Dr Helen Wei Zheng

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow

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I am a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in Manchester Urban Institute at the University of Manchester. I am now working on the project ‘Can spatial decentralisation achieve sustainable urbanisation?’. 

Before that, I was a research associate working on different projects including the ESRC-NSFC Newton Fund project ‘Eco-urbanisation in China’, the UK 2070 commission, and the AGORA project. 

The first strand of my research is decision-making support for sustainable urban regeneration by developing different indicators and simulation models. The second strand of my research focuses on sustainable urbanisation in China from a spatial planning perspective.  


Education / academic qualifications

  • 2017 - Doctor of Philosophy, A Multi-scale Decision Support Framework for Sustainable Urban Renewal in High-density Cities: A Case of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2012 - 2017)
  • 2012 - Bachelor of Science, Urban and Rural Planning, Nanjing University (2008 - 2012)

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