Academic Staff

Prof. Wang Donggen (王冬根教授)

Head of Department and
Chair Professor
Director of the Centre for China Urban
and Regional Studies

Transport and time geography

AAB 1220A
(852) 3411 7128
(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: Journal of Transport Geography (2013 –); Transport Reviews (2021-); Transportmetrica A (2005 –); Annals of Association of American Geographers (2014 –2017)

  • 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 (HKBU 12609621), “Urban expansion and travel behavior evolution in Shenzhen: the role of travel time budget”. Funded by the Research Grant Council (RGC) of Hong Kong’s University Grants Committee. Starting Year: 09/2021;

NSFC grant: (National Science Foundation China: 41971210): “TOD視角的粵港澳大灣區城市空間結構與居民出行行為的研究” (A TOD perspective on the urban spatial structure and travel behavior in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area). Funded by National Science Foundation of China. Starting Year: 01/2020.



Zhou, M., Wang, D. and Guan, X. (2022) "Co-evolution of the built environment and travel behaviour in Shenzhen, China". Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment Vol. 107, June 2022, 103291.


Wang, D., Li, L. (2022) "Disparities in spatio-temporal accessibility to fresh foods in Shanghai, China". Applied Geography Vol. 145, August 2022, 102752.



Yao, M. and Wang, D. (2021) “Modeling residential relocation choices: an egalitarian bargaining approach and a comparative study”. Journal of Transport and Land Use. 14 (1), 625-645.


Wang, Y., Mao, Z., and Wang, D. (2021) “Housing affordability and mental health in urban China: a cross-sectional study”. Housing Studies. pp: 1-21 (published online)



Guan, X. and Wang, D. (2020) “The impacts of the built environment on travel behavior: Considering the multiplicity of travel-based self-selection”. Journal of Transport Geography, 87, 102809


Wang, F., Mao, Z., and Wang, D. (2020). “Residential relocation and travel satisfaction change: An empirical study in Beijing, China”. Transportation Research Part A, 135: 341-353.


Yao, M., Wang, D. and Yang, H. (2020). “Modeling household housing and car ownership decisions: a group decision-based time allocation approach”. Transportmetrica A: Transport Science,16(3): 409-438.


Mao, Z. & Wang, D. (2020). “Residential relocation and life satisfaction change: Is there a difference between household couples?” Cities. 97: 102565.




Guan, X., Wang, D., & X. J. Cao (2019). “The role of residential self-selection in land use-travel research: a review of recent findings”. Transport Reviews. 1-21


Guan, X. & Wang, D. (2019). “Influences of the built environment on travel: A household-based perspective”. Transportation Research Part A. 130: 710-724.


Wang, F. & Wang, D. (2019). “Changes in residential satisfaction after home relocation: a longitudinal study in Beijing, China”. Urban Studies. (in press).


Wang, D., Schwanen, T., & Mao, Z. (2019). “Does exposure to richer and poorer neighborhoods influence wellbeing?”. 95: 102408.


Chen, B.Y., Wang, Y., Wang, D., & Lam, W.H.K. (2019). “Understanding travel time uncertainty impacts on the equity of individual accessibility”. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment 75:156-169.


Zhou, M., & Wang, D. (2019). “Generational differences in attitudes towards car, car ownership and car use in Beijing”. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment. 72: 261-278.


Guan, X. & Wang, D. (2019). “Residential self-selection in the built environment-travel behavior connection: Whose self-selection?” Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment. 67: 16-32.


Wang, D. and Lin, T. (2019). “Built environment, travel behavior, and residential self-selection: a study based on panel data from Beijing, China”. Transportation. 46(1): 51-74.



Wang, Y., Chen, B.Y., Yuan, H., Wang, D., Lam, W.H.K., & Li, Q. (2018). “Measuring temporal variation of location-based accessibility using space-time utility perspective”. Journal of Transport Geography. 73:13-24.


Yao, M. & Wang, D. (2018). “Mobility and travel behavior in urban China: The role of institutional factors”. Transport Policy. 69:122-131.


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. 111: 360-374.


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. 108(4): 1115-1133.


Leung, K.M., Chung, P.K., Wang, D., Liu, J.D. (2018). “Impact of physical and social environments on the walking behaviour of Hong Kong's older adults”. Journal of Transport & Health. 9: 299-308.


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


Leung, K. M., Chung, P. K., Yuen, T. L., Liu, J. D., & Wang, D. (2018). “Psychometric Properties of the Modified Social Environment Questionnaire (SEQ-C) in Chinese Older Adults”. Journal of aging and physical activity. 2(4): 530-536.



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.


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.