With a background in Architecture, Yuting entered into the field of urban planning in 2014. She believes that the footprint of cities’ development is very similar to that of water spreading on cloth. The possibility seems countless and no one may know the answer until it comes to an end. Each decision made in the planning process leads to a specific outcome, which holds its logic within itself, both physically and philosophically. She takes urban planning a career full of passion and opportunities.
Before landing in Australia, she worked on several projects both in the USA and China with a focus on land use, transport and environment planning, employers including governments and private institutions. She has experiences drafting local master plans, developing investor’s manuals and dealing with Chinese transportation evaluation system. She served as a planner assistant in the Department of City Planning, New York City in late 2015, helping with the Special District Text Amendment in Staten Island. In Urban Housing Lab, she contributes to a series of shared housing research through analysing data and generating visual works.
Her Master’s thesis looks into the impact of employment policies on sustainable livelihoods of landless peasants in China. Yuting's PhD research looks at how new forms of online home sharing and office sharing are affecting the housing choices of workers.