Regional and Urban Planning

Quantitative Urban Studies

Applied Urban Modeling

Data Augmented Design

Shrinking Cities



1.      Ph. D of Urban Planning, Tsinghua University, Beijing, P.R. China, 2011

2.      Master of Engineering, Environmental Science and Engineering, Tsinghua  University, Beijing, P.R. China, 2004

3.      Bachelor of Engineering, Environmental Science and Engineering, Tsinghua  University, Beijing, P.R. China, 2002


1.  2017.01-Now: Associate Professor /PhD Supervisor, School of  Architecture, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

2.  2015. 12-2016.12: Associate Research Fellow, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

3.  2009. 08-2015. 12: Senior Engineer, Beijing Institute of City  Planning, Beijing, China

4.  2004. 08-2009. 07: Engineer, Beijing Institute of City Planning,  Beijing, China

5.  2013. 05-2014. 05: Visiting Scholar, Department of Architecture,  University of Cambridge, UK. (Funded by China Scholarship Council)



1.     Pathways to Equitable Healthy Cities, Wellcome Trust, 2018-2020;

2.     Knowledge Exchange on Data Augmented Design for Sustainable Cities,   UNSW-Tsinghua Collaborative Research Fund, 2018-2019;

3.     Shrinking Cities in the US and China: A Transnational Comparison, MISTI  Global Seed Funds, 2017-2018;

4.     Equitable Access to Sustainable Development, Global Challenges Research  Fund, 2017-2018;

5.    Study on Spatial Optimization of Sponge Facilities for Runoff Reduction  and Pollution Reduction, National Science and Technology Major Project  "Comprehensive Demonstration of High Quality Water Ecological  Construction in Beijing Sub Center", 2018-2020;

6.     Mid-term Review for China’s National New Urbanization Plan (2014-2020):  The Spatial Development Aspect”, World Bank, 2017;

7.     Using Didi Data to Perspective the Development of Urban Space in China,  Didi Company, 2017;

8.     Standard Studio of Xiong’an district, China Academy of Urban Planning&  Design, 2017;

9.     Study on the Fine Recognition, Spatial Representation and Planning  Mechanism of China's Shrinking Cities, National Natural Science  Foundation Project, 2018-2021;

10.   The Quality Evaluation of Public Space in Qingdao,Qingdao City Planning  and Design Institute; 2017-2018;

11.   City map of Beijing (Industrial Edition), Beijing commercial real estate  brokerage Co. 2017;

12.   A Monographic Study on Big Data of Urban Overall Planning in Rongcheng,  ShanDong Urban and Rural Planning Design Institute, 2017;

13.    The Overall Urban Planning of Zunyi (2017-2040 years) -- A Study on the  Improvement of the Quality and Vitality of the Public Space in the  Central City of Zunyi, The Western Branch of the Chinese Academy of  Urban Planning& Design, 2017;

14.   Study on the Quality Evaluation and Visualization of Urbanization  Development under the Support of the New Data on the Implementation of  the Recommendations of the Beijing Smart City, Chinese Cities and Small  Towns Reform and Development Center, 2016-2017;

15.   Joint Research Centre for Sustainable Settlements, Xuhui Holdings  (Group) Limited by Share Ltd, Beijing Xuhui Contemporary Home Co., Ltd,  2015-2018;

16.   Chinese Cities’ Walkability, Natural Resources Defense Council,  2016-2017;

17.   The Construction of the Beijing City Laboratory (BCL) Platform, Alibaba  Public Welfare Foundation, 2016-2017;

18.   Analyzing Commuting Pattern of Beijing Using Massive Smartcard Records  and Its Planning Implications, National Natural Science Foundation of  China, 2015-2017;

19.   Based on Big Data's urban Construction important indicator Statistical  Research, Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of the  People's Republic of China, 2015-2016;

20.   Study on Residential Projects Urban Vibrancy and Inventory in Xi’an,  Xi’an City Planning Information Center, 2016;

21.   Quantitative Research of Urban Space development and Urban Street  Vibrancy in Chengdu, China Academy of Urban Planning & Design,  2015-2016;

