About Pengyu Zhu

Dr. Pengyu Zhu joined the faculty in the Department of Public Policy and Administration in 2011 after earning his Ph.D. in Policy, Planning and Development from the University of Southern California. He has taught courses on transportation and land use, transportation economics, economics applications to planning and policy, research methods, and urban design and site plan studios.
Dr. Zhu’s research focuses on four areas: Transportation--Land Use--Urban Form nexus; Travel Behavior and Location Choice; Links between Transportation and Economic Development (e.g. mobility, accessibility and labor market success; transportation finance and the economic impacts of transportation infrastructure); International Development Issues (e.g. high-speed rail investment and urban development in China).
His work has been published in journals such as Landscape and Urban Planning, Annals of Regional Sciences, Transportation, Urban Studies, Urban Geography, Regional Science and Urban Economics, and International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. In 2011, he was awarded the 25th Charles M. Tiebout Prize in Regional Science. In 2014, he was awarded the Regional Science Springer Prize, for outstanding paper in the field of Regional Science. Before joining academia, he has worked as Chief Planner and Project Manager in several international urban planning and design firms.


Present Assistant Professor, Department of Public Policy & Administration, Boise State University



Research Interests

Transportation, Economic Development, and Land Use

Honors and Awards

2014 - Springer Award for “Residential Segregation and Employment Outcomes of Rural Migrant Workers in China”, Western Regional Science Association and 2011 - Winner, 25th Annual Charles M. Tiebout Prize in Regional Science

Contact Information

E-mail: pengyuzhu@boisestate.edu

Refereed Journal Articles (12)

Contributions to Books (1)

Report (1)