Books In Chinese

  1. Tian, Li, (2017) Urban Planning and Public Health, China Architecture & Building Press, Beijing, forthcoming
  2. Tian, Li, (2016) Urban Land Use Planning, Tsinghua University Press, Beijing
  3. Gu, Chaolin, Tian, Li, Zhou, Kai et al. (eds.) (2016) Handbook of Planning Research Methods, China Architecture & Building Press, Beijing
  4. Tian, Li, Li, Yongfu, Shen, Jie et al. (2015) Urbanization and Urban-rural Development, China Architecture & Building Press, Beijing
  5. Tian, Li (2015) A Comparative Study on the Land Use of Peri-urban Areas in China: Spatio-temporal Pattern and Driving Force, China Architecture & Building Press, Beijing
  6. Zhang, Tingwei  & Tian, Li eds.(2013) Chinese City Reader, China Architecture & Building Press, Beijing
  7. Gui, Yanli & Tian, Li (2013) Theories of City Master Planning, Renmin University Press, Beijing
  8. Luan, Feng, Wang, Yiyun, Hou, Li and Tian, Li (2013) Urban Economics, China Architecture & Building Press, Beijing
  9. Tian, Li, Yao Kai, Wang Wei, Dong Hengpin, (2010) Comparative Study of Urban Planning and Construction of Global Cities,   China Architecture & Building Press, Beijing
  10. Tian, Li (2008) Betterment and Compensation under the Land Use Rights System of China, China Architecture & Building Press, Beijing

Books In English

  1. Tian, LiGuo, Yan, Peri-Urban China: Land Use, Growth and Integrated Urban Rural Development Routledge, 2019
  2. Tian, LiLand Values, Property Rights and Urban Development: Betterment and Compensation under the Land Use Rights of China, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2014

English Journal Papers *Corresponding author

  • Chenjing Fan, Ouyang, W. *Tian Li *, Song Yan, Miao, Wensheng, Elderly Health Inequality in China and its Determinants: a  Geographical PerspectiveInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health20194

  • Gao, Y. Tian, Li*, Lin Zhou et al, Supplying social infrastructure land for satisfying public needs or leasing residential land? A study of local government choices in China, Land Use Policy, 882019

  • Lin Zhou, Tian, Li*, et al.  How did industrial land supply respond to transitions in state strategy? An analysis of prefecture-level cities in China from 2007 to 2016Land Use Policy, 87(2019), 1-13