22.   The Impact of Urban Form and Transportation on Economic Vitality:  Evidence from Chinese Cities, Energy Innovation, 2015-2016;

23.   Research Service for Aqueduct China, World Resource Institute, 2015;

24.   Aqueduct-China and China’s Water-Energy Nexus Projects, World Resource  Institute, 2015;

25.   Study on Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Regional polycentricism City Network  Development and Functional Optimization, Beijing Social Science Fund,  2015-2017;

26.   Impact of Metro Station on Shopping Mall in China, Peking  University-Lincoln Institute, 2014-2015;

27.   Study of Using Big Data in Urban Planning, Beijing Institute of City  Planning, 2014-2015;

28.   Academic Exchange on Simulation of Urban Spatial Development between  Russia and China, National Natural Science Foundation of China,  2013-2014;

29.   LUCC Spatiotemporal Evolving Characteristics of China in Recent 300  Years, National Basic Research Program of China, 2011-2014;

30.   Low Carbon Urban Design: From Options Assessment to Policy  Implementation, Low Carbon Energy University Alliance, 2012-2014;

31.   Analyzing Job-housing Relationship and Commuting Pattern of Beijing  Using Bus Smart Card Data, Peking University-Lincoln Center, 2012-2013;

32.   Beijing Urban Spatial Development Model (Micro-Scale), Beijing Planning  Commission, 2012-2014;

33.   Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Regional Development Simulation, Beijing Planning  Commission, 2011-2012;

34.   Evaluation, Prediction and Pathway Identification for Regional  Sustainable Development: A Perspective from Urban Expansion, Key Lab of  Regional Sustainable Development Analysis and Simulation, Chinese  Academy of Sciences, 2012-2013;

35.   Microsimulation for Spatial Plan, National Natural Science Foundation of  China, 2011-2013;

36.   Framework of Planning Support Systems and Its Typical Applications,  Beijing Planning Commission, 2011-2012;

37.   Beijing Planning Permit Analysis, Beijing Planning Commission,  2011-2015;

38.   A Planning Support Model Using Bus Smart Card Data in Beijing, Beijing  Planning Commission, 2010-2011;

39.   Key Techniques of Microsimulation for Spatial Plan, Tsinghua Ph.D.  Candidate Creative Foundation, 2011;

40.   Beijing Low-Carbon City Development Outline, Beijing Planning  Commission, 2009-2011;

41.   Sustainable Urban Form Research of Metropolitans in China Based on  Spatial Efficiency, National Natural Science Foundation of China,  2009-2011;

42.   Beijing Urban Planning Implementation Evaluation, Beijing Planning  Commission, 2009-2010;

43.   Integrated Technology Study for Urban Planning and Designing supported  by 3S and

4D, National Project of  Scientific and Technical Supporting Programs Funded by Ministry of  Science & Technology of China, 2006-2010

44.   Integrated Application of Spatial Information Technologies for Digital  Urban Planning, National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2007-2009.

