Jingsi Xu is a PhD student in the Urban Information System of DUSP. She holds Master in City Planning (IDG) from MIT and a Bachelor’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Peking University. Her interests lie in using information technology and quantitative methods to analyze urban land use and transportation policies, and understand how urban development strategies influence human behavior. She cares about how urban development scenarios are translated into planning strategies and how to examine the corresponding effects. Her current research focuses on using Singapore as a case to represent heavy-regulated and rapid-developing regions and examining how government intervention on housing and transportation markets shapes urban form and influence people’s decision making. She enjoys reading numbers and maps, but in a meaningful way.