Weiping Wu, Ph.D.
PAB Chair (2022-2024), ACSP Planning Educator appointee (2020-2023)
Weiping Wu is Vice Provost for Academic Programs at Columbia University, and Professor in Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation 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 nine books, including China Urbanizing and The Chinese City.
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. Currently, she chairs the Social and Behavioral Sciences sub-panel of the Hong Kong Research Grant Council, and serves on the international advisory panel for the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities and the nomination committee for the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize. 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.