45.   Beijing Urban Development Model, Beijing Planning Commission, 2007-2008.

46.   Framework of Planning Support Systems, Beijing Planning Commission,  2007-2008.

47.   Beijing Mountainous Area Master Plan, Beijing Planning Commission,  2006-2007.

48.   Beijing Urban Growth Control Plan, Beijing Planning Commission,  2006-2008.

49.   Smart Growth Plan of Yizhuang New Town, Beijing Planning Commission,  2005.

50.   Beijing Urban Master Plan (2004-2020), Beijing Planning Commission,  2004-2005.



1.      Undergraduate:

An Introduction to Urban Modeling, 2018

   Urban & Rural Comprehensive Survey, 2016& 2017&2018

2.      Graduate

Structural Urban Design, 2016

Big data and Urban Planning, 2016& 2017

3.      EPMA Graduate

Urban Design, 2018



1.      CAADRIAExtruded  City: Geospatial Coding with Möbius ModellerWorkshop,  2018

2.      Graduate: Urban Big Data Workshop, 2017



1.   Shanghai Urban Design Challenge Award, 2016.

2.   Distinguished Paper on Urban Planning Award by Jinjingchang Foundation,  2016.

3.   Distinguished Paper Award by Geography Journals, 2016.

4.   Forerunner 5000-Top Academic Papers in China's Key Sci-Tech Journals,  2016.

5.   National Distinguished Planning and Design Award, 2016.

6.   China Association for GIS Award, 2016.

7.    Huaxia SciTech of State Ministry of Construction Award, 2016.

8.    Beijing Distinguished Engineering Design Award, 2015.

9.    Distinguished Paper on Urban Planning Award by Jin jingchang Foundation,  2015.

10.   China  Association for GIS Award, 2015.

11.   Beijing SciTech Award, 2014.

12.   National Distinguished Planning and Design Award, 2014.

13.   Beijing Distinguished Engineering Design Award, 2013.

14.   Beijing Municipal Commission of Urban Planning Award, 2013

15.   Environmental Protection SciTech of Guangdong Province Award, 2012.

16.   National Distinguished Planning and Design Award, 2012.

17.   Beijing Distinguished Engineering Design Award, 2011.

18.   GIS  New Talent of Chinese University Award, 2010.

19.   Huaxia  SciTech of State Ministry of Construction Award, 2010.

20.   Distinguished Paper Award by Cross-strait GIS Forum, China, 2010.

21.   Distinguished Paper Award by Tsinghua Ph.D. Candidate Forum, China,  2010.

22.   Distinguished Planning and Research Award by Beijing Institute of City  Planning, 2010.

23.   National Distinguished Engineering Design Award, 2009.

24.   National Distinguished Planning and Design Award, 2009.

25.   Distinguished Paper on Urban Planning Award by Jin jingchang Foundation,  2009.

26.   National Distinguished Planning and Design Award, 2009.

27.   Distinguished Paper Award by National Ph.D. Candidate Forum, 2009.

28.   Beijing SciTech Award, 2008.

29.   Beijing Distinguished Engineering Design Award, 2007.

30.   Distinguished Staff Award by Beijing Institute of City Planning, 2006.

31.   Distinguished New Comer Award by Beijing Institute of City Planning,  2005.

32.   Distinguished Graduate Student Award by Tsinghua University, 2004.



1.    Editorial Board of Environment and Planning B, 2017.

2.   Reviewer for Urban Studies, Annals of the Association of American  Geographers, Urban Studies, Environment and Planning A/B, Computers,  Environment and Urban Systems, Cities, Applied Geography, Habitat  International, Ecological Modeling, Frontiers of Earth Science, Annals  of GIS, International Journal of Society Systems Science, CaGIS, Science  China Information Sciences, Landscape Ecology, Plos One, Transaction in  GIS, Transportation Research Part C Emerging Technologies,  Transportation Research Part D Transport and Environment, Transportation  Letters, Physica A, China Economic Review, China City Planning Review,  Sustainable Cities and Society.

3.   Chinese Journal Reviewer for Acta Geographica Sinica, Urban Planning  International, Shanghai Urban Planning Review, Urban Planning Forum,  City Planning Review, Architectural Journal, Geographical Research,  Progress in Geography, Modern Urban Research, Journal of Urban and  Regional Planning, Tropical Geography, Planners.

4.   Program Committee for International Conference: CUPUM (2011, PC and  session chair), SPSD (2011), CUPUM (2015), International Symposium on  Location-Based Social Media Data and Tracking Data (Washington DC,  2017), Conference on Complex Systems (Cancun, 2017)

5.    Specially Invited Researcher at the Tongji University, 2016.

6.    Reviewers of the National Natural Science Fund, 2016.

7.     Associate Director of the Research on the Application of Space  Information Technology in the Protection of Cultural Heritage, Key  Scientific Research Base of the State Administration of Cultural Relics  (Tsinghua University), 2016.

8.     Director of Data Augmented Design Laboratory, Heng Long Center for Real  Estate Tsinghua University, 2016.

9.    Chief Scientist, Digital City Engineering Research Center of Chinese  Society for Urban Studies, 2015.

10.    Planning expert ofXi’an City Planning Bureau, 2015.

11.    Technological forecasting expert of Urbanization and Urban Development  Field, Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of  China, 2014.

