Faculty & Staff
Urban and Environmental
Policy and Planning
97 Talbot Avenue
Medford, MA 02155
Weiping Wu, professor and chair of urban and environmental policy and
planning, holds a Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Policy Development from Rutgers
University, and a Master's degree in Urban Planning and a bachelor's degree in
Architecture from Tsinghua University (China). Currently, she is the Vice
President and President Elect of the Association of Collegiate Schools of
Planning and a visiting Chair Professor at Fudan University in Shanghai.
Her research focuses on migration and urbanization, urban development in the Global South and particularly China, and infrastructure development and financing. The National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, and World Bank have provided funding support for her research. She has (co)authored and co-edited six books, including The Chinese City, Pioneering Economic Reform in China's Special Economic Zones, The Dynamics of Urban Growth in Three Chinese Cities, Local Dynamics in a Globalizing World, and Facets of Globalization: International and Local Dimensions of Development.
She has been engaged in multifaceted teaching at the university, national and international levels through classroom teaching, guest lectures, workshops, and public speaking. She has been a consultant to the World Bank and a fellow in the Public Intellectuals Program of the National Committee on United States-China Relations. She also serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Urban Affairs, Open Urban Studies Journal, Journal of Urban and Regional Planning (Chinese), and World Regional Studies (Chinese). She is a former editor of the Journal of Planning Education and Research.