Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Global Development
All activities are an interaction between people and place. Xue Zhang's research interests are triggered by the imbalance embedded in those activities: the imbalance between rural and urban, the imbalance between labor market, housing market, and amenity market, and the imbalance between people's demand, local government actions, and community capacity.
Xue is interested in regional economics, equity, community development policy and public health. Her current research focuses on local governments' actions to build age-friendly communities and rural development. Her research links planning, built environment, services, and public health to explore community development strategies. She is also interested in the impact of locational attributes on people’s activities: move or stay, commute or migrate. Xue has published journal articles and professional reports. She received her B.S. and M.S. in international trade and economics from Harbin Institute of Technology, China, and M.S. and Ph.D in regional science from Cornell University, USA.
Peer-refereed Journal Articles
Zhang, X., Warner, M. E., & Wethington, E. (2020). Can Age-Friendly Planning Promote Equity in Community Health Across the Rural-Urban Divide in the US?. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(4), 1275.
Zhang, X., Warner, M. E., & Firestone, S. (2019). “Overcoming Barriers to Livability for All Ages: Inclusivity is the Key.” Urban Planning. doi:10.17645/up.vXiX.1892
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Department of Global Development
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