12.    Member of Scientific Committee of Urbanization and Regional development  strategies, Beijing Academy of Science and Technology, 2013.

13.    Founder and Director of Beijing City Lab, 2013-present.

14.    Scientific Committee of Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development  (SPSD), 2013-present.

15.    Managing Editor, International Review for Spatial Planning and  Sustainable Development (IRSPSD), 2013-present.

16.    Member of Scientific Committee of the International Conference in Urban  Planning and Urban Management (CUPUM), 2011.

17.    Member of Scientific Committee of the international conference Spatial  Planning and Sustainable Development (SPSD), 2011.



1.     Liu L, Silva E, Long Y, “Block-level changes of  socio-spatial landscape in Beijing: Trends and processes”, Urban  Studies. Accepted (SSCI; IF= 2.364)

2.     Long Y,  Huang C, “Does block size matter? The impact of urban design on economic  vitality for Chinese cities”, Environment and Planning B: Urban  Analytics and City Science. Accepted (SSCI; IF= 1.527)

3.     Xu W, Long Y, Zhang W, Prioritizing future funding and  construction of the planned high-speed rail corridors of China-According  to regional structure and urban land development potential indices”,  Transport Policy. Accepted (SSCI; IF=2.269)

4.     Gu Y, Deakin E, Long Y, "The effects of driving  restrictions on travel demand: Evidence from Beijing", Journal of Urban  Economics. Accepted (SSCI; IF=1.904)

5.     Long Y,  Zhai W, Shen Y, Ye X, “Understanding uneven urban expansion with natural  cities using open data”, Landscape and Urban Planning. In Press. (SSCI;  IF=4.563)

6.     Long Y,  Wu K, 2017, “Simulating Block-level urban expansion for national wide  cities”, Sustainability 9(6) 879. (SSCI; IF= 1.789)

7.     Gao X, Xu Z, Niu F, Long Y, 2017, "An evaluation of  China’s urban agglomeration development from the spatial perspective”,  Spatial Statistics 21 475-491. (SSCI; IF=1.176)

8.     Long Y,  Liu L, 2017, “How green are the streets? An analysis for central areas  of Chinese cities using Tencent Street View”, PLoS ONE 12(2) e0171110.

9.   Jin Y, Denman S, Deng B, Rong X, Ma M, Wan L, MAO Q, Zhao L, Long Y, 2017, “Environmental impacts of transformative land use and  transport developments in the greater Beijing region: Insights from a  new dynamic spatial equilibrium model”, Transportation Research Part D:  Transport and Environment 52 548-561.

10.   Jin X, Long Y, Sun W, Lu Y, Yang X, Tang J, 2017,  “Evaluating cities' vitality and identifying ghost cities in China with  emerging geographical data”, Cities 63 98–109. (SSCI; IF=1.143)

11.   Long Y,  2016, “Redefining Chinese city system with emerging new data”, Applied  Geography 75 36-48. (SSCI; IF=2.687)

12.   Long Y,  Liu X, Zhou J, Chai Y, 2016, "Early birds, night owls, and  tireless/recurring itinerants: An exploratory analysis of extreme  transit behaviors in Beijing, China", Habitat International 57 223-232.  (SSCI; IF=2.285)

13.   Long Y,  Wu K, 2016, “Shrinking cities in a rapidly urbanizing China”, Environment and Planning A 48 220-222. (SSCI; IF=1.389)

14.   Zhou Y, Long Y. 2016, “SinoGrids: a practice for open  urban data in China”, Cartography and Geographic Information Science  43 379-392. (SSCI; IF=2.391)

15.   Liu X, Long Y. 2016, “Automated identification and  characterization of parcels with OpenStreetMap and points of interest”, Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design 43 341-360.  (SSCI; IF=1.527)

16.   Long Y,  Shen Y, Jin X, 2015, “Mapping block-level urban areas for all Chinese  cities”, Annals of the American Association of Geographers 106  96-113. (SSCI; IF=2.291)

17.   Wu K, Long Y, Mao Q, Liu X, 2015, “Mushrooming Jiedaos,  growing cities: an alternative perspective on urbanizing China”, Environment and Planning A 47 1-2. (SSCI; IF=1.389)

