Spatial Planning
Urban Modelling
Data Analytics
Digital Cities

An interdisciplinary research group at Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge

Group Members

Shan Yu

Shan Yu


Shan has been an MPhil student in Land Economy since 2022. She is interested in the role of state-owned investment and development enterprises in land financing and urban development. Before studying at Cambridge, she obtained a master’s degree in Human Geography at East China Normal University and a bachelor’s degree in Urban Management at Zhongnan University of Economics and Law. Her previous work includes urban land use, social justice in the built environment, and spatial differentiation of housing wealth.

Research Topic

Institutional advantage or market muddler? Understanding the changing role of local government financing vehicles in Chinese urban development

Research Interest

Land finance, Urban landscape, Built environment, Housing wealth, Urban spatial analytics