Na Chen

Na Chen

Assistant Professor

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DAAP School of Planning - 0016

School of Planning
346 Clifton Court
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0016

Professional Summary

Dr. Na Chen is an assistant professor in School of Planning, College of DAAP, at University of Cincinnati. She received her B.A degree in Public Policy from Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China, in 2008, the M.A. degrees in Community Planning and Public Administration from Auburn University, AL, in 2011, and Ph.D. degree in City and Regional Planning from The Ohio State University, OH, in 2016. After she received her Ph.D. degree, she worked as a Postdoctoral Scholar in Department of Technology Management at University of California, Santa Cruz, CA. 

Her research interests include travel demand forecasting, travel behavior analysis, accessibility, activity space, transportation equity and policy, transportation and land-use planning, shared mobility, spatial data analysis and Geographic Information System (GIS) applications for urban planning. She has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented relevant studies and researches in international conferences.

Dr. Chen’s teaching interests cover transportation planning and policy, travel demand modeling and network analysis, policy evaluation, GIS, quantitative and statistical methods for planning and spatial econometrics.

Education

PhD, The Ohio State University Columbus, OH, USA, 2016 (City and Regional Planning)

MCP, Auburn University Auburn, AL, USA, 2011 (Community Planning)

MPA, Auburn University Auburn, AL, USA, 2011 (Public Administration)

BA, Sun Yat-Sen University Guangzhou, China, 2008 (Public Policy)

Research Support

Investigators:Yihsu Chen, Chih-Hao Wang, Na Chen 2017 -2019 California Energy Commission Investigating Climate-change-induced Vulnerability of the Northern California Natural Gas Energy System and Identifying Resilience Options Role:Co-PI Type:Grant

Grant: #URS Chen New Faculty Development Award – 2017/18 Investigators:Chen, Na 06-01-2018 -06-30-2019 UC's Research Support URS Chen New Faculty Development Award – 2017/18 Role:PI $2,500.00 Active Level:Internal UC

Grant: #R40743 Investigators:Chen, Na; Wang, Xinhao 07-01-2019 -12-31-2020 UC Make cities accessible, connected, resilient and sustainable by strengthening regional development planning Role:Collaborator $10,000.00 Active

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Na Chen, Chih-Hao Wang, and Gulsah Akar (2017. )A Geographically Weighted Regression Approach to Investigate The Spatial Variations In Activity Space .Transportation Research Record, ,2671 ,40-50

Chih-Hao Wang and Na Chen (2017. )A Geographically Weighted Regression Approach to Investigating the Spatially Varied Built-environment Effects on Community Opportunity .Journal of Transport Geography , ,62 ,136-147

Chih-Hao Wang, Na Chen, and Shih-Liang Chan (2017. )A Gravity Model Integrating High-Speed Rail and Seismic-Hazard Mitigation through Land-Use Planning: Applications to California Development .Habitat International , ,62 ,51-61

Na Chen and Gulsah Akar (2016. )How do Socio-Demographics and Built Environment affect Individual Accessibility based on Activity Space? Evidence from Greater Cleveland, Ohio .Journal of Transport and Land Use , ,10 (1 ),477-503

Na Chen and Gulsah Akar (2016. )Effects of Neighborhood Types & Socio-Demographics on Activity Space .Journal of Transport Geography , ,54 ,112-121

Chih-Hao Wang and Na Chen (2015. )A GIS-Based Spatial Statistical Approach to Modeling Job Accessibility by Transportation Mode: Case Study of Columbus, Ohio .Journal of Transport Geography, ,45 ,1-11

Gulsah Akar, Na Chen and Steve Gordon (2014. )Influence of neighborhood types on trip distances: Spatial error models for Central Ohio .International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, ,10 (3 ),284-293

Y. Park, N. Chen and G. Akar. (2018. )Who Is Interested in Carpooling and Why: The Importance of Individual Characteristics, Role Preferences and Carpool Markets .Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, ,2672 (8 ),708

N. Chen, G. Lindsey, C-H Wang (2019. )Patterns and Correlates of Urban Trail Use: Evidence from the Cincinnati Metropolitan Area .Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment , ,67 ,303-315

N. Chen, C-H Wang (2019. )Does green transportation promote accessibility for equity in medium-size U.S. cites? .Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment , ,

N. Chen, G. Akar, and S. Gordon (2019. )Where Do You Live and What Do You Drive: Effects of Land Use and Built Environment on Vehicle Type Choice .International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, ,

T. Zuo, H. Wei, N. Chen and C. Zhang (2019. )First-and-Last Mile Solution via Bicycling to Improving Transit Accessibility and Advancing Transportation Equity .Cities, ,

