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YUN SHI | Portfolio Urban Planning + Design Selected Works 2011-2015


Awards & Scholarships

My diverse background in GIS, data analysis, cartography, design and urban planning sign keeps me curious about everything. I am ready to be the designer who can code, and the coder who can design.


YUN SHI Address

2930 Chestnut Street, Apartment 2012A Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone E-mail

(215) 316-4951


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Education Sept. 2016 ~ May 2017 · Master of Urban Spatial Analytics | University of Pennsylvania Sept. 2011 ~ June 2016 · B.Eng in Urban Planning | Tongji University, Shanghai, China GPA: 4.71 / 5.0, Ranking: 2 / 77

Design Works

October 2015 · Second Class of Learning Scholarship Tongji University · Third Prize in Competition of Urban Transportation Innovative Practice National Steering Committee of Urban and Rural Planning Education in China · Third Prize in Urban and Rural Social Comprehensive Practice Research Report National Steering Committee of Urban and Rural Planning Education in China March 2015 · Excellent Students Awards Tongji University October 2014 · First Class of Learning Scholarship Tongji University · NITORI Scholarship Tongji University May 2014 · First Prize in National English Competition College English Teaching and Research Association of China (CETRAC) October 2013 · First Class of Learning Scholarship Tongji University · Intertek Scholarship Tongji University September 2013 · Second Prize in Summer Social Practice of the Youth Cup, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University October 2012 · First Class of Learning Scholarship Tongji University

Experiences 2015 ~ 2016 · Mentor Columbia Business School (USA) Enterprise Program, Shanghai August 2015 · Research Assitant Institute for Advanced Study in Tongji University July 2015 · Research Assitant Green Architecture and New Energy Research Center, Tongji University November 2014 · Volunteer Pujiang Innovation Forum July 2012 · Volunteer Shanghai International Youth Science and Technology Expo 2011 ~ 2012 · Deputy Manager Student Welfare Protection Center of Student Union, Tongji University




ujialu Village November 2015



Jiaozhou City October 2015

CITY STITCHES Yangshupu Waterfront Area April 2015 Abandoned Beng Mealea, Cambodia January 2015

“ How to make a city great?”


“ The best places are a pleasure to be in, providing a sense of belonging and opportunities for surprise and delight. ”

NATURAL RESONANCE —Qujialu Village Rural Planning Urban Planning and Design Location: Qujialu Village Area: 23,010km2 Type: Academic Individual Work

Design Time: November 2015

Site Analysis

Field Study

SWOT Analysis


Concept Development






Joint Management

Ecological Investment

Government Funds

Scale Merit


Voluntary Basis

Strengthen the partnership between factories and villagers. Villagers should get priority to work in the orchard.


As agricultural water is also from Qujialu reservoir, water in the village should be protected to a greater extent.

Private House

Encourage planting trees in the home garden to beautify the environment. Funds will be raised for regular maintenance.

Various View

Investment Cycle

Tourism Development


Tourism Profits

Public Bnefits

Organize the sightseeing route based on the landforms. And stimulate the interest in several-day vacation trip of the targeted visitors.


A quarry museum will be set up to raise funds for ecological reconstruction of the mountain.

Public Space

Reorganize the functions of public buildings to make full use of the street spaces and efficiency of public spaces. 03

Industry - Agriculture


ndustry - Tourism ILandform Function Flat Hillside

Atmosphere Serene Noisy

Juice Workshop

Farmer’s Market

Fishing Spots

Living Tourism

Partnership Self-run Collaborative




Everyone Workers Experience Processors

Hillside in the south is rarely seen as landscape, but with a potential to be developed if the south-north main road in the village is ectended.


Everyone Anytime


Youth Sellers Purchase Middle Age

Producers Consumers

Investors Sellers


Middle Age Managers Service Old Age





Everyone at Anytime Owing to the picking-up program being restricted by time and age, accommodations are lacking in the village, the visitors always choose to plan a family one-day trip.

Farmlands Cooperatives


However, by arranging more programs suitable for the young and old, the village can be a destination for everyone at any time.

Cooperatives Cooperatives

Based on the characteristc landforms and landscape,the mountain and the reservoir in the south will be developed moderately.

