Faculty
Jinhua Zhao

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Jinhua Zhao is the Edward H. and Joyce Linde Assistant Professor of Urban Planning at DUSP. He holds Master of Science, Master of City Planning and Ph.D. degrees from MIT and a Bachelor's degree from Tongji University. He studies 1) the behavioral foundation for transport policies; 2) public transit management using information technology; and 3) China’s urbanization and urban mobility. Prof. Zhao has been working with London, Chicago, Boston, Vancouver, Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore to help improve their urban transportation systems and policies. He sees transportation as a language, to describe a person, to characterize a city, and to understand an institution. Prof. Zhao directs the urban mobility research lab JTL and is the co-PI for the Transit Lab at MIT. He very much enjoys working with students.

Background
Education
2009
Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning, MIT
2004
Master of Science in Transportation and Master of City Planning, MIT
2001
Bachelor of Engineering in Urban Planning, Tongji University
Prior Experience
2010~2013
Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia
2009~2010
Research Scientist, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT
2006~2008
Associate, Policy Unit, Office of the Commissioner, Transport for London, UK
Teaching
Courses
Fall 2014
Mobility Management in China
Spring 2014
Behavior and Policy: Connections in Transportation
Spring 2014
Quantitative Reasoning
Fall 2013
Urbanizing China