Peilei Fan

Peilei Fan

503 Boston Avenue
Research/Areas of Interest:

(1) human-natural interactions and their impact on environment and social equity at multiple spatial scales, particularly in cities;
(2) technology and development


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Mass Institute of Technology, USA, 2003
  • Master of Science, Mass Institute of Technology, USA, 2001


Peilei Fan is a Professor in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning. She comes to Tufts from Michigan State University where she was a Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the School of Planning, Design, and Construction and Interim Director of the Center for Global Change and Earth Observations. She is the President of International Association for Landscape Ecology. Fan has also served as a consultant for the United Nations University – World Institute of Development Economics Research and the Asian Development Bank. Her research focuses on urban environment and sustainability, public health, innovation and economic development, and planning and policy and has been funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Science Foundation. She received her PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.