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Renfeng Ma Dr Renfeng Ma

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School of Geography
University of Leeds
University Road
Leeds LS2 9JT   UK



Research overview

Dr Ma is an Associate Professor in Human Geography and Director of the Geography Department of Ningbo University, Zhejiang, P. R.C. He is currently a Visiting Research Fellow (working with Dr Paul Waley) at the School of Geography, University of Leeds. He has so far mainly concentrated on China's creative clusters and their role in urban restructuring and on policies and implementation of new-type urbanization. His research grows out of a strong focus on specific geographic settings in China. He is also increasingly interested in the evolution of urban settlements, gentrification, the maritime economy and policy mobilities in the Yangtze River Delta.

Research interests

  • China’s creative clusters and their role in urban transformation
  • Urbanization and maritime economic growth in port cities
  • Creative cluster, gentrification and policy mobilities


MA Renfeng. Production of urban space through gentrification : the creation of creative industrial parks in shanghai and Ningbo.
Association of American Geographers 2017 Annual Meeting, Boston,2017/4/5-4/9