Chen Mingxing, Male, Researcher (Distinguished core position), Doctoral supervisor, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences/Position Professor, College of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences


Telephone: 01064888267

Address: No. 11, Datun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing

Postcode: 100101

Research Areas

Mainly engaged in urbanization and regional development research, including:

New urbanization;

Sustainable urbanization;

Territory spatial governance;

Urban big data analysis techniques and methods.

Admission Information

Welcome excellent students with geographical background, computer science, mathematics and other cross-disciplinary background to apply for the exam! Excellent students are welcome to recommend themselves!

Education and Work Experience

Education Experience

2016-2017 Visiting Professor, School of Geography, University of Leeds, UK

2006-2009 Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Geography, Phd

2003-2006 School of land resources and tourism, Anhui Normal University, Geography, Master

1999-2003 Department of Geography, Anhui Normal University, Geography, Bachelor of Science 

Work Experience

2018-         Researcher, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences

2016-         Associate director, Key Laboratory of Regional Sustainable Development modeling, Chinese Academy of Sciences

2015-2016 Director assistant, Key Laboratory of Regional Sustainable Development modeling, Chinese Academy of Sciences

2013-2018 Associate Researcher, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences

2009-2013 Research assistant,Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Social services
  • Member of the key Expert Group of Urban Sustainable Development, Ministry of Science and Technology

  • Evaluation expert of senior professional title, National Development and Reform Commission

  • Project Evaluation Expert, Chinese National Natural Science Foundation
  • Talent Project Evaluation Expert, Ministry of Education 
  • Project Evaluation Expert, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), UK

Scientific Research Achievements

English Papers


Liang Longwu, Chen Mingxing*Cheng Jiafan. Enhance China's urban flood resilience. Science, 2023. 381(6664).

Chen Mingxing, Chen Liangkan, Zhou Yuan, Hu Maogui, Jiang Yanpeng, Huang Dapeng, Gong Yinghua, Xian Yue. Rising vulnerability of compound risk inequality to ageing and extreme heatwave exposure in global citiesnpj Urban Sustainability, 2023, 3(38).

Cheng Jiafan, Chen Mingxing*, Tang Shujuan. Shenzhen–A typical benchmark of Chinese rapid urbanization miracleCities, 2023, 140: 104421.

Wang Xunming, Ge Quansheng, Geng Xin, Wang Zhaosheng, Gao Lei, Brett A. Bryan, Chen Shengqian, Su Yanan, Cai Diwen, Ye Jiansheng, Sun Jimin, Lu Huayu, Che Huizheng, Cheng Hong, Liu Hongyan, Liu Baoli, Dong Zhibao, Cao Shixiong, Hua Ting, Chen Siyu, Sun Fubao, Luo Geping, Wang Zhenting, Hu Shi, Xu Duanyang, Chen Mingxing, Li Danfeng, Liu Fa, Xu Xinliang, Han Dongmei, Zheng Yang, Xiao Feiyan, Li Xiaobin, Wang Ping, Chen Fahu. Unintended consequences of combating desertification in ChinaNature Communications, 2023. 14(1), 1139.

Chen Mingxing*, Huang Xinrong, Cheng Jiafan, Tang Zhipeng, Huang Gengzhi. Urbanization and vulnerable employment: Empirical evidence from 163 countries in 1991–2019Cities, 2023. 135, 104208.


Chen Mingxing, Xian Yue, Huang Yaohuan, Zhang Xiaoping, Hu Maogui*, Guo Shasha, Chen Liangkan, Liang Longwu, 2022a. Fine-scale population spatialization data of China in 2018 based on real location-based big dataScientific Data, 9(1).

Chen Mingxing*, Chen Liangkan, Cheng Jiafan, Yu Jianhui. 2022. Identifying interlinkages between urbanization and Sustainable Development GoalsGeography and Sustainability, 3(4): 339-346.

Chen Mingxing*, Chen Liangkan, Li Yang, Xian Yue. 2022. Developing computable sustainable urbanization science: interdisciplinary perspectiveComputational Urban Science, 2(1): 17.

Huang Xinrong, Chen Mingxing*. 2022. Understanding the role of housing in rural migrants' intention to settle in cities: Evidence from ChinaHabitat International, 128:102650

Liang Longwu, Chen Mingxing*, Huang Dapeng, 2022. Spatiotemporal change and non-stationarity of air temperature in China from 1959 to 2018Sustainable Cities and Society, 87:104227.

Xian Yue, Chen Mingxing*. 2022. Population evolution at the prefecture-level city scale in China: Change patterns and spatial correlationsJournal of Geographical Sciences, 32(7): 1281-1296.

