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.