Dr. Lo Tek Sheng, Kevin (盧笛聲博士)

Assistant Professor
Associate Director of the David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies
Ph.D. Melbourne (Australia)

Office: SMC 12/F, College of International Education, Shek Mun
Tel: (852) 3411 3397
Fax: (852) 3411 5990
Email: lokevin@hkbu.edu.hk
Personal homepage: www.lokevin.com


Ph.D., University of Melbourne, Australia
M.Env., University of Melbourne, Australia
M.Sc., Brunel University London, UK
B.Sc. (Hons.), The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


Global Energy Development
Energy Audit and Carbon Management
Research Methods and Statistics
Renewable energy systems and Technology


Environmental governance and politics


General Research Fund (GRF), Research Grants Council. Decentralized Climate Governance and Policy Implementation in China: Unraveling a Paradox, 2019-2021, HKD 757,920.

Early Career Scheme (ECS), Research Grants Council. China’s Low-Carbon City Initiative: Authoritarian Environmentalism and Climate Policy Experimentation, 2018-2020, HKD 820,000.

Talent Introduction Project, Chinese Academy of Sciences. 2016-2020, CNY 400,000.

Digital Scholarship Grant, Hong Kong Baptist University. HK Solar Map: A GIS Web Application for Rooftop Photovoltaics, 2016-2017, HKD 80,000.

Faculty Research Grant, Hong Kong Baptist University. Local Climate Governance in China: A Systematic National Survey of Local Low-Carbon Responses, 2015-2016, HKD 49,000.


[53] Lo, K and Castán Broto, V (2019). Co-benefits, contradictions, and multi-level governance of low-carbon experimentation: Leveraging solar energy for sustainable development in China. Global Environmental Change, 59, 101993.

[52] Lo, K, Li, H and Chen, K (2019). Climate experimentation and the limits of top-down control: Local variation of climate pilots in China. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. doi.org/10.1080/09640568.2019.1619539.

[51] Rogers, S, Li, J, Lo, K, Guo, H and Li, C (2019). Moving millions to eliminate poverty: China’s rapidly evolving practice of poverty resettlement. Development Policy Review. doi.org/10.1111/dpr.12435.

[50] Lo, K, Li, J, Wang, M, Li, C, Li S and Li, Y (2019). A comparative analysis of participating and non-participating households in pro-poor tourism in southern Shaanxi, China. Tourism Planning & Development, 16, 318-333.

[49] Li, J, Guo, M and Lo, K (2019). Estimating Housing Vacancy Rates in Rural China Using Power Consumption Data. Sustainability, 11(20), 5722.

[48] Li, J, Lo, K and Guo, M (2018). What influences the choice between private car and public transport for shopping trips? Impact of socio-economic and built environment factors. Journal of Asian Energy Studies, 2, 29-43. (download)

[47] Li, J, Lo, K and Guo, M (2018). Do socio-economic characteristics affect travel behavior? A comparative study of low-carbon and non-low-carbon shopping travel in Shenyang City, China. International Journal of Environment Research and Public Health, 15, 1346. (download)

[46] Guan, H, Liu, W, Zhang, P, Lo, K, Li J and Li L (2018). Analyzing industrial structure evolution of old industrial cities using evolutionary resilience theory: A case study in Shenyang of China. Chinese Geographical Science, 28, 516-528. (download)

[45] Mah, DNY, Wang, G, Lo, K, Leung, KHM, Hills, P and Lo, AY (2018). Barriers and policy enablers for solar photovoltaics (PV) in cities: Perspectives of potential adopters in Hong Kong. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 92, 921-936. (download)

[44] Li, J, Lo, K and Zhang, P (2018). Shopping mobility and travel carbon emissions among suburban residents: lessons from Shenyang city, China. Journal of Spatial Science, 63, 311-323. (download)

[43] Yang, S, Cao, D and Lo, K (2018). Analyzing and optimizing the impact of economic restructuring on Shanghai’s carbon emissions using STIRPAT and NSGA-II. Sustainable Cities and Society, 40, 44-53. (download)

