Regional and Urban Planning

Quantitative Urban Studies

Applied Urban Modeling

Data Augmented Design

Smart City and Future City

(Specific Research Interests: Measurement, Mechanism Identification and Performance Improvement of Urban Space)



1.PhD 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 Professor, 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.Population Scenario Analysis for China, Energy Foundation, 2019-2020.

2.The TOD Assessment System Study, World Resources Institute, 2019.

3.Research on Urban Public Space Improvement Supported by Future Emerging Technologies in the Chinese and British Contexts, UCAM-Tsinghua Collaborative Research Fund, 2019-2020.

4.Research on Urban Tobacco and Health Based on Baidu Big Data, Baidu and WHO, 2019.

5.The Case Study of Smart Cities from a Global Scale, Hitachi, 2018.

6.Chinese Cities Walkability, Natural Resources Defense Council, 2018.

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

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

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

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

11.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.

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

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

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

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

17.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.

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

19.Research Service for Aqueduct China, World Resource Institute, 2015.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




Artificial Intelligence | Smart City, Spring.

The New Science of Cities, Fall.

An Introduction to Urban Modeling, Spring.

Urban & Rural Comprehensive Survey, Summer.


Big data and Urban Planning, Fall.

3.EPMA Graduate:

Urban Design, Spring.


Big data and Urban Planning.

The New Science of Cities.


1.China Shrinking City Planning and Design Workshop, 2019.

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

3.Student Studio of Urban Space Analysis Forum and the Third Symposium on Space Syntax in China, 2017.


1.China Youth Science and Technology Award of Urban Planning, 2019.

2.Distinguished Paper on Urban Planning Award by Jinjingchang Foundation, 2009&2015&2016&2019.

3.Forerunner 5000-Top Academic Papers in China's Key Sci-Tech Journals,  2016&2019.

4.National Distinguished Planning and Design Award, 2009&2012&2014&2016&2018.

5.TheYoung Researcher Award in GIScience”,2017.

6.Beijing Distinguished Engineering Design Award, 2011&2013&2015&2017.

7.China Association for GIS Award, 2016.

8.Huaxia SciTech of State Ministry of Construction Award, 2010&2016.

9.Distinguished Paper Award by Geography Journals, 2016.

10.China  Association for GIS Award, 2015.

11.Beijing SciTech Award, 2014.

12.Beijing Municipal Commission of Urban Planning Award, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

18.National Distinguished Engineering Design Award, 2007&2009.

19.Beijing SciTech Award, 2008.

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

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



1.Reviewer for Urban Studies, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 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, Frontiers of Environmental Science and Engineering, Journal of Urban Affairs, Journal of Planning Literature, Journal Of Exposure Science And Environmental Epidemiology, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, Urban Forestry and Urban Greening.

2.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.

3.Program Committee for International Conference: CUPUM (2011, PC and session chair), SPSD (2011Organizing Committee),  SPSD (2013Organizing Committe), CUPUM (2015, PC), SPSD (2015, PC), International Symposium on Location-Based Social Media Data and Tracking Data (Washington DC, 2017), Conference on Complex Systems (Cancun, 2017, PC) , International Association for China Planning (IACP) Conference(Harbin, 2017) , ICA Commission on Geospatial Analysis and Modeling (2017, PC) , CUPUM (2019, Organizing Committee), SPSD (2019, PC), ILUTM-5(Haikou, 2019, Organizing Committee), International Symposium on Location-Based Big Data (Tokyo, 2019, PC) .

4.Associate Director of Key Laboratory of Urban-Rural Eco Planning & Green Building, Ministry of Education, 2019-present.

5.Member of Smart City Specialized Committee of Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of the People’s Republic of China, 2019-present.

6.Associate Director of Chinese Urban Planning Society Academic Committee on the Application of New Technologies in Urban Planning, 2019-present.

7.Director of Academic Committee of Computational Design of China Architectural Society, 2019-present.

8.Member of China Urban Science Research Association Healthy City Special Committee, 2018-present.

9.Editorial Board of Urban Development Studies, 2018-present.

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

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

12.Reviewer of the National Natural Science Fund, 2016.

13.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.

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

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

16.Planning expert of Xi’an City Planning Bureau, 2015.

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

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

19.Founder and Director of Beijing City Lab, 2013c.

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



1.Ma S, Long Y*. 202003.“Mapping Potential Wilderness in China with Location-based Services Data”, Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy. 13(1): 69-89.

2.Ma S, Long Y*. 202002.“Functional urban area delineations of cities on the Chinese mainland using massive Didi ride-hailing records”. Cities, 97: 102532.

