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Diao, M., Kong, H., & Zhao, J*. Impacts of Transportation Network Companies on Urban Mobility. Nature Sustainability. (accepted)

Kong, H., Zhang, X.*, & Zhao, J. (2020). How does ridesourcing substitute for public transit? A geospatial perspective in Chengdu, China. Journal of Transport Geography86, 102769.

Kong, H., Moody, J., & Zhao, J*. (2020). ICT’s impacts on ride-hailing use and individual travel. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice141, 1-15.

Kong, H., Zhang, X., & Zhao, J.* (2020). Is ridesourcing more efficient than taxis?. Applied Geography125, 102301.

Kong, H., Jin, S. T.*, & Sui, D. Z. (2020). Deciphering the relationship between bikesharing and public transit: Modal substitution, integration, and complementation. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment85, 102392.

Jin, S. , Kong, H *, & Sui, D. Z. (2019). Uber, public transit, and urban transportation equity: a case study in New York City. The Professional Geographer, 1-16

Jin, S. T.*, Kong, H., Wu, R., & Sui, D. Z. (2018). Ridesourcing, the sharing economy, and the future of cities. Cities76, 96-104.

Tao, Z.*, Zheng, Q., & Kong, H. (2018). A modified gravity p-median model for optimizing facility locations. Journal of Systems Science and Information6(5), 421-434.

Gao, Q. L., Li, Q. Q.*, Yue, Y., Zhuang, Y., Chen, Z. P., & Kong, H. (2018). Exploring changes in the spatial distribution of the low-to-moderate income group using transit smart card data. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems72, 68-77.

Tao, Z., Yao, Z.*, Kong, H., Duan, F., & Li, G. (2018). Spatial accessibility to healthcare services in Shenzhen, China: improving the multi-modal two-step floating catchment area method by estimating travel time via online map APIs. BMC health services research18(1), 345.

Kong, H.*, & Sui, D. Z. (2017). Integrating the normative with the positive dimension of the new science for cities: a geodesign-based framework for Cellular Automata modeling. Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science44(5), 837-863.

Sui, D. Z.*, Zhao, B., & Kong, H. (2017). The development of copycat towns in China: an analysis of their economic, social, and environmental implications. Working Paper (WP17DS1). Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

Kong, H.*, Sui, D. Z., Tong, X., & Wang, X. (2015). Paths to mixed-use development: a case study of Southern Changping in Beijing, China. Cities,44, 94-103.

Wang, X.*, Tong, X. & Kong, H. (2013). Occupational flows and structural change: an empirical study in Northern Beijing. Special Zone Economy. (6), 28-32 (In Chinese)

Research interests

Shared Mobility; Multi-modal Transportation; Transportation Equity; Spatial Big Data Analytics; Geographic Information Science

Expertise related to UN SDGs

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, The Ohio State University

Award Date: May 6 2018

MA, The Ohio State University

Award Date: May 10 2015


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