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Helin Liu


Professor and Ph.D. Advisor, Urban Economics and Modelling

Huazhong University of Science and Technology


Helin Liu is professor and Ph.D. advisor in urban economics and modelling in the department of urban planning, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China. He holds a Ph.D. degree in land economy (2009-2013) in the University of Cambridge, UK. His research interests cover a couple of topics including cultural economics and cultural geography, big data analytics and its integration with urban modelling, and carbon mitigation and adaption through planning.

He had once worked as a research associate from 2014 to 2015 in 4CMR in the University of Cambridge. He is author of several books including creative industries and urban spatial structure (in English), interpretation and exploitation of urban culture (in Chinese), and spatiotemporal simulation of creative industries’ development (in Chinese). He is the translator of the future of planning written by Yvonne Rydin. In recent years, he has published around 40 academic papers and engaged in around 10 planning projects mainly related to place making, urban innovation and urban economic development.

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