  • Tian, Li*, Gaofeng Xu, Chenjing Fan, Yue Zhang* , Chaolin Gu , Yang Zhang, Analyzing mega city-regions through integrating urbanization and eco-environment systems: A case of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Healthaccepted, forthcoming, IF2.608
  • Tianyue Peng, David O'Connor, Bin Zhao, Yuanliang Jin a, Yunhui Zhang, Tian, Li, Na Zheng, Xiaoping Li, Deyi Hou*Spatial distribution of lead contamination in soil and equipment dust at children's playgrounds in Beijing, ChinaEnvironmental Pollution2452019),363-370
  •  Tian, Li*, Yao, Z. Fan, C. Zhou, Lin, A systems approach to enabling affordable housing for migrants through upgrading ChengzhongcunA case of Xiamen, Cities, 2018(12), 1-14
  • David O'Connora, Deyi Houa,, Jing Yeb, Yunhui Zhangc, Yong Sik Okd, Yinan Songa,Frederic Coulone, Tianyue Penga, Tian, LiLead-based paint remains a major public health concern: A critical review of global production, trade, use, exposure, health risk, and implicationsEnvironmental Pollution212018),85-101
  • Ouyang, W., Li, J.Tian, Li*, Jiang Y. etc. (2018) Examining the Impacts of Land Use on Cancer Incidence through Structural Equation Modeling: A Case of the Pan-Yangtze River Delta, China, Cities, 20183,11-23 IF 3.502
  • Tian Li, Zhihao Yao,From State-dominant to Bottom-up Redevelopment: Can Institutional Change Facilitate Urban and Rural Redevelopment in China? Cities, 2018(1),1-12
  • Hou, D., O'Connor, D., Nathanail, P., Tian, L., Ma, Y.,Integrated GIS and multivariate statistical analysis for regional scale assessment of heavy metal soil contamination: A critical review, Environmental Pollution,231(2017),1188 - 120
  • Chenjing Fan, Tian Li *, Lin Zhou, Deyi Hou, Yan Song, Xiaohui Qiao, Jingwei Li, Examining the Impacts of Urban Form on Air Pollutant Emissions: Evidence from China,Journal of Environment Management, 212(2018), 405-414
  •  Boyi Wang, Tian Li *, Zhihao Yao,Institutional Uncertainty, Fragmented Urbanization and Spatial Lock-in of the Peri-urban Area of China: A Case of Industrial Land Redevelopment in Panyu,Land Use Policy, 72(2018),241-249
  • ​​Tian Li, Liang Yinlong, and Zhang Bo (2017) Measuring Residential and Industrial Land Use Mix in the Peri-urban Areas of China, Land Use Policy, 69(2017),427-438
  • Tian Li, Li Yongfu, Yan Yaqi, and Wang Boyi (2017) Measuring Urban Sprawl and Exploring the Role Planning Plays: A Shanghai Case Study, Land Use Policy, 67(2017), 426-435
  • ​​Tian Li, Li Yongfu, Shao Lei, Zhang Yue, Measuring the Spatio-temporal Characteristics of City Expansion and Its Driving Forces in Shanghai from 1990 to 2015, Chinese Geographic Science,2017,27(6),875-890
  • Zhu, J. and Tian, Li, (2016) Editorial: inclusive urbanization in the 21st century China, Cities, 2016, 1-5
  • Ouyang, W., Wang, B.Tian, Li*(Corresponding author)and Niu, X. Spatial deprivation of urban public services in migrant communities under the context of rapidly urbanizing China: A case of Shanghai, Cities, 2016(6), 1-10
  • Tian, Li, Land Use Dynamics Driven by Rural Industrialization and Local Land Finance in the Peri-urban Areas of China: Cases of Jiangyin and Shunde, Land Use Policy, 45(2015),117-127
  • Tian, LiBehind the Growth: Planning Education in the Fast Urbanizing China, Journal of Planning Education and Research, 2015(12),1-11
  • Tian, Li, Biqing Ge, Yongfu Li. Impacts of State-led and Bottom-up Urbanization on Land Use Change in the Peri-urban Areas of Shanghai: Planned Growth or Uncontrolled Sprawl? Cities, 2016(1),1-13
  • Tian, Li. Guo, X. Yin, W. From Urban Sprawl to Land Consolidation in Suburban Shanghai under the Backdrop of Increasing vs Decreasing Balance Policy: A Perspective of Property Rights ,Urban Studies,2015(11),1-19,DOI: 10.1177/0042098015615098
  • Tian, Li and Zhu, Jieming, Clarification of collective land rights and its impact on non-agricultural land use in the Pearl River Delta of China: A Case of Shunde, Cities, 2013(35), 190–199
  • Tian, Li and Shen, Tiyan, Evaluation of Plan Implementation in the Transitional China: A Case of Guangzhou City Master Plan, Cities, 2011(28), 11–27,文章编号:doi:10.1016/j.cities.2010.07.002
  • Tian, Li. & W. Ma (2009) Government Intervention in City Development of China: A Tool of Land Supply, Land Use Policy, 26 (2009), pp. 599-609,文章编号:doi:10.1016/j.landusepol.2008.08.012
  • Tian, Li. (2008) Chengzhongcun Land Market in China: Boon or Bane?—A Perspective of Property Rights, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 32(2),282-304,文章编号:DOI:10.1111/j.1468-2427.2008.00787.x
  • Tian, Li. (2007) Impacts of Public Transit on Residential Property Values in the Land Market of China: Evidence from Two Transport Projects in Guangzhou, Journal of Property Research, 23(4), 347-366,DOI: 10.1080/09599910601095365
  • Selected Chinese Journal Papers

