Program Director for Community and Regional Planning

Chair, Graduate Studies Committee in Community and Regional Planning

Hampton K. and Margaret Frye Snell Endowed Chair in Transportation

Dr. Zhang is Professor of Community and Regional Planning in the School of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining UT Austin, Dr. Zhang held several academic and professional positions, including tenure-track Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University, Research Scientist at the Rockefeller Institute of Government in Albany, New York, and Lecturer and licensed Planner/Architect at the Huazhong (Central China) University of Science & Technology, Wuhan, China.

Dr. Zhang’s research and teaching interests include urban and regional planning (transportation), the built environment-travel behavior relationship, GIS applications, and planning/transportation issues in developing countries. His recent research has focused on megaregional transportation issues, Transit-Oriented Development, and high-speed rail and urban spatial development.

Dr. Zhang is the Director of the University Transportation Center (UTC) Cooperative Mobility for Competitive Megaregions (CM2) granted by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Dr. Zhang is member of AICP.


  • M.S.Transportation, Ph.D. Urban & Regional Planning, MIT
  • M.Regional Planning, GIS Certificate, State University of New York at Albany
  • B. E. (Arch.), M.E.(Urban Planning & Design), Tsinghua University, Beijing
photo of Ming Zhang
  • Urban & regional planning (transportation)
  • urban form and travel behavior
  • GIS applications in planning
  • international planning
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