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Chinese Name


Research Interests

  • Urban geography
  • Migration and mobility
  • Informal settlements
  • Urban housing


Pu Hao is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Geography, Hong Kong Baptist University. His research interests include urban socio-spatial dynamics, urban economic geography, migration and mobility, and urban housing. His current research focuses on rural–urban migration and the social mobility of rural migrant workers in China. Through extensive fieldwork in major cities including Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Nanjing as well as in a large collection of rural areas across China, he aims to understand how China’s rural citizens respond to urban economic opportunities and institutional constraints.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification


Award Date: 25 Apr 2012

Master, Wuhan University

Award Date: 30 Jun 2007

Master, International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC)

Award Date: 30 Mar 2007

Bachelor, Wuhan University

Award Date: 30 Jun 2005


  • G Geography (General)
  • Human Geography
  • Urban Geography
  • Migration
  • Housing
  • Gig Economy


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