Prof. Na Ta – IACP Faculty Highlights

塔娜( Dr. Na Ta)

华东师范大学地理科学学院,副研究员 Associate professor, School of Geographic Sciences, East China Normal University

Dr. Na Ta is an associate professor at the School of Geographical Sciences, East China Normal University, and a researcher at the Key Laboratory of Geographic Information Science of the Ministry of Education. She currently serves as a member of the Young Geographer Committee of the Geographical Society of China (GSC). She received her PhD in Human Geography from Peking University in 2015, and was a visiting scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for one year. After graduation, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at East China Normal University from 2015 to 2017.


研究方向与社会贡献  (Research direction and social contribution)

Dr. Na Ta’s research addresses mobility, neighborhood and social issues in urban China through the combination of behavioral geography perspective and geographic information system methods. Her research focuses on how urban physical and social environment shapes urban residents’ space-time behavior and its implications for social and spatial inequality. Her current project attempts to measure and explain the urban socio-spatial differentiation and its effects on resident’s well-being using a space-time behavior perspective. This research will provide policy implications for urban planning and social management to build a more equitable, integrated and vibrant city. She has received research several grants from National Natural Science Foundation of China and other foundations. Her research has been published in Urban Studies, Landscape and Urban Planning, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, Cities, Acta Geographica Sinica, Scientia Geographica Sinica, Human Geography, and other journals in the field of geography, urban and transportation studies, in addition to a number of monographs and book chapters. She won the Youth Outstanding Paper Award of the China Conference on Geography 2018.

塔娜的研究强调通过结合行为地理学视角与地理信息系统方法分析中国城市的移动性、社区和社会问题。她的研究兴趣在于理解城市物质与社会环境对居民时空行为及其分异的塑造。她的近期研究项目尝试从时空行为视角测度和解释城市社会空间分异及其对居民福祉的影响。这一研究可为城市空间规划与社会管理提供政策建议,以建设更加公平、融合和有活力的城市。她的研究得到国家自然科学基金等多个项目的资助,相关成果发表在《Urban Studies》《Landscape and Urban Planning》《Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment》《Cities》《地理学报》《地理科学》《人文地理》等地理、城市与交通期刊,并出版相关学术专著。她获得了中国地理学大会2018青年优秀论文奖。

与IACP的关系(Relationship with IACP)

作为IACP的成员,积极参与IACP年会以及其他IACP组织的各项会议与活动。 Dr. Na Ta is an active member of the IACP and has been actively involved in IACP conferences and activities.