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5247 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-5247
Phone (541) 346-0675
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Yizhao Yang

Yizhao Yang

Contact Information

Phone:  541-346-0833

Mailing Address:
1209 University of Oregon
158 Hendricks Hall
Eugene, OR  97403-1209

Positions & Titles

Assistant Professor, Department of Planning Public Policy and Management, University of Oregon


  • Cornell University, PhD in City and Regional Planning (2007)
  • Cornell University, M.R.P. in City and Regional Planning (2001)
  • Tsinghua University, M.S. in Building Science (1998)
  • Tianjin University, B Arch in Architecture (1995)

Summary of Interests

  • Environmental planning, design and analysis for sustainable and active living
  • Land use planning and growth management
  • Housing and residential quality
  • Feminist study of the built environment

Courses and Seminars

  • Land use planning/Growth Management
  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • Green City

Funded Projects

2008-09  The Built Environment, Social Justice, and Gender: a longitudinal study of the housing conditions of single-mother headed households in Portland Metropolitan Region. Center for the Study of Women in Society, University of Oregon ($6,000).

2007-08   Understanding School Travel: how residential location choice and the built environment affect trips to school. Oregon Transportation and Research Consortium ($75,000).