    1. Yao Zhihao, Tian Li (Corresponding author), Fan Chenjing and Zhou Lin, Research on urban renewal targeting the supply of public rental housing: a case of Xiamen Chengzhongcun regeneration, City Planning Forum, 20184),88-95
    2. Tian Li , Exploring the path of balancing individual benefits and public interest in the “Three Renewal” City Planning Review,  20182),78-84
    3. Du Kun, Tian Li (Corresponding author), Research on expansion of urban and rural construction land driven by land financing: the case of Yangtze River Delta, Urban Studies, 20178),91-99
    4. YAN Yaqi, TIAN Li Studies on Evolution of Implementation Policies of Urban Renewal in UK since the 1990s and Their Policy Implications for China [J], Shanghai Urban Planning Review, 2016(4)45-50
    5. Guo Xu, Tian Li (Corresponding author) Land Consolidation Planning and Implementation in ShanghaiA Perspective of “Property Rights Transfer—Development Opportunities Redistribution”, City Planning Review, forthcoming
    6. Tian Li, Wang Boyi, Wei Ouyang, Niu Xinyi, A Comparative Study of Urban Public Service Supply between Local and Migrants Community in the Periphery of Shanghai: A Perspective of Spatial Deprivation, City Planning Review, forthcoming
    7. Kun Du, Tian Li (Corresponding author) Urban Renewal and Regeneration of London: A Perspective of Global City, Overseas Urban Planning, 20168
    8. Tian Li, Li Jingwei, Ouyang Wei, Chen Wanqing, Zeng Hongmei, Xiao Yang, How does Urban and Rural Planning Influence Public Health? An Interdisciplinary Research Framework from “Individual Health” to “Urban-rural Health” Urban Planning Forum, 2016(2), 111-126
    9. Li Qing, Tian, Li. The Formulation of Urban Planning and Design Concept Based on Phenomenology: Shanghai Jinshan Living Seashore, Urban Planning Forum, 2015(6), 99-105
    10. Tian, Li, Zhihao Yao, Xu Guo and Wei Yin, 2015. Land Redevelopment from a Perspective of Property Rights Configuration: Local Practice and Implications in the Backdrop of New Urbanization, City Planning Review, 2015(1), 22-29
    11. Tian Li, Ge Biqing, Li Yongfu, (2014) Research on Temporal-Spatial Characteristics and Driving Force of Land Use Change in the Peri-urban Areas of Shanghai, City Planning Review,  2014(6), 45-51
    12. Tian, Li (2013) Land Urbanization of China at the Crossroad: A Review since the Establishment of Land Use Rights System and a Vision of its Transition, City Planning Review, 2013(5), 22-28
    13. Tian, L. and LiangY. (2013) Industrialization and Land Use in the Peri-urban Areas of China: An Investigation of Three of 100 Top Counties from the Three Megapolis, Urban Planning Forum, 2013(5)30-37
    14. Tian, Li (2013) Dilemma of Double-track Land System in Urban-rural Coordinated Planning Implementation: An Exploration of Reform in Land Property Rights, Urban Planning  Forum, 2013(2), 18-22
    15.   Tian, Li(2012) An Introduction to Planning of Greater New York, Urban and Regional Planning Research, 51,179-195
    16. Tian, Li & Changhai Luo (2012), Land Share-holding Cooperative and Rural Land Use in the Industrialization Process: A Case of Shunde, City Planning Review, 2012(4), 25-31
    17. Zhang, H. Tian, Li, and etc., Research on the Impact of Urban Planning on Real Estate Development Based on Land Value: A Case of Real Estate Development Projects in the City Center of Jinshan New Town, Shanghai City Planning, 2012(1)
    18. Tian, Li & Biqing Ge(2011)  Land Use Characteristics and Driving Forces of Peri-urban Area in the Transitional Economy, Urban Planning Forum, 2011(3), 66-73
    19. Tian, Li, Perry Yang, Hengping Dong &  Liu Yang, (2011) Comparisons Between Planning Education of China and the USA under the Global Financial Crisis and Sustainable Development, Overseas Urban Planning, 2011(2), 99-105
    20. Tian, Li, Urbanization of Land in Urbanization Process of China: Boon or Bane? City Planning Review, 2011(2), 11-13