18.   Long Y,  Han H, Tu Y, Shu X, 2015, “Evaluating the effectiveness of urban growth  boundaries using human mobility and activity records”, Cities 46  76-84. (SSCI; IF=1.143)

19.   Liu X, Song Y, Wu K., Wang J, Li D, Long Y, 2015,  “Understanding urban China with open data”, Cities 47 53-61.  (SSCI; IF=1.143)

20.   Long Y,  Zhang Y, 2015, “Land-use pattern scenario analysis using planner  agents”, Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design 42  615-637. (SSCI; IF=1.527)

21.   Long Y,  Thill J C, 2015, “Combining smart card data and household travel survey  to analyze jobs-housing relationships in Beijing”, Computers,  Environment and Urban Systems 53 19-35. (SSCI; IF=1.795)

22.   Cai B, Wang J, Long Y, et al, 2015, “Evaluating the impact  of odors from the 1955 landfills in China using a bottom-up approach”, Journal of Environmental Management 164 206-214.

23.   Yang X, Guo B, Jin X, Long Y, Zhou Y, 2015,  “Reconstructing spatial distribution of historical cropland in China’s  traditional cultivated region: methods and case study”, Chinese  Geographical Science 25 1-15.

24.   Zhou J, Long Y, 2015, “Losers and Pareto optimality in  optimizing commuting patterns”, Urban Studies 1-19. (SSCI;  IF=1.592)

25.   Yang X, Jin X, Guo B, Long Y, Zhou Y, 2015, “Research on  reconstructing spatial distribution of historical cropland over 300  years in traditional cultivated regions of China”, Global and  Planetary Change 128 90–102.

26.   Long Y,  Jin X, Yang X, Zhou Y, 2014, “Reconstruction of historical arable land  use patterns using constrained cellular automata: a case study of  Jiangsu, China”, Applied Geography 52 67-77. (SSCI; IF=3.082)

27.   Zhou J, Long Y, 2014, “Jobs-housing balance of bus  commuters in Beijing: exploration with large-scale synthesized smart  card data”, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the  Transportation Research Board 2418 1-10. (SSCI; IF=0.544)

28.   Zhou J, Murphy E, Long Y, 2014, “Commuting efficiency in  the Beijing metropolitan area: an exploration combining smartcard and  travel survey data”, Journal of Transport Geography 41 175-183.  (SSCI; IF=2.214)

29.   Zhou J, Murphy E, Long Y, 2014, “Visualizing the minimum  and maximum solutions of the transportation problem of linear  programming TPLP  for Beijing's bus commuters”, Environment and Planning A 46  2051-2054. (SSCI; IF=1.389)

30.   Yang D, Yin C, Long Y, 2013, “Urbanization and  sustainability in China: an analysis based on the urbanization  Kuznets-Curve”, Planning Theory 12 391-405. (SSCI; IF=2.091)

31.   Long Y,  Han H, Lai S K, Mao Q, 2013, “Urban growth boundaries of the Beijing  metropolitan area: comparison of simulation and artwork”, Cities  31 337-348. (SSCI; IF=1.143)

32.   Long Y,  Liu X, 2013, “How mixed is Beijing, China? A visual exploration of mixed  land use”, Environment and Planning A 45 2797-2798. (SSCI;  IF=1.389)

33.   Long Y,  Shen Z, 2013, “Disaggregating heterogeneous agent attributes and  location”. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 42 14-25.  (SSCI; IF=1.795)

34.   Long Y,  Gu Y, Han H, 2012, “Spatiotemporal heterogeneity of urban planning  implementation effectiveness: evidence from five urban master plans of  Beijing”, Landscape and Urban Planning 108 103-111. (SSCI/SCI;  IF=2.314)

35.   Long Y,  Shen Z, Mao Q, 2012, “Retrieving spatial policy parameters from  alternative plans using constrained cellular automata and regionalized  sensitivity analysis”, Environment and Planning B: Planning and  Design 39 586-605. (SSCI; IF=1.527)

36.   Long Y,  Shen Z, Mao Q, 2011, “An urban containment planning support system for  Beijing”, Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 35 297-307.  (SSCI; IF=1.795)

37.   Mao Q, Long Y, Wu K, 2016, “Population density of China  and the reflected urbanization pattern”, China City Planning  Review forthcoming..

