Ting Wei Zhang

Email: tzhang@uic.edu
Phone: 312.355.0303
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)


Asia and China Research Program

GCI established the Asia and China Research Program in 2007, led by Professor Tingwei Zhang, Urban Planning and Policy program, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs. The Program was initiated with an agreement between GCI and Guangxi Institute of Architectural Design and Research (GIADR), Guangxi Province in China.

The agreement provides funding for research and exchange between GCI and GIADR, around issues of importance to Southeast Asian countries, especially China. Collaborative research will be focused on economic, political, environmental, urban planning, and architectural issues, as they provide opportunities for exchange of ideas that mutually benefit both universities.

With the extension of the 2009 agreement between GCI-ACRG and Guangxi Hualan Planning and Development Consulting Group, a new project has started in February 2014 on the comparative study of economic transition and spatial reorganization in the city of Nanning, China and Chicago. The project intends to explore strategies employed by the municipal governments of the two cities in the globalization ear.

Additional funding is provided by the Chinese partner. Visiting scholars from Nanning will participate in the research under the guidance of Professor Tingwei Zhang.



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, Switzerland: United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)


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