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Ning Ai

Associate Professor

Urban Planning and Policy

Contact

Building & Room:

258 CUPPA Hall, MC 348

Address:

412 S. Peoria St., Room 258

Office Phone:

(312) 413-9786

Email:

ain@uic.edu

CV Download:

Ning Ai_CV_Jan 12 2019

About

Ning Ai joined UIC in 2011 with a joint appointment in the Department of Urban Planning and Policy and the Institute for Environmental Science and Policy. Her research and teaching interests center on integrating life cycle perspectives and locally-specific data into environmental planning and sustainability policy making. Her primary theme of interdisciplinary research is material and waste management in an urban metabolic context. She has also implemented neighborhood-level data mining, environmental modelling, and metrics development to study sustainable transportation and environment.

Ning has worked for the World Bank, the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Co., and the Georgia State Department of Natural Resources. Her previous work experiences include the application of GIS in environmental protection, urban sustainability indicators, and the socioeconomic impact analysis of natural disasters. She currently serves as the Division Vice Chair of Sustainability and Resource Conservation Technical Council and Chair of the Resource Conservation Technical Coordinating Committee of the Air & Waste Management Association.

 

Courses Taught at UIC

 

UPP570 Environmental Planning and Policy

UPP571 Economic and Environmental Planning

UPP514 Economic Analysis for Planning and Management

US240 Urban and Community Economics

Selected Publications

Ning Ai and Junjun Zheng. 2019. “Community-Based Food Waste Modeling and Planning Framework for Urban Regions.” Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development. 9(1): 1-20. https://doi.org/10.5304/jafscd.2019.091.009

Ning Ai, Marc Kjerland, Cynthia Klein-Banai, Thomas L. Theis. 2019. Sustainability Assessment of Universities as Small-Scale Urban Systems: A Comparative Analysis Using Fisher Information and Data Envelopment Analysis. Journal of Cleaner Production, 212: 1357-1367. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.11.205

Ning Ai, Junjun Zheng, and Weiqiang Chen. 2019. U.S. End-of-Life Electric Vehicle Batteries: Dynamic Inventory Modeling and Spatial Analysis for Regional Solutions. Resource, Conservation, and Recycling, 145: 208-219. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2019.01.021

Wen Zongguo, Chen Chen, Bai Weinan, Ning Ai, Lin Yanxin, Zhang Wenting. 2019. Environmental Impact of Carbon Cross-Media Metabolism in Waste Management: A Case Study of Municipal Solid Waste Treatment Systems in China. Science of the Total Environment. 674: 512-523. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.04.154

Shantanu Pai, Ning Ai, and Junjun Zheng. 2019. “Decentralized Community Composting Feasibility Analysis for Residential Food Waste: A Chicago Case Study.” Sustainable Cities and Society. Volume 50. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2019.101683

Ning Ai, Junjun Zheng, and Xiaochen Chen. 2018. Electric Vehicle Park-Charge-Ride Programs: A Planning Framework and Case Study in Chicago. Transportation Research Part D: Transportation and Environment. 59: 433-450. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trd.2018.01.021

Ning Ai and Nancey Green Leigh. “Planning for Sustainable Material and Waste Management.” American Planning Association Planning Advisory Service (PAS) Report #587. May 2017. ISBN 978-1-61190-195-5. https://www.planning.org/publications/report/9124041/

Education

Ph.D., City and Regional Planning, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011
Master in City Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003
B.A., Environmental Economics & Natural Resource Management, Renmin (People’s) University of China, 2001
B.S., Environmental Engineering, Tsinghua University, 2001