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
E-mail: fulong.wu@ucl.ac.uk

MCRI Projects: 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:

Shen, J. & Wu, F. (2019). Paving the way to growth: transit-oriented development as a financing instrument for Shanghai’s post-suburbanization. Urban Geography. DOI: 10.1080/02723638.2019.1630209

Liu, Y., Wu, F., Liu, Y. & Li, Z. (2017). Changing neighbourhood cohesion under the impact of urban redevelopment: A case study of Guangzhou, China. Urban Geography. 38 (2): 266-290.

Wu, F. (2016). Emerging Chinese cities: implications for global urban studies. The Professional Geographer. 68 (2): 338-348.

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

Wu, F. & Shen, J. (2015). Suburban development and governance in China. In P. Hamel & R. Keil (eds.) Suburban Governance: A Global View Toronto: University Toronto Press, pp. 301-324.

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

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

Wu, F. (2013). Informality and the Development and Demolition of Urban Villages in the Chinese Peri-urban Area. Urban 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): 183-203.

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

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. & Zhang, F. (2010). China’s emerging city-region governance: Towards a research framework. Progress in Planning. 73 (1): 60-63.

Wu, F. & 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.