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Innovative Approaches to Socio-Ecological Sustainability

Series Ed.: Xiang, Wei-Ning

ISSN: 2367-0029

About the Editor

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Wei-Ning Xiang (象伟宁)is a Professor of Geography and Earth Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA. He received a 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 land use planning, geographic information science, spatial modeling, complex adaptive systems, and recently ecological wisdom inspired urban-rural resilience building 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 is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of Landscape and Urban Planning since 2011, and the founding editor-in-chief of the Springer Nature EcoWISE (Ecological Wisdom Inspired Science and Engineering) book series since 2016.
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. From 2011 to 2016, he was the National Distinguished Professor of Landscape and Urban Planning at the East China Normal University (ECNU), Shanghai, China. At ECNU, he served 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 directed the Shanghai Key Lab for Urban Ecological Processes and Eco-Restoration (SHUES). He is now a national distinguished adjunct professor of ecological practice research at Tongji University, Shanghai, China, and the founding director of the Center for Ecological Wisdom and Practice Research at Tongji.

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