Jinglu Song is currently an assistant professor of Urban Planning and Design Department at XJTLU. She achieved her PhD degree from the Department of Geography and Resource Management in the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She has also been a research associate in Hong Kong University and Hong Kong Baptist University, as well as a visiting scholar in Princeton University. Her fields of expertise involve the geographic information systems, urban planning and sustainability science. Most currently, she is concerned more about urban resilience to natural disasters and climate change, environmental science and public health as well. Candidates are welcomed to pursue the Ph.D. degree under her supervision. Specific research areas of interest for potential candidates include but not limited to disaster resilience, environmental science and public health, GIS application in sustainable urban planning.
Fellow, High Education Association of the UK, 2022.4
PhD, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2018.11
MSc, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2013.11
BSc, East China Normal University, 2012.7
Assistant Professor, Department of Urban Planning & Design - XJTLU - 2019 to present
Visiting Scholar and Research Collaborate, Princeton University - 2017
Research Assistant, Hong Kong Baptist University - 2014
Research Assistant, The University of Hong Kong - 2013
Urban Big Data and Spatial Analytics
Social and Environmental Health Research (Environmental Epidemiology)
Urban/Community Vulnerability, Resilience & Risk to Natural Hazards and Disasters (i.e. typhoons, flooding, earthquakes, etc.)
Climate Change and Adaptation
GIS and RS applications in sustainable urban/transportation/land use planning
Wei, D., Lu, Y.*, Wu X., Hung, C.H., Wu, W., Song, J. & Wang, Y. (2023). Greenspace exposure may increase life expectancy of elderly adults, especially for those with low socioeconomic status. Health and Place, 84(103142). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2023.103142. (SCI, JCR Q1, CAS JCR Q2, IF=4.8)
Song, J.*, Gasparrini, A., Fischer, T., Hu, K., & Lu, Y. (2023). Effect Modifications of Overhead-View and Eye-Level Urban Greenery on Heat–Mortality Associations: Small-Area Analyses Using Case Time Series Design and Different Greenery Measurements. Environmental Health Perspectives, 131(9), 097007. (SCI, JCR Q1, CAS JCR Q1, IF=10.4)
Hu, K., Zhang, Z., Li, Y., Wang, S., Ye, T., Song, J., ... Zeng, Y.* & Yao, Y.* (2023). Urban overall and visible greenness and diabetes among older adults in China. Landscape and Urban Planning, 240, 104881. (SCI/SSCI, JCR Q1, CAS JCR Q1, IF=9.1)
Song, J.*, Lu, Y., Fisher, T. & Hu, K (2023). Effects of the urban landscape on heatwave-mortality associations in Hong Kong: comparison of different heatwave definitions. Frontiers of Environmental Science and Engineering (Springer & Higher Education Press). 18(1): 11. (SCI, JCR Q1, CAS JCR Q2, IF=6.7)
He, Y., Lin, H., Cao, S., Song, J., Sun, W. & Xiong, Y. (2023). Characteristics of Ozone Pollution and High Impact Meteorological Factors in Urban Cities: A Case of Suzhou. Environmental Science (环境科学). (In Chinese, EI, CSCD)
Song, J., Lu, Y., Zhao, Q., Zhang, Y., Yang, X., Chen, Q., ... Guo, Y.* & Hu, K.* (2022). Effect modifications of green space and blue space on heat–mortality association in Hong Kong, 2008–2017. Science of The Total Environment, 156127. (SCI, JCR Q1, CAS JCR Q1, IF=9.8)
Hu, K., Li, W., Zhang, Y., Chen, H., Bai, C., Yang, Z., Lorenz, T., Liu, K., Kokoro, S., Song, J., Zhao, Q., Zhao, Y., Zhang, J., Wei, J., Pan, J., Qi, J., Ye, T., Zeng, Y.*, Yao, Y.* (2022). Association between outdoor artificial light at night and sleep duration among older adults in China: A cross-sectional study. Environmental Research, 212, 113343. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2022.113343 (SCI, JCR Q1, CAS JCR Q2, IF=8.3)
Song, J.*, Pandey, R., Dong, G., Sharifi, A., & Subedi, B. P. (2022). Urban-Rural Disparity in Community Resilience: A Multilevel Analysis of the Relief Progress after the 2015 Nepal Earthquake. Sustainable Cities and Society, 103698. (SCI, JCR Q1, CAS JCR Q1, IF=11.7)