[42] Lo, K, Mah, DNY, Wang, G, Leung, KHM, Lo, AY and Hills, P (2018). Barriers to adopting solar photovoltaic systems in Hong Kong. Energy & Environment, 29, 649–663. (download)

[41] Lo, K and Wang, M (2018). How voluntary is poverty alleviation resettlement in China? Habitat International, 73, 34-42. (download)

[40] Lo, K (2017). Energy efficiency programs in China, in Solomon, B and Calvert, K (eds), Handbook of the Geographies of Energy, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 211-219.

[39] Tan, J, Lo, K, Qiu, F, Liu, W, Li, J and Zhang, P (2017). Regional economic resilience: Resistance and recoverability of resource-based cities during economic crises in Northeast China. Sustainability, 9, 2136. (download)

[38] Liu, D, Lo, K, Song, W and Xie, C (2017).  Spatial patterns of car sales and their socio-economic attributes in China. Chinese Geographical Science, 27, 684-696. (download)

[37] Li, J, Lo, K, Zhang, P and Guo, M (2017). Relationship between built environment, socio-economic factors and carbon emissions from shopping trip in Shenyang City, China. Chinese Geographical Science, 27, 722-734. (download)

[36] Lo, K and Wang, M (2017). Low-carbon (re-)industrialization: Lessons from China, in Nawratek, K (eds), Urban Re-Industrialization, Punctum Books, Brooklyn, 149-158.

[35] Tan, J, Zhang P, Lo, K, Li, J and Liu, S (2017). Conceptualizing and measuring economic resilience of resource-based cities: Case study of Northeast China. Chinese Geographical Science, 27, 471-481. (download)

[34] Lo, K (2017). Renewable energy development in Hong Kong: Potential, progress, and barriers. Current Sustainable/Renewable Energy Reports, 4, 50-55. (download)

[33] Lo, K (2017). Grassroots environmentalism and low-carbon cities, in Dhakal, S and Ruth, M (eds.), Creating Low Carbon Cities, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 43-50.

[32] Tong, W, Zhang, P, Lo, K, Chen, T and Gao, R (2017). Age-differentiated impact of land appropriation and resettlement on landless farmers: A case study of Xinghua village, China. Geographical Research, 55, 293-304. (download)

[31] Lo, K (2017). Asian energy challenges in the Asian century. Journal of Asian Energy Studies, 1, 1-6. (download)

[30] Guo, F, Lo, K and Tong, L (2016). Eco-efficiency analysis of industrial systems in the Songhua River basin: A decomposition model approach. Sustainability, 8, 1271. (download)

[29] Tan, J, Zhang, P, Lo, K, Li, J and Liu, S (2016). The urban transition performance of resource-based cities in Northeast China. Sustainability, 8, 1022. (download)

[28] Li, J, Lo, K, Zhang, P and Guo, M (2016). Consumer travel behaviors and transport carbon emissions: A comparative study of commercial centers in Shenyang, China. Energies9, 765. (download)

[27] Lo, K, Xue, L and Wang, M (2016). Spatial restructuring through poverty alleviation resettlement in rural China. Journal of Rural Studies, 47, 496–505. (download)

[26] Li, H, Lo, K, Wang, M, Zhang, P and Xue, L (2016). Industrial energy consumption in Northeast China under the revitalisation strategy: A decomposition and policy analysis. Energies9, 549. (download)

[25] Wang, M and Lo, K (2015). Displacement and resettlement with Chinese characteristics: An editorial introduction. Geography Research Forum, 35, 1-9. (download)

[24] Lo, K (2015). Governing China’s clean energy transition: Policy reforms, flexible implementation and the need for empirical investigation. Energies, 8, 13255-13264. (download)

[23] Li, J, Zhang, P, Lo, K, Guo, M and Wang, M (2015). Reducing carbon emissions from shopping trips: Evidence from China. Energies, 8, 10043-10057. (download)

