Yanmei Li, Ph.D., AICP
Department of Urban and Regional Planning
Director, Visual Planning Technology Lab, Administrative Fellow for Faculty Development
Yanmei Li, Ph.D., AICP, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning. She holds a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the Ohio State University and a Master’s degree in Regional Economics from Beijing Normal University. Dr. Li has taught various courses in research methods, geography, and urban planning. She has actively participated in the plan-making process of local communities, served on multiple advisory committees on planning, and served as a board member for local planning organizations and boards. She is actively involved in the planning profession and served as a conference track chair, and a member to various committees in national planning organizations.
Dr. Li’s research interests focus on housing and community development, research methods, and real estate and urban economics. She is very interested in policies related to affordable housing, sustainable community development, housing programs for people with special needs, historic preservation, and housing rehabilitation. She is particularly interested in the relationship between housing market, neighborhoods, racial minorities, and immigrants.