Zhang Hua, Chen Mingxing*, Liang Chen. 2022. Urbanization of county in China: Spatial patterns and influencing factors. Journal of Geographical Sciences, 32(7): 1241-1260.

Ye Chao, Schröder Patrick, Yang Dongyang, Chen Mingxing*, Cui Can, Zhuang Liang*. 2022. Toward healthy and liveable cities: a new framework linking public health to urbanizationEnvironmental Research Letters, 17(6): 064035.

Zhou Yuan, Chen Mingxing*, Tang Zhipeng, Zhao You. City-level carbon emissions accounting and differentiation integrated nighttime light and city attributesResources, Conservation and Recycling, 2022, 182: 106337.

Liang Longwu, Chen Mingxing*, Lu Dadao. Revisiting the Relationship Between Urbanization and Economic Development in China Since the Reform and Opening-up. Chinese Geographical Science, 2022, 32(1): 1-15.


Zhou Yuan, Chen Mingxing*, Tang Zhipeng, Mei Ziao. Urbanization, Land Use Change, and Carbon Emissions: Quantitative Assessments for City-Level Carbon Emissions in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei RegionSustainable Cities and Society, 2021, 66(3):102701.

Chen Mingxing, Xian Yue, Wang Pengling*, Ding Zijing. Climate change and multi-dimensional sustainable urbanizationJournal of Geographical Sciences, 2021, 31(9): 1328-1348.

Chen Mingxing, Zhou Y, Huang X, et al. The Integration of New-Type Urbanization and Rural Revitalization Strategies in China: Origin, Reality and Future TrendsLand, 2021, 10(2): 207.

Luo Xinyue, Chen Mingxing*Urban network of China from the perspective of population mobility: Three-dimensional co-occurrence of nodes and linksEnvironment and Planning A: Economy and Space, 2021: 0308518X21997818.

Liang Longwu, Chen Mingxing*, Luo X, et al. Changes pattern in the population and economic gravity centers since the Reform and Opening up in China: The widening gaps between the South and NorthJournal of Cleaner Production, 2021, 310: 127379.

Huang Yaohuan, Li Z, Chen Mingxing*, et al. Spatial Variability of Water Resources State of Regions around the “Belt and Road”Water, 2021, 13(15): 2102.


Chen Mingxing, Zhou Yuan, Hu Maogui*, Zhou Yaliu. Influence of Urban Scale and Urban Expansion on the Urban Heat Island Effect in Metropolitan Areas: Case Study of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Urban AgglomerationRemote Sensing, 2020, 12: 3491.

Chen Mingxing, Luo Xinyue, Hu Maogui, Zhang Xiaoping*. Club Characteristic and the Proximity Effect of Travel Links between Cities in ChinaComplexity, 2020, 1: 1-13.

Chen Mingxing*, Liang Longwu, Wang Zhenbo, Zhang Wenzhong, Yu Jianhui, Liang Yi. Geographical thoughts on the relationship between ‘Beautiful China’ and land spatial planningJournal of Geographical Sciences, 2020, 30(5):705-723.

Chen Mingxing, Guo Shasha, Hu Maogui, Zhang Xiaoping*. The spatiotemporal evolution of population exposure to PM2.5 within the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei urban agglomeration, ChinaJournal of Cleaner Production, 2020, 265:121708.


Chen Mingxing, Gong Yinghua, Lu Dadao, Ye Chao*. Build a people-oriented urbanization: China’s new-type urbanization dream and Anhui model. Land use policy, 2019, 80: 1-9.

Chen Mingxing, Sui Yuwen*, Liu Weidong, Liu Hui, Huang Yaohuan. Urbanization patterns and poverty reduction: A new perspective to explore the countries along the Belt and RoadHabitat International, 2019, 84: 1-14.

Chen Mingxing, Ye Chao, Lu Dadao, Sui Yuwen, Guo Shasha*. Cognition and construction of the theoretical connotations of new urbanization with Chinese characteristicsJournal of Geographical Sciences, 2019, 29(10): 1681-1698.

Yi Liang, Chen Mingxing*, Lu Dadao, Ding Zijin, Zheng Zhi. The Spatial Evolution of Geoeconomic Pattern among China and Neighboring Countries since the Reform and Opening-UpSustainability, 2019, 11(7): 2168.

Ye Chao, Zhu Jiajia, Li Simeng, Shan Yang, Chen Mingxing*. Assessment and analysis of regional economic collaborative development within an urban agglomeration: Yangtze River Delta as a case studyHabitat International, 2019, 83: 20-29.