3.Li F*, Li F, Li S, Long Y*. 202001.“Deciphering the recreational use of urban parks: Experiments using multisource big data for all Chinese cities”. Science of the Total Environment, 701: 134896.

4.Xu C, Tang T, Jia H*, Xu M, Xu T, Liu Z, Long Y, Zhang R. 201912. “Benefits of coupled green and grey infrastructure systems: Evidence based on analytic hierarchy process and life cycle costing”. Resources, Conservation & Recycling, 151: 104478.

5.Cui Z, Long Y*. 201912.“Perspectives on Stability and Mobility of Transit Passenger’s Travel Behavior through Smart Card Data”. IET Intelligent Transport Systems, 13(12): 1761-1769.

6.Tang J, Long Y*. 201911.“Measuring visual quality of street space and its temporal variation: Methodology and its application in the Hutong area in Beijing”, Landscape and Urban Planning. 191: 103436.

7.Zhou J*, Murphy E, Long Y*. 201911. “Commuting Efficiency Gains: Assessing Different Transport Policies with New Indicators”. International Journal  of Sustainable Transportation, 13(10): 710-721.

8.Wu K*, Tang J, Long Y. 201910. “Delineating the Regional Economic Geography of China by the Approach of Community Detection”. Sustainability, 11(21): 6053.

9.Xu W*, Long Y, Zhang W*. 201909. “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, 81:381-395.

10.Lang W, Long Y, Chen T, Li X*. 201907. “Reinvestigating China’s urbanization through the lens of allometric scaling”. Physica A:  Statistical Mechanics and its Applications,  525: 1429-1439.

11.Liu L, Silva E A , Long Y*. 201905. “Block-level changes in the socio-spatial landscape in Beijing: Trends and processes”, Urban Studies, 56(6): 1198-1214.

12.Han Z, Long Y*, Wang X, Hou J. 201904. “Urban redevelopment at the block level: Methodology and its application to all Chinese cities”. Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science, 0(0):1-12.

13.Xu C, Jia M, Xu M, Long Y, Jia H*. 201903. “Progress on environmental and economic evaluation of low-impact development type of best management practices through a life cycle perspective”. Journal of Cleaner Production, 213: 1103-1114.

14.Long Y*, Wang J, Wu K*, Zhang J. 201812. “Population Exposure to Ambient PM2.5 at the Subdistrict Level in China”. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(12): 2683.

15.Lang W, Long Y*, Chen T. 201812. “Rediscovering Chinese cities through the lens of land-use patterns”. Land Use Policy, 79: 362-374.

16.Long Y, Zhai W, Shen Y, Ye X*. 201809. “Understanding uneven urban expansion with natural cities using open data”. Landscape and Urban Planning, 177: 281-293.

17.Song Y, Long Y*, Wu P, Wang X. 201809. “Are all cities with similar urban form or not? Redefining cities with ubiquitous points of interest and evaluating them with indicators at city and block levels in China”. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 32(12): 2447-2476.

18.Li J, Long Y*, Dang A. 201809. “Live-work-play Centers of Chinese cities: Identification and temporal evolution with emerging data”. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 71: 58-66.

19.Cao Y, Yang R, Long Y, STEVE C. 2018.08. “A Preliminary Study on Mapping Wilderness in Mainland China”, International Journal of Wilderness. 24 (2):1086-5519.

20.Zhang Y, Martens K, Long Y*. 201801. “Revealing group travel behavior patterns with public transit smart card data”. Travel Behaviour and Society, 10:42-52.

21.Gu Y*, Deakin E, Long Y. 201711. "The effects of driving restrictions on travel demand: Evidence from Beijing". Journal of Urban Economics, 102:106-122.

22.Gao X*, Xu Z*, Niu F, Long Y. 201708. "An evaluation of China’s urban agglomeration development from the spatial perspective”. Spatial Statistics, 21:475-491.

23.Long Y*, Huang C. 201706. “Does block size matter? The impact of urban design on economic vitality for Chinese cities”. Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science, 46(3): 406–422.

24.Long Y, Wu K*. 201705. “Simulating Block-level urban expansion for national wide cities”, Sustainability, 9(6):879.

25.Jin Y*, Denman S, Deng B, Rong X, Ma M, Wan L, MAO Q, Zhao L, Long Y. 201705. “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.

26.Zhou J, Wang M*, Long Y. 201705. “Big data for intrametropolitan human movement studies: A case study of bus commuters based on smart card data”. International Review for Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development, 5(3):100-115.

27.Jin X, Long Y*, Sun W, Lu Y, Yang X, Tang J. 201703. “Evaluating cities' vitality and identifying ghost cities in China with emerging geographical data”. Cities, 63:98–109.

