Dr. Pengyu Zhu
Assistant Professor,
Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Hong Kong
Global MPP Course: Quantitative Methods for Public Policy
Phone: +(852) 3917 2836
Expertise: Transportation-Land Use-Urban form nexus, Travel behaviour, transportation and economic development, international development.
Dr. Pengyu Zhu joined the Faculty of Social Science at the University of Hong Kong in January 2017. Prior to that, Dr. Zhu has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community and Regional Planning at Boise State University since August 2011. Dr. Zhu received his Ph.D. in Policy, Planning and Development from the Sol Price School of Public Policy at University of Southern California in 2011.  He has taught courses on transportation and land use, transportation economics, economics applications to planning and policy, quantitative research methods, and urban design and site plan studios.


Dr. Zhu’s research focuses on four areas: Transportation--Land Use--Urban Form nexus; Travel Behavior (including automobile, transit, non-motorized transportation modes, and telecommuting), with Relation to Economic, Environmental and Health Issues; Links between Transportation and Economic Development (e.g. mobility, accessibility and labor market success; transportation finance and the economic impacts of transportation infrastructure); International Development Issues (e.g. high-speed rail investment and urban development in China and Europe).  To date, his work has been published in major academic journals such as Landscape and Urban Planning, Urban Studies, Annals of Regional Sciences, Transportation, Transportation Research Part D, Urban Geography, Cities, Regional Science and Urban Economics, and International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. Due to his exceptional work in the field of Regional Science, Dr. Zhu was awarded the 25th Charles M. Tiebout Prize in Regional Science in 2011 and the Regional Science Springer Prize in 2014.