Yao Shen

Yao Shen
Tongji University · Department of Urban Planning

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Dr. Shen’s research involves the development of urban science and its applications across multiple scales for planning and design, and relevant topics include urban modelling, spatial analysis, urban geometry, spatial econometrics, data visualisation, urban resilience, transport and land use, data augmented design, etc.
Additional affiliations
April 2017 - July 2017
University College London
Position
  • Research Associate
April 2017 - May 2018
University College London
Position
  • Research Associate
September 2012 - October 2015
University College London
Position
  • PhD Student

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Publications (28)
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Street vending is an important part of the urban informal economy, especially in developing countries. How to control its negative externalities while augmenting its positive roles in the urban socio-economic system poses challenges to urban planning and governance. Existing studies have insufficiently addressed the issue largely due to the lack of...
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Under China's Rural Revitalization program, it is essential to accurately determine the prospects of revival or decay for the villages alongside specific goals and paths, which existing literature lacks a systematic coverage. Based on rural typology theories, this paper proposes an analytical framework to determine the type of village revitalizatio...
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The built environment reshapes various scenes that can be perceived, experienced, and interpreted, which are known as city images. City images emerge as the complex composite of various imagery elements. Previous studies demonstrated the coincide between the city images produced by experts with prior knowledge and that are extracted from the high-f...
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Public space is characterised by visible spaces and featured by observable activities, forming the atmosphere that humans can perceive, interpret, and experience. This article conceptualises urban space as a set of viewsheds connecting functions visually which can be represented as functional visibility graphs – the graphs with mutual-visibility ed...
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As an extension of public space, the public transport system in modern society is an arena for cross-group interactions. Uncovering social segregation in public transport space is an essential step in shaping a socially sustainable transport system. Based on 2011 origin–destination flow data for London, we simulate the working flows between each pa...
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Accessibility metrics have been increasingly employed as a tool to explore the social impacts of transport systems and policies. However, few empirical studies of accessibility involve comparisons between cities from countries with different levels of development, in particular, across the Global South and North. This paper attempts to bridge this...
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The prevalence of gentrification and housing marketisation processes in many cities points to increasingly wealthy inner-city areas and potentially greater population segregation by income. It is plausible that these trends are contributing to regional accessibility inequalities, though quantitative research testing this link is limited. This paper...
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Previous research suggests that community detection methods, which defines subgraph that maximises internal ties and minimise external ties, can be applied on the street network dual graph in identifying Street-based Local Area (Law et al 2016; Law 2017). The method was successful in identifying isolated local area but were unsuccessful in identify...
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People are socially divided through urban space, where they experience segregation dynamically. By conceptualising mobilised social inclusion as the gravitational interactions between urban human flow patterns, this article introduces a framework for measuring the extent to which two trajectories interact with one another in daily activity space, i...
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Urban public spaces facilitate social interactions between people, reflecting the shifting functionality of spaces. There is no commonly-held consensus on the quantification methods for the dynamic interplay between spatial geometry, urban movement, and face-to-face encounters. Using anonymized social media check-in records from Shanghai, China, th...
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Algorithm for computing physical co-presence intensity. (DOCX)
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Urban public space is not only characterised by the connection of visible spaces, but also featured by the visible functions, thereby forming the different spatial atmosphere that humans can interpret. In this article, public spaces are conceptualised as a set of viewsheds/ isovists that are further used to generate visibility graph (VG) of mutual...
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Quantifying aspects of urban design on a massive scale is crucial to help develop a deeper understanding of urban designs elements that contribute to the success of a public space. In this study, we further develop the Street-Frontage-Net (SFN), a convolutional neural network (CNN) that can successfully evaluate the quality of street frontage as ei...
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In all cities there is a potential for a mismatch to occur between the demand for and supply of jobs. This mismatch is reflective of the balance struck between jobs and housing. This mismatch is non-uniformly perceived by different occupations. The present paper introduces a method to simulate and represent the mismatch surfaces in the perceptions...
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Well-connected urban areas defined by different types of urban flow define the boundaries reflecting the relatedness of places in terms of their functionality. Yet, attempts to define cities and their communities based on aggregated data normally neglect the inherent differences between different groups of people. Based on the disaggregated flow da...
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Street frontage quality is an important element in urban design as it contributes to the interest, social life and success of public spaces. To collect the data needed to evaluate street frontage quality at the city or regional level using traditional survey method is both costly and time consuming. As a result, this research proposes a pipeline th...
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Spatial network accessibility was found to be significant when associating with house prices using the hedonic price approach. These results suggest some individuals are willing to pay more for spatial isolation while some individuals will pay more for spatial co-presence. An obvious limitation of earlier research is a lack of comparative analysis...
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Public space facilitates the social interaction between people. It is widely accepted that the connection between spaces creates the possibility of the mutual visibility between people. The relationship between spatial configuration and the spatiotemporal encounters, however, has rarely been investigated explicitly in empirical cases. The focus of...
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Precisely identifying the shifting urban spatial structures produced by urban forms and functions contributes to an advanced understanding of morphological dynamics and related planning practices. By reconceptualizing urban evolution as a centrality process in which spatial and functional centrality processes co-evolve, this paper explores the tran...
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The last several decades have witnessed a rapid yet uneven urban expansion in developing countries. The existing studies rely heavily on official statistical yearbooks and remote sensing images. However, the former data sources have been criticized due to its non-objectivity and low quality, while the latter is labor and cost consuming in most case...
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Urban impedance is an important consideration in assessments of transportation and land-use systems. This work leverages check-in records obtained from mobile social networks to build a fine-grained but inexpensive urban impedance model. Check-in records and road networks are collected and used to calculate and adjust the various parameters of the...
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As a vital indicator for measuring urban development, urban areas are expected to be identified explicitly and conveniently with widely available data sets, thereby benefiting planning decisions and relevant urban studies. Existing approaches to identifying urban areas are normally based on midresolution sensing data sets, low-resolution socioecono...
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Hedonic model is a powerful tool to investigate the important factors featuring cities' house markets globally; but the development of a local regression approach named as 'Mixed Geographically Weighted Regression' (MGWR) has brought a new insight into urban studies in the field of house price modelling with a proper consideration of spatial hetero...
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As a vital indicator for measuring urban development, urban areas are expected to be identified explicitly and conveniently with widely available dataset thereby benefiting the planning decisions and relevant urban studies. Existing approaches to identify urban areas normally based on mid-resolution sensing dataset, socioeconomic information (e.g....

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