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LRCCS Noon Lecture Series | Urban Environment Change in Post-Reform China

Peilei Fan, Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, Michigan State University

Peilei Fan, Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, Michigan State University Peilei Fan, Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, Michigan State University
Peilei Fan, Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, Michigan State University
Based on the authors’ past and current research and a critical review of related literature, Dr. Fan will introduce patterns, drivers, and impacts of main urban environmental problems in Chinese cities, focusing on air pollution, urban heat island, and provision of urban green spaces. She will reveal the co-evolved relationship of urbanization, economic development, and urban environmental conditions. She will also discuss Chinese cities’ urban environmental transition, regional and intra-city perspectives, and the environmental impacts of emerging socioeconomic transformations in China.

Dr. Peilei Fan is a professor of Urban and Regional Planning at Michigan State University (MSU). She has a Ph.D. in Economic Development and a MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, both from MIT. Dr. Fan has served as a consultant/economist for United Nations University –World Institute of Development Economics Research and the Asian Development Bank. Dr. Fan’s research focuses on urban environment and sustainability, innovation and economic development, and planning and policy. Her research projects have been funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) (three as PI and two as Co-PI). She is the Secretary General of International Association of Landscape Ecology (2019-2024). She also serves as the Track Co-Chair for Food Systems, Community Health and Safety for American Collegiate Schools of Planning. She was a Core Fulbright US Scholar for 2017-2018 (Taipei and Shanghai) and is a Public Intellectuals Program Fellow of the National Committee on US-China Relations (2019-20). She has published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles and been a guest (co)editor for special issues of four academic journals. She served on the review panels for NASA, EPA, and Fulbright, and been ad-hoc reviewer for NSF and multiple international organizations.

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Peilei Fan, Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, Michigan State University Peilei Fan, Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, Michigan State University
Peilei Fan, Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, Michigan State University
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