    21. Tian, Li & Sun Yue(2010) Integration of Industrial Land Fragmentation in the Rural Pearl River Delta: A Case of Guangzhou PanyuUrban Planning Forum, 2010(2), 21-26
    22. Tian, Li, Debates on Public Interests of Urban Planning: Impacts and Implications of Property Rights, City Planning Review, 2010(1), 29-3247
    23. Tian, Li, Sphix Stigma of Optimized City Size: Economic Explanation of City Size, Urban Planning Forum, 2009(2), 90-96
    24.   Tian, Li(2008), Externality of Government Intervention in the Real Estate Market, Urban Issues, 2008(7), 7985
    25. Tian, Li, Lv Chuanting, Shen Tiyan (2008), Theoretical and Empirical Study on Evaluation of Implementation of City Master Planning, Urban Planning Forum, 2008(5), 90-96
    26. Tian, Li, (2007) Site Development Control Plan in China: Dilemma and Solution--An Analytical Perspective of Property Rights City Planning Review, 16-20
    27. Tian, Li, (2006) Government Intervention in City Development of Chinathe first Fudan University International Urban Forum, Nov.3-5, Fudan University, Shanghai
    28. Tian, Li,Land Use Rights System and Urban Development in Mainland of China: A Comparison with the Public Land Leasehold System of Hong Kong,” China Land Science, V18 (6), 2004, 40-45
    29. Tian, Li, “Land value capture and allocation: From an international perspective, Overseas City Planning, 2004 (12)
    30. Tian, Li, “Debates over American zoning,” Urban Planning Forum, 2004 (8)
    31. Tian, Li, “The inspiration drawn from the public participation in urban planning of USA,” Planning Management, (April 2003)
    32. Wang, Menghui, Duan, Xianfeng, Tian, Li, and Chen, Qing, “Considerations on Guangzhou University Town Development Plan,” City Planning Review, (May 2002)
    33. Tian, Li, “The changes of urban planning management jurisdiction in China,” City Planning Review, (December 2001)
    34. Tian, Li, “The coordination of old city renewal and new districts growth,” City Development Research, (October 2001)
    35. Wang, Menghui, Duan, Xianfeng and Tian, Li, “Exploration of the strategic planning in Guangzhou,” City Planning Review, (March 2001)
    36. Tian, Li, “Farmer’s housing in China’s cities: Problems and measures in urban planning management,” Planners, (June 2000)
    37. Duan, Xianfeng and Tian, Li, “Government intervention in the construction of Science Park,” City Planning Review, (May 2000),
    38. Tian, Li, “Study on land Use along high-speed public transit,” Urban Research, (June 1999)
    39. Tian, Li, “Urban land leasing: Control and guide,” City Planning Review, (April 1999)
    40. Tian, Li, “An analysis of the urban skyline,” Planners, (February1999)
    41. Tian, Li, “Villages in metropolises: on the contradictory and harmonious development in the period of countryside--city transformation,” Urban Planning Forum, (October 1998)
    42. Tian, Li, “Research on land use strategies of China,” Urban Research, (August 1998)
    43. Tian, Li and Zhuang, Haibo, “Establishing a system of joint development between constructing urban high-speed transit and developing real estate— a case study in Guangzhou,” Urban Planning Forum, (April 1998)
    44. Tian, Li, “Limitation of urban land on living space standards for Residential housing in China,” China Real Estate, (June 1996)
    45. Zheng, Zheng and Tian, Li, “Urban design for Central Avenue in Pudong new district, Shanghai,” Time and Architecture, (June 1995)

    Software Copyright

    1. Software of land use fragmentation index, Registration number, 2013SR145455Certificate number: 065121
    2. Software of land use mix index based on compatibility, Registration number, 2013SR144662Certificate number: 0650424


    1. TIAN Li, LIANG YinlongAn evaluation method of land use mix based on compatibility, Registration date: 06/10/2016, Patent number 201310659117.6, Issued by State Intellectual Property Office of China
    2. TIAN Li, LI Yongfu, and YAO Zhihao, An index method of evaluating the transition from rural to urban, Application number: 20140598382.2, Application date: May, 2014