Dr. Wei Ning Xiang

Geography and Earth Sciences,
University of North Carolina at Charlotte,

E-mail: wxiang@uncc.edu

  Wei-Ning Xiang is a National Distinguished Professor of Landscape and Urban Planning at the East China Normal University (ECNU), Shanghai, China, and professor of geography and earth sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA. At ECNU, he serves as the Founding Dean of the College of Ecological and Environmental Sciences (CEES), and the founding director of the Global Institute for Urban and Regional Sustainability (GIURS), and directs the Shanghai Key Lab for Urban Ecological Processes and Eco-Restoration (SHUES). He received his BS degree in geography from Beijing Normal University, a masters’ degree in regional planning from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and a doctorate in city and regional planning from the University of California at Berkeley.

  Dr. Xiang’s scholarly activities have been found in the areas of landscape and land use planning, geographic information science, spatial modeling, and recently sustainable development in China. His scholarly contributions appeared in International Journal of Geographic Information Science, Environment and Planning B, Journal of Environmental Management, and Landscape and Urban Planning, among others.

  Dr. Xiang was a research fellow at a number of research institutions and programs, including the Institute of Urban and Regional Development (IURD) at Berkeley, the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA) at Santa Barbara, USA, and the Oxford Scenarios Program (OSP) at the University of Oxford, UK. He is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of Landscape and Urban Planning.