Chanam Lee, Ph.D., M.L.A.

Associate Professor

Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning
212 Adriance Lab Rd.
College Station, TX   77840

Phone: 979-845-7056

Education and Training

During the past five years or so, Lee has been involved in building empirical knowledge bases and agendas on several challenging issues related to the designers and planners the built environment. She has also worked to make the profession of landscape architecture visible in the on-going national movement to promote active living and physical activity, by managing a research project, performing several empirical studies, making presentations at many national and international conferences and workshops, and guest-lecturing classes in various disciplines

Research Interests

  • Urban Design and Physical Planning
  • Urban Form and Non-Motorized Transportation
  • Physical Activity and Public Health
  • Sedentary Lifestyle
  • Automobile Dependency
  • Smart Growth
  • Social Equity

Recent Publications

“Operational definition of walkable neighborhood: empirical and theoretical insights.” Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 2006.

“Environmental correlates of walking for transportation versus recreation purposes.” Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 2006.

“Spatial sampling and the built environment.” Annals of Epidemiology, 2005.

“Physical activity and environment research in the health field: Implications for urban and transportation planning practice and research.” Journal of Planning Literature, 2004.

International Urban Form Comparison: Paris, London, New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, and Seoul.” Seoul Development Institute.

“Implementing transportation-efficient land use: A local overview.” Washington State Transportation Center, 2002.