Open Orchards Juice Workshop Camping


People Analysis


Villager A Farmer

Farmer’s Market


Quarry Museum

Villager B Worker

Fishing Spots


Teenager 0-14 years old

Farming Line


Two sides of the road will develop different partnerships in managing orchards, as to satisfy different needs of farmers.

Youth 15-35 years old Intensity

Two-day Trip

Separate different traffic lines to enhance the overall quality.

Various Programs


Watching Stars




Middle Age 35-60 years old

Camping Rock Climbing




Old Age 60+ years old Bungee

Hot-air Balloon Grass Skiing





cology Public Activity Center

Village Committee

Quarry Museum


Village Square Tourist Square Public Activity Center


Juice Workshop Quarry Museum




The overall appearance of the village is coherent. Thus, the main transform of buildings will take place in the public activity center for villagers, supplementing the indoor playgrounds for the village. Section A-A

Fruit Tree-Lined Avenue


Hotel in the Mountain

The hotel in the mountain will be set up to accomodate tourists from nearby scenic spots such as Mount Aishan and orchards in Qujialu Village. It will greatly increase the possibility of family vacation for more than one day. The hotel will be located near the lake in the mountain, with the landscape of water and mountain, the activities planned will be suitable for tourists of all age. The restaurant will provide agricultural products from Qujialu Village to widen channels for selling.

Foothill Square

Section C-C

The museum will be set up near the side of the road to the village’s entrance. In the museum, there will be underground tunnel to visit the old quarry. The location of the museum mainly concerns the parking site, tourists’ center and the main traffic flow from nearby scenic spot, Mount Aishan. The construction of the museum will enhance the attraction of the local tourism from culture.

Mountain Hotel Food Service Visitor Center

Angling Spots

Service Center All Age

Riverfront Square

Stage Square

Accomodation Youth

Catering All Age

Ecological Forest

Fishing Spots Old Age

Section B-B 06

Residence - Masterplan

Function Analysis

Axes & Nodes Analysis

Residence Public Service


Market Vegetable Greenhouse Orchard

Museum Hotel

Camping Outward Bound Training

Traffic Axis Residential Axis

Community Center

Sightseeing Axis Tourist Center Residential Center Service Center

Open Space


Sports Center Production Center

Transportation Analysis

Landscape Analysis

Service Center Agricultural Landscape Axis Natural Landscape Axis Residential Area Water Landscape Cliff Walking & Non-Motorized Vehicles


Motorized Vehicles




Residence - Housing

Current Plan According to the field study, most of the local rural housing is traditional Chinese courtyard house, falling into three categories.



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Transformed Plan However, because of the fact that the structure and function of the housing can no longer meet the requirements of a contemporary life, different low-cost renovation plans are provided to villagers.

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Glassy Box A glassy box is inserted between the principle and the wing room to connect inner spaces and improve the condition of natural light. Above the box, solar panels are installed to complement traditional energy.

Goal The ultimate goal is to enable the housing to accommodate multi –generation families, lend them to modern social life, as well as to exhibit traditional features .



“ In today's globalised world, collaboration and connection are more important than ever. ”

CITY ENGINE —Jiaozhou City Comprehensive Plan (2015-2030) Urban Planning and Design Location: Jiaozhou Area: 1,300,000km2 Type: Academic Individual Work

Design Time: October 2015

Site Analysis Introduction

Study History Analysis

Jiaiz was named because of the water color in Jiaozhou Bay. Jiaozhou covers an area of 1,324 km2 and has a coastline of 25 km, governing six towns, six street subdistricts, with a population of 81.6 million.

Location Jiaozhou is a secondary center of Qingdao city in Shandong Peninsula. Located to the west of Jiaozhou Bay, it is an important node in Bohai Ecnomic Circle and Blue Economic Zone in Shandong.

Function Jiaozhou is leading an export-oriented economy. As a modern coastal city, Jiaozhou is a important manufacturing base and logistics center.


Transportation Analysis

Conclusion It can be seen that passageways of S210 north , G204 east and Hai'er Road south are enjoying a rapid growth of passing vehicles. Each of them are main access to Yantai, Qingdao and Huangdao, fully embodies the important position of Jiaozhou in Shandong Province. On the whole, regional transport system been basically constructed, however with several main arteries serving freight transportation,such as G204, are across the city, they may impair the daily traffic in urban area. 12

Ecology Analysis

Conclusion While urban and rural built area expands in recent years, the total amount of wetland falls drastically accordingly. Nevertheless, without the balance between built area and wetland, Jiaozhou may not enjoy a sustainable way of growth.

