Research Fellow

PhD, University of Southern California, USA

Contact

6499 4907

yuting_hou@sutd.edu.sg

Biography

Dr Hou Yuting, Ph.D., is interested in research on evolutions of metropolitan spatial structure, transportation and economic development, land use and accessibility, and spatial analysis. Her dissertation, titled “Essays on Congestion, Agglomeration and Urban Spatial Structure,” empirically test an old theme in urban economics: Whether and to what extent traffic congestion offsets accessibility and agglomeration benefits in determining the intra-urban geography of business and residents. Her current research involves examination of polycentric urban form and its evolutions, the relationships between accessibility and commuting equity, and the application of real-time data in transportation system analysis and city growth.

She was a transportation modeller (intern) at the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG). The work focused on the relationships among built environment, promotion of active transportation, health behaviour, as well as the model validation for the Regional Travel Demand Model.

She received her Master’s in Human Geography from Peking University (CHINA) and PhD in Policy, Planning, and Development from the USC Price School of Public Policy (USA).

Education

  • PhD, Policy, Planning, and Development, University of Southern California, USA
  • Graduate Certificate, Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIST), University of Southern California, USA
  • MS, Human Geography, Peking University, CHINA
  • BE, Land Management and Land Information Technology, Wuhan University, CHINA

Publications

  • Hou, Yuting. “Why reducing urban traffic congestion can help the American middle class,” USAPP– American Politics and Policy (blog), London School of Economics (LSE) USCentre, June 1, 2018.
  • Hou, Yuting. "Traffic congestion, accessibility to employment, and housing prices: A study of single-family housing market in Los Angeles County." Urban Studies 54, no. 15 (2017): 3423-3445.
  • Boarnet, Marlon G., Genevieve Giuliano, Yuting Hou, and Eun Jin Shin. "First/last mile transit access as an equity planning issue." Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice 103 (2017): 296-310
  • Hou, Yuting. " Traffic Congestion, Polycentricity, and Intrametropolitan Firm Location Choices—A Nested Logit Model for the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area." Journal of Regional Science 56, no. 4 (2016): 683–716.
  • Feng, Changchun, and Hou, Yuting. “The Application of Principal Component Analysis Method in Urban Land Evaluation.” Natural Resource Economics of China, (7): 27-31; 2007. (In Chinese)
  • Hu, Shiyuan, Liu, Yaolin, and Hou, Yuting. “The study of the allocation of land price monitoring points based on the Digital Land Price Model”. In Jiang, Dong and Guan, Wenrong (Eds.) Collection of Urban land price survey and dynamic monitoring (ISBN:7800978583), Beijing, China Land Press, 182-189; 2006. (In Chinese)

Conference Presentations

  • Hou, Yuting. "Understanding the built environment-travel behaviour relationship in real-time from lifelogging images - A study of older adults in three neighbourhoods in Singapore", presented at the 58th Annual Meeting of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP), Buffalo, NY. 2018.
  • Hou, Yuting. "The Intra-Urban Spatial Interactions among Employment Centers: Evidence from commuting patterns in the Los Angeles metropolitan area", presented at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Western Regional Science Association, Pasadena, CA. 2018.
  • Hou, Yuting. “Spatial Analysis of Older Adults’ Travel Behaviour in Singapore: Results from the 2012 Household Interview Travel Survey”, International Ageing Urbanism Colloquium, Singapore. 2017.
  • Hou, Yuting. "Traffic congestion, accessibility to employment, and housing prices—A study of single-family housing market in Los Angeles County", presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of the Western Regional Science Association, Tucson, AZ. 2015.
  • Hou, Yuting. "Traffic congestion, polycentricity, and intrametropolitan firm location choices—A study of the Los Angeles metropolitan area", presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP), Philadelphia, PA. 2014.
  • Hou, Yuting. "An examination of spatial structure and labour productivity in the manufacturing sector of U.S. cities", presented at the 53rd Annual Meeting of Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP), Cincinnati, OH. 2012.