About The Urbanist

Su-Jan Yeo is a researcher, writer, and educator on contemporary urban issues. She began her urban planning career in the public sector, working on community development projects at the provincial and federal levels of government in Canada. She continued further on the urban planning track by specializing in land use zoning and development policies as an urban planner at the Urban Redevelopment Authority in Singapore.

Su-Jan is currently a Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellow in the School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) at the University of British Columbia. Prior to joining SCARP, she completed her Ph.D. in Architecture from the School of Design and Environment at the National University of Singapore. Su-Jan is a recipient of the 2014 World Future Foundation Ph.D. Prize for her thesis—an empirical study on neighbourhood nightlife culture and the spatiotemporal dimensions of informal urbanism in promoting social sustainability after dark.

Su-Jan has published in peer-reviewed journals that include Urban StudiesTown Planning Review, and International Development Planning Review. Her co-authored book, Singapore Chronicles: Urban Planning, was recently published in 2017 and is aimed towards a general readership.

Research Interests: urban cultures & urban economies | social sustainability | public space & placemaking | neighbourhood & community planning | visual methods | pedagogy and curriculum design in higher education

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