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Research Assistant Professor

Specialization: Land Use and Environmental Planning
406 New East


Dr. Ma’s research interests focus on the interaction of urban land use and human behavior towards sustainability and equity prospects, specifically, the urbanization process and its environmental & social impact using multi-source urban big data and thick data.

She received a Ph.D. in Human Geography from Peking University, China, where she started individual-based space-time research on environmental exposure and neighborhood integration. She is the PI of a National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) grant entitled” research of urban spatial justice from the perspective of space-time behavior and mobility”. Her current work focus on the urban redevelopment policy and its impact on land use and environment, as well as equity issues.

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Affiliations: Program on Chinese Cities