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Hongwei Dong, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Office: Science 172
Office Phone: 559.278.2890

Class Schedule Spring 2018

Class Time Days Location

Office Hours:  On Sabbatical

Research Interests

Dr. Hongwei Dong's interests include sustainable transportation, land use, and housing and their effects on public health and social equity.

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor (early tenure/promotion)         Aug. 2016 - present

Department of Geography and City and Regional Planning, California State University, Fresno

Assistant Professor                                            Aug. 2011 – Aug. 2016

Department of Geography and City and Regional Planning, California State University, Fresno

Research Associate                                                Jan. – Jun. 2011

Center for Urban Studies, Portland State University


Ph.D. in Urban Studies, December 2010, School of Urban Studies and Planning, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

Masters in Regional Economics, June 2004, School of Economics and Management, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

Bachelor in Urban Planning, June 2001, School of Urban Design, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

Awards & Scholarships

American Real Estate Society Manuscript Prize                  2014

(Housing Category, $2500 award)                

Manuscript title: Boom, bust, and recovery: the role of land use regulations and urban form

Coleman Fellowship                                                          2014-2015

College of Social Science Research Awards     2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Provost’s Faculty Scholarship                                   2012, 2013, 2016       

Research Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Dong, Hongwei. 2017.The impact of income inequality on rental affordability: An empirical study in large American metropolitan areas. Urban Studies, Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1177/0042098017710380

Dong, Hongwei. 2017.Transit induced neighborhood change and the affordability paradox of TOD. Journal of Transport Geography, 63: 1-10. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2017.07.001

Dong, Hongwei, and B. Qin. 2017. Exploring the Link between Neighborhood Environment and Mental Wellbeing: A Case Study in Beijing, China. Landscape and Urban Planning, 164: 71-80. DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2017.04.005

Dong, Hongwei. 2017. Does walkability undermine neighborhood safety? Journal of Urban Design, 22(1):59-75. DOI: 10.1080/13574809.2016.1247644

Wang, Chih-Hao, and H. Dong. 2017.  Responding to the Drought: A Spatial Statistical Approach to Investigating Residential Water Consumption in Fresno, California. Sustainability, 9, 240: 1-15. DOI:10.3390/su9020240

Dong, Hongwei. 2016. If you build rail transit in suburbs, will development come? Journal of the American Planning Association, 82(4): 316-326. DOI: 10.1080/01944363.2016.1215258

Dong, Hongwei, L. Ma, and J. Broach. 2016. Promoting sustainable travel modes for commute tours: a comparison of the effects of home and work locations and employer-provided incentives. International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, 10(6): 485-494. DOI: 10.1080/15568318.2014.1002027

Dong, Hongwei, and J. A. Hansz. 2016. The Geography of the recent housing crisis: the role of urban form. Housing Policy Debate, 26(1): 150-171. DOI: 10.1080/10511482.2015.1038575

Dong, Hongwei.2015. Were home prices in new urbanist neighborhoods more resilient in the recent housing downturn?Journal of Planning Education and Research, 35(1): 5-18. DOI: 10.1177/0739456X14560769

Dong, Hongwei, and P. Zhu. 2015. Smart growth in two contrastive metropolitan areas: a comparison between Portland and Los Angeles. Urban Studies, 52(4): 775-792. DOI: 10.1177/0042098014528396

Dong, Hongwei, and Y. Kou. 2014. Critiques and practices of smart cities: a literature review. City Planning Review (In Chinese), 38(11): 52-58.

Zhu, Pengyu, H. Dong, and C. Wu. 2013. Do residents of smart growth neighborhoods in Los Angeles travel "smarter”? Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Vol. 2397: 61-71. DOI: 10.3141/2397-08

Dong, Hongwei. 2013. Concentration or dispersion? Location choice of commercial developers in the Portland metropolitan area, 2000-2007. Urban Geography, 34(7):989-1010. DOI: 10.1080/02723638.2013.778587

Dong, Hongwei, and J. Gliebe. 2012. Assessing the impacts of smart growth policies on home developers in a bi-state metropolitan area: evidence from the Portland metropolitan area. Urban Studies, 49(10): 2219-2235. DOI: 10.1177/0042098011422575

Dong, Hongwei, and J. Gliebe. 2011. Forecasting new housing locations in integrated land use models: developer perspective in the Portland, Oregon, region. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Vol. 2255: 79-90. DOI: 10.3141/2255-09