Jiangping Zhou is Associate Professor in the Department of Urban Planning and Design at The University of Hong Kong (HKU) since 2017. He has brought much international experience, knowledge and network to his post at HKU. Prior to HKU, he was Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Urban Planning at University of Queensland, Australia and Assistant Professor in Community and Regional Planning, Transportation and Sustainable Environments, Iowa State University, US. His primary research interests are in sustainable urban and transportation systems and associated policy and planning studies, especially from a comparative perspective and based on emerging data such as cellular network data and smart card data. He has authored and co-authored over ninety scholarly articles, and his research has appeared in peer reviewed international journals such as Journal of American Planning Association, Environment and Planning A, Urban Geography, Journal of Urban Planning and Development, Transport Policy, Cities, Habitat International and Transportation Research A/D. He has co-authored two books. One on transport systems in the most populous metropolises in North America and the other on smart growth.