Chun Chen, a professor of Chongqing Jiaotong University and the head of the Ecological Habitat and Green Transportation Centre, has been involved in theoretical research, professional practices in urban and regional planning (including spatial planning), land use policy making for many years. Her other research interest is on human behaviour. She has led and participated in a number of key research projects funded by National Key R&D Program and National Natural Science Foundation. She has made achievements in the research of land use policy, built environment and people's health, and new type of urbanization. Her research has enriched the theoretical debates and research methods of human geography and urban planning. She has published two books and more than 40 papers on peer-reviewed academic journals.