Visiting address
Phone: +852 34424507

Author IDs


Dr. Xin Li is an Associate Professor of Urban Planning at the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, City University of Hong Kong. Her research uses economic theories and statistical and GIS tools to study a wide range of urban issues, including socio-economic changes, brownfield redevelopment, land use regulations, and public housing policies in different institutional settings. She has been the principal investigator of multiple research projects funded by the University Grants Committee and the Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office of the HKSAR.

Before joining CityU, she taught at Columbia University and MIT in the US and the IUAV University of Venice in Italy. Dr. Li has a PhD degree in Urban and Regional Studies from MIT, a Master of Urban Planning from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and a B.A. in Economics from Renmin University of China.


  • CA3228: Land Use and Urban Planning
  • CA4229: Land Use Planning and Applied Valuation
  • CA5217: Environmental Economics, Planning and Policy
  • CA5109: Real Estate Investment in China
  • CA6139: Research Methods and Thesis Development Seminar for Design and Planning
  • CA6140: Thesis Studio for Design and Planning
  • CA6220: Urban Economics and Regional Planning

Research Interests/Areas

Land and housing policy, brownfields, land use regulation, policy evaluation.