New land may contribute to a faster economic growth for Jiaozhou in a short term, however, in the long run, it may damage the whole marine system in and around Jiaozhou.

The green spaces are now missing between the urban and rural areas, which causes a discontinuity of landscape and a lack of recreational spaces for residents in Jiaozhou.


Field Study

City Jiaozhou has several rivers crossing the city. Sanlihe Park is a local hot spot famous for its river view and open-air live shows.

SWOT Analysis

Sanlihe Park

Mountain Aishan Scenic Spot consists of Mount Aishan, East and West Stone. Besides the ancient Taoist temple on top of the mountain, both in East and West Stone exist precious stones rarely to be seen in China.

Mount Aishan

Shaohai Scenic Spot creates a view of ancient wharf with Ciyun Temple, Wanfu Tower and reconstructed models of boats in Tang dynasty.

Shaohai Scenic Spot

In Jiaozhou, people boast of their straightforward and forthright. Their kindheartedness leaves all of the team members a deep and warm impression. Residents

Neighborhood and friendship are also of vital importance, culturally and traditionally in geo-relationship.

Social Activities 14

Case Study

- Airport City, Slough


Comprehensive Plan - Land Use

Collaborative Development Layout The city territory will be divided into four functional sectors consisting of several clusters.

Function The function of each sectors will be decided to be the most conducive to the construction and development of the new airport.

The ultimate goal for Jiaozhou is to lead the collaborative development of area to the north of Jiaozhou Bay.

Establish the efficient eco-agricultural demonstration base and agricultural logistics node.

Pay attention to protecting the environment and tourism resources, and developing economy in an eco-friendly way.

Change gradually from an area directed by industry-oriented development to a public service area supporting the airport region.sector.

Give full play to the advantages of ecoagriculture, and speed up the construction of synthetic logistics center.

Relocate industrial facilities from city centre. Develop trade and logistics to be an industrial development strategic node.

Lying near the border of Jiaozhou, Gaomi and Zhucheng city, plan to focus on developing the function of recreation and tourism. 16

Supporting System - Economy


Supporting System - Transportation


Supporting System - Ecology


“ The most successful places adapt to the needs of the people who use them. ”

CITY STITCHES —Yangshupu Waterfront Area Urban Planning and Design Location: Shanghai Area: 298,000m2 Type: Individual Academic Work

Design Time: April 2015

Site Analysis

History Study

Culture Analysis

Hongkou District Yangpu District Wujiaochang Middle Ring Road Inner Ring Road East Bund North Bund Bund Lujiazui People's Square

Hongkou District Yangpu District Kongjiang Road Commercial Hub Shanyin Road Historic Area Yangpu Waterfront Commercial Hub Tilanqiao Historic Area Dongdaming Road Shipping Service Hub Dalian Road Headquarters Hub River Crossing North Bund Commercial Hub Lujiazui FinancialHub

Facilities and Buildings

The site bears with an obvious imprint of several cultures. And the representative buildings of these various cultures have become landmarks of the city and protected by the government. Buddhism


Marden Warehouse (protected)

Xiahai Temple (protected) Judaism


Hongkou District Yangpu District Dalian Road Headquarters Hub Tilanqiao Historic Area Dongdaming Road Shipping Service Hub

Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum (protected)

Yangshupu Waterworks (protected)

North Bund Commercial Hub Secular


Yangshupu Waterworks River Crossing Ferry Route Waterfront Park

The site is located in the downtown area of Shanghai. As a crucial traffic node, it not only connects Puxi area but also provides different accesses to Pudong.

Lilong (dismantled soon)

Shipyard (abandoned) 22

Transportation Analysis

Surroundings Analysis History Study 最初基地以工业园区闻名,是上海百年工业园区第一条 路

The site and its surroundings contain diversified facilities, covering potential customers of local residents, tourists and migrant workers.

Buildings in the site were built in different years which can basically be divided into three periods. Most of the buildings were built before 1990, representing the most prosperous time of an industrial age.

