Dr. Hao Pu (郝璞博士)

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Utrecht University (The Netherlands)

Office: AAB 1233
Tel: (852) 3411 7166
Fax: (852) 3411 5990
Email: ppuhao@hkbu.edu.hk


Ph.D., Utrecht University, The Netherlands.
M.Sc., International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), The Netherlands.
M.Eng. and B.Eng., Wuhan University, China


Urban Geography
Urban Development in China
Globalization of Economic Activities


Urban and regional development in China
Migration and mobility
Informal economy
Urban housing


Research Grants Council (RGC), Early Career Scheme (ECS) HKBU 22609018, “Rural landholdings and the geographic and social mobility of China’s rural migrants”, 2019-2021, HK$983,540. as PI.

Research Grants Council (RGC), General Research Fund (GRF) HKBU12605715, “Economic geography of unplanned commercial establishments: An investigation of Shenzhen’s urban villages”, 2016-2018, HK$488,500. as PI.

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy China Program International Fellowship, “The effect of landholdings on the mobility and wellbeing of rural migrants in urban China”, 2016-2017, US$31,000. as PI.

Hong Kong Baptist University Faculty Research Grant, FRGII/15-16/026, “Migration destinations in the urban hierarchy: A study in Jiangsu”, 2016-2018, HK$149,760. as PI.

National Natural Science Foundation of China, NSFC 41401167, “The location choice and spatial organization patterns of urban informal economies in big cities”, 2015-2017, RMB230,000. as PI.

Hong Kong Baptist University Faculty Research Grant, FRGII/13-14/082, “Rural-urban migration in post-reform China: A trade-off between rural land and urban residency”, 2014-2015, HK$99,800. as PI.

Hong Kong Baptist University Faculty Research Grant, FRG I/12-13/072, “Understanding the economic geography of urban informal settlements in China”, 2014-2015, HK$50,000. as PI.


Hao P and Tang S. (2018) Migration destinations in the urban hierarchy in China: Evidence from Jiangsu, Population, Space and Place 24(2) 1-14.

Hao P and Tang S. (2018) What keeps China’s floating population from moving? Chinese Journal of Sociology. DOI: 10.1177/2057150X17748296 (online)

Tang S and Hao P. (2018) Floaters, settlers, and returnees: Settlement intention and hukou conversion of China’s rural migrants, The China Review 18(1) 11-34.

Tang S and Hao P. (2018) The return intentions of China’s rural migrants: Study in Nanjing and Suzhou, Journal of Urban Affairs. DOI: 10.1080/07352166.2017. 1422981 (online)

Hao P. (2018) China’s urban housing: Past and present, in R. Yep, J. Wang and T. Johnson (Eds) Edward Elgar Handbook on Urban Development in China, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. (in press)

Hao P. (2018) Spatial analysis, in T. Orum (Ed.) The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies, Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell. (in press)

Du H, Li S-M and Hao P. (2017) ‘Anyway you are an outsider’: Temporary migrants in urban China. Urban Studies. DOI:10.1177/0042098017691464 (online)

Li S-M and Hao P. (2017) Socio-spatial differentiation of permanent residents and new immigrants from Mainland China, in S.Y.P. Choi and E. Fong (Eds.) Migration in Post-Colonial Hong Kong. pp. 52-81. London: Routledge.

Tang S, Hao P and Huang X. (2016) Land conversion and urban settlement intention of the rural population in China: Case study of suburban Nanjing. Habitat International 51(1) 149-158.

Yang Z, Hao P, Liu W and Cai J. (2016) Peri-urban agricultural development in Beijing: Varied forms, innovative practices and policy implications. Habitat International 56(1) 222-234.

Hao P and Tang S. (2015) Floating or settling down: The effect of rural landholdings on the settlement intention of rural migrants in urban China. Environment and Planning A 47(9) 1979-1999.

Hao P. (2015) The effects of residential patterns and chengzhongcun housing on segregation in Shenzhen. Eurasian Geography and Economics 56(3) 308-330.

Lin Y, Hao P and Geertman S. (2015) A conceptual framework on modes of governance for the regeneration of Chinese ‘villages in the city’. Urban Studies 52(10) 1774-1790.

Yang Z, Hao P and Cai J. (2015) Economic clusters: A bridge between economic and spatial policies with a case of Beijing. Cities 42(2) 171-185.

Hao P. (2015) Urban villages and the contestation of urban space: The case of Shenzhen, in D. Wang and S. He (Eds.) Mobility, Sociability and Wellbeing of Urban Living. pp. 93-110. Berlin: Springer.

Hao P. (2015) Residential segregation and the spatial pattern of housing provision in post-reform Chinese cities: A case study of Shenzhen, in N. Moore-Cherry and M. Pineira-Mantinan (Eds.) Addressing Complex Urban Challenges: Social, Economic and Cultural Transformations in the City. pp. 111-127. Santiago de Compostela: University of Santiago de Compostela.

Hao P. (2014) Spatial development patterns and trends of ‘villages in the city’ in Shenzhen, in K. Shannon, B. De Meulder and Y. Lin (Eds.) Village in the City: Asian Variations of Urbanisms of Inclusion. pp. 66-69. Zürich: Park Books.

Hao P, Geertman S, Hooimeijer P and Sliuzas R. (2013) Spatial analyses of the urban village development process in Shenzhen, China. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 37(6) 2177-2197.

Hao P, Hooimeijer P, Sliuzas R and Geertman S. (2013) What drives the spatial development of urban villages in China? Urban Studies 50(16) 3394-3411.

Hao P, Geertman S, Hooimeijer P and Sliuzas R. (2013) Spatial evolution of urban villages in Shenzhen, in F.L. Wu, F. Zhang and C. Webster (Eds.) Rural Migrants in Urban China: Enclaves and Transient Urbanism. pp. 202-219. London: Routledge.

Hao P, Geertman S, Hooimeijer P and Sliuzas R. (2012) The land-use diversity in urban villages in Shenzhen. Environment and Planning A 44(11) 2742-2764.

Hao P, Sliuzas R and Geertman S. (2011) The development and redevelopment of urban villages in Shenzhen. Habitat International 35(2) 214-224.

Hao P, Sliuzas R and Geertman S. (2010) Race against planning: Unplanned urban space in Shenzhen, in M. Provoost (Ed.) New Towns for the 21st Century: The Planned vs. the Unplanned City. pp. 186-195. Amsterdam: SUN Publishers.