Sophie Plottel is a recent graduate of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and a minor concentration in Global Development Studies. A native of Vancouver, Canada, she is interested in the continuing efforts of cities to adapt their policies and development strategies in response to climate change. Inspired by her hometown’s commitment to the environment, she hopes to bring this type of sustainable lifestyle to cities around the world. She is interested in policies of sustainable urban development in emerging cities. While currently living in China, she has become actively involved in Shanghai’s emerging environmental movement and enjoys exploring the city’s vibrant and diverse streetscape.