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LIU Zhilin
 
[2009-02-11]  

 

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Cornell University

Area of research: Urban Policy and Governance, Housing Policy, Urban Social Geography, Sustainable Development, New Institutionalism Theory

Room 414, School of Public Policy & Management, Tsinghua University, Hai-Dian District, Beijing 100084, P.R.China

Email: zhilinliu@tsinghua.edu.cn

 

 

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

2007      Ph.D. City and Regional Planning, Cornell University

2002       M.S. Human Geography, Peking University, Beijing, P. R. China

1999      B.S. Urban Studies and Regional Planning, Peking University, Beijing, P. R. China

 

Courses taught

Quantitative Research Methods (In English)         Master in International Development

                                                                           International MPA Program

Social Research Methods II                                   PhD core course

Urban Planning and Development                         MPA course

Development Planning: Theory and Practice          MPA course

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2008                 Youth Scholar Grant, Natural Science Foundation of China.

2008                 Research Fellow, Peking University-Lincoln Institute Center for Urban Development and Land Policy. 

2007                 Gill-Chin Lim Award for the Best Dissertation on International Planning (Nominated)

2007                 Best Student Paper Award, China Geography Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers

2006                 The Gill-Chin Lim Travel Award for Student Travel to the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning 2006 Annual Conference in Fort Worth, Texas

2006-2007      The East Asia Program Fellowship, Cornell University

2006                 The Outstanding Program Award, Community Development Society (co-recipient for the Linking Economic Development and Child Care Project, Cornell University)

2004, 2005        Research Travel Grant, Cornell University Graduate School (in support of dissertation field research)

2004, 2005        International Travel Grant, The Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Cornell University (in support of preliminary dissertation field research)

 

PUBLICATIONS

Peer-Reviewed Papers

Liu, Z., Chai, Y. & Li, C. 2008. “Danwei, family ties, and residential mobility of the elderly in Beijing: Case studies from a life history perspective.” Paper to be submitted to Habitat International

Liu, Z. 2008. “China.” Revised and resubmitted to International Journal of Urban and Regional Research (In English). 

Warner, M. & Liu, Z. 2006. “The importance of child care in economic development: A comparative analysis of regional economic linkage.” Economic Development Quarterly. 20 (1): 97-103. (In English).

Warner, M. & Liu, Z. 2005. “Regional economic development and local services: The case of child care.” International Journal of Economic Development. 7(1):25-64 (In English).

Chai, Y. & Liu, Z. 2003. “The transformation of work unit system in China: Its implication to individual daily life and urban spatial restructuring.” Komaba Studies in Human Geography. 16, Special Issue: Human Activity Systems in Chinese Cities: 55-78. The University of Tokyo, Japan. (In Japanese).

Chai, Y., Lin, T., Liu, Z., & Cao Y. 2003. “Theoretical construction of tourism central place and its application to Jilin Tourism Planning.” Scientia Geographica Sinica. 23 (5): 547-553. (In Chinese).

Liu, Z. & Chai, Y. 2001. “The leisure spatial structure of Shenzhen citizens on weekends.” Economic Geography. 21 (4): 504-508. (In Chinese).

Liu, Z. & Chai, Y. 2001. “A time-geographic framework on enterprise study: a re-explanation of Taylor Model.” Areal Research and Development. 20 (3): 6-9. (In Chinese).

Liu, Z., Chai, Y., & Gong, H. 2000. “The study on citizens’ leisure time use in Shenzhen City.” Human Geography. 15 (6): 73-78. (In Chinese).

Gong, H., Chai, Y., & Liu, Z. 2000. “Analysis of the time-space structure of Shenzhen citizens’ daily activities.” Human Geography. 15 (6):60-66. (In Chinese). 

Shi, Z., Chai Y., & Liu, Z. 2000. “The time-space analysis of citizen mobility characteristics of Shenzhen city.” Human Geography. 15 (3): 37-42. (In Chinese).

Books and Reports

Liu, Z., Ribeiro, R. & Warner, M. 2004. “Comparing child care multipliers in the regional economy: Analysis from 50 states.” (In English). Linking Economic Development and Child Care Research Project Report. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Department of City and Regional Planning.  Available at http://economicdevelopment.cce.cornell.edu/

Chai, Y., Liu, Z., Li, Z., et. al. 2002. The time-space structure of Chinese cities. (In Chinese). Beijing: Peking University Press.

Conference Presentations and Invited Talks

Liu, Z. “Modeling institutional constraints on housing preferences and choices: Current conceptual and methodological challenges facing China scholars.” Paper presented at the International Conference on China' Urban Land and Housing in the 21st Century, Hong Kong Baptist University, 13-15 Dec 2007, Hong Kong, China. 

