Ya Ping Wang

Principal Investigator

Professor Ya Ping Wang is Director of GCRF Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (SHLC), and Chair in Global City Futures at the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow.

His research focuses on housing, urban planning and development, urban transformations, living conditions of rural to urban migrants in China and developing countries. He is the author/co-author of ‘Housing Policy and Practice in China’ (Macmillan), ‘Urban Poverty, Housing and Social Change in China’ (Routledge), and ‘Planning and Housing in the Rapidly Urbanizing World’ (Routledge).

Ya Ping’s research have been supported by many UK and international organisations, including UKRI, ESRC, DFID, British Academy, Leverhulme Trust and Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. He is the principal investigator for two major UK-China collaborative projects on urban transformations from 2015 to 2019. Ya Ping is a Chartered Member of Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI) and Fellow of Social Science Academy (FAcSS). Before joining University of Glasgow in 2013, he was professor in urban studies at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.