Qiu Baoxing, a veteran in urban studies research and implementation, is the Vice Minister for Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development and is in charge of urban planning, urban infrastructure construction, building energy saving and technology, natural and historical heritage protection, water pollution prevention and town and village development. He also holds positions as President of Chinese Society for Urban Studies and Chairman of IWA China Committee. He has been the major leader in Leqing County, Jinhua City, and Hangzhou City of Zhejiang Province from 1984 and was Chairman of the 5th World Water Conference in 2006. He has received IWA Award for Outstanding Contribution.
Dr Qiu studied in the Physics Faculty of Hangzhou University (now Zhejiang University), Institute of Economy of Fudan University and Architecture and Urban Planning Institute of Tongji University. He received his PhD in Economics from Fudan University and PhD in Engineering from Tongji University. He had also received training in Stanford University, University of Sydney, Environmental School of France Velia, University of Oxford and University of Cambridge, and participated in relevant research in Stanford University as a visiting scholar.
He is a senior urban planner, as well as visiting professor, adjunct professor or PhD supervisor at Chinese Academy of Social Science, School of Management of Zhejiang University, Nanjing University, and Nanjing University of Finance and Economy. He has published over ten books and hundreds of academic papers. Selected publications include "China’s Urbanisation, Opportunity and Challenge", "Property Ownership System Reform and Theoretic Research and Application", "Let the Power Run Under Sunlight" etc. "Harmony and Innovation: Problems, Dangers and Solutions in Dealing with Rapid Urbanisation in China" was published in China and Europe in Chinese and English versions.