Prof. Donggen Wang (王冬根教授)

Head of Department and Professor
Director of the Centre for China Urban and Regional Studies
Ph.D. Eindhoven (Netherlands)

Office: AAB 1220A
Tel: (852) 3411 7128
Fax: (852) 3411 5990


Ph.D., Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands.
M.A., Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands.
M.Sc. and B.Sc., Wuhan Technical University of Surveying and Mapping (now Wuhan University), China.


Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Geography
Advanced Quantitative Methods in Geography
Geography of Transportation


Co-Editor-in-chief: Travel behavior and Society (2013 –);

Editorial Board Member: Annals of Association of American Geographers (2014 – 2017); Journal of Transport Geography (2013 –); Transportmetrica A (2005 –); Transportmetrica B (2012 –);

Chairman, Hong Kong Geographical Association (2009 — 2013);

Fellow, Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies (2013 –)


Activity-travel behavior
Transport and time geography
Activity-based socio-spatial segregation
Geography of wellbeing
Housing choice and residential satisfaction


GRF (HKBU12656716), “Exploring the inter-generational trends in daily travel behavior in Hong Kong and Shenzhen”. Funded by the Research Grant Council (RGC) of Hong Kong’s University Grants Committee. Starting Year: 2017

GRF (HKBU12606215) “Exploring and modelling the relationships between residential environment, travel behavior and travel-related subjective wellbeing in Shanghai, China”. Funded by the Research Grant Council (RGC) of Hong Kong’s University Grants Committee. Starting Year: 2016

NSFC grant: (National Science Foundation China: 41371181): “时空行为视角的城市居民幸福感研究:北京与广州的比较” (A Time Geography Study on the Subjective Well-being of Urban Chinese: Beijing and Guangzhou in Comparison). Funded by National Science Foundation of China. Starting Year: 2014;


Lin, T., Wang, D., & Zhou, M. (2018). “Residential relocation and changes in travel behavior: what is the role of social context change?” Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice ( (In Press)

Chen, B. Y., Wang, Y., Wang, D., Li, Q., Lam, W. H., & Shaw, S. L. (2018). “Understanding the impacts of human mobility on accessibility using massive mobile phone tracking data”. Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 1-19.

Zhou, M., & Wang, D. (2018). “Investigating inter-generational changes in activity-travel behavior: a disaggregate approach”. Transportation, 1-45.

Wang, D. and Lin, T. (2017). “Built environment, travel behavior, and residential self-selection: a study based on panel data from Beijing, China”. Transportation.

Leung, K. M., Chung, P. K., Yuen, T. L., Liu, J. D., & Wang, D. (2017). “Psychometric Properties of the Modified Social Environment Questionnaire (SEQ-C) in Chinese Older Adults”. Journal of aging and physical activity, 1-25.

Lin, T., Wang, D., and Guan, X. (2017), ‘The built environment, travel attitude, and travel behavior: Residential self-selection or residential determination?”, Journal of Transport Geography, 65, 111-122.

Yao, M., Wang, D. and Yang, H. (2017), “A game-theoretic model of car ownership and household time allocation”, Transportation Research Part B, 104, 667-685.

Wang, D. and Cao, J. (2017), “Impacts of the built environment on activity-travel behavior: are there differences between public and private housing residents in Hong Kong?” Transportation Research Part A, 103, 25-35.

Wang, D. and Zhou, M. (2017), “The built environment and travel behavior in urban China: a literature review”. Transportation Research Part D, 52, 574-585.

Zhou, M., Wang, D., Li, Q., Yue, Y., Tu, W., and Cao, R. (2017), “Impacts of weather on public transport ridership: Results from mining data from different sources”. Transportation Research Part C, 75, 17-29.

Ding, C., Wang, D., Liu, C., Zhang, Y., and Yang, J. (2017), “Exploring the influence of built environment on travel mode choice considering the mediating effects of car ownership and travel distance”. Transportation Research Part A, 100, 65-80.

Chen, B., Yuan, H., Li, Q., Wang, D., Shaw, S.L., Chen, H.P., and Lam, W.H.K. (2017), “Measuring place-based accessibility under travel time uncertainty”. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 31:4, 783-804 (DOI: 10.1080/13658816.2016.1238919)

Li, F. and Wang, D. (2017), “Measuring urban segregation based on individuals’ daily activity patterns: A multidimensional approach”. Environment and Planning A. 49(2): 467–486. (DOI: 10.1177/0308518X16673213).

