Chun Zhang is Associate Professor in Department of Urban Planning, School of Architecture and Design, Beijing Jiaotong University. She is also Research Fellow in Peking University-Lincoln Institute Center for Urban Development and Land Policy, Peking University. Her research interests focus on urban transformation and community changes, urban form and air quality, job-housing balance and accessibility. She teaches classes including Introduction to Urban Planning, GIS and Cultural Geography and Dance Art. Her current publication includes Urban Form and Community Regeneration. Chun received her doctoral degree in human geography from Peking University in 2011, and participated a collaborative training phd program in University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her bachelor’s degree in both urban planning and economics from Peking University in 2006. At UNC-Chapel Hill, she served in Sunny Dance Group in Raleigh and received the champion of International Friends Talent show from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2010. While in graduate school she completed a Scholarship Awards from Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and Committee of 100, working with students, faculty and community groups to promote the academic interaction between China and the U.S.
Fields of interest:
Urban transformation and community changes; urban form and air quality; job-housing balance and accessibility
B.S. (Beijing); M.S. (Beijing); PhD (Beijing and Chapel Hill)
· Chun Zhang, Yanwei Chai. Un-gated and Integrated Work Unit Communities in Post-socialist Urban China: A Case Study from Beijing. Habitat International, 2014, 43(7): 79-89.
· Chun Zhang, Bin Lu and Yan Song. Involving the Community in Inner City Renewal: A Case Study of Nanluogu in Beijing. Journal of Urban Management, 2012, 1(2): 53–71.
· Zhou Jiangping, Zhang Chun, Chen Xiaojian, Huang Wei, Yu Peng. Has the legacy of Danwei persisted in transformations? the jobs-housing balance and commuting efficiency in Xi’an. Journal of Transport Geography, 2014,40(10):64-76.
· Yang Zhang, Chun Zhang, William Drake and Robert Olshansky. Planning and Recovery Following the Great 1976 Tangshan Earthquake. Journal of Planning History, 2014,20(2):1-20.
· National Science Foundation of China (Youth Program): Study on Impact of Urban Form on Air Quality.
Undergraduate class: Introduction to Urban Planning, GIS, Culture Geography and Dance Art.
Graduate class: GIS, Urban Economics.