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Xiaodan Liu (Zoe) is a PhD candidate in Planning and Environmental Management, with the research topic on the Multidimensional Impacts and Implementation of Infrastructure in the Post-Industrial Society, supervised by Prof Anupam Nanda and Dr Sotirios Thanos

Before starting PhD, Xiaodan finished her MSc. Real Estate also at the University of Manchester with a Distinction achievement in analysing the state-level disparities of the real estate market reacted to infrastructure investment.

Prior to joining Manchester, she worked for AVIC (Aviation Industry Corporation of China) and CCID (China Centre for Information Industry Development, the research institute under China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology) for a total of five years as an engineer and an analyst respectively. 

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 5 - Gender Equality
  • 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

Areas of expertise

  • HB Economic Theory
  • Urban Economics
  • HA Statistics
  • HC Economic History and Conditions
  • urban development
  • Urbanisation
  • HE Transportation and Communications
  • Infrastructure
  • infrastructural governance
  • HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
  • Real Estate Finance & Investment
  • Real Estate Markets