Dr Xinyu Fu


Qualifications: PhD & MEng University of Florida, MA University of Nebraska, BEng South China University of Technology


About Xinyu

Dr. Xinyu Fu is a Lecturer of Environmental Planning in the School of Social Sciences. Before joining the University of Waikato, he was a postdoctoral researcher in the Urban Studies Institute at the Georgia State University, USA. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).

Dr. Fu’s research interests include urban resilience, climate change adaptation, plan making, urban governance, and coastal management. His work has been published in journals including Climatic Change, Cities, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Natural Hazards, Natural Hazards & Earth System Sciences, Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, and Ocean & Coastal Management. See the full list on Google Scholar. He welcomes inquiries regarding Ph.D. supervision on topics aligned with his research interests.


Coastal Zone Management; Environment; Environment Issues; Environmental Change; Environmental Resources and Planning

Research Interests

Climate change adaptation; urban resilience; urban planning and governance; coastal management; spatial analysis; urban analytics

Recent Publications

  • Fu, X. (2020). Measuring local sea-level rise adaptation and adaptive capacity: A national survey in the United States. Cities, 102. doi:10.1016/j.cities.2020.102717

  • Sun, B. W., Fu, X. Y., Ren, J. L., Zhao, Q. Y., Fu, S. X., & Zhang, N. (2019). Research on the blue dividend effect of environmental regulation. Zhongguo Huanjing Kexue/China Environmental Science, 39(8), 3518-3529.

  • Fu, X., Sun, B., Frank, K., & Peng, Z. R. (2019). Evaluating sea-level rise vulnerability assessments in the USA. Climatic Change, 155(3), 393-415. doi:10.1007/s10584-019-02488-5

  • Fu, X., & Peng, Z. R. (2019). Assessing the sea-level rise vulnerability in coastal communities: A case study in the Tampa Bay Region, US. Cities, 88, 144-154. doi:10.1016/j.cities.2018.10.007

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Fu, Dr Xinyu 9167 xinyuf HI.2.03 Environmental Planning