I am a Chartered Urban Planner with degrees from the University of Hong Kong and the University of Melbourne. I worked at the University of Melbourne, Monash University and RMIT University in Australia in research and teaching/tutor capacities; and at the Victorian Road Authority (VicRoads) and British Columbia International Inc. in professional capacities. I joined Massey University in 2007 and currently working as a Programme Coordinator, Resource & Environmental Planning at Massey University. My research interests focus on understanding sustainability and climate change linkages with cities, transport, urban design and governance. I argue for greater recognition of the role of politics in decision-making and reveals the limitations of technical methodologies. I have published two books and several peer-reviewed articles in high ranked journals.