Chen Mingxing, Liu Weidong, Lu Dadao, Chen Hao, Ye Chao. Progress of China's new-type urbanization construction since 2014: A preliminary assessmentCities, 2018, 78: 180-193.


Chen MingXing, Long Hualou, Wang Chengjin, Huang Jinchuan, Niu Fangqu*. Review of and prospects for China’s human and economic geographyJournal of Geographical Sciences, 2017, 27(12): 1556-1576.

Liu Chunla, Liu Weidong, Lu Dadao, Chen Mingxing*, Xu Mei. A study of provincial differences in China’s eco-compensation frameworkJournal of Geographical Sciences, 2017, 27(2): 240-256.

Ye Chao, Chen Mingxing*, Duan Jinjun, Yang Dongyang. Uneven development, urbanization and production of space in the middle-scale region based on the case of Jiangsu province, ChinaHabitat International2017, 66: 106-116.


Chen Mingxing, Lu Dadao, Liu Weidong. Challenges and the way forward in China’s new-type urbanizationLand Use Policy,2016,55:334-339.

Chen Mingxing, Gong Yinghua, Li Yang, Lu Dadao, Zhang Hua*Population distribution and urbanization on both sides of the Hu Huanyong Line: Answering the Premier’s questionJournal of Geographical Sciences, 2016, 26(11):1593–1610.

Liu Chunla, Liu Weidong, Lu Dadao, Chen Mingxing*, Dunford Michael, Xu Mei. Eco-compensation and harmonious regional development in ChinaChinese Geographical Science, 2016,26(3):283-294.


Chen Mingxing, Zhang Weizhong, Lu Dadao. Examining Spatial Pattern and Location Choice of Affordable Housing in Beijing, China: Developing a Workable Assessment FrameworkUrban Studies,2015,52(10):1846-1863.

Chen Mingxing, Tang Zhipeng, Bai Yongping, Zhang Xiaoping*. Relational pattern of urbanization and economic development: Parameter re-evaluation of the Chenery modelJournal of Geographical Sciences,2015,25(8):991-1002.


Chen Mingxing, Zhang Hua, Liu Weidong, Zhang Wenzhong. The Global Pattern of Urbanization and Economic Growth: Evidence from the Last Three DecadesPloS one,2014, 9(8): e103799.

Chen Mingxing, Ye Chao. Differences in Pattern and Driving Forces between Urban and Rural Settlements in the Coastal Region of Ningbo, ChinaSustainability,2014, 6(4): 1848-1867.

Chen Mingxing, Huang Yongbin, Tang Zhipeng, Lu Ddadao, Liu Hui. The Provincial Pattern of the Relationship between Urbanization and Economic Development in ChinaJournal of Geographical Sciences,2014, 24(1): 33-45.

Chen Mingxing, Ye Chao, Zhou Yi. Comments on Mulligan’s “Revisiting the Urbanization Curve”Cities,2014,41:s54-s56.

Ye Chao, Chen Mingxing*, Chen Ruishan, Guo Zhiwei. Multi-scalar Separations: Land Use and Production of Space in Xianlin, a University Town in Nanjing, ChinaHabitat International,2014, 42: 264-272.


Chen Mingxing, Liu Weidong, Tao Xiaoli. Evolution and Assessment on China's Urbanization 1960–2010: Under-urbanization or Over-urbanization?Habitat International ,2013,38: 25-33.

Chinese papers








陈明星, 程嘉梵, 周园, 丁子津, 马海涛. 碳中和的缘起、实现路径与关键科学问题:气候变化与可持续城市化.自然资源学报,2022,37(05):1233-1246.

唐志鹏,于浩杰,陈明星*,程嘉梵.基于函数极值条件下的中国碳达峰碳中和情景分析.自然资源学报,2022, 37(05):1247-1260.






陈明星,黄莘绒,黄耿志*,杨燕珊. 新型城镇化与非正规就业:规模、格局及社会融合.地理科学进展,2021, 40(1):50-60.












陈明星*,梁龙武,王振波,张文忠,余建辉,梁宜.美丽中国与国土空间规划关系的地理学思考.地理学报, 2019,74(12):2467-2481.




















陈明星,龙花楼,王成金,黄金川. 我国人文与经济地理学发展回顾与展望——变化大背景下我国人文与经济地理学发展高层论坛综述.地理学报,2016,71(8):1456-1471.


孙东琪,刘卫东,陈明星*.点—轴系统理论的提出与在我国实践中的应用.经济地理, 2016(3):1-8.


