Advanced Lecture Series丨Urban and RegionalPlanning


Urban and RegionalPlanning


Chair:Prof. NicholasPhelps

Co-chair:Prof. Chu-joe Hsia

Coordinator:Prof. YingchengLi


1. 2:00-4:00 PM, June 16, 2020

Prof. Nicholas Phelps, University of Melbourne     

 Enclave Urbanism as Polycentric urbanization (In English)

2. 2:00-4:00 PM, June 17, 2020

Prof. Kim Dovey, University of Melbourne     

The Urban DMA: Density, Mix and Access (In English)

3. 9:00-11:00 AM, June 24, 2020

Prof. Weiping Wu, Columbia University  

Chinese Cities in Global Context: Urban Form and Spatial Design (In Chinese)

4. 3:00-5:00 PM, July 1, 2020

Prof. Chu-joe Hsia, Southeast University  

Theorizing Metropolitan Region in the Global Informational Age and the Yangtze River Delta (In Chinese)

5. 3:00-5:00 PM, July 2, 2020

Prof. Jürgen Rosemann, TU Delft      

From City Network to Network City: The Transformation of the Randstad Holland (In English)

6. 4:00-6:00 PM, July 9, 2020

Prof. Ben Derudder, Ghent University     

Chinese cities in the world city network, 2000-2018 (In English) 

7. 4:00-6:00 PM, July 14, 2020

Prof. Mark Tewdwr-Jones, University College London

Urban innovation, New Forms of Planning and Shaping the Future of Cities       (In English)




Prof. Nicholas Phelps

Prof. Nicholas Phelps is Chair of Urban Planning and Associate Dean International at the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne. Before that he was Professor of Urban and Regional Development and Pro Vice Provost regional at University College London. He has been a Visiting Scholar at Zhejiang University, National University of Singapore and Universidad Catolica del Norte in Chile. He currently serves on the editorial boards of Economic Geography, Journal of Economic Geography, Progress in Planning and Urban Geography. His research interests cover the economic geography of multinational enterprises and their foreign direct investment and the planning and politics of suburbanization. He has authored five books, edited another five and published over 80 internationally peer reviewed journal articles.

Prof. Kim Dovey

Kim Dovey is Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Melbourne, where he is also Director of InfUr- the Informal Urbanism Research Hub.  Kim is also a former Head of Architecture and Associate Dean in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning.  He has published and broadcast widely on social issues in architecture, urban design and planning. Books include 'Framing Places', 'Fluid City', ‘Becoming Places’, ‘Urban Design Thinking’ and ‘Mapping Urbanities'. He currently leads research projects on urban morphology and informal settlements.

Prof. Weiping Wu

Weiping Wu is Professor of Urban Planning and Director of the M.S. Urban Planning Program in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University. She also is on the faculty of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and Columbia Population Research Center. Trained in architecture and urban planning, she is an internationally acclaimed planning scholar working on global urbanization with a specific expertise in issues of migration, housing, and infrastructure of Chinese cities. Among her eight books, the most recent are The SAGE Handbook of Contemporary China (2018), a two-volume, 58-chapter reference on the important issues in understanding China; and The Chinese City (2012), with the second edition forthcoming. She is the immediate past President of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning and served as the editor of the Journal of Planning Education and Research. She has worked as a consultant for the World Bank, the Ford Foundation, and Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

Prof. Chu-Joe Hsia

Prof. Chu-Joe Hsia is Tongjuan Chair Professor within the School of Architecture, Southeast University and the Professor Emeritus of National Taiwan University. He is the Distinguished Fellow of International Conference of the International Forum on Urbanism (IFoU) (2013-present). He was Yixing Chair Professor of Nanjing University from 2013 to 2016 and the President of Asian Planning Schools Association (APSA) (2014-2016), as well as the Thinker-In-residence Public Lecture of Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2015. He was the former Director at the Graduate Institute of Building and Planning, National Taiwan University (2005-2011), Chief Editor of Cities and Design (1997-2012). He has published more than 10 books, including Representations of Space (2020), On Heterotopias: Selected Essays (I, II, III) (2016), A Glimpse of Devil Appearance: Planning and Design in Urban and Regional Processes (2015). He has also translated five academic books, including The Rise of the Network Society, The Power of Identity, and End of Millennium. His researches focus on Architecture, Histories and Theories of Architecture and Urbanism, Historic Conservation, and Urban Sociology.


Prof. Jürgen Rosemann

Prof. Jürgen Rosemann is emeritus professor Urban Renewal and Management at Delft University of Technology (DUT). Besides, he is co-founder and honorary chairman of the International Forum on Urbanism (IFoU). He was Chair Professor at the faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology and the chairman of the Berlage Institute. He was a visiting professor in many universities in Asia and South Africa and was professor at the School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore between 2009 to 2019. In addition to academic research, he has acted as urban planner, researcher and consultant in various urban renewal and development projects in Germany, The Netherlands, Austria, China and Indonesia. His publications (more than 150 titles) have appeared in the fields of urban planning and design, urban renewal and management, housing and sustainable urban development.

Prof. Ben Derudder

Ben Derudder is Professor of Urban Geography at Ghent University’s (Belgium) Department of Geography, and an Associate Director of the Globalization and World Cities (GaWC) research network. His main research interests are (1) the conceptualization and analysis of transnational urban networks (with a focus on production and infrastructure networks) and (2) the (putative) emergence of polycentric urban regions. His research has been published in major scientific journals dealing with urban and regional questions. He has co-edited a number of books, including the ‘International Handbook of Globalization and World Cities’ (Edward Elgar, 2011, with P.J. Taylor, F. Witlox & M. Hoyler). A second edition of the ‘World City Network: a Global Urban Analysis’ (Routledge, 2016, together with P. Taylor) was published with Routledge in 2016, and later translated and published in Chinese with Phoenix Education Publishing in 2018. He is currently one of the Editors of Regional Studies, and co-coordinates a Regional Studies Association Research Network on ‘polycentric urban regions’. 

Prof. Mark Tewdwr-Jones

Mark Tewdwr-Jones is Professor of Cities and Regions at University College London. Before that he was Newcastle University's Chair of Town Planning and Director of Newcastle City Futures. Mark is the author of 15 books including Urban and Regional Planning (Routledge, 2019), Spatial Planning and Governance (Macmillan, 2012), and Urban Reflections (Policy Press, 2011). Active internationally, he currently serving as Chairman of the Regional Studies Association, and he has been the recipient of distinguished visiting fellowships at a number of prestigious universities including Berkeley, Hong Kong, New South Wales, Guadalajara, Nijmegen, Pretoria, and Vienna. He was previously UK Government Advisor on planning, land use and housing issues.