Kang Wu received his Ph.D. of human geography in Chinese Academy of Sciences and joined the department of urban economics at the Capital University of Economics and Business as an assistant professor in August, 2013. Currently, he is doing the postdoctoral research in Center for Geographical Analysis at Harvard University. Dr. Wu’s research interests include urban economic geography and planning. His most recent research focus on understanding the spatial organization of polycentric city regions and urban networks in China.
1. Wu K., Fang C., Huang H., and Wang J. (2013). “Comprehensive delimitation and ring identification on urban spatial radiation of regional central cities: Case study of Zhengzhou.” Journal of Urban Planning and Development, 139(4): 258-273. (SCI&SSCI)
2. Wu K., Long Y., Mao Q., and Liu X. (2015). “Mushrooming Jiedaos, growing cities: an alternative perspective on urbanizing China.” Environment and Planning A, 47(1): 1-3. (SSCI)
3. Zhao M., Wu K.*, Liu X., and Derudder B. (2015). “A novel method for approximating intercity networks: An empirical comparison for validating the city networks in two Chinese city-regions.” Journal of Geographical Sciences, 25(3): 337-354. (SCI)
4. Wu K, Fang C, Zhao M, and Chen C. (2013). The intercity space of flow influenced by high-speed rail: A case study for the rail transit passenger behavior between Beijing and Tianjin. Acta Geographica Sinca, 68(2), 159-174 (In Chinese).
5. Wu K, Fang C, Zhao M. (2015). The spatial organization and basic regularity of Chinese city networks. Geographical Research. 34(4): 711-728 (In Chinese).
1. “Urban Network Research”, funded by CSC (China Scholarship Council, No. 201408110069), 2015-2016, PI. ($22,000)
2. “The spatial organization and evolution dynamics of city networks—Based on the intercity corporate network and intercity transportation network.” Funded by NSFC (Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 41401178), 2015-2017, PI. (¥ 310,000)
3. “Measuring and optimizing polycentric development in China city-regions.”, funded by MOE (Ministry of Education in China) Project of Humanities and Social Sciences (No. 14YJC790132), 2014-2016, PI. (¥110,000)
4. “The evolution dynamics of complex city networks in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Urban Region.”, funded by BNSF (Beijing Natural Science Foundation, No. 9154024), 2015-2016, PI. (¥110,000)
5. “Polycentric development and functional synergy in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei (BTH) Regions”, Major Project, joint funded by Beijing Planning Office of Philosophy and Social Science and Beijing Municipal Commission of Education, No. 14JGB132/SZ201510038021, 2015-2017, PI. (¥180,000)