Journal articles and book chapters

Journal articles


Zhang, F., Wu, F., & Lin, Y. 2022. The socio-ecological fix by multi-scalar states: The development of ‘Greenways of Paradise’ in Chengdu. Political Geography (full-text)

Feng, Y., Wu, F., & Zhang, F. 2022. Shanghai municipal investment corporation: Extending government power through financialization under state entrepreneurialism. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space (full-text)

Wu, F., Pan, F., & Chen, J. 2022. Financialization under state entrepreneurialism in China. Regional Studies (full-text)

Li, Z., Wu, F., & Zhang, F. 2022. A multi-scalar view of urban financialization: urban development and local government bonds in China. Regional Studies (full-text)

Zhang, F., & Wu, F. 2022. Financialised urban development: Chinese and (South-)East Asian observations. Land Use Policy (full-text)

Feng, Y., Wu, F., & Zhang, F. 2022. The development of local government financial vehicles in China: A case study of Jiaxing Chengtou. Land Use Policy (full-text)

Wu, F. 2022. Land financialisation and the financing of urban development in China. Land Use Policy (full-text)

Ye, Z., Zhang, F., Coffman, D., Xia, S., Wang, Z., &Zhu, Z. 2022. China’s urban construction investment bond: Contextualising a financial tool for local government. Land Use Policy (full-text)

Xu, M., Wu, F., & Li, Z. 2022. Understanding the intergroup relations of migrants in China. Population, Space and Place (full-text)

Zhang, F., & Wu, F. 2022. Performing the ecological fix under state entrepreneurialism: A case study of Taihu New Town, China. Urban Studies (full-text)

Lu, T., Zhang, F., & Wu, F. 2022. The Sense of Community in Homeowner Association Neighborhoods in Urban China: A Study of Wenzhou. Housing Policy Debate (full-text)

Liu, S., Zhang, F., & Wu., F. 2022. Contrasting migrants’ sense of belonging to the city in selected peri-urban neighbourhoods in Beijing. Cities (full-text)


Wu, F., Zhang, F., & Liu, Y. 2021. Beyond Growth Machine Politics: Understanding State Politics and National Political Mandates in China’s Urban Redevelopment. Antipode (full-text)

Wu, F. 2021. The long shadow of the state: financializing the Chinese city. Urban Geography (full-text)

Pan, F., Zhang, F., & Wu, F. 2021. State-led Financialization in China: The Case of the Government-guided Investment Fund. The China Quarterly (full-text)

Wang, M., Zhang, F., & Wu, F. 2021. Governing urban redevelopment: A case study of Yongqingfang in Guangzhou, China. Cities (full-text)

Feng, Y., Wu, F., & Zhang, F. 2021. Changing roles of the state in the financialization of urban development through chengtou in China. Regional Studies (full-text)

Zhang, F., Chung, C. K. L., Lu, T., & Wu, F. 2021. The role of the local government in China’s urban sustainability transition: A case study of Wuxi’s solar development. Cities (full-text)


Wu, F. 2020. The state acts through the market: ‘State entrepreneurialism’ beyond varieties of urban entrepreneurialism. Dialogues in Human Geography (full-text)

Wu, F. 2020. Scripting Indian and Chinese urban spatial transformation: Adding new narratives to gentrification and suburbanisation research. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space (full-text)

Wu, F. 2020. Adding new narratives to the urban imagination: An introduction to ‘New directions of urban studies in China’. Urban Studies. (full-text)

Castán Broto, V., Mah, D., Zhang, F., Huang, P., Lo, K. & Westman, L. . 2020. Spatiotemporal perspectives on urban energy transitions: a comparative study of three cities in China. Urban Transformations. (full-text)

Wu, F., Chen, J., Pan, F., Gallent, N., & Zhang, F. 2020. Assetization: The Chinese Path to Housing Financialization. Annals of the American Association of Geographers. (full-text)

Zhang, F., Chung, C.K.L., & Yin, Z. 2020. Green infrastructure for China’s new urbanisation: A case study of greenway development in Maanshan. Urban Studies. (full-text)

Lu, T., Zhang, F., & Wu, F. 2020. The variegated role of the state in different gated neighbourhoods in China. Urban Studies. (full-text)

Wang, Z., Zhang, F., & Wu, F. 2020. The contribution of intergroup neighbouring to community participation: Evidence from Shanghai. Urban Studies. (full-text)


Webster, C., Wu, F., Zhang, F., & Sarkar, C. (2016). Informality, property rights, and poverty in China’s “favelas”World Development, 78, 461-476


Li, Y., Wu, F., & Hay, I. (2015). City-region integration policies and their incongruous outcomes: The case of Shantou-Chaozhou-Jieyang city-region in east Guangdong Province, ChinaHabitat International, 46, 214-222Wu, F. (2015). Commodification and housing market cycles in Chinese citiesInternational Journal of Housing Policy. 15 (1), 6-26.

