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Ying Chang

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Dr Ying Chang is Associate Professor of Department of Urban Planning and Design at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) Design School. She is an educator, researcher and community planner. Her research interests include housing and community, built environment and public health, particularly for disadvantaged groups, such as elderly and migrants. She is keen in research and practices that improve access and equality for better quality of life, health and well-being. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Dr Ying Chang has led research projects at national and local level. She was secuired funding from NSFC Young Scholar scheme and local government. She has provided consultancy service for the World Bank and local government on housing and community development. 


Research interests

Housing for Disadvantaged Groups

Built Environment and Public Health

Community Development and Governance


Associate Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Design, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University, 2022 to present

Assistant Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Design, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University, 2011 to 2022

Honorary Teacher, Department of Geography and Planning, the University of Liverpool, 2011 to Present

Trainer and Research Fellow, Institute of Leadership and Education Advanced Development, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University, 2018 to Present

Visiting Scholar, Healthy High Density City Lab, Faculty of Architecture, the University of Hong Kong, 2017 Oct to 2018 Feb

Teaching and Research Assistant, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University, UK, 2010 to 2011


UPD002 Introduction to Urban Planning and Design

UPD101 Issues and Practice of Planning in China I

UPD103 History and Purpose of Planning

UPD106 Issues and Practice of Planning in China II

UPD110 Neighbourhood Planning

UPD112 Skills and Practices for Planning and Design

UPD205 Planning Methodology

UPD206 Projecting and Managing Urban Future

UPD301 Planning Law and Governance

UPD305 Final Year Project

UPD405 Politics, Society and Participation

Awards and honours

The Outstanding Teacher (Highly Commended) (2018) at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

the 2nd Prize of National Award on Innovative Teaching in Higher Education (2018) (Organisor: Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University)

the Most Innovative Teaching Practice (Highly Commended) (2014) at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Overseas Research Scheme (ORS) (2006-2009) at Newcastle University

Henry Lester Trust (2006, 2007)

The Great Britain-China Educational Trust (2007), Universities’ China Committee in London

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Certificate in Action Learning Facilitator Course (Advanced Level), World Facilitator Association, 2018

Certificate in Professional Studies in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Liverpool, 2016

PhD, Newcastle University (UK), 2010

BArch, Wuhan University of Technology, 2003

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