Zhigang LI


Zhigang LI is a professor of urban studies and planning at the Department of Urban Planning, School of Urban Design, Wuhan University, one of the top ten universities in mainland China. He also serves as the dean of the school after 2015. Before 2015, Prof LI worked at the School of Geography and Planning, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China. Prof Li once served as the Chinese editor for Urban Studies, a peer-reviewed journal of SAGE. He is the Bartlett Visiting Research Fellow of University College London. As an urban geographer and planner, Professor Li works on the sociospatial transformation of urban China, with a focus on such issues as residential segregation, integration, satisfaction, migration, planning, etc. Prof Li is known for his pioneering work on the study of African enclaves in China. He has published about 100 papers in English and Chinese journals such as Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, Antipode, Urban Geography, Urban Studies, Eurasian Geography and Economics, etc.. He has been the principal investigator of four research project funded by China’s NFC, including one Excellent Youth Foundation (2014). Professor Li holds China’s ‘National Award for Young Geographers’ (2011) and ‘National Award for Young Planners’ (2013).