Toward Carbon Neutral: New Planning and Management Methods for Land Uses

9:00-11:00, October 11 2022, BJT; 21:00-23:00, October 10 2022, EST

Yan Song the professor of the Department of City and Regional Planning and Director of Program on Chinese Cities, in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research interests includes low carbon and green cities, plan evaluation, land use development and regulations, spatial analysis of urban spatial structure and urban form, land use and transportation integration and how to accommodate research in the above fields by using planning supporting systems such as GIS and other computer-aided planning tools. Professor Song’s research projects have been supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. She has published a great number of journal articles as well as books about urbanization in China.

An increasing number of cities are setting and achieving targets to reduce or eliminate carbon emissions. In this talk, Professor Song will demonstrate several research projects to associate buildings and transportation with carbon emission in cities. She will share several cases on how urban planning can be more prepared to respond to these associations with new planning steps and techniques. Finally, She will discuss policy tools that can be adopted for carbon reduction and their potential contributions toward carbon neutral.