Miss Lei Li is currently a PhD candidate at School of Geographical Science, University of Nottingham Ningbo China. She completed her postgraduate study at Imperial College London in 2018, at the Center for Environmental Policy, specialized in Water Management. Her research foci is the perceptions to sustainable cities, and the influence of various actors on the decision-making process with a better understanding of how to transit a more sustainable Sponge City, with the lessons from Green Infrastructure (GI) and Nature-based Solutions (NBS). Her research involved literature mining, interviews, surveys, social media and news analysis to identify the relationships between communication, behaviours and public perceptions then also investigate the benefits, enablers, barriers, and solutions for the implementation of Sponge City and GI from multiple stakeholders’ perspectives including policy makers, urban planners, practitioners, academic researchers and public users. She is also interested in the assessment of trade-offs of ecosystem services of Sponge City Parks and Blue-Green gardens (e.g. stormwater management, air quality, urban heat island effects, landscape connectivity, aesthetic and recreational values) and social justice.