38.   Li D, Long Y, 2015, “A crowed-sourced data based  analytical framework for urban planning”, China City Planning  Review 24 49-57.

39.   Liu L, Long Y, Michael B, 2015, “A Retrospect and Prospect  of Urban Models: Reflections after Interviewing Michael Batty”, China  City Planning Review 24 8-14.

40.   Li M, Deng J, Liu L, Long Y, Shen Z, 2015, “Evacuation  simulation and evaluation of different scenarios based on traffic grid  model and high performance computing”, International Review for  Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development 3 4-15.

41.   Long Y,  Shen Z, 2011, “An urban model using complex constrained cellular  automata: long-term urban form prediction for Beijing”, International  Journal of Society Systems Science 3 159-173.

42.   Long Y,  Mao Q, 2010, “A constrained CA model for planning simulation  incorporating institutional constraints”, China City Planning  Review 19 17-25.

43.   Long Y,  Mao Q, Dang A, 2009, “Beijing urban development model: urban growth  analysis and simulation”, Tsinghua Science and Technology 14  782-794.



1.       Shrinking Cities in China: The Other Facet of Urbanization. Long, Y.  Springer. To be published in 2019.

2.       The Theory and Method of City Big Data. LONG Ying, MAO Qizhi. Beijing:  China Architecture& Building Press. To be published in 2018.

3.       Geospatial Analysis to Support Urban Planning in Beijing. LONG Ying,  SHEN, Zhengjiang. Berlin: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2015.  (

4.       Urban Planning Theory. LONG Ying, ZHANG Bin. Beijing: Chemical  Engineering Press, 2008.

5.       Theory and Application of Planning Support Systems. LONG Ying. Beijing:  Chemical Engineering Press, 2007.



1.     “Does Block Size Matter? The Impact of Urban Design on Economic  Vitality for Chinese Cities”. The 14th International Congress of Asian  Planning Schools Association, Beijing, China, 2017.

2.     “Does Block Size Matter?  The Impact of Urban Design on Economic  Vitality for Chinese Cities”. The 2017 International Conference on  Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development, Seoul, Korea, 2017.

3.     “Measuring Quality of Street Space and Its Temporal Variance:  Methodology and Its Application in the Hutongs”. The 11th International  Association for China Planning (IACP) Conference, Harbin, China, 2017.

4.     “Evaluating Cities’ Vitality and Identifying Ghost Cities in  China with Emerging Geographical Data”. The 13th International  Conference on Location-Based Services, Vienna, Austria, 2016.

5.     “Understanding China’s Uneven Urban Expansion in the Big and Open  Data Context”. The 33rd International Geographical Congress (IGC),  Beijing, China, 2016.

6.     “Evaluation of Urban Planning Implementation: An Analytical  Framework for Chinese Cities and Case Study of Beijing”. Global Land  Project 3rd, Beijing, China, 2016.

7.     “Characterizing Evolution of Extreme Public Transit Behavior  Using Smart Card Data”. IEEE Smart Cities 2 (ISC2), Guadalajara, Mexico,  2015.

8.     “Perspectives on Stability and Mobility of Passenger’s Travel  Behavior through Smart Card Data”. UrbComp, Sydney, Australia, 2015.

9.     “The use of participatory urban sensing data in urban  infrastructure investment assessments: insights from two Delphi surveys  in Beijing”. Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management  Conference, Boston, USA, 2015.

10.   “Beijing Urban Containment Planning for a Better Urban Form”.  International Symposium on Low Carbon Urban Design, Beijing, China,  2014.

11.   “Simulating Parcel-Level Urban Expansion for All Chinese Cities”.  Symposium of Applied Urban Modeling (AUM), Cambridge, UK, 2014.

12.   “Planner Agents: A Toolkit for Supporting Planning a Low Carbon  Urban Form”. Low Carbon Urban Design Workshop, MIT, USA, 2013.

