Wei-Ning Xiang is the 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 (UNC-Charlotte), USA. At ECNU, he serves as the founding dean of the School of Ecological and Environmental Sciences (SEES), 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, China; a master’s degree in regional planning from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA; and a doctorate in city and regional planning from the University of California at Berkeley, USA.
Dr. Xiang’s scholarly activities have been found in the areas of landscape and urban planning, geographic information science, spatial modeling, complex adaptive systems, and recently ecological wisdom inspired science and engineering (EcoWISE) for sustainable urban 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. He contributed to three books published by Springer.
Dr. Xiang was a research fellow at a number of research institutions and programs, including the Institute of Urban and Regional Development (IURD) at the University of California at Berkeley, USA; the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA) at the University of California 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 since 2011.
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