陈明星.城市化领域的研究进展和科学问题.地理研究,2015,34(4): 614-630.

刘春腊,刘卫东,陆大道,陈明星*,徐美,董晓峰. 2004-2011年中国省域生态补偿差异分析.地理学报,2015,70(12):1897-1910.

陆大道,陈明星.关于“国家新型城镇化规划(2014-2020)”编制大背景的几点认识.地理学报,2015,70(2): 179-185.


陈明星.《体国经野: 中国城乡关系发展的理论与历史》述评.地理学报,2014,69(12):1898.


陈明星.城市化与经济发展关系的研究综述.城市发展研究,2013,20(8): 16-23.

陈明星,唐志鹏,白永平. 城市化与经济发展的关系模式——对钱纳里模型的参数重估.地理学报,2013,68(6): 739-749.




陈明星.“加速城市化”不应成为中国 “十二五” 规划的重大战略抉择——与陈玉和教授等商榷.中国软科学,2011,3:1-9.




陈明星,陆大道,张华.中国城市化水平的综合测度及其动力因子分析.地理学报,2009,64(4): 387-398.

陈明星,陆大道,查良松.中国城市化与经济发展水平关系的国际比较.地理研究,2009,28(2): 464-474.

Co-edited works

陈明星、李裕瑞、宋涛、黄麟、龚颖华、汤青. 中部高质量崛起与新型城镇化. 科学出版社,2021.

陆大道、甄峰、刘瑜、孙斌栋、千庆兰、王成金、段进军、汪明峰、龙花楼、陈明星. 信息时代社会经济空间组织的变革. 科学出版社,2018.

陆大道、江东、董锁成、王成金、王姣娥、陈明星等. 科学认识一带一路. 科学出版社,2017. 

金凤君、陈明星、王姣娥等. 东北地区发展的重大问题研究. 商务印书馆,2012.

姚士谋、周春山、王德、修春亮、王成新、陈明星等. 中国城市群新论. 科学出版社, 2016. 

段进军、姚士谋、陈明星、龙花楼、叶超等. 城镇化转型与健康城镇化道路. 苏州大学出版社, 2013.

Subject Tasks

Basic Research

National Natural Science Foundation of China:

1. the National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars, 41822104, New urbanization;

2. General Program, 41671125, Analysis on the potential of population nearby urbanization in central China under the background of new urbanization;

3. General Program, 42171204, Model and mechanism of nearby urbanization under new urbanization and the new pattern of population flow;

4. Special Project of Ministry of Earth Sciences, 42042027, 2060 Carbon neutrality goal roadmap and sustainable urbanization response and development strategy research;

5. Subject Strategy Research Project of Ministry of Earth Sciences, 41842058, Cross-science Research on Urbanization Development Strategy: International Frontier and Countermeasures;

6.  the Young Scientists Fund of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, 41001080, Collaborative measurement model and spatial differentiation law of urbanization and 

economic development;

7. Innovative Group Project, 42121001, Urban and rural integrated development, core backbone;

Chinese Academy of Sciences:

1. Chinese Academy of Sciences Basic Frontier Science Research Program from 0 to 1 Original Innovation Project, ZDBS‐LYDQC‐005, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 

Attributing factors and geographic differentiation of impacts of global urbanization on climate change;

2. Science and Technology Project of Ecological Civilization Construction "Beautiful China", The Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, XDA23100301, 

Optimization of geographical landscape reconstruction and spatial development intensity of the Development Zone;

3. Black Land Protection and Utilization Science and Technology Innovation Project, The Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, XDA28060300, 

Research on long-term mechanism of Black Land Protection;

4. Youth Innovation Promotion Association, Chinese Academy of Sciences, "New Urbanization",;

5. Bingwei-Kezhen Youth Talent Project, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 

"Research on the Coordinated Development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Urban Agglomeration";

National Office of Philosophy and Social Sciences:

1. the State Key Program of National Social Science of China, Promoting the people-oriented new urbanization.