Song, J.*, Yu, H., & Lu, Y. (2021). Spatial-scale dependent risk factors of heat-related mortality: a multiscale geographically weighted regression analysis. Sustainable Cities and Society, 103159. (SCI, JCR Q1, CAS JCR Q1, IF=11.7)
Song, J.*, Huang, B., Kim, J. S., Wen, J., & Li, R. (2020). Fine-scale mapping of an evidence-based heat health risk index for high-density cities: Hong Kong as a case study. Science of The Total Environment, 718, 137226. (SCI, JCR Q1, CAS JCR Q1, IF=9.8)
Song, J.*, Huang, B., Li, R., Pandey, R. (2019). Construction of the Scale-Specific Resilience Index to Facilitate Multiscale Decision Making in Disaster Management: A Case Study of the 2015 Nepal Earthquake. Social Indicators Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11205-019-02188-8. (SSCI, JCR Q1, IF=3.1)
Song J., Huang B., Li R. (2018). Assessing local resilience to typhoon disasters: A case study in Nansha, Guangzhou. PLoS ONE 13(3): e0190701. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0190701. (SCI, JCR Q2, CAS JCR Q3, IF=3.7)
Song, J., Huang, B., & Li, R. (2017). Measuring recovery to build up metrics of flood resilience based on pollutant discharge data: A case study in East China. Water, 9(8), 619. (SCI, JCR Q2, CAS JCR Q3, IF=3.4)
Wang D., Sun, B. & Song, J. (2014). Methods for Detecting Activity-Travel Behavior Information from Passive GPS Data: State-of-the-Art. Geomatics and Information Science of Wuhan University, 39(6): 671-681. (In Chinese, EI, CSCD)
J. Song *, Y. Lu, H. Yu and H. Lin, "Targeting the spatial context of risk factors associated with heat-related mortality via multiscale geographically weighted regression," 2022 29th International Conference on Geoinformatics, 2022, pp. 1-17, doi: 10.1109/Geoinformatics57846.2022.9963799. (EI-indexed)
J. Song * and R. Pandey , "The determinants of disaster resilience in Nepal: An assessment of recovery, reconstruction and resilience in Nepal after the 2015 Earthquake", the Annual Kathmandu Conference on Nepal and the Himalaya, 24-26 July, 2019, pp. 152-179, https://soscbaha.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/akc-proceedings-2019.pdf.
Invited speaker, “Session 3E: Climate change, air pollution and public health”, the 2023 China healthy City Science Annual meeting and China Urban Science Research Association Healthy City Special Committee & Annual meeting of the Special Committee on Health Geography of the Chinese Geographic Society, Tongji University, Shanghai, China. 26-27 October, 2023.
Invited speaker, “Session #1570, Interactive Dialogues, Four “C’s”: Coherence, Co-benefit, Communication and Cooperation - Lessons Learned for the Midterm Review of DRR, CCA and SDGs”, the Sustainable Research and Innovation Congress 2023, Panama City, Panama.
Invited speaker, CPGIS 2023 Education Webinar GIS & Natural Hazards, By the International Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Sciences, 31 March to 5 May 2023.
Invited speaker, Research Seminar of the Department of Environmental Planning and Management, Nanjing University, 20 April 2023.
Invited speaker, The 3rd Youth Forum of Planning and Standards Professional Committee of China Disaster Prevention Association, By Peking University (Shenzhen), 11 February 2023.
Invited speaker, “Special Session Round table: Dialogues of Asia: where are we for smart transition of Asian Cities?”, The 1st Asia Urban Actors Cooperation Conference. By UN-Habitat. 31 October 2022.
Group member, UK-China Researcher Link Workshop, “Rethinking Healthy City in the post-COVID19 Era: Exposure, Mobility and Inequality”. Founded by the Newton Fund and the National Science Foundation of China. By Manchester Metropolitan University and Sun Yat-sen University.
Invited instructor, “Training on Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation (Eco-DRR/CCA) in China”, By UN Environment Programme and Sichuan University, 8-10 October 2021.
Discussant & Oral, “Effects of the urban landscape on the heat-mortality associations: comparison of different heat wave definitions”, The Annual Meeting of the Professional Committee on Natural Hazard Risk and Integrited Disaster Risk Reduction in China, Yinchuan, P.R. China, 14-17 September 29, 2023.
