Professor Xuemei Bai is a Professor of Urban Environment and Human Ecology at Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Professor Bai’s work has been focusing on urban sustainability science, mostly in Asian cities. Her current research interests include understanding the structure, function and processes of urban social ecological systems, the drivers and consequences of urbanization including impact on agricultural productivity, spatial and temporal dynamics of urban systems, climate mitigation and adaptation of cities, urban environmental evolution and management, and innovative urban practices and urban sustainability transition. Professor Bai served as a Lead Author for Millennium Ecosystem Assessment and a Lead Author for Global Energy Assessment. Since 1998, Professor Bai participated over 50 international conferences/workshops/science meetings, many as invited keynote/plenary speaker. Professor Bai is an elected Board Member for Sustainable Urban Systems Chapter of International Society of Industrial Ecology (2011- ), Foreign Expert Member of Task Force for Western Region Development under China Council for International Cooperation for Environment and Development (2011- ). In the past, she served on the Science Steering Committee of IHDP Industrial Transformation Core Project, National Academies (USA) Study Committee on Electricity from Renewables, and Steering Committee of the National Academies (USA) Sustainable Cities Initiative.