Yuting Tai is a lecturer and post-doctoral researcher (ReAShore project) at the Landscape Architecture & Spatial Planning group, Wageningen University & Research. The extensive knowledge of Dutch delta management and other urbanising deltas worldwide inspired her to work on the research about water related spatial development, adaptive design strategies and policy innovation for enhancing both flood safety and spatial quality of delta cities. She has developed an interdisciplinary approach to explore water related spatial challenges and opportunities by analyzing the processes of spatial transformations across scale and time through the lens of water values. In 2018, she obtained her doctoral degree at the Department of Urbanism, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, TU Delft.
Having great interest in linking research with design and planning practices, she has participated in various projects concerning delta urbanism, climate change and waterfront design, such as comparing European and Asian delta cities on climate change adaptation, investigating the port-city synergy of Rotterdam, water and heritage of the Grand Canal in China, building scenarios in fragile territories of the Po River Delta in Italy, developing water strategies for climate adaptation in Kaohsiung and designing Gdynia waterfront in Poland.