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A/Professor Yan Liu Successful in ARC Funding Application

Dec 6, 2016 | Achievements

A/Professor Yan Liu of The  University of Queensland  has secured an Australian Research Council (ARC) project to develop new approaches to modelling human-environment interactions for sustainable coastal city development: spatial complexity, cellular automata and agent based models.

This project aims to model sustainable development options of low-lying coastal cities under rapid population growth, climate change and intensive human activity. Using Brisbane (Australia) and Ningbo (China) as case studies, the project will empirically test and understand how cities grow as complex systems built out of the interactions between humans and their living environment at the individual scale and in a cross-jurisdictional context. The project expects to offer a spatially explicit understanding of the development of coastal cities and science-based decision tools to improve policy-making.




A/Professor Yan Liu