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Liou Xie

Liou Xie

PhD, 2012, School of Sustainability

School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287-5502


  • PhD, 2012, School of Sustainability


Liou majored in Urban Sustainability. Her doctoral dissertation work focused on the sustainability implications of the interactive evolvement of urban public transit and the built environment. She has been involved in urban development strategy projects funded by the World Bank and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

Liou has been working as a teaching assistant for SOS 323 Sustainable Urban Dynamics. She also worked for PUP 465 New Urbanism/Smart Growth, and SOS 110 Sustainable World. She worked for Chinese Academy of Sciences, and she is a student member of both the American Association of Geographers and the American Planning Association.


  • PhD, Sustainability, Arizona State University, 2012
  • MPhil, Urban and Economic Geography, The University of Hong Kong, 2007
  • BS, Resource and Environmental Planning and Management, Beijing Normal University, 2002


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Journal Articles


Webster, D., J. Cai, L. Xie, Z. Yang and A. Gulbrandson. 2011. Urban transformation in Beijing metropolis: Implications for land use efficiency. Working paper for the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy - China Program


Wang, Y., J. Cai, L. Xie and J. Liu. 2009. Resilient China cities: Examples from Beijing and Shanghai. Urban Agriculture Magazine 22:20-21.


Cai, J., T. Hu, L. Xie and Y. Guo. 2004. Urban forestry development in Beijing: A historical perspective. Urban Agriculture Magazine 13:26-28.


Xie, L. and J. Song. 2002. Strategy propositions of the urbanization in the vicinity of Beijing-Juilong Railway in Jiangxi Province [in Chinese]. Economic Geography 22(1):46-50.



Xie, L., J. Wang, X. Li, G. Yan, Y. Xiang, C. Zhang, X. Ding and J. Yang. 2002. Approach and validation on land surfcae albedo retrieval using multiangular remote sensing observations. Proceedings of IEEE 2002 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS02), June 24-29, 2002, Toronto, Canada.



Xie, L. 2010. Suburban extension of Beijing's mass rapid transit system: Social equity and sustainability implications. Paper presented at the 2010 Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.


Xie, L. and V. F. Sit. 2007. A transitional city: The case study of Shenzhen, 1980-2005. Paper presented at the International Conference on China's Urban Transition and City Planning, Cardiff University, Wales, UK.


Wang, J., F. Jiao, L. Xie, G. Yan, Y. Xiang, S. Liang and X. Li. 2003. Validation of MODIS albedo product by using field measurements and airborne multi-angular remote sensing observations. Proceedings of the IEEE 2003 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS03), 21-25 July 2003, Toulouse, France.

School of Sustainability and Graduate College Fellowship, Arizona State University, 2008

Postgraduate Studentship, University of Hong Kong, 2005-2007

Outstanding Graduate, Beijing Normal University, 2002

Oustanding Thesis, Beijing Normal University, 2002