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Dr Yuan Shi Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Eng., AIEMA.

Lecturer in Environmental Planning Geography and Planning


Personal Statement

Dr. Yuan Shi is currently a Lecturer in Environmental Planning. Before joining the University of Liverpool, he was a Research Assistant Professor at the Centre of Urban Sustainability, Institute of Future Cities, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research focuses on evidence-based sustainable, climate-adaptive, healthy urban planning and development with a specific focus on the interactions between urban form and atmosphere as well as the impacts on urban sustainability and human health. His expertise is in urban climate simulation and air pollution modelling, air pollution exposure assessment via geospatial data modelling and machine learning. He has knowledge of both urban planning and urban climatology with the expertise of understanding environmental factors as related to planning and design mechanism. Before starting academic research, he has practised as urban planner.

Dr. Shi's research shows the interdisciplinary merit and links atmospheric and climate research with sustainable urban planning and urban development. By conducting interdisciplinary and translational research, he focuses on providing scientific evidence and translating it to practical strategies for urban planners, practitioners and decision-makers for making a better built environment. Dr. Shi has nearly 80 publications. His research has won multiple academic and professional awards in the field of urban climate and green building. He currently serves on the editorial board of ‘Advances in Climate Change Research’ and has performed peer review for 40 international journals in the field of urban planning, environmental science, atmospheric science, geography and urban science. Dr. Shi is also active in several global collaborative research communities & networks. He is currently working on collaborative research on the integration of WUDAPT with geospatial modelling of urban air pollution, heat waves as well as urban carbon emission mapping. Web Profile; GoogleScholar; ResearchGate; ORCiD; Scopus;

Prizes or Honours

  • Finalist of Green Building Award 2023 (Professional Green Building Council (PGBC) and Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC), 2023)
  • HKU Faculty Knowledge Exchange (KE) Award 2023 (Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong, 2023)
  • Honorary Research Associate (Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2022)
  • Honorary Research Assistant Professor (Division of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong, 2021)
  • Silver Award - The Hong Kong Institute of Planners (HKIP) Awards 2020 (The Hong Kong Institute of Planners (HKIP), 2020)
  • Top 25 Most Cited Papers in Urban Climate (since 2017) (Urban Climate, 2020)
  • Grand Award - Green Building Award 2019 (Professional Green Building Council (PGBC) and Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC), 2019)
  • IAUC/AMS Presentation Award (The International Association for Urban Climate and American Meteorological Society, 2015)
  • ANZAScA Best Presentation Award (The 47th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), 2013)