Wu, F. (2015). Emerging Chinese Cities: Implications for Global Urban StudiesProfessional Geographer.

Xue, D., & Wu, F. (2015). Failing entrepreneurial governance: From economic crisis to fiscal crisis in the city of Dongguan, ChinaCities, 43, 10-17.

Wang, Z., Zhang, F., & Wu, F. (2015). Social Trust Between Rural Migrants and Urban Locals in China – Exploring the Effects of Residential Diversity and Neighbourhood DeprivationPopulation, Space and Place.


Li, Y., & Wu, F. (2014). Reconstructing Urban Scale: New Experiments with the “Provincial Administration of Counties” Reform in ChinaCHINA REVIEW-AN INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL ON GREATER CHINA, 14 (1), 147-173.

Yuan, Y., & Wu, F. (2014). The development of the index of multiple deprivations from small-area population census in the city of Guangzhou, PRCHabitat International, 41, 142-149.


Wu, F., Zhang, F., & Webster, C. (2013). Informality and the Development and Demolition of Urban Villages in the Chinese Peri-urban Area. Urban Studies, 50 (10), 1919-193.

Shen, J., & Wu, F. (2013). Moving to the suburbs: Demand-side driving forces of suburban growth in China.Environment and Planning A, 45 (8), 1823-1844.

Yuan, Y., & Wu, F. (2013). Regional Social Inequalities and Social Deprivation in Guangdong Province, China. Growth and Change, 44 (1), 149-167.

Li, Z., & Wu, F. (2013). Residential satisfaction in China’s informal settlements: A case study of Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. Urban Geography, 34 (7), 923-949.

Li, Y., & Wu, F. (2013). The emergence of centrally initiated regional plan in China: A case study of Yangtze River Delta Regional Plan. Habitat International, 39, 137-147.


Zhang, F., & Wu, F. (2012). “fostering indigenous innovation capacities”: The development of biotechnology in Shanghai’s Zhangjiang high-tech park. Urban Geography, 33 (5), 728-755.

Liu, Y., He, S., & Wu, F. (2012). Housing Differentiation Under Market Transition in Nanjing, China. Professional Geographer, 64 (4), 554-571.

Wu, F. (2012). Neighborhood Attachment, Social Participation, and Willingness to Stay in China’s Low-Income Communities. Urban Affairs Review, 48 (4), 547-570.

Shen, J., & Wu, F. (2012). Restless urban landscapes in China: A case study of three projects in Shanghai. Journal of Urban Affairs, 34 (3), 255-277.

Shen, J., & Wu, F. (2012). The development of master-planned communities in Chinese suburbs: A case study of Shanghai’s Thames town. Urban Geography, 33 (2), 183-203.

Li, Y., & Wu, F. (2012). The transformation of regional governance in China: The rescaling of statehood. Progress in Planning, 78 (2), 55-99

Li, Y., & Wu, F. (2012). Towards new regionalism? Case study of changing regional governance in the Yangtze River Delta.Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 53 (2), 178-195.


Wu, F. L., & Phelps, N. A. (2011). (Post)suburban development and state entrepreneurialism in Beijing’s outer suburbsENVIRON PLANN A, 43 (2), 410-430.

Yuan, Y., Wu, F., & Xu, X. (2011). Multiple deprivations in transitional chinese cities: A case study of guangzhou. Urban Affairs Review, 47 (5), 721-736

Zhang, F., Cooke, P., & Wu, F. (2011). State-sponsored research and development: A case study of China’s biotechnology.Regional Studies, 45 (5), 575-595.


Zhang, F., Wu, F., & Cooke, P. (2010). China’s changing national and regional innovation systems and regional distribution of R&DGeography Compass, 4 (6), 532-544.

