Our Team

Director

Zhong-Ren Peng
Title: Professor and Director, International Center for Adaptation Planning and Design (iAdapt)
Organization: School of Landscape Architecture and Planning College of Design, Construction and Planning, University of Florida
Research Interests: Transportation and land use planning, Planning for climate change, Information technology for planning
Education:
Ph.D.,Urban Studies, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, 1994
M.S., Economics, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, 1994
M.S., Geography, Graduate School of University of Science and Technology of China, Beijing, People’s Republic of China, 1986
B.S., Geography, Central China Normal University, Wuhan, People’s Republic of China, 1983
Email: zpeng@ufl.edu


Current Ph.D. Students

Khalid A. Aljuhani
Title: Ph.D. Student
Organization: Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Florida
Research Interests: Smart cities, Climate change and urban resilience, Urban renewal and revitalization, New city planning
Education: Ph.D. Student, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Florida, 2019- Current
MS, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, 2014.
BS, Urban and Regional Planning, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia, 2009.
Email: Aljuhani@ufl.edu
Curriculum vitae

Kaifa Lu
Title: Ph.D. Student
Organization: Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Florida
Research Interests: Transportation Network Modeling and Optimization, AI-Enabled Urban Planning, Resilience Planning against Climate Change, Urban Mobility Data Analytics
Education: Ph.D. Student, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Florida, 2021-
M.S., Transportation Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2021.
B.S., Transportation, Central South University, 2018.
Email: kaifa.lu@ufl.edu
Curriculum vitae

Yanghe Liu
Title: Ph.D. Student
Organization: Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Florida
Research Interests: AI-Enabled Urban Planning, Land Use and Environmental Planning, Growth Management, Community-Based Planning.
Education: Ph.D. Student, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Florida, 2021-
M.C.P., City and Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania, 2019.
B.A., Urban Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 2016.
Email: liuyanghe@ufl.edu
Curriculum vitae

Qing Hou
Title: Ph.D. Student
Organization: Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Florida
Research Interests: Social inequality; Urban Sustainability; Transportation
Education: Ph.D. Student, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Florida, 2023-
M.S., Urban Planning, University of Southern California, US, 2022.
B.A., Landscape Architecture, Northeast Forestry University, 2020.
Email: houqing@ufl.edu


Master Students

Yue Dong
Title: Master Student
Organization: Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Florida
Research Interests: Transportation Planning, Geographic Information Systems, Adaptation Planning
Education:
M.S., Urban and Regional Planning, University of Florida, US, 2023.
B.A., Urban and rural planning, Hebei university of technology, 2020.
Email: yue.dong@ufl.edu

Alumni

Graduated students

Visiting Scholars

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