Wu is Professor of East Asian Planning and Development and the Director of the Urban China Research Centre in the School of City and Regional Planning at Cardiff University. He has published many papers on urban spatial structure, urban housing and land development, and is working on China’s urbanism and urban development, urban and regional governance, urban poverty, and social spatial differentiation. In 2001, he received the Otto Koenigsberger Prize from Habitat International. He is among the top 50 most cited human geographers in the world according to Social Science Citation Index (SSCI, ‘h-index’). He is co-editor (with Laurence Ma) of Restructuring the Chinese City (Routledge, 2005), editor of Globalization and the Chinese City (Routledge, 2006), editor of China’s Emerging Cities: The Making of New Urbanism (Routledge, 2007), co-author (with Jiang Xu and Anthony Gar-On Yeh) of Urban Development in Post-Reform China: State, Market, and Space (Routledge, 2007), co-author (with Chris Webster, Shenjing He, and Yuting Liu) of Urban Poverty in China (Edward Elgar, 2010), and co-editor (with Chris Webster) of Marginalization in Urban China (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).