Christopher John Webster

Professor and Dean
The University of Hong Kong


Christopher John Webster, Chair Professor of Urban Planning & Development Economics, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong. PhD/DSc/FRICS

Professor Webster founded the HKUrbanLabs, which conduct multi-disciplinary built environment research by architects, engineers, artists, planners, economists, construction managers, ecologists, data scientists and others. He leads the Healthy High-Density Cities research lab that links researchers in the Faculties of Architecture and Medicine and one of his current missions is to contribute to establishing a science of healthy cities suitable for the challenges of 21st century. Presciently, one of his recent papers, published in 2018 in Cell Reports, profiled the microbial pathogen ecology that travels in and out of HK’s MTR stations daily.