13.   “An Applied Planning Support Toolkit Including Quantitative  Methods, Software and Models in China”. Computers in Urban Planning and  Urban Management Conference, Utrecht, Netherlands, 2013.

14.   “Environmental Constrains for Sustainable Development in the  Beijing Metropolitan Area”. International Symposium on Environment,  Eco-Technology and Policy in East Asia, Kanazawa, Japan, 2012.

15.   “Bus Landscapes”. Geoinformatics, Hong Kong, China, 2012.

16.   “Retrieving Individuals’ Attributes Using Aggregated Dataset for  Urban Micro-Simulation: A Primary Exploration”. Spatial Plan and  Sustainable Development, Kanazawa, Japan, 2011.

17.   “Spatiotemporal Heterogeneity of Urban Planning Implementation  Effectiveness: Evidence from Five Master Plans of Beijing”. Computers in  Urban Planning and Urban Management Conference, Calgary, Canada, 2011.

18.   “Establishing Urban Growth Boundaries Using Geosimulation for  Land Use Control”. 46th ISOCARP, Nairobi, Kenya, 2010.

19.   “Retrieving Individuals’ Attributes Using Aggregated Dataset For  Urban Micro-Simulation: A Primary Exploration”. Geoinformatics, Beijing,  China, 2010.

20.   “Urban Growth Control Planning Support System: Methodology,  Implement and Applications”. International Conference on Urban and  Regional Planning in Transitional China, and 3rd  International  Association for China Planning (IACP) Conference, Nanjing, China, 2009.

21.   “Form Scenario Analysis Using Constrained CA”. Computers in Urban  Planning and Urban Management Conference, Hong Kong, China, 2009.

22.   “Complex Constrained CA Urban Model: Long-Term Urban Form  Prediction for Beijing Metropolitan Area”. 44th ISOCARP Congress,  Dalian, China, 2008.

23.   “BUDEM: An Urban Growth Simulation Model Using CA for Beijing  Metropolitan Area”. Geoinformatics, Guangzhou, China, 2008.

24.   “Street Urbanism and Data Augmented Design”. ”Conference on Space  Syntax in China, Beijing, China, 2015.

25.   “Data Augmented Design: Urban Planning and Design in the New Data  Environment”. The 4th Jin Jingchang Youth Planners' Innovation Forum,  Shanghai, China, 2015.

26.   “Evaluation of Urban Planning Implementation in New Data  Environment”. Beijing City Lab, Beijing, China, 2015.

27.   “Some Works Based on Public transit smart card data survey”. The  Tenth Spatial Behavior and Planning Workshop, Shanghai, China, 2010.

28.   “Urban Spatial Development Analysis for China: A Population  Density Perspective”. International Symposium on Urban Spatial  Development Studies in Big Data Era, Beijing, China, 2010.

29.   “Population Density and Urbanization Pattern of China 2000-2010  using Township Level Population Census Data”. China Annual City Planning  Conference, Haikou, China, 2014.

30.   “Discussion on the Technical Method of Planning Support Decision  Based on Big Data”. China Annual City Planning Conference, Haikou,  China, 2014.

31.   "Introduction of Beijing City Lab", and "Big Models and Their  Applications in China". Urban Modeling Workshop & 2014 BCL Conference,  Beijing, China, 2014.

32.   “Evaluating Spatial Differences of Jobs-Housing Mismatch of  Beijing Using Bus Smartcard Data”. China Annual City Planning  Conference, Kunming, China, 2012.

33.   “Planning Alternative Simulation and Policy Implications: A Case  Study of Beijing”. China Annual City Planning Conference, Chongqing,  China, 2010.

34.   “Planning Alternative Simulation and Policy Implications: A Case  Study of Beijing”. Urban GIS Forum of China Mainland, Hong Kong, Macau  and Taiwan, Beijing, China, 2010.

35.   “Identification of Relationships between Urban Form and Commuting  Transportation Energy Consumption”. Ph.D. Candidate Forum of Tsinghua  University, Beijing, China, 2010.

36.   “Scenario Analysis of Planned Urban Form”. National Ph.D.  Candidate Forum, Beijing, China, 2009.

