Prof. Anthony G.O. Yeh is Chan To-Hann Professor in Urban Planning and Design and Chair Professor of Department of Urban Planning and Design and Director of GIS Research Centre of the University of Hong Kong. He is an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Academy of Social Sciences in the UK and a Fellow of TWAS (The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World), Hong Kong Institute of Planners (HKIP), Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), Planning Institute of Australia (FPIA), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT). His main areas of specialisation are in urban development and planning in Hong Kong, China, and South East Asia and the applications of geographic information systems (GIS) as planning support system. He has published over 30 books and monographs and over 180 international journal papers and book chapters. He has been Founding Secretary-General of the Asian Planning Schools Association and Asia GIS Association, Founding President of the Hong Kong GIS Association, Chairman of the Hong Kong Geographical Association, Vice‑President of the Commonwealth Association of Planners, Vice‑President of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners, and Chairman of the Geographic Information Science Commission of the International Geographic Union (IGU).