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Juncheng “Tony” Yang

Juncheng Yang


Juncheng “Tony” Yang is a doctoral candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a researcher for Data-Smart City Solutions at the Bloomberg Center for Cities at Harvard University. His research focuses on the institutional arrangements in the tech-enabled “smart cities” context, where emerging information technologies are reshaping citizen engagement, governance, and urban planning and design.

Previously, Yang was a researcher at the MIT Real Estate Innovation Lab and the MIT Future Urban Collectives Lab. He holds a master of science in urbanism degree from MIT and a master of science in urban planning degree from the London School of Economics.

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