Jingxia Wang, M.Sc.


Jingxia Wang
PhD student

Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology
Helmholtz Centre for
Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstraße 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

Phone: +49 341 235 1557
Fax: +49 341 235 45 1557
Jingxia Wang

Jingxia Wang

Research interests

  • Green Infrastructure and urban planning
  • Urban sustainable development and multifunctional landscapes
  • Multifunctionality of Green Infrastructure and enhancement of urban functions

PhD Thesis:
Multifunctional trade-offs for a sustainable Green Infrastructure in smart urban growth. The European blueprint as options for more resilient Chinese cities. PhD in collaboration with Technical University of Munich, Prof. Dr. Stephan Pauleit.

Professional and Academic Career

Since 10.2016

PhD Student at Technical University of Munich, School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan, Strategic Landscape Planning and Management. www.wzw.tum.de

Since 12.2015

PhD Student at Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ


Beijing & Copenhagen Graduate School Program: Urban Challenge & National Graduate Summer School - Sustainable Urbanization, Peking University and University of Copenhagen

09.2013 - 07.2015

M.Sc., at college of Resources and Environmental Sciences, China Agricultural University, Beijing, majoring in the specialty of Land Resources Management

Main Scholarships

Since 2015

Chinese Government Scholarship, China Scholarship Council

2013 - 2015

Academic Master Student Scholarship, as holder within the only exemption qualification of Chinese Graduate Student Entrance Examination


National Scholarship, Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, No. 201244199

2006 - 2009

3-Years Yunnan Provincial Government Scholarship for the excellent student at the High school affiliated to Yunnan Normal University, in Kunming, Yunnan, as the 1st place student from the city of Lijiang

Main completed projects

2014 - 2015

Land suitability evaluation for exploitation and protection in semi-arid sandy land in Inner Mongolia, China, funded by Ministry of Land and Resources of the People’s Republic of China

2013 - 2015

The systematic taxonomy of Chinese rural settlements on the basis of their functional differentiation, funded by the National Natural Science Foundation (No. 41271111)

2013 - 2014

Arable land quality evaluation and monitoring project of Tianjin 2013; Tianjin

2013 - 2014

The land reclamation planning of Changzhi city, Shanxi province (2011-2015), funded by Land and Resources Bureau of Changzhi

2013 - 2015

Technical regulations Compilation for potentially reserved cultivated land resources evaluation and survey

2013 - 2014

The change and mechanism study on land use patterns of rural settlements areas within Chinese metropolitan areas. Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation (No. 41140013)

First publications

Wang, J., Banzhaf, E., 2018. Towards a better understanding of Green Infrastructure: A critical review. Ecological Indicators. Ecological Indicators 85, 758–772. Link

Wang, J., Banzhaf, E., 2017. Derive an understanding of Green Infrastructure for the quality of life in cities by means of integrated RS mapping tools. Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event (JURSE) 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), New York, NY, p. 1 - 4. DOI: 10.1109/JURSE.2017.7924585 Link

Jingxia Wang, Fengrong Zhang. Characteristics of arable land use in impoverished mountainous area. China Land Science Society, Annual Conference, Wuhan city, Hubei Province, December 8th, 2014.
(This paper was awarded Best Paper Award within an oral presentation.)