28.Long Y*, Liu L. 201702. “How green are the streets? An analysis for central areas of Chinese cities using Tencent Street View”. PLoS ONE, 12(2):e0171110.

29.Zhang Y*, Zhang X, Zheng M, Long Y. 2017. “An integrated model of transportation and land use for development and application in Beijing”. International Review for Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development, 5(1):71-85.

30.Mao Q, Long Y, Wu K. 201612. “Spatio-temporal changes of population density and urbanization pattern in China (2000 – 2010)”. China City Planning Review, 25(4): 8-14.

31.Long Y, Liu X, Zhou J*, Chai Y. 201610. "Early birds, night owls, and tireless/recurring itinerants: An exploratory analysis of extreme transit behaviors in Beijing, China", Habitat International, 57: 223-232.

32.Long Y*. 201610. “Redefining Chinese city system with emerging new data”, Applied Geography, 75:  36-48.

33.Long Y, Liu L. 201608. “Transformations of urban studies and planning in the big/open data era: a review”. International Journal of Image and Data Fusion,  7: 295-308.

34.Liu X, Long Y*. (co-first and corresponding author). 201603. “Automated identification and characterization of parcels with OpenStreetMap and points of interest”. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 43(2): 341-360.

35.Wang M, Zhou J, Long Y, Chen F. 201603. “Outside the ivory tower: visualizing university students' top transit-trip destinations and popular corridors”. Regional Studies, Regional Science, 3: 202-206.

36.Long Y*, Wu K. 201602. “Shrinking cities in a rapidly urbanizing China”, Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, 48(2): 220-222.

37.Zhou Y, Long Y*. (corresponding author). 201601. “SinoGrids: a practice for open urban data in China”. Cartography and Geographic Information Science, 43(5): 379-392.

38.Cai B*, Wang J*, Long Y*. (corresponding author), et al. 201512. “Evaluating the impact of odors from the 1955 landfills in China using a bottom-up approach”. Journal of Environmental Management, 164:206-214.

39.Liu L, Long Y, Michael B. 201512. “A retrospect and prospect of urban models: reflections after interviewing Michael Batty”. China City Planning Review, 24(4): 8-14.

40.Long Y*, Shen Y*, Jin X*. 201511. “Mapping block-level urban areas for all Chinese cities”. Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 106(1): 96-113.

41.Liu X, Song Y, Wu K, Wang J, Li D, Long Y*. (corresponding author). 201509. “Understanding urban China with open data”. Cities, 47: 53-61.

42.Long Y, Han H*, Tu Y, Shu X. 201508. “Evaluating the effectiveness of urban growth boundaries using human mobility and activity records”. Cities,  46: 76-84.

43.Li M, Deng J, Liu L, Long Y, Shen Z. 201507. “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.

44.Zhou J*, Long Y. 201507. “Losers and Pareto optimality in optimizing commuting patterns”. Urban Studies, 53:2511-2529.

45.Yang X, Jin X*, Guo B, Long Y, Zhou Y. 201505. “Research on reconstructing spatial distribution of historical cropland over 300 years in traditional cultivated regions of China”. Global and Planetary Change, 128:90–102.

46.Long Y*, Zhang Y. 201505. “Land-use pattern scenario analysis using planner agents”. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 42(4): 615-637.

47.Long Y*, Thill J C. 201504. “Combining smart card data and household travel survey to analyze jobs-housing relationships in Beijing”. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 53:19-35.

48.Li D, Long Y. 201503. “A crowd-sourced data based analytical framework for urban planning”. China City Planning Review, 24(1): 49-57.

49.Wu K, Long Y*. Mao Q, Liu X. (corresponding author). 201501. “Mushrooming Jiedaos, growing cities: an alternative perspective on urbanizing China”. Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, 47(1): 1-2.

50.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, 25:629-643.

51.Zhou J*, Murphy E, Long Y. (co-corresponding author). 201412. “Commuting efficiency in the Beijing metropolitan area: an exploration combining smartcard and travel survey data”. Journal of Transport Geography, 41: 175-183.

52.Long Y, Jin X*, Yang X, Zhou Y. 201408. “Reconstruction of historical arable land use patterns using constrained cellular automata: a case study of Jiangsu, China”. Applied Geography, 52:67-77.

53.Zhou J*, Long Y. 201401. “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.

54.Zhou J*, Murphy E, Long Y. 201401. “Visualizing the minimum and maximum solutions of the transportation problem of linear programming (TPLP) for Beijing's bus commuters”. Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, 46(9):2051-2054.

