Y. Chen

Y. Chen



I was the coordinator of master course The Urban (Re)development Game, integrating planning, design and property development during 2007-2020. I currently coordinate Honor program Bachelore Business Case reuse and Course Metropolitan Solution in the MADE master program in AMS institute in Amsterdam, a joint master program from TU Delft and Wageningen University. I currently teach in The Urban and Infrastructure Redevelopment Game and Research Method I in MBE master track. I also act as supervisor for master students, Honor program master students and PhD students.

Key projects

Mega-event strategy, urban transformation and the rise of Beijing as an Olympic city, together with Marjolein Spaans, Lei Qu, fund received from Sustainable Urban Area, 2007-2010

Mega event strategy and sustainable transformation of host cities: the case of Guangzhou , travel grant, funded by SCUT-TU Delft Research Centre on Urban Systems & Environment, 2012-2013

Urban Knowlesdge Network Asia, funded by FP7 Framework, MARIE CURIE ACTIONS, International Research Staff Exchange Scheme, 2012-2016

Smart sustainable resilient eco low carbon knowledge cities in urban deltas, funded by DIMI, TU Delft, 2015-2016

Key publication

Chen, Y. (2022) The future of mega events, post-COVID-19 pandemic: the resilient path towards legacy creation? International Review for Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development, 10(2), pp.168-178, dx.doi.org/10.14246/irspsd.10.2_168

Chen, Y. (2020) Financialising urban redevelopment: transforming Shanghai's waterfront, Land Use Policy, doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2020.105126

Chen, Y. and Qu, L. (2020) Emerging participative approaches for urban regeneration in Chinese megacities, Journal of Urban Planning and Development, 146 (1), doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)UP.1943-5444.0000550

Chen, Y., Daamen, T., Heurkens, E.W.T.M., Verheul, W.J. (2020) Interdisciplinary learning and practice-theory integration: experiences from urban development management education in the Netherlands, Journal of Technology and Design Education, 30(5), pp. 919-936, doi.org/10.1007/s10798-019-09541-5

Qu, L., Chen, Y., Rooij, R., de Jong, P. (2020) Cultivating the next generation designers: group work in urban and regional design education. JOurnal of Technology and Design Education, 30 (5), pp. 899-918, doi.org/10.1007/s10798-019-09540-6

De Jong, M., Chen, Y., JOss, S., Lu, H., Zhao, M., Yang, Q, Zhang, C. (2018) Explaining city branding practices in China's three megacity regions: the role of ecological modernization, Journal of Cleaner Production, 179, pp. 527-543, doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.01.098

Lu, Y., de Jong and Chen, Y. (2017) Economic City Branding in China: the Multi-level governance of Municipal self-promotion in the Greater Pearl River Delta, Sustainability, 9, 496 (Online: doi:10.3390/su9040496)

Chen, Y. (2015) Legacy creation strategy in Olympic cities: the path towards sustainable development?, International review for spatial planning and sustainable development, 3 (1), pp.74-87, (online: DOI: dx.doi.org/10.14246/irspsd.3.1_74)

Chen, Y. (2013) Neo-liberal inspired large-scale urban development projects (UrDPs) in Chinese cities,  Leary, M. and McCarthy, J. (eds) The Routledge Companion to Urban Regeneration, Routledge: London and New York, pp. 77-87

Chen, Y. , Qu, L. & Spaans, M. (2013) Framing the Long-Term Impact of Mega-Event Strategies on the Development of Olympic Host Cities, Planning Practice & Research, 28 (3), pp 340-359 (online: DOI:10.1080/02697459.2013.750072)

Chen, Y. (2012) Making Shanghai a creative city: exploring the creative cluster strategy from a Chinese perspective,  in: M.  van Geenhuizen and P. Nijkamp (eds.), Creative knowledge cities: Myth, visions and realities, Edward Elgar: Northampton, chapter 17, pp.437-464.

Chen, Y. (2012) Beijing: Beyond the Olympic City, Real estate Research Quarterly, December, pp. 22-29.

Chen, Y. and Hu, H. (2012) Shanghai, in W. Ma and M. Camona (eds.) Global Research on Urban Planning and Development, II Beijing: China Construction Press, pp. 146-162

Chen, Y & Hu, H (2009). Shanghai - China. In: MI Carmona, RD Burgess & MS Badenhorst (Eds.), Planning through Projects: Moving from master planning to strategic planning - 30 cities, Amsterdam: Technepress, pp. 445-458.

Chen, Y., Lei, Q. & Rooij, RM (2009). Realizing Olympic Games in the Netherlands. In: L Calabrese, A ten Doeschate, A Geenen, D Hauptmann, J Heintz & U Knaack (Eds.), The Architecture Annual 2007 - 2008. Delft University of Technology Rotterdam, 010 Publishers, pp. 60-65.

Chen, Y. (2007) Shanghai Pudong. Urban development in an era of global-local interaction. Amsterdam: IOS Press.

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Development of urban strategies of cities in transition to post-industrial knowledge-intensive economy, with special attention to the multi-scalar dynamics within strategic mega projects in European and Asian metropolitans.

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