Institute of Urban and Regional Development
University of California, Berkeley
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Email: xizewang AT berkeley DOT edu
I am a postdoctoral scholar at the Institute of Urban and Regional Development (IURD), University California, Berkeley. My research interests are (1) active travel and sustainable transportation, (2) comparative urban development, (3) transportation and urban form, and (4) demography and travel. At IURD, I am currently working on a multisite, international research project investigating the built environment, travel behavior and health in Latin America.
Before joining IURD, I received Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development at the University of Southern California (USC). 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. In addition, I was a Provost's Mentored Teaching Fellow in USC for the 2016-2017 school year. Under this program, I have taught 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."
Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 2017
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
Active travel and sustainable transportation, comparative urban development, transportation and urban form, demography and travel.
- 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.