Academic Publications & Commissioned Reports

  • J. Moore, J. Welch, S. Marbut, M. Halmilton, T. Glynn and L. Xie, January 17, 2022. Plattsburgh Housing Advisory Committee Final Report. Commissioned by the City of Plattsburgh, New York. Accessible from:

  • Mercado, A., Xie, L., & Danks, L. (2020). The Transition of Employment Practice to Improve Labor Productivity: Clinton County, New York. Middle State Geographer, 53:61-72.

  • Yang, Z., L. Xie, W. Sun, Z. Cheng. 2020. Development of Economic Clusters in Transitional Cities: The Case of Beijing, 1987-2002. Journal of Urban Planning and Development.

  • Xie, L. 2019. Entrepreneurship in Chinese Cities in the Post-Reform Era. in Iftikhar, Muhammad Naveed, Jonathan Justice, and David B. Audretsch (Eds.). Urban Studies and Entrepreneurship. Springer. ISBN 978-3-030-15164-5.

  • Iftikhar, Muhammad Naveed, Xie, L., Shakeel K., et al. (2019). The institutional and urban design of Gwadar City. International Growth Center. Report C-37422-PAK-1. Accessible from:

  • Xie, L., Yang, Z., Cai, J., Cheng, Z., Wen, T., & Song, T. (2016). Harbin: A rust belt city revival from its strategic position. Cities, 58, 26-38. doi:

  • Wen, T., Cai, J., & Xie, L. 2016. Research on the Relationship Among Urban Amenities, Talents and Urban Income in China: Structural Equation Model in Practice. In F. Bian & Y. Xie (Eds.), Geo-Informatics in Resource Management and Sustainable Ecosystem (Vol. 569, pp. 578-585): Springer Berlin Heidelberg. Accessible from:

  • Webster, D., Cai, J., Xie, L. (April - June, 2013). Pivoting from Quantity to Quality: An Agenda for a new Suburban Community Development Paradigm in China. Asia Pacific Housing Journal. 7 (23): 17-28.

  • Xie, L. 2012, Sustainability Implications of Mass Rapid Transit on the Built Environment & Human Travel Behavior in Suburban Neighborhoods: The Beijing Case. Paper presented at the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Workshop in Sustainable Development, Columbia University, NYC.

  • Webster, D., J. Cai, Y. Deng, L. Xie, Z. Yang and A. Andrew Gulbrandson. 2011. Urban Transformation in Beijing Metropolis: Implications for Land Use Efficiency. Working paper for Lincoln Institute of Land Policy – China Program.

  • Xie, L. 2010, Suburban Extension of Beijing's Mass Rapid Transit System: Social Equity and Sustainability Implications. Paper presented at Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Washington DC.

  • Wang, Y., J. Cai, L. Xie, J. Liu. 2009. Resilient Chinese Cities: Examples from Beijing and Shanghai. Urban Agriculture Magazine (22):20-21.

  • Xie, L., and V. F. S. Sit. 2007. A Transitional City: the Case Study of Shenzhen, 1980-2005. Paper presented at International Conference on China's Urban Transition and City Planning, at Cardiff University, Wales UK.

  • Cai, J., T. Hu, L. Xie, and Y. Guo. 2004. Urban Forestry Development in Beijing: A Historical Perspective. Urban Agriculture Magazine (13):26-28.

  • Wang, J., Z. Jiao, F. Gao, L. Xie, G. Yan, Y. Xiang, S. Liang, and X. Li. 2003. Validation of MODIS Albedo Product by Using Field Measurements and Airborne Multi-angular Remote Sensing Observations. Proceedings of IEEE 2003 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS03), July 21-25,2003, at Toulouse, France.

  • Xie, L., J. Wang, X. Li, G. Yan, Y. Xiang, H. Zhang, X. Ding, and H. Yang. 2002. Approach and Validation on Land Surface Albedo Retrieval Using Multiangular Remote Sensing Observations. Proceedings of IEEE 2002 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS02), June 24-28, 2002, at Toronto, Canada.

  • Xie, L., and J. Song. 2002. Strategy Propositions of the Urbanization in the Vicinity of Beijing-Jiulong Railway in Jiangxi Province. Economic Geography (in Chinese) 22 (1):46-50.

Government Consultation Report

  • Administrative Regionalization Adjustment Planning of Cities and Towns in Fujian Province, 2005-2015. Team: Jianming Cai, Qingyu Ma, Liou Xie, Feifei Zhang.

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