Country of residence
Urban studies and natural resource governance
Words of Wisdom
"Man sieht vor lauter Bäumen den Wald nicht mehr"
Research & Institution
Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Built Environment
Department of Urban and Regional Planning
Faculty of Built Environment
50603 Kuala Lumpur
Goh, Hong Ching is a senior lecturer and the coordinator of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Malaya. She holds a Doctor of Natural Science degree (Geography) from Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitaet Bonn (attached to ZEF), Germany, a Bachelor degree in Urban and Regional Planning and a M.Sc. degree in Tourism Planning from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. She is a corporate town planner registered with the Malaysia Institute of Planners and the Board of Town Planners Malaysia. She was a visiting scholar in the MIT-UTM Sustainable Cities Program (2014/2015), a member of the Global Young Academy (2015-2019) and a fellow of the ASEAN Science Leadership Program (2016/2017). Her recent research interests focus on the interface of development and conservation domains and the cross-cutting challenges and implications, which include urban planning and urbanization-related risks, tourism planning and impact management as well as the multi-level governance of natural resource and protected areas. Currently, she is heading the Malaysian case study in the prestigious 4-year program ‘Blue Communities’ awarded by the UKRI, an interdisciplinary program aimed at capacity building among the researchers from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, United Kingdom and Vietnam for sustainable interaction with marine ecosystems.