Fei Li


Fei Li is a fifth-year doctoral student at NYU Wagner. She is interested in a range of urban policy/planning topics including housing affordability, social segregation, sustainable transport policy, travel behavior, the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in cities, and the interaction between virtual and physical spaces. Her recent work has focused on three major themes: 1) the effects of mandatory inclusionary zoning (IZ), or affordable housing requirements for private housing developments, on housing production and the geography of affordable housing; 2) the implications of off-street parking standards, including minimum requirements and maximum caps, on parking supply, housing production and housing prices; 3) the assessment of social segregation in daily urban life beyond residential space. She is currently working on her dissertation about how housing production responds to local planning policies, which is derived from the first two projects.

During her doctoral studies, Fei has worked as a teaching colleague at NYU Wagner, teaching Microeconomics Discussion (graduate level). Prior to that, Fei obtained her master’s degree in geography at Hong Kong Baptist University, where she served as a teaching assistant for a number of undergrad courses, including Advanced Quantitative Methods, Transportation Geography, Globalization, and Urbanization in China. Fei holds a bachelor's degree in urban planning from Peking University, China.