Department of Planning, Public Policy & Management
1209 University of Oregon
158 Hendricks Hall
Eugene, OR 97403-1209
Appointed to A&AA Academic Affairs Committee Fall 07-Spring 08
Phone: (541) 346-0833
Ph.D. (City and Regional Planning), Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (2007)
M.R.P (City and Regional Planning), Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (2001)
M.S. (Building Science), Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (1998)
B. Arch (Architecture) Tianjin
University, Tianjin, China, (1995)
Summary of Interests
- Environmental planning, design and analysis for sustainable and active living
- Land use planning and growth management
- Housing and residential quality
- Feminist study of the built environment
Courses and Seminars
- Land use planning/Growth Management
- Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
- Green City
2008-09 The Built Environment, Social Justice, and Gender: a longitudinal study of the housing conditions of single-mother headed households in Portland Metropolitan Region. Center for the Study of Women in Society, University of Oregon ($6,000).
2007-08 Understanding School Travel: how residential location choice and the built environment affect trips to school. Oregon Transportation and Research Consortium ($75,000).
Yang, Y. "A Tale of Two Cities: Physical Form and Neighborhood Satisfaction in Metropolitan Portland and Charlotte" Journal of the American Planning Association, (forthcoming 2008).
Wells, N.M., Evans, G. and Yang, Y. "Planning decisions as public health decisions," Journal of Planning and Architecture Research, (conditionally accepted 2008).
Wells, N.M. and Yang, Y. "Neighborhood design and physical activity: A quasi-experimental ongitudinal study of low-income southern women moving to neotraditional or suburban neighborhoods." American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Vol 34 (4), p.313-319 (April, 2008).
Wells, N. M. Ashdown, S.P., Davies, E., Cowett, F.D., Yang, Y. "Environment, Design, and obesity: Opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborative research," Environment and Behavior. Vol.39, No.1, 6-33 (January 2007).
Esnard, Ann-Margaret and Yang, Y. "Descriptive and comparative studies of 1990 urban extent data for the New York metropolitan region," Journal of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2002.