Qi-Li Gao, Chen Zhong, Yang Yue, Rui Cao, and Bowen Zhang. 2024. Income estimation based on human mobility patterns and machine learning models, Applied Geography, 163: 103179.

Li, Mingxiao, Wei Tu, Huan Tong, Jinzhou Cao, Chen Zhong, Hengcai Zhang, Jiasong Zhu, and Qingquan Li. 2024. Quantifying the nighttime economy–housing separation from a human activity standpoint: A case study in Shenzhen, China, Cities, 148: 104894.

Yongxin Yang, Chen Zhong, and Qi‐Li Gao. 2022. An extended node-place model for comparative studies of transit-oriented development. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 113, 103514.

Qi-li Gao, Yang Yue, Chen Zhong, Jinzhou Cao, Wei Tu and Qingquan Li. 2022. Revealing transport inequality from an activity space perspective: A study based on human mobility data, Cities 2022 pp 104036

Bowen Zhang, Chen Zhong, Qi-li Gao, Zahratu Shabrina and Wei Tu. 2022. Delineating urban functional zones using mobile phone data: A case study of cross-boundary integration in Shenzhen-Dongguan-Huizhou area Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 98: 101872.

Wei Tu, Tingting Zhu, Chen Zhong, Xiaohu Zhang, Yang Xu, and Qingquan Li. 2021. Exploring metro vibrancy and its relationship with built environment: a cross-city comparison using multi-source urban data. Geo-spatial Information Science 1-15.

Jinzhou Cao, Qingquan Li, Wei Tu, Qili Gao, Rui Cao, and Chen Zhong. 2021. Resolving urban mobility networks from individual travel graphs using massive-scale mobile phone tracking data., Cities, 110: 103077.

Qi‐Li Gao, Yang Yue, Wei Tu, Jinzhou Cao, and Qing‐Quan Li. 2021. Segregation or integration? Exploring activity disparities between migrants and settled urban residents using human mobility data, Transactions in GIS.

Chen Zhong, Zhaoliang Luan, Yao Shen, Xiaoming Li, and Wei Tu. 2020. Profiling rapid urban transformation through urban mobility data in Shenzhen. in, The Geography of Mobility, Wellbeing and Development in China (Routledge).


Qi-Li Gao, Chen Zhong, and Yikang Wang. Unpacking urban scaling and socio-spatial inequalities in mobility: Evidence from England, Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science, 0: 23998083241234137.

Chen, Zhong, Robin Morphet, and Mitsuo Yoshida. 2023. Twitter mobility dynamics during the COVID-19 pandemic: A case study of London. PLOS ONE, 18(4), e0284902.

Sharma, Divya, Chen Zhong, and Howard Wong. 2023. Lockdown lifted: measuring spatial resilience from London’s public transport demand recovery, Geo-spatial Information Science, 1-18.

Carmen Cabrera-Arnau, Chen Zhong, Michael Batty, Ricardo Silva, and Soong Moon Kang. 2023 Inferring urban polycentricity from the variability in human mobility patterns, Scientific reports 13, no. 1: 5751.

Yi-Kang Wang, Chen Zhong, Qi‐Li Gao., and Carmen Cabrera-Arnau. 2022. Understanding internal migration in the UK before and during the COVID-19 pandemic using twitter data, Urban informatics, 1(1), 15.

Duncan A Smith, Yao Shen, Joana Barros, Chen Zhong, Michael Batty, and Mariana Giannotti. 2020. A compact city for the wealthy? Employment accessibility inequalities between occupational classes in the London metropolitan region 2011, Journal of Transport Geography, 86: 102767.

Chen Zhong, Shi Zeng, Wei Tu, and Mitsuo Yoshida. 2018. Profiling the Spatial Structure of London: From Individual Tweets to Aggregated Functional Zones, ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 7: 386.


Wenlan Zhang, Chen Zhong, and Faith Taylor. 2023. Digital Injustice: A Case Study of Land Use Classification Using Multisource Data in Nairobi, Kenya In.: Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs).

Rafael Prieto Curiel, Carmen Cabrera-Arnau and Steven R. Bishop, 2022. Scaling beyond cities, Frontiers in Physics, in press

Other cities

Qing-Quan Li, Yang Yue, Qi-Li Gao, Chen Zhong, and Joana Barros. 2022. Towards a new paradigm for segregation measurement in an age of big data Urban Informatics 1, no. 1: 1-15.

Yijing Li, Qunshan Zhao, and Chen Zhong. 2022. GIS and urban data science, Annals of GIS, May 8:1-4.: 1-4.

Keyang Zhou, Yutian Liang, Chen Zhong, Jiaqi Zeng and Zhengke Zhou. 2022. Spatial Features of Urban Expansion in Vietnam Based on Long-Term Nighttime Lights Data, Land, 11(5), 601.

Mariana Giannotti, Joana Barros, Diego B Tomasiello, Duncan Smith, Bruna Pizzol, Beatriz M Santos, Chen Zhong, Yao Shen, Eduardo Marques, and Michael Batty. 2021. Inequalities in transit accessibility: Contributions from a comparative study between Global South and North metropolitan regions, Cities, 109: 103016.

Carmen Cabrera-Arnau, and Steven R Bishop. 2021. Urban population size and road traffic collisions in Europe, PloS one, 16: e0256485.

Msc student dissertation projects

2021 -

  • Haocheng Sun, title: Measuring the Polycentricity based on urban and intercity transportation networks in Greater Bay Area: a cross-scale method in the context of Node-Place model
  • Anna Lvova, title: Human mobility in response to COVID-19:a study of weekend travel demand in London
  • Divya Sharma, title: Lockdown Lifted: Understanding explanatory features of spatial resilience from London’s public transport demand recovery
  • Yongxin Yang, title: The comparative study of TOD in metro stations area of Gugangzhou and Shenzhen Using an extended node-place model

2022 -

  • Ce Hou, title: Why people cycling: illustrating the mismatch between cycling environment and cycling behavior
  • Leandra Lee, title: Multi-Scale Analysis of Commuting Efficiency and the Jobs-Housing Balance in the Pearl River Delta Mega-City Region

2023 -

  • Ying Ye, title: Unpacking the Cycling Safety of London’s Road Environment A Machine Learning Method Integrating Street View Images with Cycle Accident Data
  • Zhiwei Huang, title: Exploring the Impact of Specific Built Environment on Trip Generation and Attraction in Shenzhen
  • Yuhong Chen, Exploring Relationships between Commuting Burdens and Built Environment Variables: Evidence from Guangzhou, China