The Bartlett School of Planning


BSP Professor Fulong Wu included in ‘Highly Cited Researchers List’ 2023

12 December 2023

Professor Fulong Wu from The Bartlett School of Planning has been featured in Clarivate’s annual list of highly cited researchers

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Professor Wu was part of a total of 60 UCL academics who were featured in Clarivate’s international annual ‘Highly Cited Researchers List’ 2023, recognising authors of the most influential research papers around the world, ranking UCL 12th globally for the number of “one in 1,000” researchers.  

The names are drawn from the publications that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science citation index, with the list also used to identify the research institutions and countries where the citation elite are based. 

Fulong Wu is a Bartlett Professor of Planning at University College London. He received his BSc and MSc from Nanjing University, and PhD from the University of Hong Kong. He has taught previously in Southampton and Cardiff University. In 2016, he was conferred the award of Fellow of Academy of Social Sciences in the UK.  

His research interests include urban development in China and its social and sustainable challenges. He is the author of Planning for Growth: Urban and Regional Planning in China (Routledge, 2015), Creating Chinese Urbanism: Urban Revolution and Governance Change (UCL Press, 2022, free downloadable from the publisher’s website), and co-editor (with Roger Keil) of After Suburbia: Urbanization in the 21st Century (Toronto University Press, 2022). He is the principal investigator of a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant – Rethinking China’s Model of Governance. 

Professor Wu said: “I was very glad to hear the news and pleasantly surprised by the ranking, as our research is quite specific as we are all specialists in our field. I believe our research has been well received by our colleagues in Social Sciences and Humanities, because we address common concerns for social and sustainability challenges in the world.” 

To find out more about Professor Wu’s work and research projects click here.