Department of Urban & Regional Planning
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Zhong-Ren Peng, Ph.D.

Zhong-Ren Peng, Ph.D.

Professor and Director of the DCP Ph.D. Program
Department of Urban and Regional Planning
P.O. Box 115706
office: 462 ARCH
phone: (352) 294-1491

  • Ph.D.,Urban Studies, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, 1994
  • M.S., Economics, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, 1994
  • M.S., Geography, Graduate School of University of Science and Technology of China, Beijing, People's Republic of China, 1986
  • B.S., Geography, Central China Normal University, Wuhan, People's Republic of China, 1983
Areas of Experitise
  • Geospatial Information Systems and Analysis
  • Information Technology for Planning
  • International Planning
  • Landscape Planning Using GIS
  • Transportation

URP 6276: Internet Geographic Information Systems
URP 6821: Transportation and Land Use Modeling
URP 6905: Planning for Climate Change
URP 6905: Urban Planning and Design Issues in China

Research Interests

Transportation and land use planning, modeling and policy; with particular focus on modeling the interaction among land use patterns, transportation behavior and air quality, and empirical analysis and evaluations of land use and transportation policies.

Planning for climate change; including (1) Climate change mitigation that focuses on energy-efficient and low-carbon approaches in urban and regional planning; and (2) Adaptation planning that studies the impacts of climate change on the built and natural environment, and the evaluation of different adaptation strategies and measures in response to future climate change.

Information technology for planning; especially Geographic Information Systems and Internet GIS, including examining how information and communication technology (ICT) affect the urban planning process, and developing new GIS and Internet GIS technologies to facilitate urban and regional planning research, practice and education.

International/China planning, with a particular interest in addressing planning challenges and opportunities in Chinese cities that face rapid urbanization and mobilization processes.