Some of the area at the south side of Yangshupu road has been reconstructed in recent years because of its waterfront view. But since Yangshupu Road is too wide to cross, these facilities are under-used. Similarly, the ferry terminal originally designed for tourists who can continue their journey in Pudong area is neglected most of time.

Despite historic meanings of buildings in the site, they are either deteriorated or out of use now, calling for an urban renewal. 23

Field Study

People Analysis


Senior Citizen

Commuters (including migrant workers)




Tourist Attractions Recreation Transportation

Recreation Transportation

Working Places Transportation

Conclusion The population consists of three typical groups of people: local residents, migrant workers and tourists. Needs of each vary. Furthermore, without enough public spaces, people are considering the site a place to pass rather than stay. Commmercial



Recreation Local Residents Transportation




SWOT Analysis Strengths

Distinctive historic buildings provide an abundant cultural connotation, attractive to tourists.


Waterfront open spaces have gained more funds from both government and society with more types of events to be held.

Problems and Solutions Spaces

Case Study


Various means of transportation meet different needs of people and enlarge the activity range.

Renewal and reutilization of other factories, also having a waterfront view, have been approved by the vast majority.

Yangshupu road was a virtually schism dividing the site into two parts.


Skyscrapers are emerging at the side of the river, without a proper communication to the old buildings, and blocking the waterfront view.


Single-function facilities prevent all communication within the three typical groups of people.

Part of the residential houses are torn down to build commercial buildings, which forces the local residents to move out.

- Promotion Footbridges crossing several blocks with a mature plan, boosting the value of land and buildings. - Safety The footbridges help improve traffic conditions both for pedestrians and vehicles. - Cityscape Depending on the coneccted buildings, a linking bridge itself can hold various types of social activites, becoming a significant symbol of the area.



New nodes are designed to be open spaces of high quality. By developing public spaces adjacent to regular destinations of different By adding these new nodes, disjunctive facilities can be used continuously people, greater possibilites of social activities can be found at the site, to create a more uent and enjoyable walking experience. enhancing a more communicative social atmosphere.

- Revitalization Several avenues to the waterfront bring more popularity to the current shops and restaurants along the river. - Single Platform Key nodes as plazas and transportation hubs are connected by a single platform to form a nonstop walking experience. 25


Short-term Goal


Shape a space that are exible enough to hold a wide diversity of people and activities. Status Site has a spacing between the waterfront and innerland.The landmarks and facilities are isolated from each others.

S S titche

To "stitch" means to mend or repair. As Yangshupu road in the site is thought to be the biggest hindrance ever to stop people from enjoying the waterfront view, neighborhoods along the waterfront are virturally fragmented and the city is cut off from the waterfront by Yangshupu road. To "heal" this situation, a reconnection between two sides of the road is needed. With the development of design, zones of programmatic focus are planned based on the current resources, including a planned retail and recreational area at the historic piers and factories, a transportation hub with a more convenient access to the ferry terminal, affordable residential area to accomodate original local residents who want to come back after the reconstruction and several public spaces to offer more greenery to the city.

Footbridges are planned to alleviate crossroads congested by cars and people to enhance the accessibility.

Combining the existed important nodes, new open spaces are induced into the site.

Studying the case of Hongkong, the new footbridge is planned to be that reconnection, which can provide: ①a more convenient access ⑥ a more creative water-viewing platform ③ a more relaxed sociative setting Besides, the footbridge itself can be introduced as a landmark to the site, attracting more investment to rebuild or maintain the historic residential buildings.

Existed facilities are to be embedded with new functions, and form a coherent walking space with new acitivity nodes.

By high-elevated footbridge lands are connected successively to develop a loop from the innerland to the waterfront.

Long-term goal

Shape a riverfront belt with diversity. Final Effect

This site is only a small part of the waterfront belt in Shanghai. The ultimate goal is to use the same design steps to stitch riverfront pieces together and finish the belt, and enhance the overall uality of the whole waterfront belt. Connect the existed facilities

Find the possible activity nodes

Link the nodes to create open spaces


Mixed-use Analysis

Activity Analysis

Landscape Analysis As the concept, the activity nodes are selected and filled with new activities and functions. Accompanied with new greenways and open spaces, these nodes are hoped to be new hotspots of the city and revitalize the old site.


Design Analysis

Shipyard Node View

City Complex Node View 28

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