Binzhe is a Ph.D. candidate in urban and regional economics. Her research focuses on consumer cities and the geography of retail, emphasizing the role of leisure activities in city-making that extends beyond the functional clusters of jobs and homes. She examines the spatial organization of consumer amenities and activities from technological, environmental, and socio-political perspectives.
Binzhe possesses master’s degrees in Regional Planning and Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University. Before coming to the United States, Binzhe studied urban and rural planning at Peking University.