[22] Lo, K (2015). How authoritarian is the environmental governance of China? Environmental Science & Policy, 54, 152-159. (download)

[21] Lo, K, Li, H and Wang, M (2015). Energy conservation in China’s energy-intensive enterprises: An empirical study of the Ten-Thousand Enterprises Program. Energy for Sustainable Development, 27, 105-111. (download)

[20] Li, H, Lo, K and Wang, M (2015). Economic transformation of mining cities in transition economies: Lessons from Daqing, Northeast China. International Development Planning Review, 37, 311-328. (download)

[19] Yang, S, Wang, C, Lo, K, Wang, M and Liu, L (2015). Quantifying and mapping spatial variability of Shanghai household carbon footprints. Frontiers in Energy, 9, 115-124. (download)

[18] Lo, K (2015). The “Warm Houses” program: Insulating existing buildings through compulsory retrofits. Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, 9, 63-67. (download)

[17] Lo, K (2015). Campus sustainability in Chinese higher education institutions: Focuses, motivation and challenges. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 16, 34-43. (download)

[16] Lo, K, Wang, M, Qin, B and Han, SS (2015). Low carbon city development in China, in Han, SS, Green, R and Wang, M (eds.), Towards Low Carbon Cities in China: Urban Forms and Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Routledge, Oxon, 21-50.

[15] Lo, K and Wang, M (2015). Low carbon policies and programs in China, in Han, SS, Green, R and Wang, M (eds.), Towards Low Carbon Cities in China: Urban Forms and Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Routledge, Oxon, 51-75.

[14] Lo, K (2014). Urban carbon governance and the transition towards low-carbon urbanism: Review of a global phenomenon. Carbon Management, 5, 269-283. (download)

[13] Lo, K (2014). China’s low-carbon city initiatives: The implementation gap and the limits of the target responsibility system. Habitat International, 42, 236-244. (download)

[12] Liu, S, Zhang, P and Lo, K (2014). Urbanization in remote areas: A case study of the Heilongjiang Reclamation Area, Northeast China. Habitat International, 42, 103-110. (download)

[11] Lo, K (2014). A critical review of China’s rapidly developing renewable energy and energy efficiency policies. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 29, 508-516. (download)

[10] Lo, K (2014). 中国低碳治理的制约因素和相应对策 (Low carbon governance in China: Barriers and solutions). 地理科学 (Scientia Geographica Sinica), 34, 265-271. (download)

[9] Lo, K (2014). Energy-related carbon emissions of China’s model environmental cities. Geography Journal, 2014, 1-7. (download)

[8] Tong, W, Yang, Q, Zhang, P, Lo, K and Han, R (2014). The impact of economic development on the environment and the applicability of the environmental Kuznets curve in Jilin province. International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, 7, 732-737.

[7] Lo, K (2013). Deliberating on the energy cap in China: The key to a low-carbon future? Carbon Management, 4, 365-367. (download)

[6] Lo, K (2013). Energy conservation in China’s higher education institutions. Energy Policy, 56, 703-710. (download)

[5] Lo, K and Wang, M (2013). Energy Conservation in China’s Twelfth Five-Year Plan Period: Continuation or Paradigm Shift? Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 18, 499-507. (download)

[4] Lo, K (2013). Approaching neighborhood democracy from a longitudinal perspective: An eighteen-year case study of a homeowner association in Beijing. Urban Studies Research, 2013, 1-10. (download)

[3] Lo, K and Wang, M (2013). The development and localisation of a foreign gated community in Beijing. Cities, 30, 186-192. (download)

[2] Liu, S, Zhang, P, Jiang, X and Lo, K (2013). Measuring sustainable urbanization in China: A case study of the coastal Liaoning Area. Sustainability Science, 8, 585-594. (download)

[1] Lo, K (2013). Interested but unsure: Public attitudes toward electric vehicles in China. Electronic Green Journal, 36, 1-12. (download)