Dr. Barber, Lachlan B. (白樂藍博士)

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. British Columbia (Canada)

Office: AAB 1227
Tel: (852) 3411 6542
Fax: (852) 3411 5990
Email: lbarber@hkbu.edu.hk


Ph.D., University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
M.A., University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
B.A. (Hon), University of King’s College, Halifax, Canada


Geography of Pacific Asia
Urban Cultural Landscapes
Geographical Imaginations
Qualitative Methods


Culture in the city
Critical heritage studies
Mobility studies
Hong Kong and the Pacific Rim
Cultural geographies of construction and infrastructure


Hong Kong Baptist University Faculty Research Grant (FRGII) Drivers and impacts of work-related mobilities of construction workers in Eastern Canada. 2017-2018. (Grant awarded: HK$50,000)

Hong Kong Baptist University, Faculty Research Grant (FRGII), Between Places and Plans: A Cultural Geography of Walking and Pedestrian Planning in Hong Kong. 2016-2018. (Grant awarded: HK$ 96,600)

Mobility in the Construction Industry (Part of the On the Move Partnership: Employment Related Geographical Mobility in the Canadian Context, PI: Prof. Barbara Neis)


Journal Articles

Fuller, S., Barber, L., & Mah, D. (2019). Narratives of energy poverty in Hong Kong. Energy and Buildings.

Barber, L. B. (2019). Heritage tours and trails on foot in Hong Kong: towards a typology that crosses the tourist-local divide. Journal of Heritage Tourism, 14(4), 295-307.

Barber, L. (2019) “Automobility and masculinities between home and work: trucks as the ‘new normal’ in Newfoundland and Labrador”. Gender, Place and Culturehttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0966369X.2018.1552926

Barber, L. B. (2018). Capitalizing on culture in flagship heritage initiatives: Transforming Hong Kong’s Police Married Quarters into “PMQ”. City, Culture and Society.

Neis, B., Barber, L., Fitzpatrick, K., Hanson, N., Knott, C., Premji, S., & Thorburn, E. (2018). Fragile synchronicities: diverse, disruptive and constraining rhythms of employment-related geographical mobility, paid and unpaid work in the Canadian context. Gender, Place & Culture, 25(8), 1175-1192.

Barber, L. (2018) “Inside the Mobilities Regime of Newfoundland and Labrador’s SPO projects: Worker Experiences of Rotational Work.” Labour/Le travail 81 (Spring 2018).

Barber, L. (2016) “Construction-phase extended commuting and uneven regional development: Work, households and communities in Newfoundland and Labrador’s new extractive economy,” The Extractive Industries and Society Volume 3, Issue 3, 640-648.

Barber, L. (2014) “(Re) Making heritage policy in Hong Kong: A relational politics of global knowledge and local innovation.” Urban Studies 51(6): 1179-1195.

Barber, L. (2013) “Making meaning of heritage landscapes: The politics of redevelopment in Halifax, NS.” The Canadian Geographer 57(1): 90-112.

Book Reviews

Barber, L. (2017). Book review: Shu-Mei Huang “Urbanizing Carescapes: Two Systems, One City.” Urban Studies 52(4): 558-60.

Barber, L. (2013) Culture, Heritage and Representation: Perspectives on Visuality and the Past. Eds. Emma Waterton and Steve Watson, Ashgate. The Canadian Geographer.