Xing Su is a PhD candidate in the School of Planning at the University of Waterloo. He received his Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from Tongji University, China, and he holds a Master of Architecture degree from New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA. Xing’s research interest lies in planning theory, urban governance, real estate development and planning in China, and sustainability. His current research explores the overbuilding phenomenon in 21st-century China, with particular focuses on planning, real estate speculations, and governance. Xing has also conducted practical architecture and engineering design work in both China and the US.
Coming from a multidisciplinary academic background, Xing has been engaged in teaching activities in civil engineering, architecture, and urban and regional planning. Within the School of Planning at the University of Waterloo, Xing has served as a Teaching Assistant for five terms, and has been the instructor for GEOG/PLAN 349—Urban Form and Spatial Structure—in the Spring 2018 term. Xing has always received welcoming and positive feedback from students in his role as instructor and TA. Xing strives to emphasize humanity such as moral and ethics in his teaching. As a TA Workshop Facilitator, Xing is very excited to share his experiences with TAs and learners.