Prof. Yizhao Yang is an associate professor at the School of Planning, Public Policy and Management in the University of Oregon. Her work focuses on urban sustainability through applied research, as well as community-engaged teaching and services. Her research addresses the relationships between the environment and people’s behaviour and wellbeing. She also studies global sustainable urban planning and design, particularly in countries in East Asia, with an aim to make a contribution to the global informational infrastructure underlying the mobility of place-making knowledge and practices among different cultures and countries.
Prof. Yang is an active member of the University of Oregon’s Sustainable Cities Institute and is a member of the International Steering Committee of the Sustainable Cities and Landscapes Hub of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities.