Chengri Ding

Associate Professor
(301) 405-6626
PKT 1112L

Professor Ding heads the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy's China Program, which was established in 2003 to engage with Chinese in land and urban policy reforms. He also manages three demonstration projects in China: The first project focuses on engaging in transition of urban planning practice in a way that market forces and planning both influence urban development. The second project has the goal to better understand the potential conflict between farmland preservation and urban development pressure and better design and develop institutional system to recognize fundamental changes undertaken in China. The last project deals with Chinese in property/land taxation.


Among his interests are:

  • Urban economics and urban policy
  • Land policy and management
  • Policy and planning analysis
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in planning
  • Quantitative research methods in planning International (China) studies


PhD Urban and Regional Planning - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1996
MS Geographic Information System Applications - Sinica Academy of Sciences 1989
BS Geography - Beijing Normal University 1986