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Qin Bo

Deputy Head, Department of Urban Planning and Management, School of Public Affairs

Renmin University

Dr.QIN Bo holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the Department of Architecture in Wuhan University, a Master of Science from the Department of Urban and Regional Planning in Peking University, and a Ph.D. degree in urban studies from the National University of Singapore. He joined the Department of Urban Planning and Management at Renmin University of China in 2008 and now serves as the Deputy Head, mainly responsible for international collaborations and postgraduate programs. His research interests include urban spatial restructuring in Chinese cities, coordinated urban-rural planning and management, and urban sustainable development in China. He is the author of The Location-choice of Firms and Urban Spatial Restructuring: A Case Study in Shanghai (2012) and co-author of The Application of Digital Urban Management System in Peri-urban China (2009). He has also published numerous articles in both the international renowned journals such as Urban Studies, Habitat International, and Chinese top journals in urban planning and urban studies, e.g. Urban Planning Review, Urban Planning Forum, Human Geography, etc. He serves as reviewer for several international and Chinese leading journals and for the National Science Foundation of China as well. In his academic career Dr. QIN has taught modules in architecture and regional planning and has supervised several postgraduate students studying topics ranging from low carbon urban form to peri-urban development in Chinese cities.