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Chinese cities are mimicking the suburbanization trends and patterns of auto-dependent nations: Vehicular travel is a necessity for commuting, shopping, and socializing. Automobile dependence promotes urban expansion, significantly increases energy consumption, and notably worsens the urban environment. Program researchers provide tools to help planners understand how to employ integrated land use and transportation planning to reduce auto dependence.

Key areas of study include:

  • Land use and transportation planning integration
  • Land use and transportation modeling
  • Transit-oriented development


Ridership and effectiveness of bikesharing: The effects of urban features and system characteristics on daily use and turnover rate of public bikes in China
Jinbao Zhao, Wei Deng, Yan Song

How To Ensure The Implementation of TOD With Public Policies?–Learning From International Experiences
Zhihui Li, Ke Peng, Yan Song, Yanping Chen

Non-Motorized Travel Research and Contemporary Planning Initiatives
Daniel Rodriguez, Associate Professor, City and Regional Planning, Journal of Urban and Regional Planning

Urban Road Space Management-Experience from American Cities
Ke Peng, Yan Song, Yanping Chen

Dynamic Congestion Pricing for Multi-Class and Multi-Modes Transportation System with Asymmetric Cost Functions
Shaopeng Zhong, Wei Deng

Urban Expansion, Land Use and the Development of Rapid Transt: the Case of New York Subway
Laifang Sheng, Yan Song

How Land Use Characteristics Affects Travel Mode–Case Study of Shenzhen
Yanping Chen, Yan Song, Xiaohong Pan, Ke Peng, Xinjin