37.   “Parcel Direction: Definition, Computational Approach and  Measuring Urban Form”. China Annual City Planning Conference, Tianjin,  China, 2009.

38.   “Beijing Urban Development Model: A Platform for Simulating Urban  Development Policies”. China Annual City Planning Conference, Dalian,  China, 2008.

39.   “Urban Spatial Smart Growth Analysis: A Case Study of Yizhuang  New Town, Beijing”. China Annual City Planning Conference, Harbin,  China, 2008.

40.   “Beijing Urban Growth Simulation Using Cellular Automata”. The  Second Geographical Cellular Automata Symposium, Guangzhou, China, 2007.



1.     Shrinking city, Big Data, Small Area, Imperial College London,  London, England, 2017.

2.     Bike and Car Sharing is a Form of MaaS (Mobility as a Service) in  city, EcoMobility World Congress, Kaohsiung, 2017.

3.     Evolving Chinese cities and their problems in spatial  development, Future City in the New Civilization – Dialogue between  Chinese and South Korean Experts, Beijing, China, 2017.

4.     Evaluating cities' vitality and identifying ghost cities in China  with emerging geographical data, Seminar on “Inclusive Urban and Land  Governance”, Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing,  China, 2017.

5.     Evaluating cities' vitality and identifying ghost cities in China  with emerging geographical data, Xi’an Jiaotong-liverpool Uiversity, ,  Suzhou, China, 2017.

6.     Smart Urbanism(s): The Chinese and Swiss Experiences Compared,  University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland, 2016.

7.     Human-scale urban form, Institute of Confucius, Geneva,  Switzerland, 2016.

8.     “Beijing City Lab and its Effort on Understanding the Chinese  Environment Pollution”. Yale Workshop on Third-Wave Data for  Environmental Policy in China, Beijing, China, 2016.

9.     Human-scale urban form, Approaching the Human City (organized by  University of Stanford), Beijing, China, 2016.

10.   Beijing City Lab and its effort on understanding the Chinese  environment pollution, SPSD Youth Forum, Fuzhou, China, 2016.

11.   Redefining Chinese City System with emerging new data, The  University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2016

12.   Redefining Chinese City System with Open Data, Digital city  center of China Urban Science Research Society, Beijing, China, 2015.

13.   Redefining Chinese City System with Open Data, School of  Geography and Ocean Science, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, 2015.

14.   Creating Cities for Everyone with Data Innovation and  Participatory Design, Asia-Pacific Urban Youth Assembly at the 6th  Asia-Pacific Urban Forum (APUFY), UN Habitat, Jakarta, 2015.

15.   Redefining Chinese City System with Open Data, Pulse Lab Jakarta,  Jakarta, 2015.

16.   Profiling Extreme Transit Behaviors in Beijing using Bus/metro  Smartcard Records and Household Travel Survey, Department of Automation,  Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2015.

17.   An exploratory analysis of transit behaviors in Beijing,  International Workshop of Smart City Planning and Construction (SPSD  pre-workshop), Fuzhou, China, 2015.

18.   Profiling Extreme Transit Behaviors in Beijing using Bus/metro  Smartcard Records and Household Travel Survey, High level Forum on Urban  Rail Transit in China, Beijing, China,2015.

19.   Simulating urban expansion at the parcel level for all Chinese  cities, 2015 SURE Symposium of China Urban Ecology Center, Society for  Urban Ecology (SURE), Beijing, 2015.

20.   Early Birds, Night Owls, and Tireless/Recurring Itinerants: An  Exploratory Analysis of Extreme Transit Behaviors in Beijing, China,  Symposium on resilient city , Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing,  China, 2015.

21.    “Automated Identification and Characterization of Parcels (AICP)  with OpenStreetMap and Points of Interest”, “Combining Smart Card Data,  Household Travel Survey and Land Use Pattern for Identifying  Housing-Jobs Relationships in Beijing (in English)”, and “Urban  Microsimulation for Beijing (in English)”. Invited by the Martin Center  for Architectural and Urban Studies, University of Cambridge. Cambridge,  UK, 2013.

22.   “An Urban Containment Planning Support System for Beijing”.  Invited by Kanazawa University, Japan, 2011.

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