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Xinhao Wang

Title: Professor, Bachelor of Science in Urban Studies Coordinator
Office: 6210 Daa Addition
Tel: 513-556-0497
Email: xinhao.wang@uc.edu

Dr. Wang, AICP, is a professor of Planning in School of Planning, College of DAAP, University of Cincinnati. He holds a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Community Planning from the University of Rhode Island, a Master of Science in Geo-Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in Geography from Peking University, Beijing, China. He teaches courses in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), environmental planning, statistics, and planning research methods. His research interests are in the areas of environmental planning and GIS application in planning. Examples are: analysis of the spatial pattern of water quality indicators; the relationship between land use and water quality; GIS-based water quality modeling and flooding analysis; spatial distribution of human health and environmental indicators; and integration of 3-D imagery and GIS in planning. Dr. Wang's publications and presentations can be found in various planning and environmental journals, proceedings and conferences. Prior to UC, he worked as a research associate, planning consultant and senior GIS analyst. Dr. Wang is a fellow in the Institute of Data Sciences and the Co-Director of the Joint Center of Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Analysis.

Research Information

Research Interests

Environmental Planning Geographic Information Systems Modeling

Research Support

  • (PI), Wang, Xinhao, Drinking Water Information Database, Procter & Gamble Company. (Drinking Water), $40,000.00. 06/01/2006 to 12/15/2006. Status: Closed.
  • (PI), Wang, Xinhao, Public Outreach with Information Technology for Urban Renewal, blue moon fund. (OSP 04177), $200,000.00. 09/01/2004 to 03/31/2007. Status: Closed.
  • (PI), Wang, Xinhao, Applying a 3-D Planning Support System in Evaluating a Potential Bus Rapid Transit Line in Cincinnati, blue moon fund. (revised budget), $51,000.00. 09/01/2003 to 08/31/2004. Status: Closed.
  • (PI), Wang, Xinhao, Dissemination of the Watershed-Based Exposure Model: GIS-ROUT, Soap and Detergent Association. (SDA), $92,215.00. 09/01/2008 to 12/31/2010. Status: Closed.
  • (PI), Suidan, Makram; Wang, Xinhao; Wei, Heng, Case Studies of Sustainable Water Resources and Infrastructure Adaptation to Climate and Socioeconomic Changes, Environmental Protection Agency. (EP-C-05-056 / PEG4-84T4.1), $129,178.00. 09/30/2009 to 12/31/2010. Status: Closed.
  • (Collaborator), Auffrey, Christopher; Wang, Xinhao, Building a Sustainable County-wide GIS to Document and Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Resources in Hamilton County, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (CONTRACT-GIS), $159,000.00. 06/01/2010 to 11/30/2012. Status: Closed.
  • (PI), Wang, Xinhao, iSTREEM GIS Server Maintenance and Upgrade, American Cleaning Institute. (iSTREEM), $40,230.00. 01/01/2011 to 12/31/2013. Status: Active.
  • (PI), Sorial, George; Wang, Xinhao; Wei, Heng, Case Studies of Sustainable Water Resources and Infrastructure Adaptation to Climate and Socioeconomic Change, Tasks 2&3, Environmental Protection Agency. (EP-C-11-006/PEG1-45T2&3 UC), $200,536.00. 10/17/2011 to 09/29/2013. Status: Active.
  • (Collaborator), Sorial, George; Tong, Tak Yung; Wang, Xinhao, Pegasus sub EPA WA 3-45, Task 1, Environmental Protection Agency. (EP-C-11-006/PEG UC WA3-45,Task 1), $120,293.00. 11/22/2013 to 09/29/2014. Status: Awarded.
  • (Collaborator), Sorial, George; Wang, Xinhao; Wei, Heng, Case Studies of Sustainable Water Resources and Infrastructure Adaptation to Climate and Socioeconomic Changes, Environmental Protection Agency. (EP-C-11-006/PEG UC WA3-45, Task 2), $39,000.00. 11/22/2013 to 09/29/2014. Status: Awarded.
  • (Collaborator), Sorial, George; Tong, Tak Yung; Wang, Xinhao; Wei, Heng, Pegasus sub EPA WA 4-45, Task 1 / Case Studies of Sustainable Water Resources and Infrastructure Adaptation to Climate and Socioeconomic Changes, Environmental Protection Agency. (EP-C-11-006 / PEG WA4-45,Task 1,2,3), $.00. 02/18/2015 to 09/29/2015. Status: Awarded.

