Weiping Wu, Ph.D.
ACSP Planning Educator appointee (2020-2023)
Weiping Wu is Professor in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia GSAPP and Director of the M.S. Urban Planning program. She also is on the faculty of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and Columbia Population Research Center. Before joining Columbia in 2016, she was Professor and Chair in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University. Trained in architecture and urban planning, she has focused her research and teaching on understanding urban dynamics in developing countries in general and China in particular. She is an internationally acclaimed urban and planning scholar working on global urbanization with a specific expertise in issues of migration, housing, and infrastructure of Chinese cities. Her publications include eight books, and her recent book The Chinese City has gained an increasing public presence.
Dr. Wu has had a number of academic leadership roles beyond the university setting. She was the President of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) during 2017-19. Between 2008 and 2012, she was an editor of the Journal of Planning Education and Research, ACSP’s flagship journal. She has been a member of the International Advisory Board for the Urban China Research Network, as well as serving on the editorial board of four journals. In addition, she has been a Public Intellectuals fellow of the National Committee on US–China Relations and provided consultation to the Ford Foundation, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, and World Bank.