PhD Candidate in Urban Planning and Development
Provost's Mentored Teaching Fellow, 2016-2017
Sol Price School of Public Policy
University of Southern California
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Email: xizewang AT usc DOT edu
I am a PhD Candidate in Urban Planning and Development at the Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California. My research interests are (1) transportation and urban form, (2) demography and travel and (3) active travel and sustainability. My PhD dissertation investigates how the demand for driving in the US are impacted by the current demographic shifts: (1) immigration, (2) Millennials entering their adulthood and (3) aging.
I am a Provost's Mentored Teaching Fellow for the 2016-2017 school year. Under this program, I am currently teaching an undergraduate-level course, "Sustainable communities, policy and planning", for the Spring 2017 semester. I have also developed a new undergraduate-level course, "Exploring urban communities using GIS."
Master of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2012
B.E. in Urban Planning and B.A. in Economics (with distinction,) Peking Univeristy, Beijing, China, 2010
Transportation and urban form, demography and travel, active travel and sustainability
Committee chair: Prof. Marlon G. Boarnet
- Boarnet, M. G., X.Wang and D. Houston, “Can new light rail reduce personal vehicle carbon emissions? A before-after, experimental-control evaluation in Los Angeles.” Journal of Regional Science, forthcoming (available online, DOI: 10.1111/jors.12275.)
- Wang, X., G. Lindsey, J. Schoner and A. Harrison, “Modeling bike share station activity: the effects of nearby businesses and jobs on trips to and from stations.” Journal of Urban Planning and Development, 142(1), 2016.
- Wang, X., G. Lindsey, S. Hankey and K. Hoff, “Estimating mixed-mode urban trail traffic using negative binomial regression models.” Journal of Urban Planning and Development, 140(1), 2014.
- Hankey, S., G. Lindsey, X. Wang, J. Borah, K. Hoff, B. Utecht and Z. Xu, “Estimating Use of non-motorized infrastructure: Models of bicycle and pedestrian traffic in Minneapolis, Minnesota.” Landscape and Urban Planning, 107(3), 2012.