Research interests:

I study urban and regional development from a multidisciplinary perspective, combining the insights from economic geography, urban geography, urban planning and environmental science. My research area mainly focuses on China and my specific research interests include:
-spatial planning
-urban and regional governance
-land use and urban form
-social changes and spatial inequalities
-environmental planning and policy.

Career history:

August 2020 – present: Research Associate, University of Glasgow, UK

Active research projects:

Project title: UK-China MIDST CZ: Maximising Impact by Decision Support Tools for sustainable soil and water through UK-China CZ science, Research Associate, Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

Recent publications:

1. Wang, W., Wang, Y.P., Kintrea, K. 2020. The (Re)making of Polycentricity in China’s Planning Discourse: The Case of Tianjin. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. 44.5 (2020): 857-875.
2. Sun, Y., Mobasheri, A., Hu, X. and Wang, W., 2017. Investigating impacts of environmental factors on the cycling behaviour of bicycle-sharing users. Sustainability, 9(6), p.1060.
3. Sun, X., Wang, W., Sun, T. and Wang, Y.P., 2018. Understanding the Living Conditions of Chinese Urban Neighbourhoods through Social Infrastructure Configurations: The Case Study of Tianjin. Sustainability, 10(9), p.3243.