Tianren Yang

Department of Architecture

Well-managed, large-scale urban growth requires substantial investments in infrastructure systems, but global infrastructure deficit is rapidly widening. I have developed a novel model to understand how the economic and social benefits associated with certain urban developments (e.g. housing, jobs and transport) can be maximised and leveraged to recover the public costs, particularly in new urban sub-centres. My research provides a new evidence-base for policymakers to sustainably finance infrastructure that promotes social equity, environmental sustainability and business productivity. This work has led to a grant from the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy to quantify policy implications for London and Shanghai.

Other 2020 award winners

David Brossault

Eleanor Brown

Jenna Rose DiRito

Francisco Huhn

Nabila Idris

Lachlan Jardine

Iek Man Lei

Theodor Lundberg

Dhruv Panchal

Hugo Poplimont

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