Publications

Peer-reviewed Publications

  • Wang, Xinhao, Danilo Palazzo, Mark Carper (2016). (In Press). Ecological Wisdom as an Emerging Field of Scholarly Inquiry in Urban Planning and Design. Landscape and Urban Planning.
  • Fu, Xin, Xinhao Wang, Chris Schock, and Taylor Stucker (2016). (In Press). Ecological Wisdom as Benchmark in Planning and Design. Landscape and Urban Planning. Landscape and Urban Planning.
  • Kapo, Katherine E., Paul C DeLeo, Raghu Vamshi, Christopher M Holmes, Darci Ferrer, Scott D Dyer, Xinhao Wang, Charlotte White-Hull (2016). (In Press). iSTREEM®: An approach for broad-scale in-stream exposure assessment of "down-the-drain" chemicals. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management.
  • Wei ,Ying, Xinhao Wang (2014). Interpretation of Urban Texture from the Perspective of Ecoaesthetics: Case Study in China. Urban Planning and Design Research, 2 (1), 32-40.
  • Varady, David P., Xinhao Wang, Dugan Murphy, Andrew Stahlke (2013). How Housing Professionals Perceive Effects of the Housing Choice Voucher Program on Suburban Communities. Cityscape, 15 (3), 105-129.
  • Mokadi, Elad, Diana Mitsova-Boneva and Xinhao Wang (2013). Projecting the impacts of a proposed streetcar system on the urban core land redevelopment: the case of Cincinnati, Ohio. Cities, 35 (-), 136-146.
  • Wang, Xinhao and Xiangzhan Cheng (2011). Contribution of Ecological Aesthetics to Urban Planning. International Journal of Society Systems Science, 3 (3), 203-216.
  • Mitsova-Boneva, Diana, William Shuster, and Xinhao Wang (2011). Cellular Automata Model of Land Cover Change to Integrate Urban Growth with Open Space Conservation. Landscape and Urban Planning, 99 (2), 141-153.
  • Mitsova-Boneva, Diana and Xinhao Wang (2010). A GIS-based Technique for Linking Landscape Characteristics to Non-point Source Nitrogen Export Potential: Implications for Contributing Areas Management. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 53 (7), 863-882.
  • Varady, David P., Xinhao Wang, Yimei Wang and Patrick Duhaney (2010). The Geographic Concentration of Housing Vouchers, Blacks, and Poverty over Time: A Study of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Urban Research & Practice, 3 (1), 39-62.
  • Wei, Heng, Qing-An Zeng, Hong Hu, Xinhao Wang, and Anant R. Kukreti (2008). Integrated Urban Evacuation Planning Framework for Responding to Man-Made Disasters over Surface Transportation Network. Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2041 (-), 29-37.
  • Wang, Xinhao, Jun Shi, and Hexiang Huang (2008). Traffic-related Air Quality Analysis and Visualization. Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems, 25 (2), 157-166.
  • Wang, Xinhao, Menelaos Triantafillou, and Xiangzhan Cheng (2008). Integrate Aesthetic and Visual Landscape Assessment in Planning for Sustainable Development. Journal of Jiangsu University, 2 (10), 157-166.
  • Preiser, Wolfgang F.E. and Xinhao Wang (2008). Quantitative (GIS) and Qualitative (BPE) Assessments of Library Performance. International Journal of Architectural Research, 2 (1), 212-231.
  • Wang, Xinhao, David P. Varady, and Yimei Wang (2008). Measuring the Deconcentration of Housing Choice Voucher Program Recipients in Eight U.S. Metropolitan Areas Using Hot Spot Analysis. Cityscape, 10 (1), 65-90.
  • Varady, David P., Xinhao Wang and Jay Mittal (2007). Developing more accurate reasonable rent estimates in the U.S. housing choice voucher program. Geographic Research Forum, 27, 52-69.
  • Wang, Xinhao (2007). Editorial: Environmental Informatics for Environmental Planning and Management. Journal of Environmental Informatics, 9 (1), 1-3.
  • Mitsova-Boneva, Diana and Xinhao Wang (2007). Exploring the Variability in Pollutant Concentrations using BASINS-HSPF and Probabilistic Modeling: Implications for Land Use Planning. Journal of Environmental Informatics, 9 (1), 29-40.
  • Preiser, Wolfgang F.E. and Xinhao Wang (2006). Assessing Library Performance with GIS and Building Evaluation Methods. New Library World, 107 (5-6), 193-217.
  • Xia, Jun, Yonghua Zhu and Xinhao Wang (2005). Groundwater Usage in Arid West China: Problems and Remedies. Water International, 30 (4), 350-355.
  • Wang, Xinhao, Mike Homer, Scott D. Dyer, Charlotte White-Hull, and Changming Du (2005). A River Water Quality Model Integrated with Web-based Geographic Information System. Journal of Environmental Management, 75 (3), 219-228.
  • Wang, Xinhao (2005). Integrating GIS, simulation models, and visualization in traffic impact analysis. Computers, Environment, and Urban Systems, 29 (4), 471-496.
  • Wang, Xinhao and David P. Varady (2005). Using Hot Spot Analysis to Study the Clustering of Section 8 Housing Voucher Families. Housing Studies, 20 (1), 29-48.
