Assoc Prof Ho Kong Chong
Department of Sociology
Tel: (65) 6516-3836
Office: AS1 03-09
Ho Kong Chong is Associate Professor of Sociology at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Research Leader of Asian Urbanisms at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore.
Trained as an urban sociologist at the University of Chicago, I have research interests in neighbourhood and community development, heritage and place-making, the political economy of cities as well as a more recent interest in higher education. Much of my published work is on East (Hong Kong, Seoul and Taipei) and Southeast Asian (Bangkok and Singapore) cities. Current projects include a research monograph on the Housing and Development Board with UNHabitat Housing Practices Series (with Tan, Ng and Glass) and Agro-Urbanism in Pacific Asia (with Cho, Valjakka and Williamson). Recent publications include “Rethinking Spatial Planning for Urban Conviviality and Social Diversity: A Study of Nightlife in a Singapore Public Housing Estate Neighbourhood”, Town Planning Review (2016, with Yeo and Heng) and “The Neighbourhood Roots of Social Cohesion: Notes on an exceptional case of Singapore”, Environment and Planning C (2018, with Chua). Forthcoming publications include Neighbourhoods for the City in Pacific Asia (University of Amsterdam Press) and Progressive Cities East and West (with Douglass and Garbaye), Springer.