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Fulong Wu

Title/Position:  Professor
Department/Faculty/Institution: The Bartlett School of Planning, Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London
Degree(s)/School(s):   PhD

Background: A2: Governance; B1: New Suburban Forms; B5: Regional Governance and Suburbanization; C5: China Research Cluster (Team Lead).

Background: Fulong Wu is the Bartlett Chair of Planning at The Bartlett School of Planning, Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London. His research interests include spatial structure, housing and land development, China’s urbanism and urban development, urban and regional governance, urban poverty, and social spatial differentiation. He has an extensive record of publications including being co-editor (with Laurence Ma) of Restructuring the Chinese City (Routledge, 2005), editor of Globalization and the Chinese City (Routledge, 2006), editor of China’s Emerging Cities: The Making of New Urbanism (Routledge, 2007), and co-author (with Jiang Xu and Anthony Gar-On Yeh) of Urban Development in Post-Reform China: State, Market, and Space (Routledge, 2007), co-author (with Chris Webster, Shenjing He, and Yuting Liu) of Urban Poverty in China (Edward Elgar, 2010), co-editor (with Chris Webster) of Marginalization in Urban China (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), and co-editor (with Nick Phelps) of Comparative Suburbanism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), and recently co-editor (with Fangzhu Zhang, Chris Webster, Routledge, 2013) of Rural Migrants in Urban China.

Research Interests: urban China, governance, land and housing.

Selected Publications:

Wu, F. (2015). Planning for Growth: Urban and Regional Planning in China. Routledge.

Wu, F. (2015). “Commodification and housing market cycles in Chinese cities” International Journal of Housing Policy. 15:1, 6-26.

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

Wu, F. (2013).”Informality and the Development and Demolition of Urban Villages in the Chinese Peri-urban AreaUrban Studies. 

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), pp. 183-203.

Phelps, N and Wu, F. (2011) (editors) International perspectives on Suburbanization: A post-suburban world? Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave-MacMillan (in press).

Wu, F and Phelps, N. (2011). “(Post-)suburban development and state entrepreneurialism in Beijing’s outer suburbs”. Environment and Planning A 43: 410-430.

Wu, F. and Zhang, F. (2010). “China’s emerging city-region governance: towards a research framework”. Progress in Planning, 73(1): 60-63.

Wu, F. (2009). “Neo-urbanism in the making under China’s market transition”. City 13(4): 414-427

Wu, F. and Phelps, N. (2008). “From suburbia to post-suburbia in China? aspects of the transformation of the Beijing and Shanghai Global City Regions”. Built Environment 34(4): 464-481.

Wu, F. and Zhang, F. (2008). “Planning the Chinese city: governance and development in the mid of transition”. Town Planning Review 79(2-3): 149-156.

Feng, J., Zhou, Y., and Wu, F. (2008). “New trends of suburbanization in Beijing since 1990: from government-led to market-oriented”. Regional Studies 42(1): 83-99.

Wu, F. and Zhang, J. (2007). “Planning the competitive city-region: The emergence of strategic development plan in China”. Urban Affairs Review 42(5): 714-740 (re-printed in The Blackwell City Reader, 2nd ed. Edited by Gary Bridge and Sophie Watson, 2010, Wiley-Blackwell: Oxford, pp. 428-432).

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