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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics

Studying at Cambridge


Yiqiao Chen


PhD student at the Dept of Land Economy and a member of Churchill College. She holds an MPhil in Planning, Growth and Regeneration from the Dept of Land Economy, University of Cambridge. Yiqiao is exploring the integration of Agent-based model with new dataset beyond Census in simulating smart governance in several growing and shrinking UK cities. Her research interests cover urban data analysis (social media data and census data), dynamic modelling and simulating urban systems, urban shrinkage and policy evaluation.

Research Interests

dynamic simulation models; agent-based model; data analytics (eg. social media data); urban growth and shrinkage; smart governance; smart city

Research Supervision

PhD Thesis Title: -

Supervisor: Dr Elisabete Silva

Start Date:  2018

College: Churchill


MPhil Demonstration, Mixed research methods (RM01), Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge (2018-2019)

Other Professional Activities

Invigilator, Churchill College, University of Cambridge (2017-2019)

Key Publications

Book Chapter:

Silva, Elisabete A., Lun Liu, Heeseo Rain Kwon, Heifeng Niu, and Yiqiao Chen (Forthcoming) "Hard and Soft Data Integration in Geocomputation: Mixed Methods for Data Collection and Processing in Urban Planning." In Handbook on Planning Support Science, edited by Stan Geertman and John Stillwell, Ed. Forthcoming in 2020: Edward Elgar Publishers.