Yingling Fan Seminar on the Effects of Investments in Transit

February 3, 2012

Transit, Equity, and Regional Economic Development:
Lessons from the Twin Cities

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 3:30pm
1112 Preinkert Fieldhouse
University of Maryland
Yingling Fan
Yingling Fan
McKnight Land-Grant Assistant Professor
Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs,
University of Minnesota

In this seminar Yingling Fan presented the results of research she has conducted with colleagues at the University of Minnesota on the effects of investments in light rail on access to jobs, social equity and regional economic development.

Yingling Fan is an assistant professor in regional planning and policy. Her interdisciplinary work encompasses the fields of land use, transportation, social equity and public health. Her overarching research goal is to investigate the impacts of spatial planning (e.g., land use, growth management, and transit improvements) on human activities and movements as well as to understand the health and social aspects of such impacts. To this end, her research combines ecological and behavioral analyses, most quantitatively, as a means of addressing urban sustainability challenges.

Download a copy of Dr. Fan's presentation here.