Zhumin Xu



Zhumin Xu is currently an early career researcher at LATTS. Before moving to Paris, Xu held a fellowship in the Department of Geography at the University of Hong Kong. Her research interests include housing requisition involving public participation, inner-city redevelopment and local governance, public housing, and mega-projects under globalization. Xu holds a PhD degree in Urban Studies from University of New Orleans, a Masters degree from Michigan State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Chinese Literature from Fudan University. Her dissertation topic focused on urban governance and community participation in residential relocations and housing requisition in globalizing Shanghai.



  1. China’s urban redevelopment reinvented with public participation
  2. Right to the city and housing affordability under financialization
  3. The ‘urban revolution’ and urban political economy in Hong Kong



Journal Articles

Xu, Zhumin (2015) Citizen Participation in Housing Requisition in Shanghai. China City Planning Review 24(4): 65-71.

Xu, Zhumin and GCS Lin (2019) Participatory Urban Redevelopment in Chinese Cities amidst Accelerated Urbanization: Symbolic Urban Governance in Globalizing Shanghai Journal of Urban Affairs. 41, 6: 756-775.

Lin, GCS and Zhumin Xu (2019) Remaking China’s urban space of the spectacle: Mega-events, temporary growth, and uneven spatial transformation in Shanghai. Geoforum, 102, 126-136. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2019.03.013.

Book Chapters

Chen, Jie and Zhumin Xu (2017) Changing Urban Governance of Urban Redevelopment in Shanghai in the book, Steering the Metropolis: Metropolitan Governance for Sustainable Urban Development. United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) DOI: 10.18235/0000875

Book Reviews

Xu, Zhumin (2019) Book Review, Macau and the Casino Complex (Gambling Studies Series) by Stefan Al. University of Nevada Press. Journal of Historical Geography. 10.1016/j.jhg.2019.04.007

Xu, Zhumin (2013) Book Review, Building Globalizations: Transnational Architecture Production in Urban China. University of Chicago Press by Xuefei Ren. Global Built Environment Review, Vol 8 Issue 3.



Xu, Zhumin (2012) State Planning Conference Reactions‎: Bridging the Economic Development Gap, APA Louisiana Chapter.

Xu, Zhumin and Brandon Bartoszek (2009) Western Avenue: Past, Present and Future. City of Muskegon, Michigan: http://www.muskegon-mi.gov/cresources/downtown-history/



• Regional Studies Association (RSA)
• The Urban Affairs Association (UAA)
• Association of Asian Studies (AAS)
• Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP)
• Society of Hong Kong Studies
• The Royal Geographical Society (Hong Kong Chapter)

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