About The Urbanist

Su-Jan Yeo is a researcher, writer, and educator on contemporary urban issues. She began her early planning career in the public sector, working on community development initiatives at the provincial and federal levels of government in Canada. She continued further on the planning track through graduate studies, funded by a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship, at the University of New South Wales in Australia, then later specializing in land use zoning and development policies as an urban planner with 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 received her Ph.D. in architecture from the School of Design and Environment at the National University of Singapore where she was also a Research Associate. Su-Jan is a recipient of the 2014 World Future Foundation Ph.D. Prize for her doctoral dissertation—an empirical study on neighbourhood nightlife and the spatiotemporal dimensions of urban informality 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 caters to 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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