  • Varady, David P. and Xinhao Wang (2004). Using “Answertree” to target dissatisfied public housing residents: a report from Cincinnati. Journal of Architectural and Planning Research, 21 (3), 181-192.
  • Wang, Xinhao, Sheng Yu and Guohe Huang (2004). Land Allocation Based on Integrated GIS-Optimization Modeling at a Watershed Level. Landscape and Urban Planning, 66 (2), 61-74.
  • Wang, Xinhao and Changming Du (2003). An Internet Based Flood Warning System. Journal of Environmental Informatics, 2 (1), 48-56.
  • Dyer, Scott D. and Xinhao Wang (2002). A Comparison of Stream Biological Responses to Discharge from Wastewater Treatment Plants in High and Low Population Density Areas. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 21 (5), 1065-1075.
  • Varady, David P. and Xinhao Wang (2001). Can Public Housing Authorities Attract and Hold Upwardly Mobile Households? A Report From Cincinnati. Journal of Urban Affairs, 23 (3-4), 431-450.
  • Wang, Xinhao and Jing Jin (2001). Assessing the Impact of Urban Growth on Flooding with an Integrated Curve Number-Flow Accumulation Approach. Water International, 26 (2), 215-222.
  • Varady, David P., Carole C. Walker, and Xinhao Wang (2001). Voucher Recipient Achievement of Improved Housing Conditions in the US: Do Moving Distance and Relocation Services Matter? . Urban Studies, 38 (8), 1273-1304.
  • Varady, David P., Carole C. Walker, and Xinhao Wang (2001). Voucher Recipient Achievement of Improved Housing Conditions in the US: Do Moving Distance and Relocation Services Matter? . Urban Studies, 38 (8), 1273-1304.
  • Wang, Xinhao (2001). Integrating Water Quality Management and Land Use Planning in a Watershed Context. Journal of Environmental Management, 61 (1), 25-36.
  • Dyer, Scott D., Charlotte White-Hull, Gregory J. Carr, Eric P. Smith and Xinhao Wang (2000). Bottom-up and Top-down Approaches to Assess Multiple Stressors over Large Geographic Areas, . Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 19 (4-2), 1066-1075.
  • Wang, Xinhao, Charlotte White-Hull, Scott Dyer and Ying Yang (2000). GIS-ROUT: a River Model for Watershed Planning. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 27 (-), 231-246.
  • Huang, Guohe, L. Liu, A. Chakma, S. M. Wu, Xinhao Wang, and Y.Y. Yin (1999). A Hybrid GIS-Supported Watershed Modeling System: application to the Lake Erhai basin, China. Hydrological Science Journal, 44 (4), 597-610.
  • Yin, Zhi-Yong and Xinhao Wang (1999). A Cross-Scale Comparison of Drainage Basin Characteristics Derived from Digital Elevation Models. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 24 (-), 557-562.
  • Auffrey, Christopher and Xinhao Wang (1998). Measuring Local Environmental Inequity Using GIS and Publicly-available Data. Jurnal Pusat Penelitian Lingkungan Hidup Universitas Gadjah Mada (People and Environment), 16, 3-19.
  • Dyer, Scott D., Charlotte E. White-Hull, Xinhao Wang, Troy D. Johnson, and Greg J. Carr (1998). Determining the Influence of Habitat and Chemical Factors on Instream Biotic Integrity for a Southern Ohio Watershed. Journal of Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Recovery, 6 (-), 91-110.
  • Wang, Xinhao and Christopher Auffrey (1998). Analyzing Spatial Correlation between Hazardous Waste Sites and Mortality Rates. Environments, 26 (2), 39-57.
  • Wang, Xinhao and Zhi-Yong Yin (1998). A Comparison of Drainage Networks Derived from Digital Elevation Models at Two Scales. Journal of Hydrology, 210 (-), 221-241.
  • Dyer, Scott D., Charlotte E. White-Hull, Troy D. Johnson, Greg J. Carr and Xinhao Wang (1998). The Importance of Space in Understanding the Risk of Multiple Streesors on the Biological Integrity of Receiving Waters. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 61, 37-41.
  • Wang, Xinhao and Zhi-Yong Yin (1997). Using GIS to assess the relationship between land use on water quality at a watershed level. Environment International, 23 (1), 103-114.
  • Wang, Xinhao (1997). Conceptual Design of a System for Selecting Appropriate Groundwater Models in Groundwater Protection Programs. Environmental Management, 21 (4), 607-616.
  • Wang, Xinhao and Bruce Stauffer (1995). Application of GIS for Environmental Impact Analysis in a Traffic Relief Study. Computers, Environment, and Urban Systems, 19 (4), 275-286.
  • Atash, Fahard and Xinhao Wang (1990). Satellite Town Development in Shanghai, China: An Overview. Journal of Architectural and Planning Research, 7 (3), 245-257.
  • Wang, Xinhao (1985). Unit Overland Flow Evaluation of Nonpoint Source Pollution. Environmental Sciences in China, 5 (5), 62-67.
  • Wang, Xinhao (2006). Book review: Evolving Cities: Geocomputation in Territorial Planning. Planning Theory, 5 (3), 275-279.

