Prof Cecilia Wong

Professor of Spatial Planning

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Research interests

Research Interest

  • Quantitative Indicators, Policy Monitoring and Evaluation: housing, deprivation, local economic development, urban regeneration, spatial planning, and regional development
  • Indicators and Governance: evidence-based policy making
  • Policy Analysis and Application: socio-economic change, neighbourhood change, UK-national spatial planning framework, and housing needs and demand.
  • Spatial Planning in China


Research Projects

(2016-18) Eco-Urbanisation: Promoting Sustainable Development in Metropolitan Regions of China, ESRC-NSFC Newton Fund Collaborative Research ‘Urban Transformations in China’ PI with Mark Baker, Adam Barker, Nuno Pinto and Richard Kingston and collaborate with The Chinese Academy of Sciences)

(2016-19) ‘Migration, Urbanisation and Governance in China’, University of Manchester China Research Fund (PI with Yaojun Li and Mark Baker)

(2016-17) Planning for Sustainable Urban Neighbour-hood Change, CUHK-UoM Research Fund (jointly with Professor Mee Kam Ng in CUHK)

(2015-16) Transportation and the socio-spatial equity dimensions of travel to work flows, ESRC Secondary Data Analysis Initiative (Co-I with Richard Kingston PI, Stephen Hincks and Brian Webb)

(2011) A Map for England: spatial expression of govenment policies and programme, the Royal Tonw Planning Institute.

(2010) Designing out crime in housing planning: the application of innovative spatial analytical techniques, EPSRC KTA Secondment Scheme, the University of Manchester.

(2009-2012) Euro-Chinese Urban and Regional B-Continental Research scheme (ECURBS): Funded by the EU (FP7-PEOPLE-IRSES-2008).

(2009-2010) Defining Housing Market Areas for England, National Housing and Planning Advisory Unit.

(2008-2011) Housing and Neighbourhood Monitoring, Joseph Rowntree Foundation

(2007-2010) The links between social change and change in urban environments, Homes and Communities Agency.


Research and projects

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