Session Chair & Oral, “Urban-rural disparity in community resilience: A multilevel analysis of the relief progress after the 2015 Nepal Earthquake”, The 16th International Association of China Planning (IACP) Annual Conference, Virtual Conference, 23-26 June, 2022.
Oral, “Exploring the difference in heat-mortality associations by urban green and blue spaces in a high-density and high-rise city”, The 11th International Conference on Urban Climate (ICUC11), held by The University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia, 28 August - 1 September, 2023.
Oral, “Urban green and blue spaces and heat-related mortality in high-density cities”, The 30th International Conference on Geoinformatics, held by UCL, London UK, 19–21 July & 22–25 July, 2023.
Oral, “Spatially explicit mapping of an evidence-based heat health risk index and its determinants for high-density cities: Hong Kong as a case study”, The 1st Workshop of Asian Young Geographers, Virtual Conference, 18-19 December, 2021.
Oral, “Spatial-scale dependent risk factors of heat-related mortality: a multiscale geographically weighted regression analysis”, The Annual Conference of the Geographical Society of China 2021, Virtual Conference, 11-15 December, 2021.
Oral, “Spatially explicit mapping of an evidence-based heat health risk index of high-density cities: Hong Kong as a case study”, The 15th International Association of China Planning (IACP) Annual Conference, Virtual Conference, 11-13 September, 2021.
Oral, “Constructing and visualizing an evidenced-based index of heat-related mortality risk of high-density cities: Hong Kong as a case study”, American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting 2020, Visual, Dec 7-11, 2020.
Oral, “The determinants of disaster - resilience in the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal: An assessment of recovery, reconstruction and resilience in Nepal after 2015 Earthquake”, the Annual Kathmandu Conference on Nepal and the Himalaya, Kathmandu, 24-26 July, 2019.
Oral, “The scale-specific resilience index: A case study of the 2015 Nepal Earthquake”, the Sixth Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD), the Earth Institute of Columbia University, New York, September 26-27, 2018.
Oral, “Measuring recovery to build up metrics of flood resilience based on resilience based on pollutant discharge data: A case study in East China”, European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2018, Vienna, April 8-13, 2018.
Oral, “Assessing local resilience to typhoon disasters: A case study in Nansha, Guangzhou”, American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting 2016, San Francisco, March 29-April 3, 2016.
National Social Science Foundation of China (NSSFC), "Research on the diffusion path of academic achievement influence from the perspective of academic network", Co-PI, RMB 200,000, 2022-2024
National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), “Assessing capital-based and capacity-based disaster resilience and validating its contextual-specific and scale-specific key indicators: a case study of typhoon disasters in Suzhou”, Principal Investigator, RMB 240,000, 2021-2023.
2020 Jiangsu Province 'Shuang Chuang' Programme, Principal Investigator, RMB150,000, 2020-2023
Research Development Fund (RDF) of XJTLU, "Assessing disaster resilience from multiple perspectives and identifying its key indicators: a case study of Suzhou", Principal Investigator, RMB 100,000, 2020-2023.
Professional service activities
2022 to present: School Representative in the University Ethics Committee
2020 to present: Department Year 3 Leader
2019 to present: Department Librarian Officer
2020 to present: Department QA Committee Member
UPD201 Environmental Sustainability
UPD204 Introduction to GIS
UPD305 Final Year Project and Dissertation
UPD408 Spatial Analysis and Visualization
UPD409 Master Dissertation Supervision
UK Advanced Higher Education Fellowship
Member of the Risk KAN Secretariat, a working group of the Risk KAN development team.
Review Editor, Frontiers in Climate Risk Management
Guest Editor, Remote Sensing, Land, Forest, Environments, International Journal of Environmental Science and Public Health
Member, International Association for China Planning
Member, The Geographical Society of China
Member, The International Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Sciences
Member, American Geophysical Union
Member, American Planning Association
Member, European Geosciences Union
Awards and honours
2023 Research, impact and enterprise Award in Design School, XJTLU
2020 Jiangsu Provincial Double-Innovation Doctor
2016-2017 CUHK Global Scholarship for Research Excellence
2015-2016 Best Tutor Award in the Department of Geography and Resource Management, CUHK