Siyu Yu is an assistant professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning and a core faculty with the Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center at Texas A&M University. Her experience spans land use, plan integration, and resilience issues in the United States, the Netherlands, and Japan. Much of Dr. Yu’s current research focuses on the development, application, and extension of the Plan Integration for Resilience Scorecard  (PIRS™) evaluation methodology. The aim of this research is to better understand relationships among the network of land use and development plans and policies, and social and physical vulnerability to hazards and climate change. Her research has been published in the Journal of the American Planning Association, Journal of Planning Education and Research, Landscape and Urban Planning, Sustainable Cities and Society, and the Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. Before arriving at Texas A&M, she worked as a senior urban planner at the Urban Planning and Design Institute of Shenzhen, China. She holds a Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Science from Texas A&M University and is certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners. Her research has been funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the National Academies.

Dr. Yu is a 2023 NASEM Early-Career Research Fellow and an NSF-KADF Ocean Decade Champion.


Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Science

Texas A&M University


American Institute of Certified Planners

Master of Urban Planning

Huazhong University of Science & Technology

M.S. in Architecture

University of Florida

Scholarly Interests

Community resilience, plan integration for resilience, land use and environmental planning, social vulnerability, hazard mitigation, climate change adaptation

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