Professor Zhong-Ren Peng Shares Publication on AI’s Role in Urban Planning

Dr. Zhong-Ren Peng and his student team have conducted a study on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in urban planning, offering valuable insights into its progression and impact. The study sheds light on the transformative potential of AI in creating smarter and more sustainable cities.

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June 29, 2023

Dr. Zhong-Ren Peng and his student team have explored the current and future directions of Urban Planning AI through the recent publication titled “The Pathway of Urban Planning AI: From Planning Support to Plan-Making.” Published in the Journal of Planning Education and Research (JPER), the article presents a typology that categorizes the progression of AI in urban planning, from AI-assisted and AI-augmented planning to AI-automated and AI-autonomized planning.

The research highlights the potential of AI to streamline planning processes, improve data analysis, and create smarter cities. Ethical considerations and responsible implementation are also emphasized. This study provides valuable insights for urban planners and policymakers seeking to leverage AI for building inclusive and resilient cities.

Dr. Zhong-Ren Peng attended an international conference this week in Shanghai at Tongji University entitled, “Planning for Low Carbon Cities in the Digital Age” to present his team’s research in planning and AI.

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or reach out to Professor Dr. Zhong-Ren Peng here.

Dr. Peng presenting AI research at Tongji University in Shanghai.

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