Zhaohua (Cindy) Cheng

PhD Student

Climate change, urban forestry, community engagement

Cindy is a PhD candidate in urban forestry at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Her Ph.D. research focuses on exploring urban forest-based solutions for climate resilience and urban livability. Besides Cindy’s PhD, she is a researcher at the Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning (CALP) and the Coordinator of the Bachelor of Urban Forestry Program at UBC.

Outside of work, Cindy likes exploring different green spaces in the city and trying delicious and diverse food!


Email: zhaohua.cheng@ubc.ca

Website(s): LinkedIn | ResearchGate | Twitter

Selected Publications


Nesbitt, N. H. L., Cowan, S. B. J., Cheng, Z. C., PI, S. S., & Neuvonen, J. (2015). The Social and Economic Values of Canada’s Urban Forests: A National Synthesis.

Devisscher, T., Konijnendijk, C., Nesbitt, L., Lenhart, J., Salbitano, F., Cheng, Z. C., … & van den Bosch, M. (2019). SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities–Impacts on Forests and Forest-Based Livelihoods. Sustainable Development Goals, 349.