Applied Research

1. the Central Leading Group Office for Rural Work, Research report on regional flow trend of rural emigrants;

2. Central Financial and Economic Affairs Commission, Research on new urbanization with Chinese characteristics;

3. National Development and Reform Commission , Department of  Development Planning, Study on new-type urbanization strategy towards 2035;

4. National Development and Reform Commission, Department of Regional Economics, Research on the overall thinking of the 14th Five-Year High Quality Rise of the Central Region;

5. National Development and Reform Commission, Department of Regional Economics, Research on the  index prediction of the 14th Five-Year High Quality Rise of the Central Region;

6. National Development and Reform Commission, Department of Regional Economics, Big data analysis of the coordinated development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei urban agglomeration;

7. National Development and Reform Commission, Department of Western Development, Research on urbanization and urban development in the 12th Five-Year Plan, 

13th Five-Year Plan and 14th Five-Year Plan for the Great Western Development;

8. National Development and Reform Commission, Department of Northeast Revitalization, Evaluation of the 10th Anniversary of Northeast Revitalization;

9. National Development and Reform Commission, Department of Resources and Environment, Pilot evaluation of beautiful China construction

 (Leader of Evaluation Team of Hubei Province);

10. Ministry of Science and Technology, Department of Regional Innovation, Research report on implementation plan of scientific and technological innovation for ecological protection 

and high-quality development in the Yellow River Basin;

11. Ministry of Natural Resources, Information Center, Research on China's territorial spatial structure;

12. Beijing Municipal Development and Reform Commission, Research on the development strategy of building Beijing into a world city;

13. Foreign Affairs Office of Shandong Province, Yellow River Delta Sustainable Development Research Institute of Shandong Province, Dongying City, 

Cooperative development research report of world estuary cities;

14. Guangxi Autonomous Region, Xijiang Economic Belt development plan-Industrial development thematic plan;

15. Liaoning Province, Liaoning Coastal Economic Belt development plan - Coastal zone special plan;

16. Pingguo county of Guangxi Autonomous Region, New urbanization planning of Pingguo County;

17. Dingxi City of Gansu Province, Development plan of integrating into the "Belt and Road Initiative" ;

18. Xi 'an City of Shaanxi Province, Xi 'an Metropolitan Area development plan.



2020- Liang Longwu  Phd  070502-Human geography 

He majors in urbanization and regional sustainable development, and he has published several papers in Sustainable Cities and Society, Science China Earth Sciences, Journal of Cleaner Production, Journal of Geographical Sciences, Science in China: Earth Sciences, Acta Geographica Sinica and other journals. Three papers were listed in the top 1% of ESI with high citation. He has won two national Scholarship Awards for doctoral students and Zhu Liyuehua Doctoral Award of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.


2021- Xian Yue  Phd  070502-Human geography  

Her research interests are urbanization and regional sustainable development. She majored in Human Geography and Urban and rural Planning at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and was awarded the Outstanding Graduate of Beijing Institutions of Higher Learning in 2021. She has published several papers in core journals such as Scientific Data, Journal of Geographical Sciences and Acta Geographica Sinica.


2022- Chen Liangkan  Phd  070502-Human geography  

His main research interests are urban remote sensing and urban sustainable development. He received his bachelor's degree from China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) and his master's degree from Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He has published several papers in journals such as Geography and Sustainability, Computational Urban Science, and the Journal of Natural Resources.


2022- Cheng Jiafan  Phd  070502-Human geography 

Her research interests are urbanization and regional sustainable development. She received her undergraduate degree in Human Geography and Urban and rural Planning from Sun Yat-sen University and her master's degree in urban renewal from University College London. She has published several papers in core journals such as Cities and Natural Resources Journal.



2019- Ma Jing  Undergraduate 070503-Human geography and urban and rural planning  University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (Undergraduate Tutor)

She was awarded "Merit Student and Outstanding Student Leader" of the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences from 2019-2021 and "Outstanding Communist Youth League Member" of the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences from 2022-2023.


2022- Li Jiayu Undergraduate  Department of chemistry University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (Undergraduate Tutor)

She is the league branch secretary of Class 2203, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. Her geography score in the college entrance examination ranks among the best in Beijing, and she is eager to engage in scientific research in the field of human geography.


2015-2018 Gong Yinhua  Postgraduate student  070502-Human geography  National Scholarship University of California, Berkeley, USA

2016-2019 Sui Yuwen  Postgraduate student  070502-Human geography  President's Scholarship Utrecht University, Netherlands

2017-2020 Guo Shasha  Postgraduate student  070502-Human geography  President's Scholarship China Academy of Building Science

2018-2021 Luo Xinyue  Postgraduate student  070502-Human geography  Outstanding Graduate Civil servant of Gui 'an New District, Guizhou Province

2019-2022 Huang Xinrong  Postgraduate student  070502-Human geography  Civil servant of Zhejiang Provincial Development and Reform Commission system 

2019-2022 Zhou Yuan  Doctoral student  070502-Human geography  National Scholarship  Work in colleges and universities in Shandong Province

2017-2021 Xian Yue  Undergraduate 070503-Human geography and urban and rural planning Award of outstanding graduate of the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences A bachlor-straight-to-doctorate student