Chai, Y., & Liu, Z. 2007. “Danwei, family ties, and residential mobility of the elderly in Beijing: Case studies from a life history perspective.” Paper presented at the International Conference on China’s Urban Transition and City Planning, June 29-30, 2007, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom. 

Liu, Z. 2007. “Affordable housing policy in transitional urban China.” Invited talk given in the Department of Public and Social Administration, City University of Hong Kong, May 8, 2007.

Liu, Z. “Beyond local growth coalition: The case of the Economical and Suitable Housing Program (ESHP) in transitional urban China.” Paper presented at the Association of American Geographers 2007 Annual Conference, April 17-21, 2007, San Francisco, California.

Liu, Z. “Growth coalition revisited and its application in a transition economy: The case of economy: The case of implementing the affordable housing policy in local Chinese cities.” Paper presented at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning 2006 Annual Conference, November 9-12, 2006, Fort Worth, Texas.

Liu, Z. “Affordable housing policy in an emerging housing market: the case of the ESHP in urban China.”  Invited talk at the Regional Science Seminar, Department of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University, October 11, 2006, Ithaca, New York.  

Liu, Z.  “Growth coalition revisited and its application in a transition economy: The case of implementing the Economical Housing Program in Chinese cities.”  Paper submitted to the Journal of Planning Education and Research 2006 Writing Workshop, August 13-15, 2006, Berkeley, California. 

Liu, Z. “The political economy of housing in a transition economy: The case of affordable housing policy in urban China.” Paper presented at the Association of American Geographers 2006 Annual Conference, March 7-11, 2006, Chicago, Illinois.

Liu, Z. “Actors, power, and market building: The implementation process of the affordable housing toward a hybrid housing market in urban China.”  Paper presented at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning 2005 Annual Conference, October 27-30, 2005, Kansas City, Missouri.

Liu, Z.  “Institutional transformation and urban space: A new institutional perspective on transitional urban China.” Paper presented at the Global Conference of Chinese Geographers, August 2005, Beijing, P. R. China. 

Warner, M. & Liu, Z. “The importance of child care in economic development: A comparative analysis of regional economic linkage.” Paper presented at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning 2004 Annual Conference, October 21-24, 2004, Portland, Oregon.

 

RESEARCH PROJECTS

2008-present     “Research Methods in Urban Geography,” Participant, Subproject for “Methodological Development in Geographical Research” (PI: Prof. Yunlong CAI), Special Research Grant, Ministry of Science and Technology, China.

2007-2008         “Urbanization Governance in China: Challenges and Policy Analysis,” (PI: Prof Ye QI), Research Project for “2007 China Sustainable Cities Initiatve,” sponsored by the Energy Foundation.

2003-2005         “Linking Economic Development and Child Care” (PI: Associate Prof. Mildred Warner, Cornell University), funded by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.

2000-2002         “Comparative Study on The Daily Activity Space between Chinese and Japanese Cities” (PI: Professor Yanwei Chai, Peking University), International cooperative research project, with the University of Tokyo, Japan.

1999-2001         “The Time-Geographic Study on China’s Urban Travel Activities and Transportation Planning” (PI: Professor Yanwei Chai, Peking University), Distinguished Young Faculty Research Grant, funded by the Ministry of Education, China.

1998-1999         “The Time-geographic Study on Chinese Cities” (PI: Professor Yanwei Chai, Peking University), funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China.

 

PROFESSIONAL PLANNING AND CONSULTING EXPERIENCE

2008-present     Low-Carbon City Development Planning, Baoding City, Hebei Province

2001-2002         Changzhou City Tourism Development Planning, Jiangsu Province

2001                 Urban Management System Research for Tianjin Economic-Technology Development Area (TEDA)

2001                 Population Study and Planning for Tianjin Economic-Technology Development Area (TEDA)

2001              Jilin Province Tourism Development Planning

2001              Zhenglanqi County Tourism Development Planning, Inner Mongolia Province

2000              Chengyang Township Regional Planning, Qingdao City, Shandong Province

1999-2000         Study on Regional Development and Urban Construction for Tianjin Economic-Technology Development Area (TEDA)

1999-2001      Deqing County Urban System Planning, Zhejiang Province

1999              Xifu Township Regional Planning, Qingdao City, Shandong Province

1999-2000      Chengyang District Urban System Planning, Qidao City, Shandong Province    

1998              Beijing Municipality Tourism Development Planning

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Association of American Geographers – Member (2004-2008)