Wu, F. (2010). Gated and packaged suburbia: Packaging and branding Chinese suburban residential developmentCities, 27 (5), 385-396.

Vogel RK, Savitch HV, Xu J, Yeh AGO, Wu W, Sancton A, Kantor P, Newman P, Tsukamoto T, Cheung PTY, Shen J, Wu F, and Zhang F (2010). Governing global city regions in China and the WestProgress in Planning, 73 (1), 1-75.

Wu, F. (2010). How neoliberal is China’s reform? the origins of change during transitionEurasian Geography and Economics, 51 (5), 619-631.

Wu, F., He, S., & Webster, C. (2010). Path dependency and the neighbourhood effect: Urban poverty in impoverished neighbourhoods in chinese citiesEnvironment and Planning A, 42 (1), 134-152.

He, S., Wu, F., Webster, C., & Liu, Y. (2010). Poverty concentration and determinants in China’s Urban low-income neighbourhoods and social groupsInternational Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 34 (2), 328-349.

He, S., Liu, Y., Wu, F., & Webster, C. (2010). Poverty concentration and determinants in low-income neighbourhoods and social groups in Chinese large citiesActa Geographica Sinica, 65 (12), 1464-1475.

He, S., Liu, Y., Wu, F., & Webster, C. (2010). Social groups and housing differentiation in China’s urban villages: An institutional interpretationHousing Studies, 25 (5), 671-691.

Liu, Y., He, S., Wu, F., & Webster, C. (2010). Urban villages under China’s rapid urbanization: Unregulated assets and transitional neighbourhoodsHabitat International, 34 (2), 135-144.

Gu, C., & Wu, F. (2010). Urbanization in China: Processes and policiesChina Review, 10 (1), 1-10.


Phelps, N. A., & Wu, F. (2009). Capital’s search for order: Foreign direct investment in Singapore’s overseas parks in Southeast and East AsiaPOLIT GEOGR, 28 (1), 44-54.

He, S., & Wu, F. (2009). China’s emerging neoliberal urbanism: Perspectives from urban redevelopmentAntipode, 41 (2), 282-304.

Wu, F. (2009). Guest editorialUrban Design International, 14 (2), 63-64.

Xu, J., Yeh, A., & Wu, F. (2009). Land commodification: New land development and politics in China since the late 1990sInternational Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 33 (4), 890-913.

Wu, F. (2009). Land development, inequality and Urban villages in ChinaInternational Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 33 (4), 885-889

Wu, F. (2009). Neo-urbanism in the making under China’s market transitionCity, 13 (4), 418-432.

Wu, F. (2009). The state and marginality: Reflections on Urban outcasts from China’s Urban transitionInternational Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 33 (3), 841-847


Wu, F. (2008). China’s great transformation: Neoliberalization as establishing a market societyGeoforum, 39 (3), 1093-1096.

 Zhang, J., & Wu, F. (2008). Mega-event marketing and urban growth coalitions: A case study of Nanjing Olympic New TownTown Planning Review, 79 (2-3), 209-226.

Feng, J., Zhou, Y., & Wu, F. (2008). New trends of suburbanization in Beijing since 1990: From government-led to market-orientedRegional Studies, 42 (1), 83-99.

 Wu, F., & Zhang, F. (2008). Planning the Chinese city: Governance and development in the midst of transitionTown Planning Review, 79 (2-3), 149-156.

 He, S., Liu, Y., Wu, F., & Webster, C. (2008). Poverty incidence and concentration in different social groups in urban China, a case study of NanjingCities, 25 (3), 121-132.

Li, Z., & Wu, F. (2008). Tenure-based residential segregation in post-reform Chinese cities: A case study of ShanghaiTransactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 33 (3), 404-419.

Liu, Y., Wu, F., & He, S. (2008). The making of the new urban poor in transitional China: Market versus institutionally based exclusionUrban Geography, 29 (8), 811-834.


Wu, F. (2007). Beyond gradualism: China’s urban revolution and emerging citiesChina’s Emerging Cities: The Making of New Urbanism (pp. 3-25).

Wu, F. (2007). China’s emerging cities: The making of new urbanismChina’s Emerging Cities: The Making of New Urbanism, 1-306.

