Sustainable Transportation in the International Context – China Planning Workshop: A Ten-Year Effort
The funds were used for two purposes. One was to support UT Austin students participating in a study abroad program in China, which was part of the graduate course CRP384s, International Transportation Issues. Six UT Austin students participated in the program. The other purpose was to fund travel for the faculty members leading the study abroad program and attending conferences on related subjects.
The program took place in summer 2014. Main activities included:
- Visiting the Hong Kong Planning and Infrastructure Exhibition Gallery to learn city development history and its past and future plans;
- Visiting the Hong Kong Transit Agency MTR and exchanging with the MTR Planning Office;
- Visiting MTR showcases for Transit Oriented Development, guided by Chief Planner Steve Yiu;
- Visiting the Wuhan Planning Exhibition and Civic Center;
- Performing a case study of Wuhan rail transit Line 2 and Line 4 as part of the local Metro City Initiative; and
- Exchanging with the Wuhan Municipal Planning Office and the planning program at Wuhan University.This was the tenth year of collaboration between UT Austin and universities in China regarding education and the research of issues related to transportation planning.
Zhang, M., Pang, H., and Kone, A. 2014. Bridging the Gap between the New Urbanist Ideas and Transportation Planning Practice. Presented at the 93rd TRB Annual Meeting, January 12-16, 2014, Washington, D.C.
Zhang, M., Jiao, H., and Lin, M. 2014. Land Use Optimization for Corridor Transit Oriented Development based on Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithm, presented at the Symposium on Applied Urban Modeling, Cambridge, UK, 1-3 April 2014, organized by Cambridge University.
Zhang, M., Hu, Y., and Zhou, J. 2014. Economic Impacts of High-Speed Rail Development in China, presented at the I-TED 2014 – International Transportation Economic Development Conference, April 9-11, 2014, Dallas, TX, organized by the Economic Development Committee, Transportation Research Board.
Zhang, M., Meng, X., Wang, L., and Xu, T. 2014. Transit Oriented Development and Housing Price Impacts: Evidence from Beijing, China, presented at the I-TED 2014 – International Transportation Economic Development Conference, April 9-11, 2014, Dallas, TX, organized by the Economic Development Committee, Transportation Research Board.
Wu, Q., Zhang, M., and Yang, D. 2014. Jobs-Housing Balance: the Right Ratio for the Right Place, presented at the International Association for China Planning Annual Conference, June 19-21, 2014, Guangzhou, China.
Zhang, M., Pang, H., and Kone, A. 2014. Bridging the Gap between the New Urbanist Ideas and Transportation Planning Practice. Forthcoming, accepted for publication in Transportation Research Record.
Zhang, M., Meng, X., Wang, L., and Xu, T. 2014. Transit Oriented Development and Housing Price Impacts: Evidence from Beijing, China. Forthcoming, accepted for publication in Habitat International.
UT School of Architecture Associate Professor Ming Zhang was invited to serve as session chair and commentator at the International Symposium, Urban Land Use, Transport, Environment, and Finance; July 12-13, 2014, Beijing, China, organized by Peking University and the Lincoln Institute’s Center for Urban Development and Land Policy.