Dr. Wei Song's research activities Spring 2019

Dr. Wei Song was on sabbatical in spring 2019. His research activities during the sabbatical leave were focused on three related issues: (1) analyzing urban infrastructure and accessibility, (2) assessing urban economic performance and resilience using new sources of data (e.g. nighttime light remote sensing data), and (3) exploring spatial organization of urban functionalities based on network big data. These were ongoing research projects in collaboration with scholars in China and a visiting Ph.D. student in Department of Geography & Geosciences at University of Louisville. Six manuscripts were submitted to academic journals. Four of them have been published.

  • Hu, S., W. Song, C. Li, and J. Lu. 2019. The Spatial Equity of Nursing Homes in Changchun: A Multi-Trip Modes Analysis. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 8(5), 223.
  • Liu, Z., C. Xiu, and W. Song. 2019. Landscape-Based Assessment of Urban Resilience and its Evolution: A Case Study of the Central City of Shenyang. Sustainability 11(10), 2964.
  • Liu, A., Y. Wei, B. Yu, and W. Song. 2019. Estimation of Cargo Handling Capacity of Coastal Ports in China Based on Panel Model and DMSP-OLS Nighttime Light Data. Remote Sensing 11(5), 582.
  • Jin, Y., Y. Wei, C. Xiu, W. Song, and K. Yang. 2019. Study on Structural Characteristics of China’s Passenger Airline Network Based on Network Motifs Analysis. Sustainability 11(9), 2484.

Dr. Song worked with Professor Ye Wei in the School of Geographical Sciences at Northeast Normal University on a grant proposal entitled “Study on the City Network Resilience in Central and Southern Liaoning Province” that was submitted to the National Natural Science Foundation of China in March, 2019. It was funded in August 2019 for the research period from January 2020 to December 2023.

Dr. Wei Song was also invited to give research presentations at Northeast Normal University, Beijing Union University, Northeast University, Harbin Institute of Technology, and Harbin Normal University in China. The topics of his presentations include: urban scaling, analysis of city buildings’ green view using 3-D modeling, understanding urban resilience, and how to prepare and publish research manuscripts in refereed journals.


 

Flyer for Dr. Wei Song’s presentation at Northeast Normal University


Dr. Wei Song, Professor Ye Wei, and graduate students at Northeast Normal University


Dr. Wei Song was talking about urban scaling at Beijing Union University 



Spatial patterns of urban resilience in the City of Shenyang (from Landscape-Based Assessment of Urban Resilience and Its Evolution: A Case Study of the Central City of Shenyang).


Light collection range for coastal cities in China (from Estimation of Cargo Handling Capacity of Coastal Ports in China Based on Panel Model and DMSP-OLS Nighttime Light Data)


China’s passenger airline network in 2015 (from Study on Structural Characteristics of China’s Passenger Airline Network Based on Network Motifs Analysis)


Spatial distribution of elderly population, road network, nursing home locations and catchment areas in the City of Changchun (from The Spatial Equity of Nursing Homes in Changchun: A Multi-Trip Modes Analysis)