Urban Planning

Lingyue LI

Associate Professor



  • Ph.D. Urban Planning and Design, The University of Hong Kong

  • M.Phil. Urban Planning and Design, The University of Hong Kong

  • B. E. Urban Planning, Tongji University

Current Positions

  • Associate professor in Department of Urban Planning, College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP), Tongji University

  • Director, FIC Lab

  • Column editor in Urban Planning Forum


  • Year 4 /Spring /Undergraduate / Urban Policy and Planning

  • Year 5 /Fall /Undergraduate / Regulatory Plan Studio

  • Year 4 / Spring /Undergraduate/ Urban Design Studio

  • Year 3 /Spring /Undergraduate / Residential District Design Studio

  • Year 3 /Fall /Undergraduate / Community Center Design Studio

Research Interests

  • Urban policy and governance under transition

  • Urban technology, innovation and smart city

  • Urban regeneration

  • Urban spatial analytics

Research Grant

  1. A political economy perspective towards distribution characteristics and driving forces of urban innovation space: A case study of Shanghai (NSFC: 51808391, PI), 2019.1.1-2021.12.31

  2. Research on industrial land renewal mechanisms and strategy, Shanghai Urban Renewal Key Laboratory Seed Funding Recipient, PI, 2019/07-2020/06

  3. Analysis on S&T innovation capacity in Shanghai, Shanghai Soft Science Foundation Grant, PI, 2019/10-2020/09

  4. A political economy analysis of Shanghai new town development and its spatial impacts (Shanghai Pujiang Program: 17PJC084, PI), 2017.9.1-2019.8.31

  5. Characteristics, mechanisms and strategy of village development driven by local industries: Cases of Zhejiang and Jiangsu (NSFC: 51978478), 2020.01-2023.12

  6. Research on improving ecological resilience for planning and construction of rural livable space (NSFC Emergency management project: 71841002), 2018.06-2019.05

  7. Financing the urban centres of tomorrow: Exploring the potential of Land Value Capture to secure sustainable urban development, NSFC International/Regional Cooperation and Communication Project, 2019.03-2022.02

  8. Planning technology research and development of county-level towns space development intelligent management and control and functional improvement, sub-project 2: Key technologies for scale structure optimization and planning in county towns and villages, The 13th Five-Year National Major R&D Plan, 2018.12-2022.12

  9. Key technologies for identifying spatial evolution of county towns and villages, The 13th Five-Year National Major R&D Plan, 2018.12-2022.12

  10. Caring aging needs and promoting service innovation development in villages, China Democratic League Shanghai Committee Grant, 2020.06

  11. The production of urban space in Shanghai: Urban entrepreneurialism and governance (Co-I), 2012-2015; Funding Source: Francis S K Lau Research Fund in Urban Studies and Planning

Selected publications

  1. Li, L and Xiao, Y.* (2022). Capital accumulation and urban land development in China: (Re)making Expo Park in Shanghai, Land Use Policy, 112: 104472 (SSCI)

  2. Li, L, Zhang, S, Wang, J, Yang, X, Wang L* (2021). Governing public health emergencies during the coronavirus disease outbreak: Lessons from four Chinese cities in the first wave, Urban Studies, doi.org/10.1177/00420980211049350 (SSCI)

  3. Li, L, Xian S.*, Qi, Z (2022). Planning for Eco-City in China: Policy Mobility in Path Creation of Eco-Zhuhai, Sustainable Development Research, 4(2), 27-38

  4. Li, L, Luo, Y, Zhang, X* (2021). Research on Urban Innovation Space, Influential Factors and Planning Countermeasures: A Case Study of Shanghai. Shanghai Urban Planning, 16-20, doi 10.11982/j.supr.20210505. (CSSCI-E, in Chinese)

  5. Li, L* (2021) Contesting Sustainability of Mega-Events in Chinese Metropolises: A Narrative and Practise Review. Frontiers in Sustainable Cities, 3:687315. doi: 10.3389/frsc.2021.687315

  6. Li, L, Qi, Z*, Zhong T  (2021). Forest Transition and Its Dynamics in Subtropical Chongqing, China since 1990s, Land, 10, 777, (SSCI)

  7. Li, L*, Geng, H, Zhang, X (2021). State Restructuring and Urban Innovation Development in Post-reform China: Shanghai’s Innovation Action in Review, Journal of Geographical Research, 4(3): 34-43

  8. Li, L, Li, M, Xiao, Y* (2022). Entrepreneurialism in Chinese space production: Research on urban land redevelopment in Shanghai Expo Park, Urban Planning International, 37(3):67-72. (CSSCI, in Chinese)

  9. Zhang, T, Liu, Y,Li, L* (2021). Integrating Health Impact Assessment into Spatial Planning System of China: Insights from Guangzhou. Urban Development Studies, 28(6): 66-73. (CSSCI, in Chinese)

  10. Li, L* (2021). The path and mechanism of holistic industrial land renewal in Shanghai. Urbanism and Architecture, 18(3): 64-67 (in Chinese)

  11. Li, F, Cheng, Y*, Li, L. (2021). How entrepreneurialism influences HSR-driven land development: Case studies of Anhui province, China, Land Use Policy, 106, doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2021.105455. (SSCI)

