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Cambridge Centre for Housing & Planning Research



Jihuan Li’s research focuses on an examination of the formulation and implementation of the development control system in Chinese cities. She will employ an institutional perspective to interpret how the system regulates urban land development, and to reflect on  how the broader institutional environment interacts with the system and affects the outcomes.

 Jihuan recently graduated from the Department of Land Economy at the University of Cambridge with an MPhil in Planning, Growth and Regeneration. She also holds an MEng and a BEng, both in Urban Planning, from Tongji University in China.


Key publications: 

Li, J. and Tang, Z. (2018) Design control from the perspective of public policy – a comparative study between Shanghai and Hong Kong. Urban Planning Forum, 2018(6), 46-53. [In Chinese]

Li, J. (2018) The paradox of community planning in Shanghai Quyang New Village: providing better service space in a formally micro-rayon in three decades.  Paper presented at the 18th International Planning History Society Conference (Yokohama, Japan).

Li, J. (2016) A study on trip mobility deprivation of residents in migrant community in the urban fringe of Shanghai metropolitan area. Paper presented at the IV World Planning School Congress (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).

PhD Student: Development control in transitional urban China from an institutional perspective
 Jihuan  Li