China Planning Research Group (CPRG) is jointly coordinated by Professor Fulong Wu and Dr. Fangzhu Zhang.

Professor Fulong Wu

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Fulong Wu is Bartlett Professor of Planning* at University College London. He is a joint coordinator of China Planning Research Group (CPRG) at Bartlett School of Planning, UCL. He is Fellow of Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS), UK. He was awarded 2013 Outstanding International Impact Prize by UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). He is an editor of International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, a leading journal in the field of Urban Studies. He has been Professor of East Asian Planning and Development at Cardiff University (2005-2011) and Lecturer to Reader at the University of Southampton from 1998 to 2005.

His research interests include urban development in China and its social and sustainable challenges. He has recently published a book, Planning for Growth: Urban and Regional Planning in China(2015, Routledge). He is ranked 11th amongst the top 50 Geographers in the age-weighted H-index SCI/SSCI. He was ranked the second in the 50 most productive authors in Geography and Urban Studies, and in terms of citation ranked “6th in Geography and garnered more citations than any other in Urban Studies”. He is among 40 ‘Key Thinkers on Cities’ (Koch and Latham, 2017, SAGE publishing).His total citations are 14,419 in Google Scholar with an h-index of 67 and an i10 index (the number of publications with at least 10 citations) of 153. To date, he has secured funding for 32 research projects, totalling £2,310,000, as PI.

Among many appointments in editorial boards and international advisory boards, he has been Trustees of Urban Studies Foundation and Foundation for Urban and Regional Studies (now IJURR Foundation). He is a member of the UK ESRC Review College, the Assessor Board of the Australian Research Council, and the Standing Review Board of the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong. He is a member of the advisory board of the mayor of Wuhan, and planning advisory board of Guangzhou municipal government.

*Bartlett Professor of Planning is a position previously held by Sir Patrick Abercrombie, Sir William Holford, Lord Richard Llewelyn-Davies, Sir Peter Hall and, most recently, Mike Batty FRS. Professor Wu’s prestigious appointment since 2011 presents the opportunity for the Bartlett School of Planning to redefine the planning discipline in global terms for a new generation.

吴缚龙教授是伦敦大学学院的巴特雷特规划教授。研究领域为中国城市的转型与规划。他近著有《为增长的规划:中国城市与区域规划》。据社会科学论文索引 (SSCI) 排名为全球前50名的地理学家。英国国家经济社会基金会 (ESRC) 2013卓越国际影响力奖获得者。自20世纪90年代中以来曾先后任教于英国南安普敦大学和卡迪夫大学,被誉为中国城市研究的世界级权威。目前,他关注中国城市的崛起和可持续发展的挑战。多年参与规划实践,致力于推动城市研究的国际化与本土化,并由此提升中国城市规划的国际地位。巴特雷特规划教授历任为Patrick Abercrombie 爵士 (主持“大伦敦规划”)、William Holford 爵士 (1947 年英国城乡规划法起草者、堪培拉的规划者)、Richard Llewelyn-Davies 勋爵 (英国新城米尔顿凯恩斯的设计者)、Peter Hall (彼得.霍尔) 爵士、和Mike Batty教授 (英国皇家科学院院士)。自2011年起的重要任命给巴特雷规划学院带来在全球意义下重新定义新一代规划的机遇,标志着中国城市和规划研究在世界主流学界确立地位.

Dr Fangzhu Zhang


Dr Fangzhu Zhang is an Associate Professor in China Planning and joint-coordinator for China Planning Research Group (CPRG) in Bartlett School of Planning, University College London.  She worked at the School of City Planning, Cardiff University (2006-2011) and University of Southampton (2000-2002) before joining the Bartlett School of Planning, UCL. She has published articles widely in leading international journals. She is co-editor for the special issue “Planning the Chinese City” (Town Planning Review, 2008); “New Direction for Urban China Studies” (Urban Studies, 2020); and Financialised urban development: Chinese and (South-)East Asian observations (Land Use Policy,2021). She also co-edited the book “Rural migrants in urban China” (Routledge, 2013). To date, she has successfully supervised seven PhD students and is currently supervising eight PhD research projects on urban china planning.

Her main research interests focus on innovation and governance; urban village redevelopment and migrant integration in China; and eco-innovation and eco-city development in China. She has been involved in several research projects funded by the EU innovation programme (on Finance access in biotech); ESRC/DFID (on Chinese urban villages); the British Academy (China’s innovation and governance; Chinese informal settlements; China’s eco-city planning); RTPI (on China planning); the Leverhulme Trust (Urban China Research International Network) and EPSRC (global engagement on UK-China sustainable cities). Her current work is focused on the innovation and governance of Chinese science parks, environmental planning and governance in China.