Xinyue Dong

Xinyue Dong


Personal profile


Xinyue Dong is a PhD Student in Planning and Environmental Management at The University of Manchester since 2021 and is fully funded by the School of Environment, Education and Development Scholarship. Xinyue takes the role of Teaching Assistant in the Department. She earned her Master’s Degree in Planning (the University of Manchester) and her Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Design (Zhejiang University, China).

Xinyue’s research focuses on Neighbourhood Planning, community participation in planning, age-friendly, and urban regeneration. She is working on her PhD thesis on investigating how to meet older adults’ needs through promoting an age-friendly participation process and planning outcome in Neighbourhood Planning.

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Master in Science, Planning, The University of Manchester

Award Date: 30 Dec 2020

Bachelor of Arts, Environmental Design, Zhejiang University

Award Date: 30 Jun 2019

External positions

Overseas observer, Urban China

30 Dec 2019 → …


  • Neighbourhood Planning
  • Community planning
  • Community Participation
  • Age-friendly communities
  • urban regeneration