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Xuefeng Wang

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Xuefeng Wang is currently an associate professor in planning in the Department of Urban Planning and Design at Xi’an Jiaotong – Liverpool University, Suzhou. Before moving to Suzhou, he had worked as a planning professional in China and the UK for many years. He moved back to academia in 2007 and has since been involved in teaching and research in planning and human geography. His research interests focus on urban and regional development, concerning the spatial patterns of urbanisation and their relations to the growth mode of economies, including questions of spatial planning and the concepts and theory of governance of urbanisation and regional development.Xuefeng is recruiting postgraduate research students which leads to the award of Ph.D in the areas such as spatial planning, rural development including rural towns, urbanisation (particularly the evolving trend of spatial patterns of rural-urban migrants in China), local and regional governance, etc. If you are interested in studying a Ph.D in these and related topics with Xuefeng, please get in touch. You can always reach him by email at: xuefeng.wang@xjtlu.edu.cn

Research interests

Xuefeng’s research interests focus on urban and regional development, concerning the spatial patterns of urbanisation and their relations to the growth mode of economies, including questions of spatial planning and with the concepts and theory of governance of urbanisation and regional development. This leads to two strands of work.

The first is concerned with the concept and theory of the spatial pattern of urbanisation in the context of the new industrial development powered by innovation and technological advancement. Specifically, this work seeks to question and develop our understandings of relations between spatial patterns of urbanisation and structural change of industrialisation, the rapid emerging of new industries such as e-commerce, cultural and creative industries, and knowledge economy.

The second strand of work focuses upon the evolving concept of governance of uneven development. This work specifically examines the institutional settings and policy (includes spatial planning) in the regional, national, and international context. In particular, this research seeks to question and widen our understandings of the relations between institutions and policy and the movement of labour and capital.

The research builds upon close policy and institutional engagement and has informed local and regional urban development, governance, and policy for regional, national, and international institutions.

Experience

Lecturer in Economic Geography, Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS), Newcastle University, UK, 2019 - 2020

Coordinator of “1+1+1” Masters programmes (with Wuhan University, China), Newcastle University, UK, 2014 - 2020

Co-Director of UK-China Joint Centre for Urban and Regional Studies (with Shanghai Jiaotong University, China), Newcastle University, UK, 2013 - 2020

Special Advisor to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Business Manager (0.5 FTE) working on the formation of Xiamen Newcastle University College, Newcastle University, UK , 2013 - 2017

Research Associate, CURDS, Newcastle University, UK, 2010 - 2019

Research Assistant, CURDS, Newcastle University, UK, 2008 - 2010

Advisor to ARUP (UK) on the project of Chenjia Town Eco-city Planning/Design project, Dongtan, Chongming Island, Shanghai and Wanzhuang Eco-city Planning/Design project, Langfang, Hebei, China, 2005 - 2006

Advisor to Newcastle City Council, UK on the Chinese Ceremonial Arch Project, 2003 - 2005

Vice General Manager, Henan Provincial Real Estate Development Company, 2000 - 2002

Planning Officer, Vice-director of Planning Division, Department of Housing, Urban, and Rural Construction, Henan Province, China, 1986 - 2000

Teaching

UPD305 Final Year Project and Dissertation

UPD202 Rural Planning

UPD301 Planning Law and Governance

UPD301 Planning Law and Governance (2021-2023)

UPD202 Rural Planning

UPD107 Planning in the UK

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education, University of Liverpool, 2023

Learning, Teaching and Engaging Students (LTES), Newcastle University, UK - 2011

PhD, Planning and Geography, Newcastle University, UK - 2009

PGT European Spatial Planning Certificate, Newcastle University, UK - 2008

MSc, Planning – Project Management, Northumbria University, UK - 2003

Dpla Planning – Urban Development Administration, Chongqing University of Architecture & Engineering, China - 1986

Person Types

  • Staff

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