C-H Wang and N. Chen (2019. )Housing Resilience to the Great Recession: A Geographically Weighted Regression Approach to Investigating the Spatially-Varied Built-Environment Effects on Housing Price .Journal of Housing and Built Environment, ,

Other Publications

N. Chen, G. Lindsey, W. Johnston, K. Adcock and E. West (2019. )Trail Users in the Cincinnati Metropolitan Region: Purposes, Patterns, and Preferences .Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning , 6 (1 ), -59

N. Chen (2019. )Robert Cervero, Erick Guerra, and Stefan Al - Beyond Mobility: Planning Cities for People and Places .Book review at Journal of Urban Affairs,

Technical Reports

C-H Wang and N. Chen (2019. )Developing a Fair Accessibility Framework through Green (Non-Auto) Transportation Modes for Fresno, California .Mineta Transportation Institut,

Y. Chen and N. Chen (2018. )Central Coast Region Report .California’s Fourth Climate Change Assessment,

G. Akar, S. Gordon, Y. Zhang, N. Chen and MY. Park (2015. )Linking Land Use, Transportation and Travel Behavior in Ohio‐ Vehicle Choice and Decline Components .ODOT (Ohio Department of Transportation),

Presentations

Invited Presentations

N. Chen, C-H Wang (2019. )Evaluating social equity with accessibility via green modes of transportation: an empirical study in Fresno, California, and Cincinnati, Ohio .2nd International Symposium on Smart Transportation and Big Data (ISSTBD2019), Jinan, China. Level:International

Poster Presentations

Y. Chen*, C-H Wang, J-M Guldmann, A. L. Liu and N. Chen (01-2017. )Investigating Climate-change-induced Vulnerability of the Northern California Natural Gas Energy System and Identifying Resilience Options .California Climate Change Symposium: Science to Safeguard California, Sacramento, CA. .Conference. .Level:State

N. Chen, C-H Wang* and G. Akar (11-2016. )A Geographically Weighted Regression Approach to Investigate The Spatial Variations In Activity Space .Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) 56th Annual Conference, Portland, OR. .Conference. .Level:International

N. Chen*, G. Akar and S. Gordon (01-2016. )Where Do You Live and What Do You Drive: Effects of Land Use and Built Environment on Vehicle Type Choice .95th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), Washington, D.C.. .Conference. .Level:International

N. Chen* and G. Akar (01-2016. )How do Socio-Demographics and Built Environment affect Individual Accessibility based on Activity Space? Evidence from Greater Cleveland, Ohio .95th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), Washington, D.C.. .Conference. .Level:International

G. Akar*, N. Chen and S. Gordon (01-2013. )Influence of Neighborhood Types on Trip Distances, A Case Study of Central Ohio .92nd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), Washington, D.C.. .Conference. .Level:International

Y. Park*, N. Chen and G. Akar (01-2018. )Who Is Interested in Carpooling and Why: The Importance of Individual Characteristics, Role Preferences and Carpool Markets .Washington, D.C.. .Conference. .Level:International

N. Chen*, G. Lindsey, C-H Wang and W. Johnston (2019. )Correlates of Urban Trail Use: Differences between Recreational and Utilitarian Users .98th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), Washington, D.C.. .Level:International

Paper Presentations

N. Chen, C-H Wang and G. Akar* (01-2017. )A Geographically Weighted Regression Approach to Investigate The Spatial Variations In Activity Space .Washington, D.C.. Conference. Level:International

N. Chen* and G. Akar (10-2015. )How do Socio-Demographics and Built Environment affect Individual Accessibility based on Activity Space? Evidence from Greater Cleveland, Ohio .Houston, TX. Conference. Level:International

C-H Wang* and N. Chen (10-2015. )A Gravity Modeling Approach to Intergrade High-Speed Rail and Seismic Hazard Mitigation for Future Land-Use Allocation in California .Houston, TX. Conference. Level:International

N. Chen* and G. Akar (01-2015. )Effects of Built Environment on Activity Spaces as Transportation Equity Indicator: A Case Study of Greater Cleveland, Ohio .Washington, D.C.. Conference. Level:International

N. Chen* and G. Akar (10-2014. )Transportation Equity Analysis Using Individual Accessibility and Activity Space .Philadelphia, PA. Conference. Level:International

W. Zhang*, S. Gebremariam, J. F. Martin, E. G. Irwin and N. Chen (07-2014. )A Coupled Spatial Economic-Hydrological Model of Cropland Transitions and Environmental Impacts .Minneapolis, MN. Conference. Level:International

C-H Wang and N. Chen* (04-2014. )Spatial Spillover of Public Transit on Job Accessibility: A Spatial Statistical Model for Transportation Equity in Columbus, Ohio .Tampa, FL. Conference. Level:National

S. Y. Gebremariam, J. F. Martin, C. Demarchi, E. G. Irwin, W. Zhang, N. Chen and S. A. Ludsin (06-2013. )Evaluation of the Impact of Best Management Practices on Reactive Dissolved Phosphorus Loading Entering Lake Erie: A Modeling Approach .East Lansing, MI. Professional Meeting. Level:National

G. Akar*, S. Gordon, N. Chen, Y. Chen and Y. Zhang (11-2012. )Linking Land Use and Transportation in Ohio .Cincinnati, OH. Conference. Level:International

N. Chen* and C-H Wang (2019. )Evaluating social equity with accessibility via green modes of transportation: an empirical study in Fresno, California, and Cincinnati, Ohio .Chengdu, China.

