DEPARTMENT CHAIR, PROFESSOR
University of Southern California, PhD, May 2010
University of Southern California, Master of Urban Planning, 2006
Nanjing University, Bachelor of Urban Planning, 2002
• Transport equity
• Integrated transportation and land use planning
• Urban and regional development
Lingqian (Ivy) Hu is a professor in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Florida. She serves as the Chair of the Urban and Regional Planning Department as well as the Associate Director of the School of Landscape Architecture and Planning in the College of Design, Construction, and Planning.
Professor Hu’s work has focused on the interrelationship between transportation and land use, with an emphasis on equity. She has extensive knowledge of real-world planning and policy efforts to promote just and prosperous cities, reduce socio-spatial inequity, and enhance environmental justice and public health. Professor Hu has published extensively in prestigious urban planning and transportation journals, and she has led more than $1 million funded research projects supported by the National Science Foundation and other agencies. One example of the impacts of her research is FlexRide Milwaukee, which pilots a new micro-transit service to address a long-term transportation gap in the Milwaukee region.
Before joining UF, Professor Hu was a professor and the Chair of the Urban Planning Department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She received her Ph.D. (of Policy, Planning and Development) and Master’s (in Planning) degrees from the University of Southern California and her Bachelor’s degree (in Planning) from Nanjing University. She worked as a planner at the Southern California Association of Governments (Los Angeles, CA) and the China Academy of Urban Planning and Design (Shenzhen, China).