About me

I am a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of Manchester with great research interests in urban regeneration, urbanisation in China, job-housing relationship, green infrastructure and GIS application in spatial planning.

Before that, I was a research associate working on different projects such as the ESRC-NSFC Newton Fund project ‘Eco-urbanisation in China’, the UK 2070 commission, and the AGORA project.

My previous and current work involves decision-support for sustainable urban renewal, commuting, community well-being, and green infrastructure through mixed methods including spatial analysis in GIS, statistical analysis and modeling, big data analytics, and qualitative analysis.

Now I am working on a three-year project ‘Can spatial decentralisation achieve sustainable urbanisation?’ funded by the Leverhulme Trust.


  • B.S. (Resources, Environment and Urban and Rural Planning and Management, Nanjing University, China) 2012
  • Ph.D. (Department of Building and Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong) 2017

Research interests:

  • Spatial policy mapping and analysis
  • Sustainable urban regeneration
  • Urbanisation in China
  • Job-housing relationships
  • GIS application in urban planning