N. Chen*, X. Fu, X. Wang, and C. Shen (2019. )Scenario-based Land Use and Transportation Planning Support System for Low-Impact Development to Climate Change .Chengdu, China.

H. Wei*, T. Zuo, N. Chen, and J. Ma (2019. )Innovative Transportation Planning: Perspective of Bike-Transit Integation with Autonomous Shuttle Service .Alexandria, Virginia.

N. Chen, G. Lindsey*, W. Johnston, K. Adcock and E. West (2019. )Trail Users in the Cincinnati Metropolitan Region: Purposes, Patterns, and Preferences .Amherst, MA.

C-H Wang and N. Chen (2018. )Housing Resilience to the Great Recession: A Geographically Weighted Regression Approach to Investigating the Spatially-Varied Built-Environment Effects on Housing Price .Buffalo, NY.

H. Wei, T. Zuo and N. Chen* (2018. )Overview of Methodologies for Evaluation of Bicycle Routing Network and Facilities Planning .Columbus, OH.

H. Wei, T. Zuo and N. Chen* (2018. )Overview of Methodologies for Evaluation of Bicycle Routing Network and Facilities Planning .Columbus, OH.

H. Wei*, Julian Wang and N. Chen (2018. )Innovative Method for Integrated Noise Wall and Overhang Design for Noise and Emission Pollution Reduction .Columbus, OH.

N. Chen*, C-H Wang, L-B Li and S-L Chan (2018. )Integrating Land-Use and Transportation Planning Using a Gravity Model: Lessons for Pearl River Delta Region Development .Beijing, China.

Symposium

N. Chen (12-2017. )A gravity model integrating high-speed rail and seismic-hazard mitigation through land-use planning: Application to California development .Xiamen, China. Conference.

Honors and Awards

2015 Conference Travel Award Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA) at The Ohio State University Status:Recipient Level:University Type:Monetary

2014 Student travel award for conference presentation Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Status:Recipient Level:International

2014 Jerrold R. Voss Scholarship for outstanding dissertation proposal Knowlton School of Architecture, City and Regional Planning Program, The Ohio State University Status:Recipient Level:College

2011 Pi Sigma Alpha The National Political Science Honor Society

2010 Arch R. Winter Scholarship for excellence in community planning Auburn University

2009 -2011 Outstanding International Graduate Student for academic excellence Auburn University

2010 Pi Alpha Alpha The National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration

2005 -2007 Scholarships for outstanding student Sun Yat-Sen University Status:Recipient

02-05-2018 -08-14-2018 2018 Division Faculty Development Fund Award University of Cincinnati Division Faculty Development Fund Status:Recipient Level:College Type:Grant

02-05-2018 -08-14-2018 2018 Division Faculty Development Fund Award University of Cincinnati Division Faculty Development Fund Status:Recipient Level:College Type:Grant

11-2018 -08-2019 Division Faculty Development Fund Award DAAP Status:Recipient Level:College Type:Grant

2018 Young Scholar Travel Award International Association for China Planning (IACP) Status:Recipient Level:Professional Org.

2018 Thomas E. and Susan Wagner Endowed Faculty Travel Grant School of Planning Status:Recipient Level:Department

2019 Young Scholar Travel Award International Association for China Planning (IACP) Status:Recipient

2019 Thomas E. and Susan Wagner Endowed Faculty Travel Grant Status:Recipient Level:Department

2019 FWIG Emerging Scholar Travel Award Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Status:Recipient Level:Professional Org.

Positions and Work Experience

04-01-2017 -08-10-2017 Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, USA

Research and Practice Interests

Travel demand forecasting 
Transportation and land-use planning
Travel behavior modeling
Accessibility
Activity space
Transportation equity
Land-use modeling
Spatial data analysis

Courses Taught

Level:Both

Level:Both

Patents and Inventions

#T2014-056 SWAT Watershed Model Codes S. Y. Gebremariam, E. G. Irwin, W. Zhang, S. A. Ludsin, N. Chen and J. F. Martin, Awarded Co-Inventor

Contact Information

School of Planning
346 Clifton Court
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45221-0016
Phone: 5135564212
na.chen@uc.edu