Tianchen Dai

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Postdoctoral Researcher

TU Delft Architecture Department, Chair History of Architecture and Urban Planning-Julianalaan 134 2628 BL Delft

Tianchen Dai was born in October 1989, Nanjing, China. She holds a Ph.D. in Architecture from the Southeast University, China. She received M.Arch from Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, UK, and B.Arch from Department of Built Environment, University of Nottingham, UK. She worked as a visiting researcher from 2016 to 2018 at Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft Technical University, The Netherlands, where she is working now as a postdoctoral researcher. She researches how the cultural and social identity of urban landscapes are shaped and delivered to people. Her specific research interests lie in the spatial narration of urban landscapes, and its impact on the formation of mindset, city image, and behavioral intention. She is currently working on the project “Port City Futures”, initiated by the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centers.

Last publications
Dai T*, Zheng X. Understanding the formation of perceived architectural atmosphere and its influence on city image evaluation and behavioral intention: a case study of Nanjing. Cities. (Under Review)

Dai T, Hein C, Zhang T*. Understanding How Amsterdam City Tourism Marketing Addresses Cruise Tourists’ Motivations Regarding Culture. Tourism Management Perspectives, 2019. 29(1). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tmp.2018.12.001

Dai T*, Zhuang T, Yan J, Zhang T*. From Landscape to Mindscape: Spatial Narration of Touristic Amsterdam. Sustainability, 2018. 10(8). https://doi.org/10.3390/su10082623  

Zheng X, Dai T, Tang M*. An experimental study of vertical greenery systems for window shading for energy saving in summer. Journal of Cleaner Production. 2020. 259. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.120708

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