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Angela Tritto


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Short Bio

Angela Tritto (Ph.D., City University of Hong Kong), is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Emerging Market Studies, HKUST. She is currently working on three interrelated research projects on the Belt and Road Initiative in Southeast Asia. Her research interests include management of innovation, environmental policies and technologies, heritage management, and sustainable development. She recently published several works in collaboration with a team of international scholars on the sustainability of the Belt and Road Initiative. Her past publications examine environmental innovations and the role of institutions in the management of World Heritage Sites in China and Malaysia.


Selected Pubications

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Tritto, A. Environmental management practices in hotels at World Heritage Sites, Journal of Sustainable Tourism [forthcoming, 2020].

Tritto, A. and Abdulkadir, A., Hong Kong 2019: a social mobilisation through the lenses of identity and values. Asia Maior [forthcoming, 2020].

Hughes, A., Lechner, A., Chitov, A., Horstmann, A., Hinsley, A., Tritto, A., Chariton, A., Li, B., Wang, C., Ganapin, D., Simonov, E., Morton, K., Toktomushev, K., Foggin, M., Tan-Mullins, M., Orr, M., Griffiths, R., Nash, R., Brooks, T., Perkin, S., Glémet, R., Kim, M., Yu, D. (2020). Horizon Scan of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Trends in Ecology and Evolution. DOI:

Talamini, G. and Tritto, A. (2020). Conserving a valley system. The effectiveness of Shaxi Rehabilitation Project, and its potential to be a model for the conservation of Chinese agricultural heritage, Historic Environment Policy and Practice. DOI:

Tritto, A. (2020). Contentious Embeddedness: Chinese State Capital and the Belt and Road Initiative in Indonesia. Made in China: The Work of Arts. January – April 2020.


Book & book chapters

Lechner, A. M., Tan, C. M., Tritto, A., Horstmann, A., Teo, H. C., Owen, J., Campos-Arceiz, A. (2019). Environmental impacts of BRI in Southeast Asia, Trends in Southeast Asia 2019 No.18, ISEAS Publishing.

Tritto, A. and Chang, N.S.F. (2019). Destination management through stakeholders’ collaborations. In: Kozak, M., Tourist Destinations: Instruments, Products and Cases. Berlin: SpringerLink.


Other publications

Lechner, A. M., Owen, J., Tritto, A., Horstmann, A., Teo, H. C., Tan, C. M., Campos-Arceiz, A. (2019). Making the Belt and Road Environmentally Sustainable in Southeast Asia, ISEAS Perspective Issue 2019 No. 110, 30 December. ISSN 2335-6677.

Tritto, A. (2019). The Belt and Road Initiative as a catalyst for institutional development, HKUST Thought Leadership Briefs No. 30,

Tritto, A., and Camba, A., (2019). The Belt and Road: The Good, the Bad, and the Mixed. The Diplomat.

Tritto, A. (2015). Penang on the verge of a green revolution in waste management. [Feature article] Penang Monthly 


Media mentions

ISEAS Researchers, China’s belt and road: an environmental disaster for Southeast Asia? South China Morning Post,

Intan, A., ‘Hotels must adopt eco-friendly practices, says researcher.’ The Star Online, 21 March 2019.

新华报业网, “盘点 ‘一带一路’ ”专题研讨会圆满举行_新华报业网, 24 September 2019