55.Long Y*, Liu X. 201312. “How mixed is Beijing, China? A visual exploration of mixed land use”. Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, 45(12): 2797-2798.

56.Long Y*, Shen Z. 201311. “Disaggregating heterogeneous agent attributes and location”. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 42: 14-25.

57.Yang D*, Yin C, Long Y. 201305. “Urbanization and sustainability in China: an analysis based on the urbanization Kuznets-Curve”. Planning Theory, 12(4):391-405.

58.Long Y, Han H*, Lai S K, Mao Q. 201304. “Urban growth boundaries of the Beijing metropolitan area: comparison of simulation and artwork”. Cities, 31: 337-348.

59.Long Y, Gu Y, Han H*. 201212. “Spatiotemporal heterogeneity of urban planning implementation effectiveness: evidence from five urban master plans of Beijing”, Landscape and Urban Planning, 108(2-4): 103-111.

60.Long Y*, Shen Z, Mao Q. 201201. “Retrieving spatial policy parameters from alternative plans using constrained cellular automata and regionalized sensitivity analysis”. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 39(3): 586-605.

61.Long Y*, Shen Z, Mao Q. 201107. “An urban containment planning support system for Beijing”. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 35(4): 297-307.

62.Zhou J, Wang M*, Long Y. 201705. “Big data for intrametropolitan human movement studies: A case study of bus commuters based on smart card data”. International Review for Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development, 5(3):100-115.

63.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.

64.Long Y, Mao Q. 2010. “A constrained CA model for planning simulation incorporating institutional constraints”, China City Planning Review, 19(1): 17-25.

65.Long Y, Mao Q, Dang A. 2009. “Beijing urban development model: urban growth analysis and simulation”, Tsinghua Science and Technology,  14(6): 782-794.


1.Long Y, Zhang E. (2020). Data Augmented Design: Embracing New Data for Sustainable Urban Planning and Design. Berlin: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

2.Long Y, Gao S. (2019 eds). Shrinking Cities in China: The Other Facet of Urbanization. Berlin: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

3.Long Y, Mao Q. (2019). Theory and Method of City Big Data. Beijing: China Architecture& Building Press.

4.Long Y, Shen Z. (2015). Geospatial Analysis to Support Urban Planning in Beijing. Berlin: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

5.Long Y. (2007). Theory and Application of Planning Support Systems. Beijing: Chemical Engineering Press.



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 Chinas 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 Passengers 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 ModelingAUM, 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. 



1.Spatial Intervention and Digital Innovation for Future Cities, Seoul National University, South Korea, 2019.

2.Green Infrastructure for Shrinking Cities in China, Inclusive Smart City Forum, Seongdong Gu, Seoul, South Korea, 2019

3.Quantifying the usage of small public spaces using deep convolutional neural network, International Conference on Urban Computing and Smart Planning, Nanjing University, 2019.

4.Shrinking Cities in China: The Other Facet of Urbanization, Asian Development Bank, Beijing, 2019.

5.Functional Urban Area Delineations of Cities Using Massive Didi Car-hailing Records in China, International Conference on Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development, Chiba University, Matsudo, Japan, 2019.

6.Data Augmented Design: Embracing New Data for Urban Sustainable Design and Planning, International Conference in Urban Planning and Urban ManagementCUPUM, Wuhan, China, 2019.

7.Bikeability and Urban Design--Evidence from Massive Mobike Trips in Beijing, UNSW Built Environment, Sydney, 2019.

8.From Planning Systems to Data Augmented Design, UNSW Built Environment, Sydney, 2019.

9.Shrinking Cities in China: The overall profile and paradox in planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the U.S.A, 2018.

10.Beijing City Lab and Its Research in the context of transitioning China, UNSW Built Environment, Sydney, 2018.

11.Shrinking Cities in China, World Bank, Beijing, 2018.

12.Evolving Chinese Cities and Their Problems in Spatial Development, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, 2018.

13.Shrinking City, Big Data, Small Area, Imperial College London,  London, England, 2017.

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

15.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.

16.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.

17.Evaluating Cities' Vitality and Identifying Ghost Cities in China with Emerging Geographical Data, Xi’an Jiaotong-liverpool Uiversity, Suzhou, China, 2017.

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

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

20.“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.

21.Human-scale Urban Form, Approaching the Human City (organized by University of Stanford), Beijing, China, 2016.

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

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

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

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

26.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.

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

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

29.An Exploratory Analysis of Transit Behaviors in Beijing, International Workshop of Smart City Planning and Construction (SPSD  pre-workshop), Fuzhou, China, 2015.

30.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.

31.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.

32.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.

33.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.

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


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