Published Books

  • Wang, Xinhao and Rainer vom Hofe (2007). Research Methods in Urban and Regional Planning. Beijing: Springer and Tsinghua University Press.

Book Chapters

  • Wang, Xinhao (2013). Ecological Aesthetics and Urban Planning and Design. In Cheng, Xiangzhan, Arnold Berleant, Paul H. Gobster, and Xinhao Wang (Eds.), Ecological Aesthetics and Ecological Assessment and Planning Zhengzhou, China: Henan People’s Press.
  • Wolfgang F. E. Preiser and Xinhao Wang (2012). Quantitative (GIS) and Qualitative (BPE) Assessments of Library Performance. In Shauna Mallory-Hill, Wolfgang F. E. Preiser, Christopher G. Watson (Eds.), Enhancing Building Performance (pp.179-202). Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Wang, Xinhao, Joshua S. Belhadj and Heng Wei (2009). A Planning Support System for Terror-resistant Urban Communities. In Showalter, Pamela S. and Yongmei Lu (Eds.), Geospatial Techniques in Urban Hazard and Disaster Analysis (pp.431-445). Springer.
  • Wang, Xinhao and Lin Liu (2002). Water Resources for A Sustainable Chiang Mai. In Romanos, Michael and Christopher Auffrey (Eds.), Managing Intermediate Size Cities: Sustainable Development in a Growth Region of Thailand (pp.187-206). Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publisher.
  • Liu, Lin and Xinhao Wang (2002). Building A Geographic Information System. In Romanos, Michael and Christopher Auffrey (Eds.), Managing Intermediate Size Cities: Sustainable Development in a Growth Region of Thailand (pp.223-234). Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publisher.
  • Wang, Xinhao (1996). Geographic Information Systems as a Consulting Tool. In Fritz, Jan Marie (Eds.), Clinical Sociology Resource Book (pp.241-244). Washington, DC: American Sociological Association.
  • Wang, Xinhao (1987). Nonpoint Source Pollution. China National Lake Eutrophication investigation Handbook Beijing: Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences.

Electronic Journal Articles

  • Wang, Xinhao, Amy Burgess, and Jeff Yang (2012). A Scenario-based Water Conservation Planning Support System (SB-WCPSS). Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment.
  • 2. Wang, Xinhao, William Shuster, Chandrima Pal, Steven Buchberger, James Bonta and Kiran Avadhanula (2010). Low Impact Development Design—Integrating Suitability Analysis and Site Planning for Reduction of Post-Development Stormwater Quantity. Sustainability, 2.

Encyclopedia Articles

  • Wang, Xinhao and Diana Mitsova-Boneva (2005). Quality of water supplies. Water Encyclopedia: Water Quality and Resource Development

Other Publications

  • Lin Liu, Xia Li, Kai Liu, Xinchang Zhang, Xinhao Wang (2008). The Built Environment and Its Dynamics. SPIE Proceedings in Geoinformatics 2008 and Joint Conference on GIS and Built Environment, 7144 Guangzhou, China.
  • Wang, Xinhao (2006). Should Water Quality Management be Integrated with Land Use Planning?. Environment, 1-2 Colorado Institute of Public Policy. Colorado State University.

Presentations & Lectures

Paper Presentations

  • Wang, Xinhao and Ming Tang (07/03/2016). Integration of GIS and Parametric Modeling. The 10th International Association for China Planning (IACP) Conference , Beijing, China.
  • Wang, Xinhao and Xin Fu (07/10/2016). Applying Ecological Wisdom in Building Urban and Rural Resilience . Tongji Forum on ecological wisdom inspired urban and rural ecological practice, Shanghai, China.

Symposium

  • Wang, Xinhao and Xin Fu (06/29/2016). Ecological Wisdom in Resilient Urban and Regional Development . Symposium on Synergy Development of Transportation and Megaregion: Experience from Beijing-Tianjin-Heibei Region and Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area, Beijing, China. Professional Meeting. Level: International.

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