  12. Li, L, Wang, L, Qi, Z* (2021). The spatiotemporal variation of farmland use transition and its critical influential factors in coordinated urban-rural regions: A case of Chongqing in western China, Sustainable Cities and Society, 70: 102921, doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2021.102921 (SCI)

  13. Li, L, Qi, Z*, Xian, S, Yao, D (2021). Agricultural Land Use Change in Chongqing and the Policy Rationale behind It: A Multiscale Perspective, Land, 10, 275, doi.org/10.3390/land10030275 (SSCI)

  14. Li, L*, Wang, L (2021). Research on Industrial Building Renewal under Revitalization Policy in Hong Kong, Housing Science, 41(2): 33-38 (in Chinese)

  15. Li, L, Li, W, Wang, L* (2021). Urban Entrepreneurialism and Green Renewal of Industrial Heritage: Mechanisms and Impacts: Implications and Reflections on Highline Park, Landscape Architecture, 28(1): 87-92 (in Chinese)

  16. Yu, M, Yin, H, Li, L* (2021). An Evolutionary Resilience Approach to Post-Disaster Planning of Village Community: Revisiting Post-Earthquake Planning Practice in Longmen Village, Lushan County, Urban Development Studies, 28(2): 9-15 (CSSCI, in Chinese)

  17. Li L., Qi Z., Xian S. * (2020) State Spatial Selectivity and Its Impacts on Urban Sprawl: Insights from Remote Sensing Images of Zhuhai. In: Huang DS., Bevilacqua V., Hussain A. (eds) Intelligent Computing Theories and Application. ICIC 2020. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, Cham, pp. 329–341 (EI)

  18. Li, L and Zhang, X.* (2020). Spatial Evolution and Critical Factors of Urban Innovation: Evidence from Shanghai, China, Sustainability, 12(3), 938, doi:10.3390/su12030938. (SCI/SSCI)

  19. Li, L, Qi, Z.*, Xian, S. (2020). Decoding spatiotemporal patterns of urban land sprawl in Zhuhai, China, Applied Ecology and Environmental Research, 18(1), 913-927. (SCI)

  20. Li, L* (2020). Research on urban restructuring in Euro-America and China since 1970s: From a western perspective, Urban Planning International, 35(03), 9-14 (CSSCI, in Chinese)

  21. Li, L and Xu, C.* (2019). Innovation-Oriented Industrial Space Optimization Strategy in Areas of Transition: A Case of Kunshan, Planners, 35(20), 60-66. (CSSCI, in Chinese)

  22. Li, L, Zhang, X.*, Luo, Y. (2019). Research on the Evolution Characteristics of Innovation Space from an Output Perspective: A Case Study of Shanghai, Urban Development Studies, 26(6), 87-92 (CSSCI, in Chinese)

  23. Xian, S; Li, L*; Qi, Z (2019). Toward a sustainable urban expansion: A case study of Zhuhai, China. Journal of Cleaner Production, 230, 276-285. (SCI)

  24. Li, L* (2019). A mega-event approach to glurbanization: Insights from Expo 2010, Shanghai. Journal of Geographical Research, 6(1), 1-12.

  25. Li, L* and Luo, Y. (2018). A comparative study of inland river tourism development in London and Shanghai. Scientific Development, 121, 74-81 (in Chinese).

  26. Li, L* (2018). Mega-events and urban spatial restructuring: Rethinking Shanghai Expo. Modern Urban Research, 12, 76-83. (CSSCI-E, in Chinese)

  27. He, S*; Li, L; Zhang, Y; Wang, J (2018) A small entrepreneurial city in action: Policy mobility, urban entrepreneurialism, and politics of scale in Jiyuan, China. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 42(4), 684-702. (SSCI)

  28. Li, L* and Chan, R.C.K. (2017). Contesting China’s engagement with neoliberal urbanism: An overview of the evolving policy and mismatches in urban China. Asian Education and Development Studies, 6(1), 44-56. (Scopus)

  29. Li, L* (2017). A Summary of the Studies on Foreign Urban Entrepreneurialism. Shanghai Economy, 274, 48-57. (CSSCI, in Chinese)

  30. Chan, R.C.K. and Li, L* (2017). Entrepreneurial city and the restructuring of urban space in Shanghai Expo. Urban Geography, 38(5), 666-686 (SSCI)

  31. Li, L* (2015). State rescaling and national new area development in China: The case of Chongqing Liangjiang. Habitat International, 50, 80-89. (SSCI)

Book chapters

  1. Yang, ZY,Xiao, J, Li, L, Xu, K, Sun, TY,Tang, B,Miaden Jadric (2021) Rebirth of the urban village[M]. Beijing: CHINA CITY PRESS. (in Chinese)

  2. Tong, M, Gao, J, Li, L (2020). Urban policy analysis, China Architecture & Building Press (In Chinese)

  3. Li, L (2018) Urban Planning and Mega-Event Projects: Lessons from Expo 2010, Shanghai. In Y.B. Ergen (ed.), An Overview of Urban and Regional Planning, IntechOpen, London, pp.123-138. DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.78662

  4. Liu, X, Li, L (2018). World City Network: A Global Urban Analysis by Peter Taylor and Ben Derudder. Jiangsu: Phoenix Education Publishing, Ltd. (In Chinese)