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Current and Recent Research

2018, Scoping Study on High Rise Communities and Vertical Urbanism, Forrest, R. (PI), O’Connor, P., Wang, W., & Tong, K.S., Lingnan FRG, HK$ 50,000.
2015-2018, Frontier City: Place, belonging and community in contemporary Shenzhen, Forrest, R. (PI), Yip, Ngai-Ming (CityU) & Wang, W., HKRGC, HK$ 855,000.
2015-2018, Neighbourhood in an Increasingly Mobile Society, Forrest, R. (Co-I) and Yip, Ngai-Ming (CityU), HKRGC, HK$ 925,000.
2016-2017, Tenant Purchase, Assisted Home Ownership and Social and Residential Mobility, Forrest, R. (PI) and Yip, Ngai-ming (CityU), Central Policy Unit, HK$ 657,000.

Selected Recent Publications

O'Connor, P. (2018). Hong Kong skateboarding and network capital. Journal of Sport and Social Issues. doi: 10.1177/0193723518797040
Forrest, R., & Hirayama, Y. (2018). Late home ownership and social restratification. Economy and Society47(2), 257-279.  
Forrest, R. (2018). Housing wealth, social structures and changing narratives. International Journal of Urban Science, 1-15. 
IP, I. (2018). State, class and capital: Gentrification and new urban developmentalism in Hong Kong. Critical Sociology44(3), 547-562.
Forrest, R., Koh, S.Y., & Wissink, B. (2017) (Eds.) Cities and the superrich-real estate, elite practices and urban political economies. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
Forrest, R., & Wissink, B. (2017). Whose city now? Urban managerialism reconsidered (again). Sociological Review, 65(2), 155-167.
IP, I. (2017). Becoming a revanchist city: Reflections on Hong Kong nativist affects. In C.-M. Wang & D. P. S. Goh (Eds.), Precarious belongings: Affect and nationalism in Asia (pp. 169-184). London: Rowman & Littlefield International.
O‘Connor, P. (2017). Beyond the youth culture: Understanding middle‑aged skateboarders through temporal capital. International Review for the Sociology of Sport. doi: 10.1177/1012690217691780
O‘Connor, P. (2017). Rhythmanalysis as a tool in social analysis on ethnicity in Hong Kong. Asian Ethnicity, 19(1), 1-15. doi: 10.1080/14631369.2017.1292118
Low, C.T., Stimson, R., Chen, Si., Cerin, E., Wong, PYP., & Lai, P.C. (2017). Personal and neighbourhood indicators of quality of urban life: A case study of Hong Kong. Social Indicators Research, 1-23.