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National University of Singapore
4 Architecture Drive, Singapore 117566

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Dr. Wang Xize is an assistant professor at the Department of Real Estate. He works interdisciplinarily in the fields of urban planning, policy analysis, public health and transport policy. His overarching research goals are (1) to investigate the impacts of spatial planning on people's health and well-being, as well as (2) to understand how urban policy makers could best respond to the challenges of demographic changes (especially aging) and global warming.

Prior to NUS, Dr. Wang has been a postdoctoral scholar at University of California, Berkeley in 2017-2019. He received a Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development at University of Southern California in 2017 and a Master in Urban and Regional Planning at University of Minnesota in 2012. He received a B.E. in Urban Planning and a B.A. in Economics in 2010 at Peking University, where he was a recipient of China's National Scholarship.


Urban health, Urban planning, Policy analysis, Sustainable mobility, Demographic change


Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development, University of Southern California, USA, 2017

Master of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Minnesota, USA, 2012

B.E. in Urban Planning and B.A. in Economics, Peking Univeristy, China, 2010


Wang, X.*, Rodriguez, D. A., & Mahendra, A. (2021), Support for market-mased and command-and-control congestion relief policies in Latin American cities: Effects of mobility, environmental health, and city-level factors. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 146, 91-108. [IF: 3.992]

Bilal, U.* et al. (2021), Life expectancy and mortality in 363 cities of Latin America. Nature Medicine. [IF: 36.130, minor contributor]

Vaz, C.*, Andrade, A. C., Silva, U., Rodríguez, D., Wang, X., Moore, K., ... & Caiaffa, W. (2020), Physical disorders and poor self-rated health in adults living in four Latin American cities: A multilevel approach. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(23), 8956. [IF: 2.849]

Wang, X.* (2019), Has the relationship between urban and suburban automobile travel changed across generations? Comparing Millennials and Generation Xers in the United States. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 129, 107-122. [IF: 3.992]

Wang, X.*, Rodriguez, D. A., Sarmiento, O. L. & Guaje, O. (2019), Commute patterns and depression: Evidence from 11 Latin American cities. Journal of Transport and Health.14, 100607. [IF: 2.418]

Boarnet, M. G., & Wang, X.* (2019). Urban spatial structure and the potential for vehicle miles traveled reduction: the effects of accessibility to jobs within and beyond employment sub-centers. The Annals of Regional Science, 62(2), 381-404. [IF: 1.750]

Langellier et al. (2019). Using community-based system dynamics modeling to understand the complex systems that influence health in cities: The SALURBAL study. Health and Place, 60, 102215. [IF: 3.290, minor contributor]

Boarnet, M. G., Wang, X.*, & Houston, D. (2017). Can new light rail reduce personal vehicle carbon emissions? A before‐after, experimental‐control evaluation in Los Angeles. Journal of Regional Science, 57(3), 523-539. [IF: 2.088]

Wang, X.*, Lindsey, G., Schoner, J. E., & Harrison, A. (2016). Modeling bike share station activity: Effects of nearby businesses and jobs on trips to and from stations. Journal of Urban Planning and Development, 142(1), 04015001. [IF: 1.381, Google Scholar citations: 191]

Wang, X.*, Lindsey, G., Hankey, S., & Hoff, K. (2014). Estimating mixed-mode urban trail traffic using negative binomial regression models. Journal of Urban Planning and Development, 140(1), 04013006. [IF: 1.381]

Hankey, S.*, Lindsey, G., Wang, X., Borah, J., Hoff, K., Utecht, B., & Xu, Z. (2012). Estimating use of non-motorized infrastructure: Models of bicycle and pedestrian traffic in Minneapolis, MN. Landscape and Urban Planning, 107(3), 307-316. [IF: 5.441, Google Scholar citations: 129]


GES 1026: Urban Planning in Singapore (GE)

RE 3901: Advanced Urban Planning (BSc)

RE 3903: GIS for Real Estate (BSc)

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