Wang, D. and Li, F. (2016), “Daily activity space and exposure: A comparative study of Hong Kong’s public and private housing residents’ segregation in daily life”. Cities. 59, 148-155.

Cao, X. and Wang, D. (2016), “Environmental correlates of residential satisfaction: An exploration of mismatched neighborhood characteristics in the Twin Cities”. Landscape and Urban Planning, 150, 26-35.

Wang, F. and Wang, D. (2016), “Geography of urban life satisfaction: An empirical study of Beijing”. Travel Behaviour and Society, 5, 14-22.

Wang, D. and He, S. (2016) eds. Mobility, Sociability and Well-being of Urban Living. Springer. 282 pages.

Wang, D. (2015), “Place, context, and activity-travel behavior”, Journal of Transport Geography, 47: 84-89.

Wang, D. (2015) ed. Geographies of Activity-Travel Behavior. Journal of Transport Geography, Special Issue, 47: 84-138

Lin, T. and Wang, D. (2015) “Tradeoffs between in- and out-of-residential neighborhood locations for discretionary activities and time use: do social contexts matter?” Journal of Transport Geography, 47: 119-127.

Wang, D. and Wang, F. (2015) “Contributions of the Usage and Affective Experience of the Residential Environment to Residential Satisfaction”. Housing Studies, 31 (1), 42-60.

Kwan, M.-P., Richardson, D., Wang, D., and Zhou, C. (2015) eds. Space-Time Integration in Geography and GIScience: Research Frontiers in the US and China. Springer. 412 pages.

Tao Lin and Wang, D. (2014), ‘Social Networks and Joint/Solo Activity-Travel Behavior’. Transportation Research Part A. Vol. 68, pages: 18-31.

Loo, Becky P.Y. and D. Wang (2014) eds. Changing Landscapes of Transport and Logistics in China. Journal of Transport Geography, Special Issue. 40: 1-164.

Schwanen, T. and Wang, D. (2014), “Well-being, context, and everyday activities in space and time”. Annals of American Association of Geographers. 104(4): 833-851

Wang, D. and T. Lin (2014), Residential Self-Selection, Built Environment and Travel Behavior in the Chinese context, Journal of Transport and Land Use (in press)

Li, F. and Wang, D. (2014), “Cyberspace: Connected or Segregated? From Digital Divide to Virtual Segregation”. Environment and Planning B, 41(2) 323 – 340

Wang, D. and T. Lin, (2013), “Built environments, social environments, and activity-travel behavior: a case study of Hong Kong”. Journal of Transport Geography. 31, 286-295.

Chen, B., Li, Q., Wang, D., S-L Shaw, W. H.K. Lam, H Yuan & Z. Fang (2013), “Reliable Space-time Prism under Travel Time Uncertainty”. Annals of Association of American Geographers. 1036: 1502-1521

Wang, D., Li, F., and Chai, Y. (2012), “Activity space: a new perspective of socio-spatial segregation in Beijing, China”. Urban Geography 33 (2), 256-277.

Wang, D (2012), “Sustainable Urban Transport in an Asian Context”, Book Review, Journal of Transport Geography, Vol. 24, pp. 539-540.

Wang, D. Y. Chai and F. Li (2011), “Built environment diversities and activity-travel behavior variations in Beijing, China”. Journal of Transport Geography, Vol. 19, Pages 1173-1186;

Wang, D. and J. Li (2011), “A Two-Level Multiple Discrete-Continuous Model of Time Allocation to Virtual and Physical Activities”. Transportmetrica 7(6), pp.395-416.

Sirisoma, R.M.N.T., Wong, S.C., Lam, W.H.K., Wang, D., Yang, H. and Zhang, P. (2010) “Empirical evidence for taxi customer-search model”. Transport 163(4), 203-210.

Wang, D. and Y. Chai (2009), “The Jobs–Housing Relationship and Commuting in Beijing, China: the Legacy of Danwei”. Journal of Transport Geography, 17(1), pages 30-38.

Li, P. and D. Wang (2009), “Numerical Analysis of the Statistical Properties of Uniform Design in Stated Choice Modelling”. Transport Reviews, 29(5) pages 619 – 634.

Wang, D. and J. Li (2009), “A model of household time allocation taking into consideration of hiring domestic helpers”. Transportation Research Part B, 43, pages 204-216.