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Ting Wei Zhang, PhD, Professor

Ting Wei Zhang is Professor of Urban Planning and Policy, and Director of Asia and China Research Program in the Great Cities Institute in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs in the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Guest Professor of Urban Planning in Tongji University, Shanghai, China.

He was President of IACP (2005-2007), member of the Global Planning Committee of AICP (2001-2005), and serves on the International Conference Committee of ACSP (2001- ), Advisory Committee of IACP (2008- ) in the US. He is also a member of China National Planning Expert Committee, and as planning adviser to several Chinese cities including Wuhan, Shenzhen, and Shanghai. He serves on editorial boards of academic journals including City Planning Review, Urban Planning Forum, Planners, Urban Planning International, and Time and Architecture. His research interest covers planning theory, China’s transition and urban policy, and urban development in American cities. He has published over 100 articles and book chapters in China, the US, UK, France, and authored and co-authored 7 books published in China and Switzerland (the UNISD).

BE (Architecture) Tongji University, Shanghai, China (1968); ME (City Planning) Tongji University, Shanghai, China (1981); PhD (Urban Planning and Policy) University of Illinois at Chicago (1992).

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Research Interests

Urban development and policy issues in China, the US and Southeast Asian nations, Urban design and Physical development.

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UPP 502 Planning Skills
UPP 506 Plan Making Studio
UPP 525 US and World Cities
UPP 551 Urban Design Methods
UPP 555 Culture and Design UPP 556 Urban Design Studio
UPP 594 Local Government's Function in Market Economy

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Zhang, Tingwei & Wang Lan, 2011, From CBD to CAZ: On Mixed Use Developments, Architecture & Building Press, Beijing, April 2011,126 pages with color maps

Zhang, Tingwei and Hu, Qiu, The Planning and Design of MPC Communities, China Architecture & Building Press, December, 2009

Zhang, Tingwei, Lan Wang, 2009 (Guest editor): URBAN PLANNING INTERNATIONAL: Special issue: Planning Evaluation (December 2009, Vol. 24, No. 6)

Zhang, Tingwei & Wu, Haojun. 2008. The Evolution and Development of Southeast Asian Cities. 208 pages, Southeast University Press

Zhang, Tingwei. 2007. A Comparison of Chinese and American Cities. 368 pages, China Architecture & Building Press

Zhang, Tingwei & Wang, Yun. 2007. Shopping Mall Today: Location Selection, Planning and Design. 220 pages, color, China Architecture & Building Press

Zhang, Tingwei, Feng Hui & Peng Zhiquang. 2002. Design and Development of Waterfront Areas. 196 pages, color, Tongji University Press, China

Zhang, Tingwei, David Ranney & Pat Wright, 1997, Citizen, Local Government and the Development of Chicago’s Near South Side, Geneva, SwitzerlandUnited Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)

Journal Articles:

Tingwei Zhang & Yu Y. Final report: Open space in Qianjiang Newtown, Oct. 2010

Tingwei Zhang, 2010, Factor analysis of American urban transformation in 1950-2050 and lessons to Chinese cities (I), City Planning Review 34(8): 39-47

Zhang, T, 2009, On Planning Evaluation: Technical assessment, implementation review, and value judgment, URBAN PLANNING INTERNATIONAL, 2009, Vol. 24 (6) p.1-2

Zhang, T. & R. LeGates, 2009, Changing Planning Paradigm in China in the Post Neo-liberalism Era, URBAN PLANNING FORUM, Series No. 183, 2009 (5) p.1-6

Zhang, Tingwei. 2009. Global Transition and Local Reaction. CITY PLANNING REVIEW. Vol. 33 (5), 9-21

Zhang, Tingwei. 2008. The Basic Planning Principle Is Common Senses. URBAN PLANNING FORUM, Series No. 176, 2008 (5), 1-6

Zhang, Tingwei. 2008. Planning Theory and Reform in Transitional China. CITY PLANNING REVIEW. Vol. 32 (3), 15-24, 66

Zhang, Tingwei. 2008. On Architecture Theory: Three Themes. TIME & ACHITECTURE, Series No.100 2008(2), 108-111

Zhang, Tingwei & Wu, Haojun. 2008. The Research on the Evolution of Southeast Asian cities. PLANNERS, Vol.24(3) 79-85

Zhang, Tingwei & LeGates, Richard. 2007. Guide of Western Planning Literatures for Planners in China. URBAN PLANNING FORUM, Series No.170, 2007 (4).17-39

Zhang, Tingwei. 2006. Reading Globalization: Global Evaluation and Local Reaction. URBAN PLANNING FORUM, Series No.165, 2006 (5).1- 9

Zhang, Tingwei. 2006. From Intercity Competition to Collaborative Planning: the Case of the Yangtze River Delta. URBAN AFFAIRS REVIEW, Vol.42 (1) 26-56

Zhang, Tingwei, 2006.Contemporary Planning Research in the US and the Transition of Chicago. URBAN PLANNING OVERSEAS, Vol. 21, No. 4. 1-5

Zhang, Tingwei. 2006. Planning Theory as an Institutional Innovation: the Non-linear Trajectory of the Evolution of Planning Theory. CITY PLANNING REVIEW. Vol. 30 (8) 9-18

Zhang, Tingwei. 2005. Great Joy in Learning: Introducing John Friedmann’s Planning Articles. URBAN PLANNING OVERSEAS, Vol. 20, No. 5. 1-3

Zhang, Tingwei. 2005. Manufacturing, Service Industry, and Shanghai’s Development Strategy. URBAN PLANNING FORUM, Vol.51 (3) 2-8

Zhang, Tingwei. 2005. Questions sur l’evolution de l’urbanisme chinois (The Evolution of China’s Urbanization). Urbanisme, Paris, France. No. 341 (March- April) 68-71

Zhang, Tingwei. 2005. On the Competitiveness of Chinese Cities. CITY PLANNING REVIEW, Vol.29, No.4. 23-29

Zhang, Tingwei. 2008. Planning Theory and Reform in Transitional China. CITY PLANNING REVIEW, 2008 (3), 15-24

Zhang, Tingwei. 2007. Urban Development Patterns in China: The New, the Renewed, and the Ignored Urban Space. Urbanization in China: Critical Issues in an Era of Rapid growth, Edited by Song, Y., Lincoln Institute of Land Use Policy, Chapter 1, 3-27

Zhang, Tingwei. 2007. Innovation in Chinese Urban Governance: the Shanghai Experience. Governing Cities in a Global Era, Edited by Hambelton and Gross, J, Palgrave, UK, Chapter 8, 113-124

Zhang, Tingwei. 2006. Planning Theory as an Institutional Innovation: Diverse Approaches and Nonlinear Trajectory of the Evolution of Planning Theory. CITY PLANNING REVIEW, Vol. 30 (8) 9-18

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