He, S., & Wu, F. (2007). Neighborhood changes and residential differentiation in Shanghai, 185-209.

Wu, F., & Huang, N. (2007). New urban poverty in China: Economic restructuring and transformation of welfare provisionAsia Pacific Viewpoint, 48 (2), 168-185.

Wu, F., & Zhang, J. (2007). Planning the competitive city-region: The emergence of strategic development plan in ChinaUrban Affairs Review, 42 (5), 714-740.

Wu, F. (2007). Re-orientation of the city plan: Strategic planning and design competition in ChinaGeoforum, 38 (2), 379-392.

Feng, J., Zhou, Y., Logan, J., & Wu, F. (2007). Restructuring of Beijing’s social spaceEurasian Geography and Economics, 48 (5), 509-542.

He, S., & Wu, F. (2007). Socio-spatial impacts of property-led redevelopment on China’s urban neighbourhoodsCities, 24 (3), 194-208.

Wu, F. (2007). The poverty of transition: From industrial district to poor neighbourhood in the city of Nanjing, ChinaUrban Studies, 44 (13), 2673-2694.2006

Zhang, J., & Wu, F. (2006). China’s changing economic governance: Administrative annexation and the reorganization of local governments in the Yangtze River DeltaRegional Studies, 40 (1), 3-21.

Li, Z., & Wu, F. (2006). Socio-spatial differentiation and residential inequalities in Shanghai: A case study of three neighbourhoodsHousing Studies, 21 (5), 695-717.

Li, Z., & Wu, F. (2006). Socioeconomic transformations in Shanghai (1990-2000): Policy impacts in global-national-local contextsCities, 23 (4), 250-268.

Li, Z., & Wu, F. (2006). Sociospatial differentiation in transitional ShanghaiActa Geographica Sinica, 61 (2), 199-211.

Liu, Y., & Wu, F. (2006). The state, institutional transition and the creation of new urban poverty in ChinaSocial Policy and Administration, 40 (2), 121-137.

Wu, F., & Ma, L. J. C. (2006). Transforming China’s globalizing citiesHabitat International, 30 (2), 191-198.

Chen, G., Gu, C., & Wu, F. (2006). Urban poverty in the transitional economy: A case of Nanjing, ChinaHabitat International, 30 (1), 1-26.

Liu, Y., & Wu, F. (2006). Urban poverty neighbourhoods: Typology and spatial concentration under China’s market transition, a case study of NanjingGeoforum, 37 (4), 610-626.


Wu, F., & He, S. (2005). Changes in traditional urban areas and impacts of urban redevelopment: A case study of three neighbourhoods in Nanjing, China. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 96 (1), 75-95.

Webster, C., Wu, F., & Zhao, T. (2005). China’s modern gated cities, 151-166.

Wu, F. (2005). Guest editorial – The city of transition and the transition of cities. Urban Geography, 26 (2), 100-106.

He, S., & Wu, F. (2005). Property-led redevelopment in post-reform China: A case study of Xintiandi redevelopment project in ShanghaiJournal of Urban Affairs, 27 (1), 1-23.

Wu, F., & Li, Z. (2005). Sociospatial differentiation: Processes and spaces in subdistricts of ShanghaiUrban Geography, 26 (2), 137-166.


Wu, F. (2004). Intraurban residential relocation in Shanghai: Modes and stratificationEnvironment and Planning A, 36 (1), 7-25.

Wu, F., & Webber, K. (2004). The rise of “foreign gated communities” in Beijing: Between economic globalization and local institutionsCities, 21 (3), 203-213.

Wu, F. (2004). Urban poverty and marginalization under market transition: The case of Chinese citiesInternational Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 28 (2), 401-423.


Wu, F. (2003). Globalization, place promotion and urban development in ShanghaiJournal of Urban Affairs, 25 (1), 55-78. Wu, F. (2003). Simulating temporal fluctuations of real estate development in a cellular automata cityTransactions in GIS, 7 (2), 193-210.

Wu, F. (2003). The (post-) socialist entrepreneurial city as a state project: Shanghai’s reglobalisation in questionUrban Studies, 40 (9), 1673-1698.


Wu, F. (2002). Calibration of stochastic cellular automata: The application to rural-urban land conversionsInternational Journal of Geographical Information Science, 16 (8), 795-818.

