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Dr. Jieling Xiao is a Reader in Architecture and Sensory Environment at Birmingham School of Architecture and Design, Co-director of the Urban Cultures research cluster. Her expertise and interests lie in theories and creative practices of place-making and environmental design that interpret and play with people’s sensory experiences, particularly in relation to soundscape and smellscape. She is a member of of the UKRI Interdisciplinary Assessment College, editorial community member for Springer Nature for the journal of the Humanities & Social Sciences Communications, Subsection editor for Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs. The current project Jieling is working as a CO-I is Multimodal Hong Kong: Documenting soundscape and smellscape at places of intangible cultural heritage.  Her recent interests are sensory sustainability and healthy cities with a multi-sensory approach, addressing impacts of pressing societal and environmental issues on communities and neibourghoods such as climate change, biodiversity loss and ageing.



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