LI Congcong

Congcong LI

Doctoral Student


Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne



Research theme
-Transport & Land Use

-Infrastructure Finance

-Mega-Project Management and Value Capture

-International Comparative Research

Géographie-cités • Campus Condorcet
5 cours des Humanités
93322 Aubervilliers cedex (France)


LI Congcong is a doctoral student at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne , UMR 8504 Géographie-cités under the supervision of Natacha Aveline. Her thesis, Institutional Mechanism of Land Value Capture in Transport Development–the Case of China, studies how local governments in China manage to finance construction of metro lines through real estate operations in stations and their surroundings. It consists of comparative study of the case of Shenzhen—a city with exceptional political and financial autonomy and Nanjing–which is more representative of the majority of Chinese cities.


2017–Now Doctorat en géographie -Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, “Institutional Mechanism of Land Value Capture in Transport Development–the Case of China”

2016-2017 MSc International Planning- University College London

2013-2016 BSc Science and Society- University College London

Scientific activities

Project participation

International projects

2019-Now Financing Clean Air, University of Liverpool – Geography and Planning, Wei Yang & Partners, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, University of Paris Est – Lab’Urba/ Ecole d’Urbanisme de Paris, Royal Town Planning Institute, Radboud University – Institute for Management Research, Tongji University, Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University

LI Congcong  Young Researcher

Scientific Events

Li Congcong (2019), Financing Clear Air Project Meeting, October 24th–25th, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China

Oral communications

LI Congcong, (2019), “Rail plus Property Development in China: Towards Transit-Centered Value Capture Approach”, 2019 Regional Studies Association Winter Conference, 14th to 15th November 2019


2019 May 10th–November 10th Internship at Shenzhen Urban Transport Planning Center Co., Ltd