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Joseph Zhao

Joseph Zhao

MPhil Candidate in Planning, Growth and Regeneration, Department of Land Economy

Project Manager of Think Tank III of the Hong Kong Public Space Initiative


Joseph Hongsheng Zhao is an MPhil candidate based in the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge. He gained his first degree in Bachelor of Social Science in Urban Studies from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (1 Hon) with a Capstone Thesis on Hong Kong Homeless People. He also served as a former undergraduate research assistant at the Department of Architecture, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore.

Research Interests

I am interested in the internal migrant workers in China between the rural area and different tiers of cities under the current household registration (hukou) system, especially their adaptations and impacts on the local culture and building environment.