Wu, F. (2002). Complexity and urban simulation: Towards a computational laboratory. Geography Research Forum, 22, 22-40.

Wu, F. (2002). Sociospatial differentiation in urban China: Evidence from Shanghai’s real estate marketsEnvironment and Planning A, 34 (9), 1591-1615.

Wu, F., & Martin, D. (2002). Urban expansion simulation of Southeast England using population surface modelling and cellular automataEnvironment and Planning A, 34 (10), 1855-1876.

Wu, F. (2002). China’s changing urban governance in the transition towards a more market-oriented economyUrban Studies, 39 (7), 1071-1093.


Wu, F. (2001). China’s recent urban development in the process of land and housing marketisation and economic globalisationHabitat International, 25 (3), 273-289.

Wu, F. (2001). Housing provision under globalisation: A case study of ShanghaiEnvironment and Planning A, 33 (10), 1741-1764.


Wu, F. (2000). Modelling intrametropolitan location of foreign investment firms in a Chinese CityUrban Studies, 37 (13), 2441-2464.

Wu, F. (2000). Place promotion in Shanghai, PRCCities, 17 (5), 349-361.

Wu, F., & Webster, C. J. (2000). Simulating artificial cities in a GIS environment: Urban growth under alternative regulation regimesInternational Journal of Geographical Information Science, 14 (7), 625-648.

Wu, F. (2000). The Asian crisis and its implications for urban development in emerging markets under globalizationUrban Geography, 21 (7), 568-585.

Wu, F. (2000). The global and local dimensions of place-making: Remaking Shanghai as a world cityUrban Studies, 37 (8), 1359-1377.


Wu, F. (1999). GIS-based simulation as an exploratory analysis for space-time processesJournal of Geographical Systems, 1 (3), 199-218.

Wu, F. (1999). Intrametropolitan FDI firm location in Guangzhou, China. A poisson and negative binomial analysisAnnals of Regional Science, 33 (4), 535-555.

Webster, C. J., & Wu, F. (1999). Regulation, land-use mix, and urban performance. Part 1: TheoryEnvironment and Planning A, 31 (8), 1433-1442.

Webster, C. J., & Wu, F. (1999). Regulation, land-use mix, and urban performance. Part 2: SimulationEnvironment and Planning A, 31 (9), 1529-1545.

Wu, F., & Yeh, A. G. O. (1999). Urban spatial structure in a transitional economy the case of guangzhou, ChinaJournal of the American Planning Association, 65 (4), 377-394.


Wu, F. (1998). Simulating urban encroachment on rural land with fuzzy-logic-controlled cellular automata in a geographical information systemJournal of Environmental Management, 53 (4), 293-308.

Book chapters

Wu, F. (2012). Globalisation. International Encyclopaedia of Housing and Home (pp. 292-297).

Wu, F. (2012). Housing and the State in China. International Encyclopaedia of Housing and Home (pp.323-329).

Wu, F. (2012). Retreat from a Totalitarian Society: China’s Urbanism in the Making. The New Blackwell Companion to the City (pp.701-712).

White, M. J., Wu, F., & Chen, Y. P. (2008). Urbanization, Institutional Change, and Sociospatial Inequality in China, 1990-2001. Urban China in Transition, (pp.114-139)

Wu, F. (2007). Beyond Gradualism: China’s Urban Revolution and Emerging Cities. China’s Emerging Cities: The Making of New Urbanism (pp. 3-25).

Wu, F. (2006). Globalization and Chin’s new urbanism. Globalisation and Chinese City , (pp.1-18.)

Wu, F. (2006). Transplanting cityscapes: Townhouse and gated community in globalization and housing commodification. Globalization and the Chinese City, (pp.190-207.)

Ma, L. J. C., & WU, F. (2004). Restructuring the Chinese City: Changing Society, Economy and SpaceRestructuring the Chinese City: Changing Society, Economy and Space, (pp.1-258.)

Ma, L. J. C., & WU, F. (2004). Restructuring the Chinese city: Diverse processes and reconstituted spaces. Restructuring the Chinese City: Changing Society, Economy and Space, (pp.1-18.)

Wu, F., & Ma, L. J. C. (2004). The Chinese city in transition: Towards theorizing China’s urban restructuring. Restructuring the Chinese City: Changing Society, Economy and Space, (pp.234-251.)