Humphrey visiting scholar Du researching transportation in cold climates

The Humphrey School welcomes 2017-18 international visiting scholar, Ms. Yu Du.  Ms. Du is a Ph.D. candidate in Architecture Design and Theory at the School of Architecture, Harbin Institute of Technology in China. She studied urban planning at Northeastern University before starting her Ph.D.

Yu Du is interested in the meso scale research, a combination of urban planning and architecture, aiming to make a city better through studying the relationship between built environment and behavior. Her Ph.D. project focuses on subway station space optimization, especially in cold climates. She is planning to finish her dissertation by December 2018.

Yu Du is working at the Humphrey School as a visiting scholar from March 2017 to March 2018 and her faculty mentor is Professor Jason Cao.

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