Professor of Architecture and Urbanism, Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge
Director, Martin Centre for Architectural and Urban Studies
Prof Ying Jin lectures on city planning and design. An architect by training, he is particularly interested in understanding how technology, policy and human behaviour affect the development of cities, and in using this knowledge to inspire new solutions in architectural and urban design.
He is currently leading research under the University’s Energy Efficient Cities Initiative to create a new generation of conceptual and practical city models. These models are used to assess novel designs of buildings, transport, and energy supply networks, and to identify most effective solutions for reducing overall energy use whilst supporting economic, social and environmental objectives.