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Mingxing Chen Dr Mingxing Chen

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Room 10.18 Manton
School of Geography
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT   UK


+44 07510950802

Research overview

He is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research(IGSNRR), is also a acdemic visitor (with Paul Waley) at the School of Geography, University of Leeds. He is currently Deputy Director of Key Laboratory of Regional Sustainable Development Modeling, CAS. He have so far mainly concentrated in China's urbanization and how policies and implementation of new-type urbanizaiton, the different paths at different types of regions. His research grows out of a strong focus on specific geographic settings in China.  He is also increasingly interested in comparative urbanism, gentrication, spatial justice and policy mobilities.

He is happy to supervise master students who are interested in working on the...


  • Chen Mingxing, Lu Dadao, Liu Weidong. (2015) Challenges and the way forward in China’s new-type urbanization. Land Use Policy, 55:334–339.
  • Chen Mingxing, Zhang Weizhong, Lu Dadao (2015) Examining spatial pattern and location choice of affordable housing in Beijing, China: Developing a workable assessment framework. Urban Studies, 52(10):1846-1863.
  • Chen Mingxing, Zhang Hua, Liu Weidong, Zhang Wenzhong (2014) The Global Pattern of Urbanization and Economic Growth: Evidence from the Last Three Decades. PloS one 9: e103799.
  • Chen Mingxing, Ye Chao, Zhou Yi (2014) Comments on Mulligan’s “Revisiting the urbanization curve”. Cities.41:s54-s56.
  • Chen Mingxing, Liu Weidong, Tao Xiaoli (2013) Evolution and assessment on China's urbanization 1960–2010: Under-urbanization or over-urbanization? Habitat International 38: 25-33.

Current projects

  • The potential analysis of proximate urbanization in Central China under the background of New-type Urbanization
  • Big data exploration on urbanization process and regional spatial structure simulation in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei
  • China's urbanization and the industrialization

More work in progress

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