Xingjian Liu is an assistant professor in the Department of Urban Planning and Design at the University of Hong Kong. His research interests are in urban and regional development, globalization and world cities as well as spatial/network analytics. Xingjian has authored over thirty scholarly articles, and his research has appeared in peer reviewed journals such as Environment and Planning A/B, Urban Studies, Urban Geography, and Regional Studies. Xingjian’s most recent research efforts focus on understanding urban form and function through the analytical lens of emerging data sources.
Xingjian Liu received his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in the UK, and joined the Department of Urban Planning and Design at the University of Hong Kong in Spring 2015. He has previously studied at Wuhan University in China (Bachelor’s) and taught at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in the US. He is a research fellow of the Globalization and World Cities (GaWC) research network.
Fields of interest:
Urban Economics and Regional Development; Urban Networks and Flows; Globalization and World Cities; Urban Policy in China
B.S. (Wuhan); M.S. (Texas State); PhD (Cambridge)
· Liu X, Derudder B, Wu K. 2015. Measuring polycentric urban development in China: An intercity transportation network perspective. Regional Studies.
· Zhao M, Liu X, Derudder B, Zhong Y, Shen W. 2014. Mapping producer services networks in Mainland Chinese cities. Urban Studies, doi: 10.1177/0042098014558541.
· Liu X, Derudder B, Taylor P. 2014. Mapping the evolution of hierarchical and regional tendencies in the world city network, 2000-2010. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 43, 51-66.
· Liu X, Derudder B, Liu Y. 2013. Regional geographies of the intercity corporate network: Exponential random graph models of regional network formation. Papers in Regional Science, doi: 10.1111/pirs.12060
· Liu X, Derudder B, Liu Y, Witlox F, Shen W. 2013. A stochastic actor-based modelling of the evolution of an intercity corporate network. Environmental and Planning A 45, 947-966.
[I do not have any ongoing projects at the moment]
Think Global, Act Local: You, Hong Kong, and the World; GIS for Urban and Regional Planning and Development; Patterns of World Urbanization; Urban Policy and Administration; Urban and Regional Development.