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Dr. Danlin Yu is a geographic information scientist, spatial data scientist, locational strategist, quantitative urban geographer and environmental sustainability modeler by training. Dr. Yu’s research specifically focuses on geographic information analysis, cartographical design and presentation, statistical analysis, urban and regional planning and system dynamic modeling for complex systems (including environmental, urban, and regional systems).

Dr. Yu has been working with geographic information analysis (mapping, statistical analysis, geocomputation, and methodological development) for over a decade. He has published widely in these fields for over 80 peer-reviewed articles in high-caliber journals with wide international circulation, and three collaborative books in the field of urban development and urbanization in China. Dr. Yu has strong statistical analysis skills that are applied to urban and regional planning, public health, environmental management and population prediction. Moreover, Dr. Yu is a system dynamic modeler studying urban sustainability and environmental management.

Dr. Yu has recently published various studies in the field of spatial econometrics and spatial/geographic data analysis community. He is the co-author of an R package that deals with geographically weighted regression analysis (spgwr). Dr. Yu currently serves as the associate editor of the ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers)’s Journal of Urban Planning and Development, and academic editor of the open source publication PeerJ.

Research interests

Focuses on geographic information analysis, cartographical design and presentation, statistical analysis, urban and regional planning and system dynamic modeling for complex systems (including environmental, urban, and regional systems).

Scholarly Interests

Geographic Information Science / Spatial Data Analysis
Urban Geography / Regional Geography
Regional Development / Planning
China

Faculty/Media Expert

Expert on urban geography, spatial data analysis, geographic information systems, and regional development and planning.

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 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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