Dr Teibei Li is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Urban Research.
Dr Tiebei Li is an urban geographer whose research focuses on developing a spatial understanding of urban and transport systems in an urban environment. He has extensive research developing methods for urban forecasts, modelling intra-urban mobility, commuting patterns and transport costs. His research also explores interactions between transport and residential mobility and how they impact urban structure and transport changes. Over many years, Dr Li's research has gone beyond conventional geographical investigation and has enhanced the scholarly understanding of the significance of these dynamics for urban productivity theory and concepts. This research has provided new insights for governments to address fundamental problems to improve urban productivity while optimising land use and infrastructure provision. A range of Dr Li's research methods and findings has been used by governments to inform planning policy, including many citations in government reports guiding national housing, transport, and energy policy.
- Member of the international editorial board of Journal of Transport Geography.
- Member of the international editorial board of PLOS One.
- Member of the Program Committee for the International Conference on Computational Urban Planning.
- Guest editor for the Journal of Transport Geography to edit an international special issue.
- Grant examiner for Australian Research Council Discovery, Linkage, and DECRA project proposals.
- Discipline leader of the 'Transport Future' theme for the Clean Air and Urban Landscape Hub, Australia.
- Lead investigator of Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) research projects (2018–2023).
- Member of the Institute of Australian Geographers and the Economic Society of Australia.
- Member of the East Asian Society for Transport Studies and the Hong Kong Society for Transportation.
- Invited author of media articles on electric vehicles, public transport, commuting, and 20-minute city for The Conversation, the Herald Sun, and The Age.
Urban and Transport Geography, Spatial modelling and analysis, Population and job locations
- Disruption in regional housing: Policy responses for more resilient markets. Funded by: Australian Housing & Urban Research Institute (AHURI) - Competitive from (2023 to 2024)
- The Green Australian Vehicle Ownership (GreenAVO) Capability for AURIN (Administered by University of Queensland). Funded by: Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN) Grant from (2022 to 2023)
- The economic dynamics and population change of Australia’s regional cities. Funded by: Australian Housing & Urban Research Institute (AHURI) - Competitive from (2020 to 2023)
- Understanding what attracts new residents to smaller cities (Administered by University of South Australia). Funded by: Australian Housing & Urban Research Institute (AHURI) - Competitive from (2020 to 2021)
- Affordable rental housing, commuting costs and urban productivity. Funded by: AHURI Research Grants (CAT 1 Generic) 2018 onwards from (2018 to 2023)
- Li, T.,Dodson, J. (2023). Worker intra-urban residential migration and spatial labour market change in Melbourne's functional economic regions In: Population, Space and Place, 29, 1 - 13
- Vij, A.,Ardeshiri, A.,Li, T.,Beer, A.,Crommelin, L. (2022). Understanding what attracts new residents to smaller cities In: AHURI Final Report, , 1 - 73
- Li, T.,Denham, T.,Dodson, J.,Vij, A. (2022). The economic dynamics and population change of Australia’s regional cities In: AHURI Final Report, , 1 - 142
- Li, T.,Jahed Shiran, S.,Dodson, J. (2021). Metropolitan migration and spatial housing markets: A geographical study in Melbourne In: Applied Geography, 129, 1 - 11
- Li, T.,Dodson, J.,Goldie, X. (2021). Urban structure, commuting burden, and employment status of labour forces in an Australian city In: Journal of Transport Geography, 93, 1 - 14
- Middha, B.,Butt, A.,Li, T. (2020). Living Locally: Beveridge North West In: Resilient Melbourne, DELWP Melbourne, Australia
- Middha, B.,Butt, A.,Li, T. (2020). Living Locally Beveridge North-West Volume I In: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning Melbourne, Australia
- Butt, A.,Middha, B.,Li, T. (2020). Living Locally Beveridge North-West Volume II :Consideration of, precinct structure planning and 20-minute neighbourhoods in greenfield areas In: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning Melbourne, Australia
- Li, T.,Dodson, J. (2020). Job growth, accessibility, and changing commuting burden of employment centres in Melbourne In: Journal of Transport Geography, 88, 1 - 11
- Dodson, J.,Li, T.,Taylor, E.,Goldie, X. (2020). A Commuting burden and housing affordability for low-income renters In: AHURI Final Report, 246, 1 - 65
1 PhD Completions
- Urban mobility and transport, green transport distribution, land use and transport interactions, urban data analytics.
- PhD in Geography, University of Queensland, Australia, 12/2009
- Master of Information Systems, Macquarie University, Australia, 3/2003
- Bachelor of Science, Science and Technology University, Beijing, China, 7/1996
- Convener of Planning and Transport program, Centre for Urban Research, RMIT, 8/2018 –
- Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Urban Research, RMIT, Australia, 1/2016 –
- Research Fellow, Urban Research Program, Griffith University, Australia, 1/2009 – 12/2015