Transportation planning education at Texas A&M will be bolstered by the fall 2012 arrival of Wei Li, the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning’s newest faculty member.
Li was working as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of California, Irvine where he earned a Ph.D. in planning, policy and design.
He also holds a Master of Arts in Planning from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Renmin University in Beijing.
His research interests include transportation planning, environmental and health impacts of transportation, urban green infrastructure, valuation of environmental resources and externalities, microeconomics, applied econometrics, geographical information systems and sustainable development.
In his current research, Li is using subject survey and used global positioning systems to better understand how light rail transit infrastructure investments and the built environment impact travel behaviors and health.