Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chao REN

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School of Architecture, 
Chinese University of Hong Kong

Chao REN is an Associate Professor in School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her research interest is Sustainable Urban and Environmental Design and Urban Climatic Application in Urban Planning. Her research focuses primarily on examining the relationship between urban climate and urban morphological characteristics, developing an urban climatic mapping system, and analysing urbanization-induced human thermal comfort and public health risk impacts for high-density/compact cities. She has edited and co-edited 3 books. One is The Urban Climatic Map: A Methodology for Sustainable Urban Planning (Routledge, 2015). Dr. Ren has involved in several governmental research projects in China (Hong Kong, Macau, Wuhan, and Beijing), Taiwan (Kaohsiung), The Netherlands (Arhem) and France (Toulouse) since 2006. She has been invited by international organizations including WMO and UNEP to develop urban climate related guides, reports and training materials. She serves as editorial advisor for Cities & Health and an associate editor for Urban Climate (2018-2020). She is a board member of the International Association for Urban Climate (2017-2021). She is a registered BEAM Professional and has been a member of Working Group of BEAM Society since 2011.