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Dr. Hok-Lin Leung

Professor Emeritus, FCIP, RPP

School of Urban and Regional Planning

Department of Geography and Planning


613-533-6000 ext. 77062

Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room D309

Dr Hok-Lin Leung is an architect-planner. He was Director of the School of Urban and Regional Planning from 1997-2009. He has also been a Specially Appointed Expert, Personnel Training Center Development Research Center, State Council, China; Member, Town and Country Planning Experts Committee, Ministry of Construction, China and  Research Fellow in the Chinese Academy of Land and Resource Economics. In 2002, he received the  Friendship Award from the State Council, China (This is the highest award by China to a foreign expert, administered by the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs).

Dr. Leung  is the director of the China Projects Office at the School. The office has training, exchange and research projects funded variously by CIDA, Canadian Donner Foundation, and the Chinese Ministry of Land and Resources. Currently, he does two lecture tours in China annually covering the following places: Development Research Center of the State Council, the Ministry of Land and Resources, the Ministry of Urban and Rural Construction and Housing, the China Executive Leadership Academy at Pudong, the China Academy of Urban Planning and Design, Tsinghua University, Peking University, the Central University of Finance and Economics, Fudan University and Tongji University.

He is the the co-founder of the National Executive Forum on Public Property, at Queen's. Founded in 1998, the Forum's mission is "to promote the development and sharing of knowledge and techniques for managing public property, by providing a neutral venue and a collegial environment for networking by senior executives responsible for the management of public property at all levels of government across Canada." It now has over 20  sponsors from all three levels of government across Canada.

Dr. Leung  is also the founder (2003) of the Ambassadors' Forum. It is a forum for the 20 ambassadors and high commissioners to Canada from the Asia-Pacific. The purpose is to share ideas and perspectives of informed and thoughtful Canadians on issues that are of interest to the group, as well as to provide a venue for international dialogue.


  • B.Arch. (Hong Kong)
  • M.C.P. (M.I.T.)
  • M.Sc. (Cantab)
  • Ph.D. (Reading)

Research Interests:

His research areas include physical infrastructure (standards and financing), housing (especially for the elderly), urban design (environmental perception), history of planning ideas, policy evaluation methods, and comparative study methods. His current focus is on public policy analysis, Western cultural DNA and the development of Chinese planning theory.

Curriculum Vitae (PDF, 508 kB)