held in Beijing on 5 July 2016 to present their proposals and receive comments from an international panel of experts.

After the panel review, Liu Yi sucessfully secured the Fellowship. His winning dissertation topic is “Land Use, Commuting and Accessibility in Dualistic Urban China; A Case Study in Guangzhou”. His presentation scored the highest mark among all candidates.

Liu Yi expressed his gratitude to his supervisor, Prof. Li Si-ming, Chair Professor in the Department of Geography for his guidance and advice.

Prof. Li Si-ming and Liu Yi’s paper “The Jobs-housing Relationship and Commuting in Guangzhou, China: Hukou and Dual Structure” was accepted and published by The Journal of Transport Geography in June 2016 . This is a leading interdisciplinary journal focusing on the geographical dimensions of transport, travel and mobility.

The Department would like to acknowledge the outstanding achievements of Mr. Liu Yi. Congratulations!

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