Research Fellow

PhD, Urban Planning, Columbia University, USA


Yunjing Li (Jennifer) is a Research Fellow under the Chan Heng Chee Research Fellowship at the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities (LKYCIC). Her research interest is located at the intersection of urban sustainability policy, climate planning, and urban development politics. She received her doctoral and master degrees in urban planning from Columbia University in the City of New York. She also holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. Prior to joining LKYCIC, Yunjing was a post-doctoral fellow in the Geography Department of the University of Hong Kong, where she researched local strategies and action towards low-carbon transitions in Chinese cities and their relations to China’s urbanization process. She also worked as an environmental sustainability consultant at the headquarter of the United Nations Population Fund and an intern planner at the UN-Habitat’s New York office. Yunjing’s work has been published in Journal of Planning Education and Research, Environment and Planning C, and Journal of Urban Affairs, etc.

She is supporting Harvey and team on the Urban Environmental Sustainability programme and “Leveraging Shared Experience of Urban Heat and Bridging Spatial-Temporal Dissonance: Towards a Climate Resilient Citizenry in Singapore” project.